Facemask Friday: Wrong Gear

02 Sep, 2011

When it comes to keeping your face warm on the mountain, facemasks do the job. On the deep powder days, they keep you from breathing in the snow. On the sunny days, they keep you from getting burnt. On windy days, they keep your face from going numb. Gone are the days that you have to wear a basic black mask and look like a bank robber, now plenty of companies offer bandanas, tubes, balaclava’s in an assortment of designs and colors.

Check back every Friday I’ll be giving away a facemask in a different brand/design/style. To enter the contest, read the directions below and leave your comment by midnight tonight. I’ll announce the winner in this post tomorrow morning.

This Wrong Gear Warrior mask (seen on the right) is deeply inspired by the Shemagh Arabian head scarf to bring the WARRIOR out in you!!! Recommended for warmer/clear riding days when you just need to keep the chill off, the Warrior Mask is a sure hit! The Warrior Mask sits nice over the nose with no sag due to the contour fit, and features a Velcro closure at the back for easy adjusting and no bunching under your beanie.

Steps to win the Wrong Gear Facemask:
1. Answer this question in your comment (make sure to use your correct email address):  What’s your worst injury from snowboarding?
2. You have till midnight tonight, September 2 to enter for this facemask.
3. All the comments will be written down and one winner will be randomly drawn from a bowl or kitchen pot ( you know like the lottery).
4. A winner will be announced in this blog post after midnight. I like to sleep so I will probably will pick a winner tomorrow morning.

Thanks to Wrong Gear for being part of Facemask Friday!

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. Tom
    September 02, 2011

    Gave myself a third degree concussion on a backflip gone wrong.

  2. Jeff
    September 02, 2011

    My worst injury from shredding would have to be a series of blood clots (roughly 9 of them) littered throughout my legs and lungs. You know, one of those “near death” things… they say.

  3. Jon M.
    September 02, 2011

    Damaged pride? Those injuries take a long time to heal!

  4. Dani Black
    September 02, 2011

    Bruised tush… ow..

  5. PJ
    September 02, 2011

    I had a partial dislocation (subluxation) of my left shoulder while doing a tripod last season. Even though is was partial is was definitely sore for a couple weeks.

  6. September 02, 2011

    Me vs Tree: concussion requiring CT scan and MRI for brain bleed, sprained thumb(?), knee needing 3mnths physio w00t. flew out day after MRI and rode sunshine, lake louise, kickinghorse n’revelstoke 😀

  7. Dave Smith
    September 02, 2011

    Complete dislocation of my shoulder. Worst part is I caught an edge on a cross cut doing 5 mph looking up at coverage in a little chute.

    Then I dislocated it again the next day shoveling snow after the car got stuck in a snowbank.

    We drank heavily that weekend.

  8. Boon
    September 02, 2011

    2.5 CartWheels with my head. I say 2.5 cause I tried to look all cool by getting up to riding away after the first fall. Only to trip and fall on my head again.

  9. Diego Peixoto
    September 02, 2011

    Bruised some ligaments on my shoulder last season after pulling a major “shoulder stomp and finishing it with a siiick ragdoll” haha

  10. Anthony Bond
    September 02, 2011

    January this year in Tignes, France I was going for a backside 360 off a kicker when I somehow caught my toe edge when taking off and did what I like to call a ‘Superman’. The first thing to hit the ground was my face. The result was a lot of blood from my nose and mouth and a very swollen top lip, don’t know how I didn’t break my nose.

  11. Yuka
    September 02, 2011

    Broken wrist from catching my toe edge while going super slow while I was just learning how to snowboard…worst thing was I went to the same spot a year later and it was such a mellow looking hill

  12. Britt
    September 02, 2011

    overshot the landing of a step down and landed to flat. then blacked out. good times!

  13. Sam
    September 02, 2011

    Thanks God, the first and last (so far) injury was just a wrist injury!

  14. Nes.
    September 02, 2011

    I’ve done my share of cartwheels and faceplants, but can’t say I’ve been really injured yet. This season I plan on tackling the park though, so I have a feeling the inevitable will soon be on its way…

  15. Elias
    September 02, 2011

    touch wood….. I didn’t have much serious injury during snowboard yet as I don’t do big moves, but my worst injury would be once hit by a kid and landed with upper hip made my butt and back hurts for weeks……..

  16. Pete
    September 02, 2011

    I had a compound fracture with my thumb. Nothing as bad as some of these other stories though!

  17. erika
    September 02, 2011

    Jammed thumb and a bruised ego.

  18. L.E.D.
    September 03, 2011

    Halfpipe, backside air gone bad equals broken wrist. A day in the hospital, two operations,four pins,one screw and a cast for six weeks and no insurance. Bitchin.

  19. September 03, 2011

    Congrats to Tom, you are the winner!

    If you didn’t win, stay tuned for next friday’s giveaway!