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    Hypocritical Helmet Box

    He he... i went out and bought a Giant Vault helmet and the box has a picture of a guy wearing elbow pads... but no helmet? All while busting out some insane aerial stunt.

    Just thought i'd share.

    On a slightly different note, this helmet is pretty good for only $24. Hella easy to adjust, fits my dome perfect, and breathes pretty darn well.

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    why do people wear helmets anyway?

    i have a much better chance of getting a brick dropped on my head and suffering a life threatening brain injury while walking through the supermarket than i do being hit by a car while riding to the park, yet i don't wear a helmet in the supermarket. seems illogical to wear one on a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    why do people wear helmets anyway?

    i have a much better chance of getting a brick dropped on my head and suffering a life threatening brain injury while walking through the supermarket than i do being hit by a car while riding to the park, yet i don't wear a helmet in the supermarket. seems illogical to wear one on a bike.
    helmet saved my life

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    why do people wear helmets anyway?

    i have a much better chance of getting a brick dropped on my head and suffering a life threatening brain injury while walking through the supermarket than i do being hit by a car while riding to the park, yet i don't wear a helmet in the supermarket. seems illogical to wear one on a bike.
    Do you also have more chances of slipping and hitting your head in a supermarket than riding a bike on the road? If you answer yes, please continue to NOT wear a helmet for the betterment of the gene pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    why do people wear helmets anyway?

    i have a much better chance of getting a brick dropped on my head and suffering a life threatening brain injury while walking through the supermarket than i do being hit by a car while riding to the park, yet i don't wear a helmet in the supermarket. seems illogical to wear one on a bike.
    i beg to differ...

    i think you should re-read that comment and think about reality


    wearing a helmet is safer... period. if you don't think so then your a fool and i won't stoop to your level

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    i think this thread needs a picture of the offending box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    why do people wear helmets anyway?

    i have a much better chance of getting a brick dropped on my head and suffering a life threatening brain injury while walking through the supermarket than i do being hit by a car while riding to the park, yet i don't wear a helmet in the supermarket. seems illogical to wear one on a bike.
    I have never fallen and hit my head while walking through the supermarket. I have never been hit in the head with a brick. I have never been hit by a car.

    On the other hand, I think I am on helmet number 8 or 9. All of my previous helmets were replaced due to crashes while mountain biking. The most memorable was at 46mph. The helmet broke apart on the first hit, but I am sure it saved my life.

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    I wear my seatbelt (though I've never needed it), and carry a transceiver backcountry (never needed it)...but never wear the seat belt or carry a tranceiver in the store. Helmets saved my younger son and daughter while riding in the neighborhood, and I, too have gone through several helmets on a bike and one in a kayak. Wear the thing.
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    I wear huggies incase i decide i cant hold it anymore and accidentally crap myself right there on the spot
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    why do people wear helmets anyway?

    i have a much better chance of getting a brick dropped on my head and suffering a life threatening brain injury while walking through the supermarket than i do being hit by a car while riding to the park, yet i don't wear a helmet in the supermarket. seems illogical to wear one on a bike.
    O.K., for purposes of this thread I'll even accept anecdotal evidence. Just how many people do you know of that have had a brick fall on their head while walking through a supermarket?

    Wearing a helmet while riding seems illogical to you because you can exaggerate an example without any basis for the presumption? Study some of the logic fallacies and then see if you want to revise your statement.

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    I once had someone hit in the shoulder by a piece of metal breaking off from a waterslide. Is that close enough to a brick from a supermarket? Just as freak of an accident, but it doesn't stop me from getting groceries or going to a waterpark without wearing protective gear.

    I've also had some accidents with and without a helmet on. I've had a head injury with one on as well. No way to say without doubt if they've saved my life, but let's just say I have never needed to replace a helmet because it got too old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marktomin
    helmet saved my life
    Quote Originally Posted by OSOK
    Do you also have more chances of slipping and hitting your head in a supermarket than riding a bike on the road? If you answer yes, please continue to NOT wear a helmet for the betterment of the gene pool.
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexJK
    i beg to differ...

    i think you should re-read that comment and think about reality


    wearing a helmet is safer... period. if you don't think so then your a fool and i won't stoop to your level
    Quote Originally Posted by rabidchicken
    I have never fallen and hit my head while walking through the supermarket. I have never been hit in the head with a brick. I have never been hit by a car.

    On the other hand, I think I am on helmet number 8 or 9. All of my previous helmets were replaced due to crashes while mountain biking. The most memorable was at 46mph. The helmet broke apart on the first hit, but I am sure it saved my life.
    Quote Originally Posted by AnthemRider
    O.K., for purposes of this thread I'll even accept anecdotal evidence. Just how many people do you know of that have had a brick fall on their head while walking through a supermarket?

    Wearing a helmet while riding seems illogical to you because you can exaggerate an example without any basis for the presumption? Study some of the logic fallacies and then see if you want to revise your statement.
    I think you all just got trolled!!

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...0&postcount=61

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    You're Kidding!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLMike
    Solid troll
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biohazard74
    I wear huggies incase i decide i cant hold it anymore and accidentally crap myself right there on the spot
    My shorts have built in huggies, or chamois or whatever you call it

    good 'biohazard' advice!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    My shorts have built in huggies, or chamois or whatever you call it

    good 'biohazard' advice!
    Thank You. I do what i can
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    i figured the brick & supermarket references would have tipped people off that i was being sarcastic.

    guess i gotta go a little more overboard next time.

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    sarcasm isn't easy enouhg tooo ehh... whats whe word... get acroos over the internetz

    my god... my typing sucks today...

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    oh and i'll get a picture of the box for sure!


    but i gotta put the sink faucet back together and unclog the rain gutters first

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    There needs to be a sarcastic font or style like reversed italics or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexJK
    He he... i went out and bought a Giant Vault helmet and the box has a picture of a guy wearing elbow pads... but no helmet? All while busting out some insane aerial stunt.

    Just thought i'd share.

    On a slightly different note, this helmet is pretty good for only $24. Hella easy to adjust, fits my dome perfect, and breathes pretty darn well.
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    ok ok ok... i'll have it in a bit

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    here ya go

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    All the bmxers under 16 know that a flat billed hat worn backwards is easily superior to any helmet ever made

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    I don't see what the dig beal is. I was hit on the brick with a head. Wasn't wearing a hemlet. Didn't bother me atoll.

    Seriously though, I can not believe that the marketing geniuses at Giant would approve something as dumb as the graphic on that box.
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    That is pretty dumb.

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