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10-28-2006, 11:34 PM
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What visor do you use?

So I decided to give the birdcage a rest and am trying out a visor for the first time in my 20+ years of playing. I ordered an Itech RBE 41. It was relatively inexpensive and had anti-fog/scratch, so I figured I'd give it a go.

Pimp your visors, you "Europeans and and French Guys" (in the immortal words of Don Cherry)

Also, feel free to talk about visor care, anti-fog, transport, close calls that made you glad you were rocking a visor, etc...



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Oakley Straight Small. The one Crosby wears. Smallest one made. Been wearing it for the past 6 yrs.

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Oakley Pro Modified Aviator, same as Naslund and Jagr among others use. I like it alot, before that I had an Itech RBE1.

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Ever since I saw one of my buddy catch one in the mouth and he had to get crazy amounts of surgery done (while wearing a visor) back when I played Jrs whenever I play outta net I wear that birdcage..i like my teeth! lol

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Close call:
When I first switched to using a visor I got pissed one game when it fogged up during a shift. I came to the bench and asked around if anyone had screw driver on the bench because I was going to take it off. Luckily no one had one. My next shift I went out and I was forechecking and the Dman fired a high hard wrist shot directly between my eyes. Had I not had that visor on I would took that puck in the nose/eyes. Won't play without one now.

I'm wearing an Itech aviator now, clear.

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Also, feel free to talk about visor care, anti-fog, transport, close calls that made you glad you were rocking a visor, etc...
Wow, great thread there bud.

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I hate how visors fog up so I wear a half-cage.

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Ever since I saw one of my buddy catch one in the mouth and he had to get crazy amounts of surgery done (while wearing a visor) back when I played Jrs whenever I play outta net I wear that birdcage..i like my teeth! lol
Well, after much thought, I decided to not replace my full cage with a visor. I play in a very low level beer league, and for the most part dudes can keep their sticks down, but you can't trust everybody. So my visor dreams have ended, I'm sticking to the full cage protection.

Also, I found this skinteresting article on a study done by the Mayo Clinic of the eye/facial injury rate of hockey players wearing visors/no facial protection vs. players who wear full cages. The results are pretty much what you would expect:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2002-rst/937.html


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Oakley pro avaitor

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Itech HLC in normal form and also the 920 combo. Only fogging I have is when we play at the crappy rink and I then must smear shampoo on the inside beforehand. The HLC flips up too when your on the bench which helps too. Want to get a Itech Aviator. just don't have money to really spend on a luxury. For the transportation part...I'd add that I warp my helmet and visor in a spare jersey before sticking it in my bag. Keeps scratches away, plus got an extra jersey in case of emergency.

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Well, in the league I play in you have to wear a visor, therefore I use the team issued quick clip from Itech. I think it's the X100.

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