When I ride my bike, I wear a helmet 99% of the time. But when snowboarding, I never wear a helmet. I am, by no means, a good snowboarder. I started about 3-4 years ago and go 2 - 3 times a year on average. I take the easier blue trails.
Well, I fall a lot and I fall hard sometimes. I remember going into ditches, running into trees, falling on my neck, etc. Now that I'm a little older & more safety concious, I think I should get a snowboard/ski helmet.
But the problem is......they are so FREAKING EXPENSIVE! Almost everything is $100+
I mean, can I wear my cycling helmet instead? I'm sure I'll get a few laughs, but I really don't care. I also thought about purchasing a BMX style type helmet. Will that be good as well? I've never tried on a BMX type helmet before, so I really don't know how comfortable they are......but I know that they're not too expensive (I saw two online....Bell & Giro that were $30).
Is there a reason for me to purchase a ski/snowboard specific helmet?