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American in Paris 01-08-2014 03:02 AM

Do you wear a neck guard?
 
I have an old Easton neckguard that I wore maybe 2 times before retiring it to the old gear bin. I was just too uncomfortable to be practical.

I'm wondering if the manufacturers have made any progress on this front.

Do you wear a neckguard? Is it comfortable? Brand/model recommendations?

Malichek 01-08-2014 04:57 AM

http://www.hockeycorner.de/bilder/pr...lar-Senior.jpg

I would recommend this one. It's Reebok 9k. It's alot softer, more flexible and alot thinner than the normal ones because it's made of kevlar.
I ripped those straps and it hasn't made it any worse.

Canadiens1958 01-08-2014 07:04 AM

December 1983
 
From December 1983, a tragedy that touched our district:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...=6086%2C618398

American in Paris 01-08-2014 07:55 AM

Ya, that's why I keep thinking I really ought to wear a neckguard...

LarryO 01-08-2014 08:48 AM

I wear this. The neck protector is part of the undergarment and is as comfortable as a turtleneck.

Terry Yake 01-08-2014 11:03 AM

i did wear one for a few games a couple years ago but i misplaced it and never got a new one

i've been thinking about putting on one again though. if there's one potential injury that scares me more than anything it's getting my neck sliced

Malarowski 01-08-2014 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LarryO (Post 77597917)
I wear this. The neck protector is part of the undergarment and is as comfortable as a turtleneck.

How do you even put that on? Think thin thoughts?

althoma1 01-08-2014 11:23 AM

I have to wear a neck guard to ref (I generally don't wear one to play) and use a Bauer performance shirt with a built in thin Kevlar neck guard like this: http://www.icewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=BPLSI

If you weren't planning on buying a new shirt and just wanted a neck guard there are a few thinner Kevlar options:

The Bauer NK20: http://www.icewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=B20NG
Easton EQ5: http://www.icewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=EQ5N
Reebok 11K: http://www.icewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=R11NG
Shock Doctor Ultra: http://www.icewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=SDKNG

These new performance Kevlar neck guards (and the ones built into the Bauer shirts) are all way more comfortable then the traditional foam style and aren't that much more expensive. The traditional ones are around $10 and you can pick up the separate Bauer or Easton Kevlar version for $15. The extra $5 is definitely worth it from a comfort perspective.

Killion 01-08-2014 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 (Post 77595611)
From December 1983, a tragedy that touched our district:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...=6086%2C618398

My God. Hadnt heard of that one before now. Poor kid, Mother & Sister who witnessed it. Tragic...... there was the infamous Malarchuk incident while he was playing for the Sabres. In the 70's in Markham Ontario, another Goalie by the name of Kim Crouch, he too had his carotid artery cut & had it not been for a quick thinking Trainer he wouldve died as well. His father, a Firefighter went on to design the Crouch Neck Protector, very much like what you see above & I believe still being made.

AIREAYE 01-08-2014 02:09 PM

Yeah my store carries Kim Crouch for goalies and skaters. Quite comfortable.

Mikey 48 01-08-2014 02:35 PM

Neck guards are mandatory in my league. I wear some Reebok one I bought before the new season since I lost my old one. It works.

MTLAzzurri 01-08-2014 04:50 PM

The potential consequences for not wearing one far exceeds the drawbacks of wearing one. If you don't wear one you're a moron.

Whichay explain why I haven't worn one in two years.

19Backstrom 01-08-2014 04:54 PM

Neck guards are mandatory in my league, and I will always wear one when playing organised hockey. I once took a skate to the throat, and luckily it only cut my neck guard in 2. I wouldn't be there to talk about it today had I not worn one that day.
Be smart, your life is too valuable.

NewFound Oiler 01-09-2014 02:52 PM

Never wore one till high school I toke a shot (I play goalie) to the throat in all province hockey a few years ago, scary thing to happen when you cant breathe for a few seconds. Havn't taken one off since. I use a player neckguard now however, just one that in a thin ring around the neck.

Jarick 01-09-2014 04:08 PM

I really should check out those integrated base layers.

How is the fit on the Bauers? Big/small/true to size?

Sureshotte 01-09-2014 04:13 PM

Does anyone who plays inline recommend wearing one? Obviously you don't have the same risk of being sliced, but how effective are they for stick/puck blows and the like? I haven't worn one yet (as I haven't really played to any decent level at all yet), but was curious if the investment was worth it.

snizzbone 01-09-2014 04:19 PM

I stopped wearing one in my first year of inline hockey lsat year, which was also my first year of non-association hockey. Now I'm in beer league and its just too uncomfortable. Been meaning to get a turtleneck base layer though.

Terry Yake 01-09-2014 04:43 PM

does anyone know what type of neckguards junior players wear? similar to the one hall is wearing in this photo? i've noticed they don't seem as bulky as the ones you find at your local hockey store.

http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/200...all_action.jpg

althoma1 01-09-2014 04:44 PM

The Bauer integrated shirts run true to size in my opinion.

The neck guards are meant to protect against skate blades and aren't designed for impact protection (especially the more comfortable thin Kevlar ones - the foam ones might offer minimal impact protection, but they're far less comfortable) so I wouldn't bother wearing one for roller.

althoma1 01-09-2014 04:51 PM

I don't know about that picture, but in this one it looks like he wore a Bauer NK20

http://www.thewantlist.ca/magazines/..._cover_www.jpg

http://www.icewarehouse.com/descpage.html?pcode=B20NG

Royal Canuck 01-09-2014 04:58 PM

I'm required to wear one because I'm still in minor hockey, but I can't wait to get it off.

Never had any incidents with skates near my neck.

CarpeNoctem 01-09-2014 05:16 PM

If you're tall and have a long neck like me, there's none available that will cover more than like 1/3rd of your neck. Never seen it as necessary either so no.

19Backstrom 01-11-2014 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sureshotte (Post 77681995)
Does anyone who plays inline recommend wearing one? Obviously you don't have the same risk of being sliced, but how effective are they for stick/puck blows and the like? I haven't worn one yet (as I haven't really played to any decent level at all yet), but was curious if the investment was worth it.

You don't need neck guards for inline hockey. It will not protect you if you get hit by a puck or a stick in the throat.

Sleepy 01-11-2014 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Royal Canuck (Post 77684531)
I'm required to wear one because I'm still in minor hockey, but I can't wait to get it off.

Never had any incidents with skates near my neck.

If you had, you wouldn't be posting. Selection bias at its finest :)

Lonny Bohonos 01-11-2014 07:18 PM

Yes. I wear a swedish brand thats thin like the bauer. Never understood why someone wouldnt wear one especially these nice thin ones.


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