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08-13-2009, 08:43 AM
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Do I need to buy a new helmet (cracks)(pic)

Do I need to buy a new one? I've got these cracks on both sides of the helmet.


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Yes. Your noggin is worth the investment.

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Yes, exactly what frito said.

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Oh well, this is the second time that it has happened!

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Is that a Bauer 4000 helmet? They had cracking issues AFAIK.

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08-13-2009, 10:13 AM
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no, it's one of those nike ones, the one everybody has or used to have.

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get a new one. protect your head, concussions suck trust me. spend a week, or a month or 6 months living in your basement sucks.

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Yeah dude, get a new helmet. If you're playing contact hockey this is a no brainer, but even if you arn't, you never know when something unfortunate is going to happen, and you need that helmet to be able to absorb a potentially catastrophic impact.

Right now it won't.

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any crack no matter how big or how small will affect the integrity of the helmet. Definitely go out and get a new one.

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Look for a CCM, I have had them all my life and up to the higher versions and they are the toughest out there.

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It's not called a 'brain bucket' for nothing. Go buy a new one.

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Look for a CCM, I have had them all my life and up to the higher versions and they are the toughest out there.
Bauer 5000 has always been my favourite. I can't even count on my hands the number of times it saved me from serious injury... sick avatar btw.

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I wear a NBH 4500. Love it, and it saved me from serious injury a few times.

Skated over the blue line, toe dragged around one defender, cut through him and tried to go outside in on the next defender. Got through him ok, but he lost his balance (and his jock strap to the rafters) and his skate caught me in the ankle and I did a whole pirouette and smacked my head on the ice.

I felt fine but the referee would not let me back on the ice until I took some time to rest on the bench.

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Old Nike and Bauer 4000 models cracked there. New 4500s do not.

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Old Nike and Bauer 4000 models cracked there. New 4500s do not.
That's what I thought, which is why I asked the question.

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Got a nike/bauer 4500.

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Good decision. Anything is an improvement on that cracked thing.

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Good decision. Anything is an improvement on that cracked thing.
Yep, I told the guy that my last two helmets had cracked at the exact same place and he said that nike/bauer reinforced that area.

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I realize every bit make be the difference in an extreme case, but somehow I truely believe that the fact they are adjustable makes them inheritantly not very solid to start with.

I am a true believer in protection in hockey. But hockey helmets... except a few one piece designs, they are all a bit flimsy.

As for motocycle and autoracing helmets, now those are made solid. But you would be kinda out of place on the ice with those.

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I realize every bit make be the difference in an extreme case, but somehow I truely believe that the fact they are adjustable makes them inheritantly not very solid to start with.

I am a true believer in protection in hockey. But hockey helmets... except a few one piece designs, they are all a bit flimsy.

As for motocycle and autoracing helmets, now those are made solid. But you would be kinda out of place on the ice with those.
Not too mention they are quite a bit heavier than a hockey helmet. That would be a lot to lug around on the ice

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what would craig mactavish do?

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A crack renders the CSA certification void, and depending on whether or not your league is sanctioned, a cracked helmet is illegal to wear. If you're playing sanctioned hockey, a referee cannot let you play with it if he or his linesmen sees the crack.

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Do I need to buy a new one? I've got these cracks on both sides of the helmet.


I actually have the same cracks on mine. Just noticed it during the last game of this past season. I was trying to think of where I might have cracked it, and it turns out that there was a hit from the season prior where I took an elbow from a player who towered over me(he was about 6'4-6'6 off skates and I'm 5'7 on a good day) who was cutting in towards the net. I thought he was gonna stay outside but he made his move inside and caught me right above the temple as he went around me.

If it's not from that, then I don't know what it's from.

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