smart move I think. Since I started playing again 2 years ago I've worn a cage. And so glad I did, my 1st or 2nd game back, a guy lost his balance and accidently tomahawked me across the face. Was fine with a cage, not sure if I would have been hurt with a visor but think so, busted nose + lost teeth at least with nothing. We have the occasional guy who skates without any face protection, I think they're nuts.
I've never played without a cage before, but I can imagine what it must do for your vision to not have those annoying bars in the way. I'm sure it also makes it a tad easier to see the puck around your feet. But yeah, I'm with everyone here, too much risk to play without one.
And I sweat too much to wear a fishbowl. It'd just fog up instantly.
I also got a high stick right across the cage (vertically) this week. Glad to have had the cage. The bottom part of my mouth would have felt it.
That too. Wore a visor for a few months and the whole time it was foggy. A nice Oakley too. I had it so I could flip it up when I was on the bench to clear it but man it sucked. Tried the spray and baby shampoo and still foggy. I just breathe a lot maybe.
Ill be shopping for a full cage myself after taking an elbow to the mouth last week. Going to the dentist is no fun especialy when it could be easily prevented. I just hope after 8 years I can get used to it.
Like mirrored visors, you can still get on other people's nerves with a cage for some strange reason. I wonder if it's possible to go with a flat black or white on the inside and a late-80s-early-90s mirrored iridium finish on the outside, like the original Oakley sunglasses? Or would that be a troll move/asking for trouble?
I've been trying to make the switch for a while, but haven't been able to ditch the visor yet. I'm playing this season with a visor on one team and with a cage on another. Four games in and I'm still not adjusted enough to the cage for me to go with it full time. It just kills my peripheral vision. I'm hoping I'll adjust over the course of the season.