I was there the other day when this crash happened and I can honestly say that I have never seen a helmet take a harder hit and in a very consequential place - the paralyzer. It is amazing that B came out conscious and with a broken paddle and kiss me coming it was imperative that he catch the Eddie between the two. It would have been very bad if the helmet had not taken the hit as well as it did.
I have paddled with the same hat for about 7 years now and after seeing how that Head Trip helmet handled a very very hard hit I got right on the phone with Big Worm and ordered a new one. Cant say enough about how well that helmet took the hit. Also we are very happy to see that the cat scan came up negative and that Brian is already tearing it up again.