While skiing or snowboarding, you may be tempted to temporarily unbuckle your helmet. Whether it’s to adjust your hat or goggles, give your head a scratch, or just loosen things up for a minute, it’s not a dangerous activity while your sitting on the lift (unless you drop something) or taking a break from skiing.
The problems come around when you put your helmet back on but forget to reapply the buckle. I’m no medical expert, but I’m pretty confident that an unbuckled helmet won’t be doing all that much to protect you and, even worse, may convince you that you’re safe to do riskier things when you’re really not (if you’re actively choosing to ski or snowboard with an unbuckled helmet I have nothing to say to you).
Check your helmet buckle every once in a while. Make sure you’re safe. Don’t end up like this guy on Air Jordan at Whistler.
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