I got the Bern helmet with the Lip on it. So, for sure it would have guarded against the direct impact that I took. The end of my nose, which is all cartilage would have gotten scraped.
The brain would have still taken a shock inside the cavity, but not as severe. As some of the force would have dissipated around the helmet as designed.
I think the wrist guards are the most essential. Because I have learned how to fall off these things well. Especially on grass when (not weed, grass) when you hit a hidden ditch, i fly and roll onto my back lessening the impact. Works well for me. But, the instinct to use your wrist is hard to stop and there are lots of little tiny bones that are painful and hard to replace. So other than major head injury, torn major tendon, or something like that the Wrist is just about the worst thing you could screw up.
I wear those the most. But, this incident got me to wear the head again. Now that I have one for my son, we go out all the time looking for challenges. At our. Local parks, This morning was the hardest yet, natural tree preserve park with thick roots and natural trails. Many impassable. But some were a lot of fun. We had may wheel spin outs trying to manuver around these things with like less than an inch of clearance... It was a major workout, but so much fun. I can't even describe how much i love my onewheel experience and how much i love sharing it with my son. And how baffled people are that I want to ride it and let him ride it.
my favortite 2 things to do are 1. Go fast and feel like your flying with the wind through your hair and 2 navigate those tuff trails with crazy tree roots trying to be super precise challenging yourself. I'm lucky to live in florida with great weather all the time and a good parks system.
And I"m lucky to have a great kid who is up for just about anything :) and damn can this kid through a football, we started getting ready for the season today (flag) i swear i thought he bruised my stomach... it was Red, where he kept nailing it in warm ups. He is 10...
I broke down and ordered the Plus. Mostly because he is able to do things. I can't because of his weigh. This will even the playin field. But, destroy the batt-trey fiel. :)