In the never ending saga of concussions
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10-24-2010, 06:16 AM
Join Date: Jan 2010
The obvious question is why are flimsey little half helmets allowed in a contact sport with speeds reaching over thirty miles an hour?
The "Messier" helmet, lauded as a major innovation seems best suited to covering baldness. Don't think so? I propose a test; put on the latest, greatest hockey helmet and I will attack you with a bat.
If you think I am being facetious, I am not. The impacts absorbed by players easily reaches the levels of an attack with a bat.
The NFL has approached the same problem seriously and adopted real rules regaurding the helmet. Newer helmet designs result in less injuries. Until the NHL approaches the problem seriously there won't be any improvement in safety.
Real helmets cover the entire head and dissapate energy. They are heavy. They are hot. They save lives.
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