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01-18-2010, 11:18 PM
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Switching from Cage to Visor

So I'm 18 and I've had enough of the Cage it pissed me off so much, no clue why... I'm looking to buy a visor and right now I had this one in mind http://www.sportchek.ca/product/inde...ductId=3722885 feel free to criticize but in my mind it looks really nice

Also how's the change from Cage to Visor?

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So I'm 18 and I've had enough of the Cage it pissed me off so much, no clue why... I'm looking to buy a visor and right now I had this one in mind http://www.sportchek.ca/product/inde...ductId=3722885 feel free to criticize but in my mind it looks really nice

Also how's the change from Cage to Visor?
three point visors are dusty.

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01-19-2010, 02:32 AM
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three point visors are dusty.
Three point visors are CSA-approved.

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I just got an Oakley straight. Great investment!

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Whoa that's one pricey halfy! I got an Itech tinted Aviator (I think) after my college playing days ended (cage required). The first time I wore it, I didn't like it at all. My lower face and jaw felt exposed (because they are) and it felt as I could lose my teeth at any second. I switched back to the cage for about a week, then went full time with the half shield and now I love it. It drastically improved my ability to control the puck with my feet too. Plus you'll look legit.

And I've actually had a few high stick incidents and what not so it did its job and I was without a scratch!

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three point visors are dusty.
Amen brotha.

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I just got an Oakley straight. Great investment!
Pic and price?

Oakley can't be that cheap, can they.

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So I'm 18 and I've had enough of the Cage it pissed me off so much, no clue why... I'm looking to buy a visor and right now I had this one in mind http://www.sportchek.ca/product/inde...ductId=3722885 feel free to criticize but in my mind it looks really nice

Also how's the change from Cage to Visor?
I just bought the Deluxe X100 Off hockeymonkey a few weeks ago, and I like it! Got an anti fog coating on it, and it hasn't fogged up yet.

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/bauer-dx...lf-shield.html

Or the exact same thing but cheaper cause of the dieing Itech Logo

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/itech-ho...lds-dx100.html

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The change from cage to visor is great. Visibility is much better in my opinion.

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Like night and day, just get a good mouth guard and dental insurance

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Haha thanks guys, I'm not a stranger to face shots, I play rugby and take kicks and punches to the face all the time. My trusty mouthguard bails out my teeth, and I have a good dental plan.

I'll probably go buy this visor on friday.

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I don't think Oakleys are that bad on price, most of what I've seen are around 60 bucks. I personally have a Bauer visor, but I've heard a lot of good things about Oakley and am thinking of switching.

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I just got an Oakley straight. Great investment!
+1.
I like it. Just need to play more.

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Dude, your mouthguard isnt going to stop a puck or a hard stick to the teeth or an elbow

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Three point visors are CSA-approved.
Just slap on your neck guard with your three point and you'll be all certified and ready to bend.

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Just slap on your neck guard with your three point and you'll be all certified and ready to bend.


Thats good, there has been a few great one liners lately

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Just slap on your neck guard with your three point and you'll be all certified and ready to bend.
Har har har!

Some leagues require CSA-certified facial protection. Keep that in mind. The league I'm in certainly does. Doesn't matter if it's a cage, visor, or bubble... if it's not certified you get tossed.

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Id stick with the cage unless you have a good friend who is a dentist. All its going to take is a wayward puck, highstick or elbow and you will be looking at a broken jaw and/or a few missing teeth.

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I have broke my jaw before, lost teeth so no biggie... That's life, **** happens.

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I have broke my jaw before, lost teeth so no biggie... That's life, **** happens.
I've lost teeth before as well. That's hockey/life as you have stated.

I tried to get used to a cage and full face shield in the late 80s early 90s and just could not. I went without anything since then until this year when I fianlly found a visor that optically felt like I was not wearing anything which was the Bauer HS22 straight cut visor.

I have a couple of dingers from highsticks it saved me from, previously I would just bleed and after I got home would apply a butterfly band-aid to close the wound

It has been nice not getting small cuts this past year for a change.

The visor won't help me with losing teeth or what have you but whatever, over 40 now and I do not play seriously anymore so it should be good more or less.

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I've lost teeth before as well. That's hockey/life as you have stated.

I tried to get used to a cage and full face shield in the late 80s early 90s and just could not. I went without anything since then until this year when I fianlly found a visor that optically felt like I was not wearing anything which was the Bauer HS22 straight cut visor.

I have a couple of dingers from highsticks it saved me from, previously I would just bleed and after I got home would apply a butterfly band-aid to close the wound

It has been nice not getting small cuts this past year for a change.

The visor won't help me with losing teeth or what have you but whatever, over 40 now and I do not play seriously anymore so it should be good more or less.
Haha yea man, look at all those NHL players sure they get a high sticks every now and then but it doesn't stop them from slapping that visor on. I hate the restricted visibility with a cage and I just want to make the change now so I can get used to it before I start next season.

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