bunnyman666 Posted August 4, 2021 Share Posted August 4, 2021 Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Doesn’t sound all that practical until you hear this story… My goalie partner was having a shut out on his end. His team played immaculate defense and when they didn’t, he saved their bacon. His neck was sore from standing on his head. Pucks were finding him, not the back of the net. In the end, he was having a stellar game. That was, until he took a hard shot to the chin. It was a sickening sounding pop. He was down. No- he was okay, but he was searching for a screw. He found it, but the post bolt had broken. He decided that he was going to play the rest of the game. Since he didn’t have a spare mask, he was playing more tentatively. He felt that cage was loose despite it being a somewhat redundant screw. His 4-0 shutout became a 7-6 loss. One would say “have a spare set of hardware” on the bench.” Yes, but if your ice time is only an hour, you really don’t have time to fix it. A spare mask could be very expensive, and there is not one player helmet I would recommend as a combo. I have done research and there is not one I would recommend unless you can get a custom cage shaped like the old Torspo. I also wouldn’t touch a 30 plus year old SK2000 if my life depended upon it. I don’t know a good, economical solution to this quandary. I was going to sell my Victory helmet due to lack of use, but this sealed the deal. It is in my bag now (when I can return to the ice) and will go on the bench. You never know what will happen on the ice. Unless your league dresses an E-Bug (not likely), the game could end with a malfunctioning mask. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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