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Slick 03-11-2006 02:30 PM

Visor Choice
 
I've done a search on here and read that alot of guys like the HS22 Pro ITech visor. I'm looking into getting one, and would like to support my local skate shop. I went there the other day and all they had were a $20 and a $30 dolloar Itech visor, which I believe is the RB1 model. Is the RB1 model much inferior? What is the difference? My main concern when buying one is distortion in the visor and not being able to adjust, as well as fogging up. I'm weary of spending the 50-60 dollars on a visor that I can't get used to and sits in my closet, however if I buy a 20 dollar one to test it out it may be distorted and fog and cause me to be discouraged to buying a more expensive one. Any input would be appreciated for those experienced with either. Thanks.

Cliff notes: What is the main difference between the Itech RB1 visor and the Itech HS22 Pro visor?

sc37 03-11-2006 05:08 PM

I think the HS22 is "optically correct" while the RBE1 doesn't claim that. Guy on our team wears the RBE1 after not wearing no cage or visor before. He hasn't complained and seems to see just fine. I use the Itech HLC(I like the flip up) and it doesn't say optically correct and I don't have a problem with it.

Slick 03-12-2006 01:36 PM

Thanks for the help, I ended up splurging and buying the HS22. Worked great for me last night minus the fogging on the bench.

MikeC44 03-13-2006 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slick
Thanks for the help, I ended up splurging and buying the HS22. Worked great for me last night minus the fogging on the bench.

What kind of helmet do you have the HS22 attached to?
I had a Bauer 4000 helmet and there was no space between the visor and the helmet; so it was contantly fogging up.

hckyguy14 03-13-2006 12:00 PM

I have the Itech tinted (not nearly as dark as AO's) attached to the new RBK helmet and I had to bend the hell out of the visor to get it on!

sc37 03-13-2006 04:47 PM

With my Itech, the vents on top work pretty well and there's good distance between my face and it. I'm using a Bauer 3000. I get some fogging around my nose area sometimes, but I used some liquid hand soap/and shampoo starting a like 5-6 games ago and haven't had a problem since.

sc37 03-13-2006 04:48 PM

And what do you mean bending the visor? Like pulling it apart? If your pushing in to get it on...thought Itech came with those little spacers to fit the visor better.

Pat 03-13-2006 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hckyguy14
I have the Itech tinted (not nearly as dark as AO's) attached to the new RBK helmet and I had to bend the hell out of the visor to get it on!

I had the same problem with my Oakley visor. I fitted it to a CCM HT652 helmet. wasn't the easiest thing to do

Slick 03-13-2006 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeC44
What kind of helmet do you have the HS22 attached to?
I had a Bauer 4000 helmet and there was no space between the visor and the helmet; so it was contantly fogging up.

That might be the problem. I'm using a Bauer 3000, and I just checked and theirs no gap between the visor and the helmet at the top.The guy at the shop I bought it gave me some wipes that you buy for the visor, but I haven't tried them yet. Would buying the spray help? It was 7 bucks and the guy didn't sound like I really needed it.

What's this I hear about shampoo?

I love the visor but the fogging is ticking me off. The guy at the shop told me if you lean your head back the fog should go away once you hit the ice but it doesn't go away that quickly.

sc37 03-13-2006 09:31 PM

Take some liquid soap or shampoo, just make sure it ain't anything that exfoliates. Getting your hands soapy with bar soap works too...but then smear it all over the face shield. Let it dry and buff it off with a non-abrasive towel.

RangersMoogle 03-13-2006 09:47 PM

Half cages, dudes!

Slick 03-13-2006 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sc37
Take some liquid soap or shampoo, just make sure it ain't anything that exfoliates. Getting your hands soapy with bar soap works too...but then smear it all over the face shield. Let it dry and buff it off with a non-abrasive towel.

Would it be okay to buff it out with one of those fog-wipe cloth's the guy gave me from the store? I think Itech makes them. I don't see the harm in it since they are safe for the visor, just didn't know if it would negate the effects of the shampoo. How long will the effects last? Do I have to do this after every game? Thanks for the tips.

sc37 03-14-2006 12:12 PM

Think that negates the shampoo effect if you used a pre-moistened wipe. I've only did the soap thing about two times this season. It started getting a little foggy after like the 5th or 6th game. But I guess it's how much you drip sweat on the thing too.

Slick 03-14-2006 09:21 PM

Just finished buffing out the shampoo. I'll let you all know how it worked tomorrow, thanks for the tips. :yo:

Slick 03-15-2006 05:23 PM

After playing today after trying the shampoo technique, I gotta say it worked very well. I only noticed fogging once on the bench and it was very minimal. Thanks for the tip.

sc37 03-15-2006 09:39 PM

No prob

Slick 03-23-2006 01:06 PM

So the visor worked great up until I go to put my helmet in my bag yesterday and see a scratch on it, right in the middle. I tried rubbing the scratch off with a towel to see if that would help but alas its not budging. I've only had the HS22 two weeks! Does anyone know if ITech warrenties their visors?

RangersMoogle 03-23-2006 01:48 PM

Half cages don't scratch!

IkeaMonkey* 03-23-2006 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slick
I'm looking into getting one, and would like to support my local skate shop.

What shop? Gateway?

ArchieIsGod 03-23-2006 02:24 PM

you should try to use the stuff that takes scratches out of glasses...there should be something that will work on it...btw i know oakley warranties if the visor breaks i dont think scratches would be covered

IkeaMonkey* 03-23-2006 03:59 PM

No company warranties scratches. Simple solution is to buy a helmet bag or wrap your helmet in an old jersey before putting it in your bag.

Toonces 03-24-2006 01:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sock
Half cages don't scratch!

If I wanted bars in my eyes I would wear a full cage like I'm forced to durring my school's season.

The Kingslayer 03-24-2006 02:04 AM

The AO ones at the WJC would be sweet...too bad he doesnt wear them anymore.

Chadd 03-24-2006 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slick
So the visor worked great up until I go to put my helmet in my bag yesterday and see a scratch on it, right in the middle. I tried rubbing the scratch off with a towel to see if that would help but alas its not budging. I've only had the HS22 two weeks! Does anyone know if ITech warrenties their visors?

Warranties are only for manufacturing defects. Your problem is not a defect, it's life. Whenever you aren't wearing your helmet wrap a towel around it to protect the visor and use a helmet bag.

sc37 03-25-2006 01:08 PM

Depends how big the scratch is. I heard trying to fill the tiny scratches with tootpaste helps a little. I was also told to try some scratch remover for cars and also scratch remover for motorcycle windshields. But honestly, if it's not in your line of sight I'd just leave it. I got one right between my eyes and it doesn't bother me. And for transportation--I use my spare jersey and stick my helmet in that before I drop in my bag.


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