Snowboarded a few times...starting to go on blues and need protection
So I've snowboarded a few times now and can link turns and such. I can do greens without falling at all and I fall about every other time I go down blues. The issue is that falling on blues really hurts and I smacked my head on the packed snow when I caught the edge of my snowboard.
So I need to invest in a helmet. What helmet should I get? I've been looking around and thinking that $50 is around my budget.
On a site note my friend who is also starting to snowboard needs snowpants, so what are some good entry level snowpants?
We are both college students and are running on college budgets. We snowboard in the South PA area doing the college deals which is like $30 for lift and rental for 4 hours.
Thanks a lot in advance all