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Do you need a chin cup for full shields?

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12-14-2008, 06:16 PM
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Do you need a chin cup for full shields?

I just bought one and I'm not sure if I need a chin cup...

*edit*

It says there is a "floating chin cup"....

what does that mean?

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They're comfortable, I didn't even realize they provided protection. They keep your helmet stiff.

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Maybe a ref can chime in here, but I always thought it was illegal to play without one...

...and I'd never even think about not wearing a chin cup. It would be way too uncomfortable. You want your helmet to be tight and secure.

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It helps keep the helmet stable on your head.

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Yes, your full shield must have the chin protection.

If you bought a full shield that doesn't have one, I would check the certification on it because all certified full shields should include the chin protection.

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if your full cage didn't have a chin cup in it, when you get hit your metal cage could wreck your chin....not fun.

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Without it, it will be a lot easier for your helmet to get pushed up, or for the helmet to get pushed down, driving the bottom of the visor into your throat.

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not using a chin cup with a face cage is asking for BBQ grill marks on your face the first time a dude puts his shoulder under your chin.

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The full shield should never be ridden up into your face, chin cup or not, as you are also required to have j-hooks on the sides of your helmet to hold the shield in place.

Also, with the Checking To The Head rule, there should be no hits where the initial impact is on the chin.

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Also, with the Checking To The Head rule, there should be no hits where the initial impact is on the chin.
There shouldn't be any hits like that but we all know that's not the case in the real world.

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Took the chin cup off of my Itech Deluxe2, use it as more of a full shield, never had a problem. Felt like I was playing football with the chin cup, too constricting but don't want to lose my teeth. Took a deflected puck to the mouth 1 time and that was enough for me.

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The full shield should never be ridden up into your face, chin cup or not, as you are also required to have j-hooks on the sides of your helmet to hold the shield in place.
The J-Clips won't do much in this instance, I think. They'll stop the cage from going in, but the gap you get from removing the chin cup would allow for the entire helmet to move up upon impact from a hit to the head...

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