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Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:54 pm 
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hey guys, im looking into getting a new catchers mask but i wanted yalls opinion first- 2 piece or hockey style? what has worked better for yall, whats more comfortable, better vision, protection, etc. thanks guys


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 Post subject: Re: catchers mask
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:38 am 
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I like traditional masks better. Used to be a hockey mask guy, but always felt like it was too heavy.

As for protection goes, I believe that two-piece masks reduce the chances of a concussion. If a foul tip hits the mask, it will move away from its original position while keeping the helmet in place, decreasing the strength of the impact. A hockey mask can't go anywhere, since it is worn 'fully' by the catcher. I know other catchers that feel the same way about this.

All Star makes very light tow-piece models that offer very good visibility and protection. I've been wearing their FM25TI (titanium model) for the last 4 seasons without complaints so far.


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 Post subject: Re: catchers mask
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:55 am 
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2-piece traditional, and it's not even close.
Every time I hear that some baseball league has gone mandatory hockey style, I think the same thing as when I hear that there's a new law regarding mandatory bike helmets... someone's making a whole lotta money on this deal.


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