My OW+ is on order (order #83xx), but I set foot for the fist time on a first-gen OW yesterday at work on a friend's. I've got plenty of history snow skiing, wake boarding, some snow boarding, some kite boarding.. But those brief seconds on the OW got my senses on edge. Wow, you are higher in the air than I imagined. Kinda scary with just my 10 second ride.
I'm as determined as ever, but I have changed my mindset as far as protection gear.
I was going to get a skateboard helmet, but now I have my eye on the Bell Sanction (full-face) BMX helmet. I've already got wrist guards but also plan on elbow and knee pads.