My buddies and I are relatively new to the sport and we've been riding a local trail for a few months and wanna blow off steam at Big Bear by taking lift chairs and descending. Plus the lift tickets are only $20!
I ride a hardtail and use a basic Giro helmet. Do I need to buy armor or a full face helmet? I know most people riding downhill will be riding a FS bike but I don't have a choice. Will a HT be fine? I'm pretty sure I'm gonna be taking it easy anyways. Plus they have a no DH bike policy.