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I don't get brainfreeze ever. I guess there is just wind between my ears.
No helmet it is!
Kites: 2015 F-One Bandit VIII: 8m, 11m & 14m.
Board: 2014 F-One Spicy.
Harness: Manera Exoharness.
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.
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