More information over the debate about ski helmets: Ski Helmets ineffective crashes were the wear is going faster than 12 miles per hour

More information over the debate about ski helmets: Ski Helmets ineffective crashes were the wear is going faster than 12 miles per hour

A study just released by Karl-Heinz Kristen, vice president of the Deutsch-Österreichisch-Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin (GOTS or German-Austrian-Swiss Association for Orthopedic-Traumatic Sport Medicine) just released a study showing that ski helmets are only effective in crashes of less than 12 miles per hour.

For this article see Ski helmets ineffective over 20km/h claims sport medic. For additional posts on ski helmets see Mixed emotions, but a lot of I told you so, A new idea that makes sense in helmets: the Bern Hard Hat and A helmet manufacture understands the issues. For Outdoor Recreation Law Review articles on the subject see In the News: Article finds helmets might not be as effective as once thought, an avalanche at a ski resort in Indiana, 3 American climbers killed by rock slide, climber left hanging, snowmobile fatality, and much more…

May people believe that I am against wearing helmets? That is not true, I have several and wear them a lot of the time. I want people to understand why and what a helmet will and most importantly what a helmet will not do. A helmet will do nothing in whitewater rafting. A helmet will not save your life in skiing. I wear my ski helmet on crazy days or cold days. Sometimes I wear a helmet skiing when I just want to ski fast. But that is more of a brain bucket for the ski patrol then believing it will keep me alive.

This is another study that shows that helmets are NOT going to keep you alive.


2 Comments on “More information over the debate about ski helmets: Ski Helmets ineffective crashes were the wear is going faster than 12 miles per hour”

  1. I'm just posting analysis of news articles and research. Although I do sort of agree with your statement that only you can prevent your own demise.

    I seriously doubt that your whitewater helmet has a body weight crash at more than 12 mph.

    Hang in there, I have a lot more studies about helmets and skiing coming.

    Also remember to distinguish between head injuries and fatalities caused by head injuries.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Is this some sort of semantics game that you are playing? Is the moral of the story this: Only you can prevent your own demise? Is this just an example of the industry covering their asses? For example,I know darned well that my whitewater helmet has protected me in many circumstances (it has the scrapes to prove it, that otherwise would have been on my head). Is this just legal double-talk? Please respond in plain english!

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