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Neck Guards

View Poll Results: Do you wear a neck guard?
Yes 9 17.65%
Yes, but only because I have to 4 7.84%
No 24 47.06%
No, but I'm considering it 14 27.45%
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02-12-2008, 07:32 AM
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Same thing was said about seat belts & airbags.

Hell, the same was said about HELMETS too. It amazes me how many pros don't use some sort of face shield, considering one accident could end a player's career. Lose an eye, you could be done.

My younger bro started wearing one about a month ago and he says he can't even feel it. He has one of the Kevlar guards and they are designed to prevent cuts, not stabs (like being stepped on) or shots.
Look at the rate of injuries that occur to the head even with a helmet and then compare that to the number of neck injuries that occur from skate cuts. There's just no comparison.

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Assuming that the majority here play men's league, most players in men's league use a cage or visor. Although I have seen a lot of guys who use neither, but whatever. Adding a stinking neck guard shouldn't be a huge deal. I like the Itech shirt and I actually ordered one. If the guard really does end up feeling like crap I'll just cut it off or something.

EDIT: I just got the Itech thing, it took like a day to get it because I'm so close to Ocean (They're in NJ). The neck thing is actually quite thin, I would say maybe half cm thick. It goes to the top of your neck like a turtleneck and there's a zipper on the back or the neck part so you can leave it a little looser. All-in-all not bad. The shirt is a moisture shirt, so that's a nice part about it. The shirt isn't tight, it's quite loose except around the arms. I got a large, I normally wear a medium shirt. I'll probably try to take the white stitching off so it just looks like a turtleneck
Anyway I can be a cool turtleneck guy, that's all.



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02-12-2008, 12:21 PM
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The non-shave is okay, the jersey's not.

On-T: I don't wear one at practice, during games I have to.

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What's that ugly blue thing you are wearing?

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Look at the rate of injuries that occur to the head even with a helmet and then compare that to the number of neck injuries that occur from skate cuts. There's just no comparison.
Keep in mind the severity of the injury though. A cut throat (with the exception of the Pro Leagues which has doctors on hand) means you are pretty much dead.

Zednik in a beer league would be dead.

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