More information over the debate about ski helmets: Ski Helmets ineffective crashes were the wear is going faster than 12 miles per hourPosted: September 17, 2009
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.