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Helmets Made Compulsary at Milton Keynes Snozone (For Moguls).

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Oceanic wrote:
@moseyp, Have you ever seen a sign saying 'Please wear a helmet' at an outside ski resort? I havn't although it's possible that they exist and I've never come across one.


Les Arcs in January had "We recommend that you wear a helmet" on the electronic signs at the entrances to the chairlifts.

I didn't realise that helmets weren't already compulsory in UK snow domes, IME H&S rules are generally stricter in the UK than on the continent.
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nabus wrote:


I didn't realise that helmets weren't already compulsory in UK snow domes, IME H&S rules are generally stricter in the UK than on the continent.


Probably more to do with a fear of no win no fee ambulance chasing lawyers than H&S laws.
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blahblahblah wrote:
Its probably driven by their insurance policy. I imagine they have a hefty 3rd party injury insurance.


Bang on. I'm pretty sure that most "It's 'elf and safety gawn maaad!" Daily Mail-isms are driven by conditions imposed by insurers who can't be bothered to understand risk in specific areas, only to reduce their exposure to the possiblity that there might be some. But still milk every last drop of premium out of the insured.
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SnoodlesMcFlude wrote:
@Pruman, not wanting to spiral this into the argument thread that it'll clearly become...but I can't see why wearing a hat would make that less fun Puzzled Wink


Lovely Spring day, big slushy bumps, warm enough for very lightweight gear, just the sunnies and the factor 50. Why encase your head, and probably your face, in foam and plastic when its like that?

Anyway, moving on, last time I skied Hemel they'd set up a slalom course right next to the tow track. So there were hefty kids skiing the gates at the ragged edge of their ability and sometimes blowing out, and a whole mix of people large and small going up the tow. Just seemed to me to be a recipe for various types of injury regardless of the fact everyone (except me) had a helmet on, so I switched to the other tow. I would have thought that protecting the tow track is more important than donning a lid.
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Pruman wrote:
SnoodlesMcFlude wrote:
@Pruman, not wanting to spiral this into the argument thread that it'll clearly become...but I can't see why wearing a hat would make that less fun Puzzled Wink


Lovely Spring day, big slushy bumps, warm enough for very lightweight gear, just the sunnies and the factor 50. Why encase your head, and probably your face, in foam and plastic when its like that?


MK has evidently changed since I last visited.
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dogwatch wrote:
I reckon 80-90% of those on the slopes in Espace Killy are now wearing helmets. I imagine it is similar elsewhere. Resistance is futile.

I will be the last man standing.
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Layne wrote:
dogwatch wrote:
I reckon 80-90% of those on the slopes in Espace Killy are now wearing helmets. I imagine it is similar elsewhere. Resistance is futile.

I will be the last man standing.


I felt like that in the Dolomites beginning of Feb ; seemed higher than 90%, but is was Cold. Would be interesting to see what the percent is on a warm day in March..!
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I wonder what the accident stats are at MK? It would be interesting to see, along with a comparison of before/ after that rule change. They're a private company so no obligation to release those data I guess.

I've not been recently, but the bumps always used to be tiny. Have they actually built decent sized bumps?
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Probably for insurance reasons, any enclosed, indoor activity centre is always going to have stricter rules than the great outdoors where people will be far more free to take their own risks.

Swimming pools have long lists of rules about diving, ducking, bombing etc whereas there's generally nothing to stop you doing those things in the sea or open water lakes.
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SlipnSlide wrote:
Swimming pools have long lists of rules about diving, ducking, bombing

and petting. Don't forget petting - very dangerous! Shocked Laughing
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I think it is only 'heavy petting' that is banned in most pools!!

I have never seen it explained when it becomes 'heavy'!
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nabus wrote:
Oceanic wrote:
@moseyp, Have you ever seen a sign saying 'Please wear a helmet' at an outside ski resort? I havn't although it's possible that they exist and I've never come across one.


Les Arcs in January had "We recommend that you wear a helmet" on the electronic signs at the entrances to the chairlifts.

I didn't realise that helmets weren't already compulsory in UK snow domes, IME H&S rules are generally stricter in the UK than on the continent.


In Italy helmet wearing is compulsory regardless of ski/board activity for all those upto the age of 14....

I dont see a problem at all, to me moguls come under freestyle - if they make you wear a helmet to go off a mini kicker, whats different with a bump similar or bigger in size
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TommyJ wrote:
I think it is only 'heavy petting' that is banned in most pools!!

I have never seen it explained when it becomes 'heavy'!

Tongues
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TommyJ wrote:
I think it is only 'heavy petting' that is banned in most pools!!

I have never seen it explained when it becomes 'heavy'!


Depending on height but I'd say that 15st would be heav.
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Layne wrote:
TommyJ wrote:
I think it is only 'heavy petting' that is banned in most pools!!

I have never seen it explained when it becomes 'heavy'!

Tongues


At the risk of turning into a Micky Flanangan routine Maybe NSFW


http://youtube.com/v/cjVSz_n-7TE
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I can get why you might not want to wear a helmet in the mountains on a sunny day in March. However in the confined space that is MK on a Friday night in January its a no-brainer. Not a lot of evidence of Health and Safety on view, though to be fair the staff were trying to manage it, but just too many people skiing too fast and with too little control.
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