As much as i love playing goalie the whole mask situation has me a bit worried, currently i'm using a OTNY CC with tan foam, the shell of the mask seems perfectly fine, but the type of foam and the lack of it (only 1 cm thick through out) has me thinking about how i can improve the impact absorption of the mask. Ive been looking around at the different aftermarket foams available from shocktec, sorbothane, maltease, etc. So far i haven't found a source compering the impact absorption of the different foams and combination of different density foams. So im going to conduct my own tests, i will be doing this using a load cell, where i drop a known weight from an exact height on and see how much force it generates, then doing the same with foam on the load cell to see how much force the foam absorbs. I will also look at how the thickness of the foam affects the absorption and whether or not it is linear and whether mixing different density foams makes a difference.
Ill also be looking at finding different ways of mounting the cage to the mask and how i can make sure the cage is transferring less force into the mask.
If any one has any more ideas, suggestions, or critiques of the test methodology let me know!