I am buying a Reebok 6k helmet and am trying to determine which visor to buy with it. In the league rules, it states that the visor has to be CSA approved. I've heard that some leagues don't allow visors that only attach on the sides of the helmet, without the two screws on the front but I'm not sure.
I'd prefer a visor that didn't have the straps on the side, but my main concern is getting a visor that is CSA approved that I can use in my league. Do any of you have experience with any of these three visors and should I have any issues with these visors?
i play in the emhl as well and i've got the oakley pro straight cut visor that screws into the side of the helmet and nobody has said anything about it yet so it must be okay... otherwise half of my team would have to get our visors replaced.
Buy one that fits, and if they tell you to change it, quote Dick Cheney. CSA approval for visors is a bunch of phooey, especially as no visor is still approved.
If they disagree, tell them that custom formed goalie masks are illegal to sell in canada because of the CSA, even thought the custom fit and top end construction makes them safer then anything else on the market.
CSA certification is a great idea for helmets, but for an optional piece of extra equipment it's positively moronic.
I play a couple of seasons in the EMHL and never had a problem with non-CSA visors. Mind you, since visors are not madatory in this league, the refs pretty much dont care unless your visor shows visable damage such as cracks or large chips. I would suggest just finding a visor you are comfortable with and go from there.
Personally, unless it doesn't matter to you, I would say a full cage or shield is still the way to go. We had 2 guys lose teeth in our game last night. The first hit face to face with a guy wearing a cage. Just an accident but it knocked out his 2 top front teeth. The second guy took a puck just under his half shield as a defenseman was icing the puck on a penalty kill. Very scary! He lost a couple of teeth and will take quite a few stitches, if not have a really nasty scar on his face.