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5/28/2014 6:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/28/2014 6:11 PM

What do you guys think would happen if sponsors started requiring their riders to wear helmets in ads and videos?

Do you think it would be well accepted or do you think it would generate a lot of trouble between riders and their sponsors?

Would you guys suddenly dislike your favorite riders if they had to wear a helmet?

Do you think it would make newer riders (and even some current riders) more likely to wear one?

Just a thought that came to mind while watching the Chase Hawk edit that dropped a few days back.

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5/28/2014 6:12 PM

I'd wear a helmet : An example is Alex Donnachie

I love watching riders wear a helmet like Jack Kelly's recent edit . Helmets are cooler than beanies flying everywhere.

A loophole would be not wearing certified helmets like me

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5/28/2014 6:20 PM

I don't care if they wear a helmet or not, it's their choice. I would care though if a company FORCED them to wear one. Some people just generally do not like wearing them & I could see some people getting into arguments with their sponsors over it for sure.

Bottom line in my opinion anyway is if you wanna wear one, go for it. I'm not talking shit or looking down on it, and if you don't wanna wear one, that's cool too.

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5/28/2014 6:43 PM

I'd car if they were forced to do it but i dont mind if they do wear one or not. Unless its big daddy, he makes them look awesome ahahah. And he is one of my favorite riders So it wouldn't change anything for me.

I mainly only use one if it doesnt smell to bad at the time hahah

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5/28/2014 7:04 PM

I think for big contests helmets should be a must. I wear my helmet out of habit now and it has saved me several times. I don' think sponsors should force pros to wear them all the time though. I have more respect for pros when they ride with a helmet like alex d.

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5/28/2014 8:03 PM

My skull is my helmet

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5/28/2014 8:21 PM

blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

I think for big contests helmets should be a must. I wear my helmet out of habit now and it has saved me several times. I don' ...more

Yes. I think that helmets are a MUST for contest.

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5/29/2014 2:32 AM

1) oh well, if they wanna be sponsored by them, they should follow the companies guidelines considering their repping the company and its ideals
2) I feel like a couple people here and there might get pissy about it, but that's just because theyre brootal and edgy and too good for helmets... yet again, oh well, if you wanna be sponsored by them, follow their rules
3) why would I give a shit? so what, I don't get to see their head crack... and nyquist wears one anyway. burns don't though lol
4)I feel like kids lookin up to their idols might wear em more, because if youre just starting out and you see all the riders wearing em, youre going to imitate them and wear em at least for the real youngins
5) its a solid thing to ponder

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5/29/2014 1:17 PM

I think sponsored riders big in the scene, or truly pro should wear helmets in edits.. kids look up to them and if they emulate a lack of helmet they have more chance of injuring themselves badly.

My little 8yo brother recently stopped wearing a helmet, and I had to remind him that even with one i've knocked myself out which he remembered with some shock.

pros just make everything look easy.. which it ain't.

buuut.. I duno maybe there would be arguments between sponsors and their riders hmm..

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5/29/2014 2:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/29/2014 2:07 PM

Everytime I see someone do a trick and their hat or beanie flys off I want to run it over then set it on fire

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5/29/2014 2:43 PM

ComplicatedStreetBmx wrote:

My skull is my helmet

Good luck finding a replacement after a hard fall

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5/29/2014 9:03 PM

no one remembers when BMX Plus! tried to only use pictures of riders with helmets? (of course you don't, you weren't born yet)

yea, it didn't really work.

Would kids start wearing helmets if they saw the pros/riders in mags/vids wearing them? of course.

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5/30/2014 12:57 AM

I've always worn a helmet, and I think that sponsored riders should decide whether to wear helmets or not. I have seen many people fall off badly without a helmet, none of them came away without blood or concussion. If they don't wear helmets then this may cause others to follow this, but it is totally up to the person riding the bike whether to follow a sponsored rider and not wear one and risk injury. smile

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5/30/2014 4:53 AM

Do porn stars wear condoms? No. So why should pros wear helmets? o.O

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5/30/2014 5:18 AM

A private company can require riders to wear helmets if they want. I highly doubt large numbers of riders wanting sponsorship will refuse. If it did cause a problem, the riders could always start their own companies - sort of like when whiny Vital members start their own forum. LOL.

It wouldn't change my mind about riders at all, unless of course they threw a temper tantrum over wearing a helmet.

It's a given that kids will emulate those they choose to look up to or feel a connection.

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5/30/2014 7:17 AM

I believe that the state of California is trying to require porn stars to wear condoms. I think I read that somewhere..

Most bmx companies are rider owned. Most of those owners at one time didn't wear a helmet. Many of them may now, as they are older and wiser. But I can't see them trying to force their riders to wear helmets.

Large corporate companies could do it.

Someone write a letter to a few companies asking why they don't require their riders to wear helmets. smile

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5/30/2014 8:12 AM

I did notice that the fullfactory distro jam says you must have a helmet to ride. No exceptions. I think that is good.

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5/30/2014 8:26 AM

pnj wrote:

I believe that the state of California is trying to require porn stars to wear condoms. I think I read that somewhere..

Most ...more

To the first part

Yup all porn filmed in California requires the use of condoms now.



As for sponsors requiring helmets i dont thibk it would work i feel like riders would just ignore it, im sure most would just wear a helmet because its really not a big deal and plus their sponsor pays them. It definitely wouldn't change my opinions on riders if they wore a helmet though

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5/30/2014 9:56 AM

I need to start wearing my helmet more.

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5/30/2014 10:18 AM

Stocksy wrote:

I need to start wearing my helmet more.

Just always leave your helmet hanging from your bars so you don't forget.

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5/30/2014 12:45 PM

I have an xl helmet and its too small. Might be an xxl actually, not sure

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5/31/2014 2:12 AM

EddiMundo wrote:

Do porn stars wear condoms? No. So why should pros wear helmets? o.O

I think this is a solid joke... but the difference is that theyre fixed half the time firing blanks into a unfertile pit.

that's why. they are using a type of protection

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5/31/2014 12:16 PM

I think wearing a helmet is more "swag" than a hat. Either wear a helmet or go with your hair

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5/31/2014 1:49 PM

its not like theres a shortage of colours of helmets either..

aha cant believe someone mentioned condoms..

Next time you knock yourself out performing some sort of sexual act, please do let us all know ;D

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5/31/2014 8:17 PM

Lets make Army Helmets a trend

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5/31/2014 8:23 PM

LeonieM wrote:

its not like theres a shortage of colours of helmets either..

aha cant believe someone mentioned condoms..

Next time you ...more

You clearly have not fucked a white trash girl named Brandy.

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6/1/2014 3:30 AM

LeonieM wrote:

its not like theres a shortage of colours of helmets either..

aha cant believe someone mentioned condoms..

Next time you ...more

if you aint risking k.o-ing yourself in sex, you aint doing it right fool!

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