Kevin Pearce wants you to wear a helmet.

For years there has been controversy over wearing helmets. Some shreds are totally for it and never ride any mountain without their brain buckets on. Then there’s the others who play the “too cool card” and never wear one.

We just don’t get it.

With the current level of shredding at an all-time high, there should be no question that you should always where a helmet. That’s our opinion and apparently the opinion of Kevin Pearce.

Over the summer, KP was at High Cascade Snowboard Camp in Oregon and sat down with campers to talk about the importance of helmets. He talks about his tragic accident on December 31, 2009 and how his life is completely different now, and how it would be nonexistent if he wasn’t wearing a helmet on that fateful day.

The fact of the matter is that helmets can save your life. KP is living proof of that, which is more than enough of a reason to strap one on for us.