Why is it important to wear a helmet?
I believe 99% of bmx riders know the answer of this… still, why do they still not use it??? Seriously I don’t get it… there are way too many examples of people that got hurt real bad because they didn’t have their helmet on. You can break as many bones as you like, but there’s something called a brain inside your head, which you can’t repair with a simple surgery.
I don’t wanna sound angry, but I can’t stand when people tell me they don’t use helmet cause they don’t feel comfortable with it or because “it’s street, you don’t use helmet if you’re street rider”. Come on, you can get pretty well used to it, I’m not saying to wear a full face, but a common light and small helmet won’t bother you. And about street, you can think and do whatever you want, but personally I believe it’s even more dangerous than riding ramps.
So really, if you manage to get a bike how could you not have a helmet?
Take just one minute and think about it… why not use it?
Personally I started using the normal helmet but when my mom notice that I was going higher and faster she told me “do whatever you want, but protect your face”. As I already rode dirt bikes I was pretty used to wear full face so I just started to use it while riding my bike too. Now a days I wear one or the other depending on how I feel. For example, wearing the full face can be pretty annoying with all the heat, but at the same time it has saved my face or head more than once, so it’s totally worth it.
What we all hate the most is to be off riding because of getting hurt, so try to avoid it as much as you can. Protect yourself and you’ll enjoy riding much longer!