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I don't get brainfreeze ever. I guess there is just wind between my ears.
No helmet it is!
Kites: 2013 F-One Bandit VI: 12m, 9m and 7m.
Board: 2013 F-One Acid 134x42 & 5'6 Fish.
Harness: Underwave "Imperial" vaccust.
Wetsuit: Underwave Sultan shortleg 4/3.
I wore a helmet only at the coast until I hit ground in 200 feet from shore at 3rd ave crashing after a jump (luckily hitting rocks under water with foots). Now wearing a helmet all the time - the most safe-looking conditions are usually the most deceptive.
That is too bad that so many guys do not wear a helmet at 3rd, thinking that it is a safe spot.
I wear a helmet wherever there are rocks or trees: 3rd, Berkeley, Sherman. No helmet at Crissy, Alameda; maybe I should reconsider. Glad to hear you're ok.
Haven't ridden at Waddell in a while, but I imagine a helmet would be important for when the waves throw your board back at you.