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Icehockey Helmets
« on: March 25, 2021, 10:27:07 AM »

Have been wondering about this now for a while. Has anyone tried an icehockey helmet for cricket? I'm kinda curious.
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2021, 10:31:12 AM »

Why would anyone want to? They don't look any more protective, visibility looks like it would be worse and they don't look any better value than helmets specifically made for cricket.

What lead you to wonder about this?
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 10:32:06 AM »

It will not work if you're facing reasonable pace bowling!
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 10:34:51 AM »

This bloke? Looks like it's one to avoid. https://youtu.be/scapZQe6_Iw?t=111
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2021, 10:37:35 AM »

Why would anyone want to? They don't look any more protective, visibility looks like it would be worse and they don't look any better value than helmets specifically made for cricket.

What lead you to wonder about this?
Exactly the points mentioned by you where I think the opposite. They offer you a better angle of visibility + the grill is attatched to the lid so you don't have any open space between helmet and grill.

Like on this pic you see the chin is protected, the grill is curved downwards, the visibility out of it seems to be pretty good. And I'm not sure about pace bowling argument. As puks are quicker and pack more punch you get them to the helmet as the edges are more dangerous. But at least this could be a good keepers helmet if not for batting.
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2021, 10:44:34 AM »

Surely the big pieces of grill over you eyes would effect your visibility??
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2021, 10:46:44 AM »

But if it did it would so for hockey players too and they have a smaller object to pass and play with. I've found one on our craigslist version here for free. I might give it a go actually and compare visibility.
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2021, 10:53:56 AM »

A puck would fit through the gap in a cricket helmet though, hence why they have a full grill.
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2021, 10:55:05 AM »

So like the established wicket keeping face masks?

https://www.cricket-hockey.com/en/aero-p2-kpr-face-protector?SubmitCurrency=1&id_currency=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw6fCCBhBNEiwAem5SO6Dq04eJqPbgYzPdGtk2SMfYrFZyPexDppIG6iO6JHySea097Q8inRoCBegQAvD_BwE

Or the baseball one if you think the cricket one isn't good enough?

https://www.baseballandsoftball.co.uk/acatalog/Rawlings--CHRNGD--Hockey-Style-Baseball-Catchers-Helmet---ADULT-RAWPR_CHRNGD.html

The concern about the gap between the peak and the top of the grille isn't really warranted in my opinion and means you get better visibility than with an ice hockey helmet. Don't many hockey players prefer playing without the grille because of comfort and visibility?
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2021, 11:00:27 AM »

It's less about not having a safe helmet in cricket helmets but a more accessible option. As I have no way to really go out and test cricket helmets myself I'm wondering about options which I actually can access and try on. Those helmets are out in the shops and I can just go there and test one if it should fit for the sport. Will test the free one if I can get it.
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2021, 11:01:20 AM »

A bit off topic but has there been any prototypes or research into cricket helmets with a transparent lid instead of the grill?
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2021, 11:27:33 AM »

A bit off topic but has there been any prototypes or research into cricket helmets with a transparent lid instead of the grill?


They didn't really catch on

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=41607.0
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2021, 11:35:34 AM »

A bit off topic but has there been any prototypes or research into cricket helmets with a transparent lid instead of the grill?

Yes. This was very fashionable a few decades ago. I remember watching highlights of Imran khan batting in one.
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2021, 11:40:53 AM »

It's less about not having a safe helmet in cricket helmets but a more accessible option. As I have no way to really go out and test cricket helmets myself I'm wondering about options which I actually can access and try on. Those helmets are out in the shops and I can just go there and test one if it should fit for the sport. Will test the free one if I can get it.

I think if you walked out with that on, on a Saturday you may soon find all the seamers loostening up and running in a little faster to test it out! 😂
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Re: Icehockey Helmets
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2021, 12:47:06 PM »

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