ArdeFIN Posted February 13 Share Posted February 13 I bought a new NME VTX so that for once I have "the best I can get" mask protecting me. The fit is perfect and while it is just a bit tight over my cheek bones that is all I can complain about the fit. The foam is interesting, there are Poron XRD blocks on both sides and some other softer foam around them on cheek and down to jaw. But the fore head and top is really hard foam. So that you barely can squeeze it down a few millimeters. Sure I have sweat band over my forehead which softens a lot. Not really related is my question about Bauer masks in general actually. It is the noise when I get a hit to the mask. Whether it is a puck or stick blade there is an annoying metallic rattle that makes my ears ring a bit. I'm sensitive to get my ears ringing but I haven't had it this bad with my REY mask. I had NME 5 when I started goalie and that was not a good mask (yeah, right ) but even that one didn't make similar sound as this VTX does. I've checked the cage, mask and screws and everything is in perfect condition. Rubber tubing is on place on the cage edges and what ever. Has anyone noticed anything similar or am I just too sensitive to the noise and need to get more used to it. Maybe my REY just was quieter and that said it is with double layer of maltese and 4/5mm stainless cheater cage. VTX is with certified cage just to mention. I haven't gotten any hard shots yet and no problem with the feeling of getting hit, it hasn't hurt my head any more than before. But the rattling sound when hit is terrible. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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