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30 minutes ago, dreadlocked1 said:

What is that?

Looks like a cross between a goalie mask and a skateboard helmet.

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On 3/22/2020 at 1:34 PM, johncho said:

It's a OneZee mask, the creator just got approved for his patent I think.

exactly

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The Onezee design makes a lot of sense and I will be buying one once they actually have a version that is available to the public.  I do hope that he changes the name ;)

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1 hour ago, beansbats said:

The Onezee design makes a lot of sense and I will be buying one once they actually have a version that is available to the public.  I do hope that he changes the name ;)

I have a small child - we can both be wearing onesies at the same time now 🤣

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While it may afford better protection to the head globally, I don't see where this is necessarily an improvement in concussion protection. It' really just a full-face motorcycle helmet.  Not sure how it protects the head from rapid accelerations associated with concussions.

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1 hour ago, Colander said:

While it may afford better protection to the head globally, I don't see where this is necessarily an improvement in concussion protection. It' really just a full-face motorcycle helmet.  Not sure how it protects the head from rapid accelerations associated with concussions.

The OneZee design is a single piece, no backplate, which makes the shell stiffer. A stiffer shell deforms less on impact which means that energy is distributed more evenly throughout the shell; in combination with appropriate padding, this should reduce the amount of energy that is transferred into your skull, when compared to a two-piece helmet.

It won't stop someone being concussed when their head snaps a foot to the right off a blindside hit, but it is an improvement over the traditional two-piece design.

In particular, it should provide notably more protection if someone falls or is knocked backwards, and hits their head on the post or ice. Because of the separation between the shell and the internal harness, the head has significantly more time to decelerate before impact.

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15 hours ago, CJ Boiss said:

[...] In particular, it should provide notably more protection if someone falls or is knocked backwards, and hits their head on the post or ice. Because of the separation between the shell and the internal harness, the head has significantly more time to decelerate before impact.

This is a good point, I've seen a couple of awkward backward falls causing some injury that could have been avoided with such a design. Not to mention once a guy getting pushed back and hitting the crossbar pretty hard.

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4 hours ago, johncho said:

This is a good point, I've seen a couple of awkward backward falls causing some injury that could have been avoided with such a design. Not to mention once a guy getting pushed back and hitting the crossbar pretty hard.

Didn't Corey Crawford get concussed last year because he hit the back of his head on the post after someone ran into him? 

Yeah, the OneZee design might've saved him a lot of trouble.

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Knowing what we now know about Thomas and his head injuries at this point, I really felt for him as I watched him stretching, looking up at the big board and studying the collision that just took Lehtonen out. He must have had some thoughts running through his mind... 

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17 minutes ago, coopaloop1234 said:

This was worse.

Helmet-to-helmet, and then Lehtonen clipped his head on the crossbar after his helmet came flying off. Yeah...

Though Crawford's is a perfect example of what the OneZee design would help protect against, which is why I used it as an example.

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I communicated with "Philly Mike" on IG. He knows the owner and is helping him?

Apparently, they have safety data and they will release it. This is exactly what the industry needs. Don't say "it's better because it has more surface area". Say "in impact testing, we had good results because of feature X and here is the data".

Interestingly enough, there's generally a correlation between weight and safety. The heavier the helmet is, the more impact is can absorb. why? Because generally speaking, density = absorption. Things that are dense are usually heavy.

My first question to Philly Mike was about the weight. He said it's not heavier than any other other maks and feels it's very light. Fascinated to see how this plays out.

To me? Best case scenario is that Onezee sells / licenses the design to a big player who can couple this with an engineered liner.

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