I'm new and rode for my first time today, I REALLY liked it and was wondering if I should get a helmet or if I should wait. If I should wait, how long, until I go down blues/blacks, or now? I was looking at the Pro-Tec B2 in Orange . So should I look into a helmet or wait. Right now I don't have much money so if it's not too important then I'll wait but if it's top priority then I might get one now. So I just want your suggestions and advice. And one last thing do I need to go to a store to see if it fits my goggles, or do all goggles and helmets fit together or does it even matter? Sorry, I'm new so I don't know much.
Last edited by Backcountry; 12-02-2012 at 12:37 AM.
I am going to say a helmet is very important. Dumb things happen and if you are a vegetable or dead you can't ride.... just saying. My very first day last year I went up without a helmet. Only took me about 5 minutes to realize I was pretty much the only dumb ass up there with out one. I bought one that day.
Ya, bring your goggles with you when trying on helmets just to make sure they mesh well.
If you're gonna smack your head hard it'll probly be when you're progressing from beginner to intermediate. It probly won't be needed to save your life, but it may save you from getting a concussion/headache when you slip out on a heelside turn and whiplash your head into hardpack.
In the case you start careening out of control and hit a tree... then ya you'll be very happy you wore a helmet.