That’s quite some feat. I recently commented in another thread that I have not done an endo for at least 6 or 7 years. Likely 10. My daughter hasn’t done one since getting into biking in 2015. I was chalking it up to 29 inch wheels and modern geo.This must be a right of passage or something. I smashed my upper lip area and nose pretty good right where the asphalt section of the trail begins. Thing is, I’ve done this little downhill dirt path so many times.
I either hit a divot, root or rock large enough to stop a 29er front wheel or more likely, I squeezed the front brake too hard. Regardless, I’m buying a Bell MIPs convertible helmet. I’d not care if I look like a jackass on wheels, I’m not risking any more facial damage. It seems the risk of smashing the front part of your face is as least as likely as your forehead.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
PS - my daughter and I both have a Bell Super 2. Neither of us have used the chin bar even once. We bought them with the best of intentions. I worry about my daughter because I have a crap load of money sunk into her teeth. At least a half a bike’s worth. Lol!