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10-02-2007, 12:10 AM
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The pro HT is a better helmet than the other CCM one, Don't be fooled by the lower price and nifty colors. It's on clearance, as is much of the stuff at Hockey Monkey. Hockey Monkey actually is my local hockey store and I can generally recommend them for having really good prices.

That's besides the point though, the CCM pro is a good helmet, and for that price probably the one I'd go with, although the Mission M95 with a HLC shield fitted to it already for 70 bucks is a good deal too, and saves the hassle of trying to make sure a shield is compatible with it.
Yeah, I figured the 892 was probably a better helmet but couldn't understand why it was priced lower, that seems like a very, very good price to me.

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just buy one second hand..they have plenty shops...why are you shopping for something online that you need to try on in person...only in america i guess...
Because I'm at school without transportation and you can't find prices like this at the local (and by local I mean the one hockey store that is 45 minutes away) hockey store. I know it's taking a chance but I guess it's a chance I'm willing to take.

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Yeah, I figured the 892 was probably a better helmet but couldn't understand why it was priced lower, that seems like a very, very good price to me.
It's listed at Hockey Monkey as being a Pro Stock helmet, they carry quite a bit of pro stock gear and generally it's much more affordable and high quality, but doesn't carry a warranty.

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get something basic like the ccm 492 model...no need for anything glamorous...most helmets today with face molding gel technology...i find the mission helmet personally very ugly... i use the jofa and would recommend it if you can still find it http://www.hockeydogs.com/ProductIma...Jofa%20690.gif

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So, I'm getting either the M95 with the shield or the CCM Pro 892 and I've narrowed it down to these three shields:

Itech HS22 Straight Cut Half Shield
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/ithsstraigcutnt-clear.html

Itech HS22AV Aviator Clear Half Shield
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/itech-av...alfshield.html

Itech HS22 Pro Wave Clear Half Shield
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/itprowavhals.html


Anybody ever have one of these or just have any input?

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IMO you really don't want any of those shields, you're gonna want something about the same size that comes with the Mission helmet minimum but even then I'd want full facial protection.

Why? Because all of those shields stop at the nose and leave your mouth ready for serious dental damage. Even if you wear a mouthguard a stick or puck to the face can still cut you open.

As well, with any shield that isn't a full shield, while it may never happen, understand that there is a risk to have a stick come up underneath the shield and get you in the eye or nose anyway.

Personally I use an Itech Concept II because I don't want to take that risk for recreational league play. I can really only give you an honest recommendation on these types of facial protection:

http://hockeymonkey.com/it920comhals.html

http://hockeymonkey.com/itechrbe8shldbw.html

http://hockeymonkey.com/itech-hockey...concept-2.html


It's up to you, but also realize a cage will outlast a shield as far as durability is concerned. You can extend the life of a shield by carrying it wrapped in a pillow case in your bag so it doesnt get scratched up, but it still won't outlast a cage.

A good choice is the cage combo that I linked. You really get the best of both worlds, a replaceable visor for extra clear vision and durable wire facial protection.

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Yeah, I understand all the risks that come with the half-shield but I think that's what I'm going to go with. I'm not even playing in an organized league right now, it's basically just pick-up games for now but I don't feel comfortable playing without something covering my eyes.

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I'd get the straight one, I think the aviator type ones look weird. I use a straight oakley one.

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IMO you really don't want any of those shields, you're gonna want something about the same size that comes with the Mission helmet minimum but even then I'd want full facial protection.

Why? Because all of those shields stop at the nose and leave your mouth ready for serious dental damage. Even if you wear a mouthguard a stick or puck to the face can still cut you open.

As well, with any shield that isn't a full shield, while it may never happen, understand that there is a risk to have a stick come up underneath the shield and get you in the eye or nose anyway.

Personally I use an Itech Concept II because I don't want to take that risk for recreational league play. I can really only give you an honest recommendation on these types of facial protection:

http://hockeymonkey.com/it920comhals.html

http://hockeymonkey.com/itechrbe8shldbw.html

http://hockeymonkey.com/itech-hockey...concept-2.html


It's up to you, but also realize a cage will outlast a shield as far as durability is concerned. You can extend the life of a shield by carrying it wrapped in a pillow case in your bag so it doesnt get scratched up, but it still won't outlast a cage.

A good choice is the cage combo that I linked. You really get the best of both worlds, a replaceable visor for extra clear vision and durable wire facial protection.
Agreed...and what's the problem with adding a lower cage part for your teeth? Plus you were debating cost effectiveness in your earlier posts and one of those combos costs less than a plain half shield (not to mention your dental bill later one). And mouth guards help prevent concussions and not your teeth.

That said...I would be wearing a 22 straight cut myself if pucks, sticks, and elbows weren't so attracted to my face.

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