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08-18-2009, 01:38 PM
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Joe Cole
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Originally Posted by Heat McManus View Post
There's no helmet that is "concussion proof" but you're not helping your chances by playing with a cracked bucket. If that crack is hit, the whole helmet can open up leaving just the foam between a puck/stick and your skull..
This would mean you get hit once, the helmet cracks WIDE open (I have yet to see this), and then you get hit right away after. I just do not see that happening.

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Originally Posted by Heat McManus View Post

Some guys don't think twice about spending $100-225 every month on a new stick that is going to make their game marginally better, but are absolutely repulsed at the thought of spending money on protecting their head.
Yes, true. But that said the stick comes into contact with the puck, ice, boards and other hard surfaces continually. Your helmet just does not.

Again, I repeat, I am not against protection. I am very pro-equipement. I have a life to go back to. I do not want to be permentently damaged while playing a game I PAY to play, but some of the opinions here are simply alarmist.

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