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12-26-2006, 01:27 AM
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Hey! What does everyone think of Visors?!

Hello everyone I was just wondering what you all thought about visors?

Full face visors in leagues like beer leagues and stuff?

Maybe put it on a Bauer? How do you think it would look?

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12-26-2006, 01:39 AM
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I have that same helmet, used a half visor for part of a season. I loved the thing until it got scratched. I went back to the full cage and have recently taken 2 or 3 pucks off the cage. Glad I didn't have the visor on at the time. I'd go with the full face visor if you are to get one, just don't buy a cheap one or they'll fog up on you and maybe have some distortion.

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I've got the same helmet but I use the 1/2 visor from Oakley(not the really thin one but the next size up). I can't really complain about it, but I HATED using a full shield. I always found it easier to breathe with a cage than the full visory.

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I tried the half shield/cage combo and I felt like I was in prison. I'll stick with a cage until I get paid to play hockey.

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12-26-2006, 03:30 PM
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I tried the half shield/cage combo and I felt like I was in prison. I'll stick with a cage until I get paid to play hockey.
Really prison? I was thinking about getting either the ones I showed or the cage/visor combo but now im hearing alot of negative comments like can't breath and stuff...hmmm...

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No to visors for me

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I've made the jump from mask to visor for about a month now. I've noticed an improvement in seeing the play develope and maybe it's psychological but my peripheral vision has improved as well.


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I have no problem with them. I've always worn either an Itech half visor or visor combo. Both have worked well for me.

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Came close to switching to a visor from a cage for my beer league, but decided against. I don't trust other players to keep their sticks down, and an errant deflection could do wonders for dental work. Full cage 4 Life from me.



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I wear a visor reffing. I use the smallest Oakley one (which is pretty small compared to others)

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I can't stand half visors....tried them, but much prefer either no visor at all or a cage.

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Came close to switching to a visor from a cage for my beer league, but decided against. I don't trust other players to keep their sticks down, and an errant deflection could do wonders for dental work. Full cage 4 Life from me.
couldn't agree more. I'm not too worried about pucks, because pucks hitting faces don't happen a LOT. But sticks on the other hand... I know I've been hit more than a couple times in the cage. If I was a pro I'd be wearing a half shield just to protect the eyes. Teeth are replaceable but eyes aren't.

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I used a full Itech visor for one game, never again. On the ice it was fine, but on the bench it fogged up completely.

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I wear a 1/2 visor and a mouth guard and am considering just moving to a full cage. Beer league hockey isn't worth the risks associated, whether it be a deflected puck, inadvertant high stick, or whatever.

Better safe than sorry in my eyes.

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I can't stand the closed in feeling you get from those full face shields. I'll stick with the full cage. I don't have to worry about it getting scratched and it won't fog up. The full shield distorts you vision a bit, especially on the sides.

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couldn't agree more. I'm not too worried about pucks, because pucks hitting faces don't happen a LOT. But sticks on the other hand... I know I've been hit more than a couple times in the cage. If I was a pro I'd be wearing a half shield just to protect the eyes. Teeth are replaceable but eyes aren't.
After playing for 17 years one thing I noticed is that I take more sticks in the face area with a visor on than without one. Seems like some players see the cage as a free pass to get the stick up high. I think alot of it has to do with players under 18 having to wear a cage for so long they forget to keep the sticks down. I know some are accidental but Ive had the same player do it repeatedly more than once.

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I used a full Itech visor for one game, never again. On the ice it was fine, but on the bench it fogged up completely.
Did you try any of the visor sprays? or anything else..nothing helped?

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12-29-2006, 07:42 AM
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I've made the jump from mask to visor for about a month now. I've noticed an improvement in seeing the play develope and maybe it's psychological but my peripheral vision has improved as well.

This is the same visor I use,never even though of wearing a full one

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Did you try any of the visor sprays? or anything else..nothing helped?
I used the same anti-fogging agent I use on my motocross and ski goggles. I still couldn't see a thing for the first 20-30 seconds of a shift. I'm old though and I breathe a lot. YMMV.

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Shampoo works the best for anti fog. Smear it on the inside of your visor and buff.

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back in minor hockey i used the cage, 'cept for one year i used the shield/cage combo, it was alright, but since it was itech it eventually got scratched to ****

since i've moved on to beer leagues, i used to have an itech half shield, and much like hte combo after a year's use it got scratched badly, plus it always fogged up (didnt matter what i put on it). This year i bought an Oakley half shield, and so far i love it, no scratches or marks, and it hasnt fogged up yet. They're alittle pricey ($100 CDN), but if you want quality, i suggest an Oakley

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I used to play with a cage but switched over to the Oakley Half-Visor and felt a lot more comfortable. Mind you it seemed like I was getting clipped and hit in the face a ton with the cage on, but that seemed to stop once I put on the visor...guess I was lucky or something.

I personally didn't really feel as if I could see through the cage, whereas with the visor my vision wasn't impaired at all.

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I honestly don't see how it's gets scratched so badly. Might have some minor ones here and there, as long as you don't go tossing your helmet in a bag with skates and stuff your find. And if you do, all you have to do is wrap it in your jersey first. I've only ever used shields my whole hockey career and haven't had a problem.

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i'm weird i guess. i don't mind a cage, but i hate visors! how much sense does that make? as soon as i'm allowed, that cage is coming off, and staying off!!!!

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