Phantom31 Posted April 17, 2021 Share Posted April 17, 2021 (edited) Hi all, First time poster. Rec league goalie (men's A/B) and usually get plenty of shots from former Junior/college types who can still rip it. I'm also a small goalie (5'8" on skates) and take a lot of headshots as a result. Probably replaced three or four cages in the last few years. I have an Itech 961 that I bought new in 2006. It has been an absolute tank. Shell is still good, no visible chips/cracks. I installed the Maltese kit a couple years ago and the foam is still in good shape. That said, I almost hadn't realized how old the Itech is, and wasn't sure if there's a recommended "replace after X years" rule with masks. I don't if the best thing is to leave it as is, install new EcoPro Foam kit in the Itech, or just buy the new Bauer 960 (2020) and keep the old warhorse as a backup. I have had a couple of concussions in the past (two from competing horses, one from getting drilled in the crease by dman and opposing player) and want to be conservative on the head protection. Both options seem reasonable, I just can't decide what the right one is. Regarding the new Bauer 960, I'm right between the med/large sizes (57.5cm) and unsure if I should just get the large? I'm female FWIW. No stores anywhere near me to try things on, unfortunately. Thanks for listening! Edited April 17, 2021 by Phantom31 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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