Originally Posted by brownthestout4
You can't go into class 5 with that attitude. I think what it does is keep your head in that game.
OK, I'll take a peek under the bridge...
Come back after you've spent some time to acquire the skills
and run some Class V without a helmet and let us know how it worked out for you.
I'm a rafter, for cryin out loud, and anytime I've got a reasonable chance of having a 600 - 800 lbs of aluminum frame, drybox with pointy corners, oarlocks, and other gear come over on my head or get thrown into it, I wear a helmet. I think the general consensus is that we don't expect trouble, but are ready for it if it happens.