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I have had it, I am ditching my full face visor

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12-30-2009, 04:56 AM
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I have had it, I am ditching my full face visor

and playing with nothing. I have only been playing once in a while in pick up games. It is the same old thing, it is great for the fist half an hour then all it does is fog and smear when I try to clean it. It is the Itech full face.

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12-30-2009, 06:35 AM
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Go with a cage. Just remember, it only takes one puck to the face to change things very quickly. I played for four years without ever getting anything near my face and within a span of five days I was hit twice in the cage, once by a deflection and once by a stick. The whack by the stick gave me a stiff neck for a week and dented my cage, I can't imagine the damage it would have done to my face. Is it really worth the risk?


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12-30-2009, 07:47 AM
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Yeah I don't understand the point of not wearing a cage in a pick up game. I've had more pucks and sticks hit my cage than my cup and I certainly wouldn't go out there without a cup.

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12-30-2009, 08:05 AM
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I wouldn't recommend this unless you want your face smashed in. That can easily happen if a puck takes a weird deflection (and they do take weird deflections) and hits you in the face.

You're better off wearing a cage if you're not going to wear a full visor.

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12-30-2009, 08:06 AM
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9500 cage. Super light, super thin bars, you won't even notice it.

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12-30-2009, 08:08 AM
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After experiencing a root canal as a result of an errand stick to the face, you'll never want to play without a cage again.

Trust me on this one... the only time I don't wear a cage is for pond hockey. I either go with no helmet, or I wear my beaten up old helmet.

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12-30-2009, 08:32 AM
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Get a cage and dremel out two of the middle bars so that you have a better sight line. Don't expect to play in league with it again but at least it's something. And a puck getting in that perfect puck size hole in your cage, well it had a mission from God if it gets in there.

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12-30-2009, 08:41 AM
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I'm going to tell you the same thing I told someone else a couple months ago, tobyandmisty.

If you get hit in the face and hurt, it's 100% your fault, because it could have been prevented. The best cure to any injury is prevention. And in my eyes, if you're anywhere lower than an ECHL-level equivalent league, you should be wearing a full cage/visor.

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12-30-2009, 09:30 AM
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I get high-sticked and hit in the face with anything imaginable in hockey, but its up to you...

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12-30-2009, 10:00 AM
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Itech and Oakley have visors, Oakley half and Itech full face, that will not scratch or fog, I think they include a money back guarantee. Look into it.

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12-30-2009, 10:43 AM
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Itech and Oakley have visors, Oakley half and Itech full face, that will not scratch or fog, I think they include a money back guarantee. Look into it.
Or learn to properly maintain your equipment.

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It only takes once. Then you'll never do it again.
Same applies to people who don't wear jocks or neckguards. It only takes once.

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Play with whatever you feel comfortable playing in. Most of the guys here have always worn a birdie or fishbowl and have never been hit in the face. If you do get hit in the face, the majority of time its not serious, a few threads.

It doesnt matter what anybody here says, if you dont want to wear any face protection dont.

And the "if you play any level lower then the E" quote is getting old. How is it ok to not wear face protection in a league where you will make 4 to 5 hundred bucks a week, but is not ok to wear no face protection in a league where the vast majority of guys make significantly more money? The logic is just dumb. (assuming the logic being used is the same old same old if you make lots o cash its ok to get the face smoked)

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i've always worn a full face mask, and was considering going to a half shield when i decided to start back up after not playing for 12 years. re-thought that decision due to some expensive dental work(not hockey related) and glad i did. been hit in the face 2 times by a puck, just while sitting on the bench and once by a stick blade in the span of 4 months.

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try a different visor, i was tempted to ditch mine for the same reasons, but i upgraded to a better one with more ventilation, it's the same itech on Malkin wears, and i have had no problems with fogging.

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Fishbowls are dusty.

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DUUUSSSTTYYY!!

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12-31-2009, 05:47 AM
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Thanks all for chiming in. Some good stuff to think about. I have to admit I would be pissed if something serious did happen. I cannot see out of the cage so the next question would be to either try a different visor or try and get better using the one I have. Like I had mentioned I love it for the first half hour or so. I have the Itech Concept II full shield. Does anyone have this one or one like this one?

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Thanks all for chiming in. Some good stuff to think about. I have to admit I would be pissed if something serious did happen. I cannot see out of the cage so the next question would be to either try a different visor or try and get better using the one I have. Like I had mentioned I love it for the first half hour or so. I have the Itech Concept II full shield. Does anyone have this one or one like this one?
I wear a Concept II Deluxe full shield. I have no complaints whatsoever. A couple of guys on the NAHL team I voulenteer for wear the regular Concept II and have no issues with fogging.

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http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=600345

Read this before you go cageless. It's my experience of chipping two teeth.

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Read this before you go cageless. It's my experience of chipping two teeth.

I dont think he really needs to read what can happen, everyone is aware of what can happen.

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I dont think he really needs to read what can happen, everyone is aware of what can happen.
A little reminder of what might happen never hurts.

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Even a good health insurance plan usually doesn't cover more than 70% of dental, so why pay $3-400 because some d-bag high sticks you?

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Some insurance companies won't even pay anything if the teeth were broken while playing a sport, especially if you were negligent (not wearing a full-face that is).

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