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06-12-2012, 07:22 PM
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Ditched the visor(I think for good)

And went to a full-cage.

Got a Reebok 11k cage(in gray). To me gray seemed like the best color out of black and white.

After taking a puck in my lip last time, that went just below my visor, I think I made the right decision.

I'm not trying to go pro, or even impress the ladies with my looks anymore.

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And went to a full-cage.

Got a Reebok 11k cage(in gray). To me gray seemed like the best color out of black and white.

After taking a puck in my lip last time, that went just below my visor, I think I made the right decision.

I'm not trying to go pro, or even impress the ladies with my looks anymore.
What helmet do you have the cage attached to? I'm thinking of getting this cage but I'm having trouble fitting to my cheapy helmet.

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it's a shame you're not trying to go pro any more, brian burke is always looking for free wallets

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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.

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I did 2 years ago.

Smart move and you'll get used to it over time... but I always do miss the feeling of half-visors, despite cages not really being much of a visual impediment nowadays.




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You know what's retaded, I finally made the switch to cage after losing teeth in two separate high-sticking incidents. After the switch, I've never been high-sticked at all. lol

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I love my cage. I thought about the fishbowl but it seems to fog up a lot.

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That's my logic as well. Not getting paid, so not taking off the cage.

I am really tempted though, lots of guys playing higher levels with visors and none of them have injuries. I know the second I make the move I'd get clipped.

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But visors look so coooool...


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But visors look so coooool...

It's how good you are that makes you look good in hockey.

One of our league's leading scorer is wearing a cage. Nobody's looking at his cage when he's dancing through 5 opposing skaters and dangling out the goalie.

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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.


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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.

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I've been trying to make this decision for the last few weeks.

My best buddy took a stick right beside the eye last night in shinny. Didn't need stitches but it was a scary moment.

I have the Bauer x100 visor and really enjoy wearing it, but there's been an increase in sticks/pucks getting up lately in the games I'm playing.

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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.

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I took a puck to the face a few weeks ago. That woulda sucked if I didn't have a cage on.

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I've never had an issue with seeing out of a cage. You're not looking AT the bars, you're looking through them.

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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?

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I've never had an issue with seeing out of a cage. You're not looking AT the bars, you're looking through them.
Yeah that's my experience. Maybe some people's eyes work differently. I never notice the bars, ever. But I also don't wear glasses if that makes a difference.

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isn't there 8 billion threads that all discuss this on the forum?


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isn't there 8 billion threads that all discuss this on the forum?

Yep, but not too many people go from visor to cage from what it sounds like.

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I switched back to a cage from a visor this summer and it's made a huge difference. Last game alone i took a clearing attempt and elbow to the face. Don't think I'll ever go back to the visor.

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I'm definitely jealous of guys rocking the visors but at the end of the day the risk isn't worth the reward (for me).

That said, I only ever notice the bars when I'm looking for the puck in my feet, and I think thats more of a range of motion thing than anything else.

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It's how good you are that makes you look good in hockey.

One of our league's leading scorer is wearing a cage. Nobody's looking at his cage when he's dancing through 5 opposing skaters and dangling out the goalie.
Sheesh, and all this time I thought it was just how cool you look.

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Finally bought a cage after going without for a few years. Don't like playing with it, but I guess I'm maturing.

Here's hoping I take a stick or puck in the face tonight in order to feel justified!

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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.

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