Equipment Mega-Function: This Helmet Performed

FTSscreenshotWe spend time talking about equipment “malfunctions.” Here’s a Sochi performer worth remembering: How about this helmet that cracked massively, yet protected the head (and life?) of a young Czech snowboarder who tumbled hard during the slopestyle snowboard finals.  I wrote this article for my ParentMap column From the Sidelines because as obvious as the value of helmets seem, the numbers show head injuries have increased in the past two decades.  I explore why?


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