[I mean, I sorta look like I know what I'm doing here, right? (humor me)]
After a 2 year break from snowboarding I am getting back on my board this Friday. And by "back on my board" I mean I have only snowboarded about 10 times total. Actually that estimate MIGHT be high. Let's say 8. I'm a little nervous and in need of a helmet this time around. Yes, I boarded without one before... I know, I know, not cool. So after work tonight I stopped over to a ski shop that sells discount tickets to pick up the tickets and check out helmets. I already felt a little frumpy in my giant puffer jacket, but I walked up the stairs and a skinny hipster guy, who couldn't have been more than 23 years old, "m'aamed" me. "What can I help you with today, m'aam?" Then to make matters worse he told me all the "good quality helmets" would be b/t $100-150. I was hoping to spend about $50-75. So then I felt old AND cheap, super.
I'm scouring the internet for cheap, but good, helmets now to see if there's a retail shop I can pick one up at since now I'm too late even for 2 day shipping.
Do you ski or snowboard? Tim started skiiing when he was 3 years old (!) and switched to snowboarding in the 5th grade. I'm convinced if I had started younger I would have no fear, but since I started in my twenties I'm a nervous nelly for sure. Wish me luck! If I can make it off the lift without taking out any small children I will call it a win. With the bitter cold weather that we've had lately my friend and I have already made a backup plan of hanging in the lounge or going to a bar, while the boys do their thing, if it gets to be too much.