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03-08-2010, 12:07 PM
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A video about the helmet.

It looks pretty cool.
That helmet is hot.

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03-08-2010, 12:21 PM
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The new Easton S19 Z-Shock helmet is said to be pretty nice. I notice a lot of NHLers wearing them. Easton used some tech from Bell helmets for it's design.

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Lindros always kept his head down in the neutral zone - that is why he got concussion problems. He never learned to stickhandle with his head up and it cost him a great career. Sucks to be him, should have learned better.
On the same topic of concussion/concussion prevention, a company in my city has developed a stickhandling training system aimed at teaching kids how to stickhandle with their head up. It's done pretty well so far according to local press.

www.quickstickz.com

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On the same topic of concussion/concussion prevention, a company in my city has developed a stickhandling training system aimed at teaching kids how to stickhandle with their head up. It's done pretty well so far according to local press.

www.quickstickz.com
That does look pretty cool, unfortunately it looks like you have to pay a monthly subscription fee to use it.

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Since Kosikarzzz mentioned in another thread I thought I'd bump this thread to let everyone know that the Cascade M11 is now available in 4 Sizes. Large, Medium, Small & Extra Small.

They recently added the Extra Small size.

Here's the article that Kosikarzzz posted:

http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Mess...219/story.html

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12-20-2010, 11:38 AM
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A piece of plastic isn't going to do anything to protect your mouth from a puck, if that's what you're asking. The primary purpose of mouthguards is to act as shock absorbers in a collision (or check) and prevent concussions.
Agreed, but I think that DG is saying that there is a correlation between wearing mouth guards and concussions, not just "protect teeth" which IMO they do because there are so many hockey players who still have teeth vs. prior to the 80s it was unusual if a player had all of his teeth. Bobby Orr (soon after retirement) more than once mentioned that one of his proud accomplishments was retiring with "all of my own teeth." Those players would knock out your teeth (back then) but not ruin your career, they had more respect for each other. Ted Green IMO was the exception to that rule.

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anything that will absorb impact (mouth guard or a good impact-absorbing helmet) is a better than good thing.

any impact and your going to get stretching and shearing of the brain (diffuse axonal injury - concussion). the tough one for athletes (well anyone) is the coup contrecoup, where the brain (frontal lobe), for example crashes into the forehead then, with equal impact crashes into the back of the head - injuring (causing bruising and bleeding ) both frontal and parietal lobes - not to mention the brain stem.

lets hope better protection doesn't lead to . . . oh i can hit him harder now.

just getting back on the ice again after a few years away and i'm thinking about purchasing one of these, even if all i do is drop-in hockey once a week.

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12-20-2010, 03:29 PM
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If I was comish I would get rid of helmets.

Helmets cause players to take silly risks that lead to injuries and cause them to develop bad habits like playing with their head down. Take helmets away players will play more fundamentally sound and cheap shots and injuries would go down dramatically.

Also it would get rid of the crowds infront of the goalies and the defenseman position will become relevent on the offensive end of the ice again.

I know this would never happen but i'm just saying.

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Marc Savard said he'd switch to a more protective helmet and adopt a visor, but seems to have completely abandoned that plan. I wish he'd reconsider.

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To prevent concussions, hockey could learn a thing or two from soccer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...5f6i1PU#t=137s

Wrong thread, but I'll leave this up anyway!


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Marc Savard said he'd switch to a more protective helmet and adopt a visor, but seems to have completely abandoned that plan. I wish he'd reconsider.
I bet he wishes that he had too.

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