View Full Version : Helmet fit with glasses
01-25-2006, 12:50 AM
I am going to be joining a roller league in my area next week. I've always played ice hockey my whole life either in a league or fun. Now that i will be required to wear a helmet again i was wondering if anyone knows of something that works with glasses. The glasses are newer than last time i wore a helmet and i'm not sure of a good alternative. I don't 100% need them to play but they would help. I tried on a helmet the other night, a bauer, and i couldn't wear my glasses because the padding sits right against my head as the glasses pass over my temple area. I might get contacts but am wondering if anyone has any ideas or knows anyone who solved this prob. Also does everyone playing roller hockey wear the girdle underneath, is it a required thing or is it one of those some do some don't thing?
01-25-2006, 02:58 AM
helmwt w/glasses...cut small amt of padding out to fit glasses stems? Asked Caitlin how she does it, and she said her glasses just fit (bauer 5000), although she wears her contacts now...
about 70% wear the girdle pads for hip/thigh protection...I don't and I average about 2-3 contusions per month, playing primarily defender position...some the size of a quarter, up to baseball size...I tell myself it's because I'm incredibly tough, or maybe I'm fat enough already, and hip/thigh pads make me look even fatter...so...the USAHIL rule book does NOT make hip protection mandatory, it's personal preference, but you will get bruising in the normal course of play.
see you out on the blue floor.
<font color=purple>DannyG</font color=purple>
01-25-2006, 12:47 PM
I have seen some guys playing with glasses and the helmet on, I think the helmet is just a little bit lose so the glasses could fit there, but I will ask the next time that I'm there playing with them.
The girdle, yep just like Dan (DannyG) said, it makes you look fat and with a huge rear end, I started playing almost 2 yeast a go and my first game I didn't wear one, but I spend most of the time on the floor (yes on the floor not skating, but tripping and flat on the floor) that same day, one of the experienced guys told me that probably it will be a good idea to get a girdle if I was going to stay in front of shoots, so I get one, and helped a lot at the beginning cause it will also helped if I fall. Now I feel like I don't really need to wear it, but since I like to dive to try to stop the forwards when the opposite team is on a breakaway and try to stay on some shots that go on net I think it twice and keep the girdle on. I still look fat with it, but... oh well. By the way Dan must be crazy, I will not take that many shoots without a girdle, sometimes wearing the girdle and stoping the puck stings and get you bruises, imagine without one... but like he said, he is one of the incredibly tough guys... not me. By the way and talking about girdles, the other day as a goalie I fell on my back and hurt my tail bone, and of course I was wearing the goalie shorts, so don't think that the girdle is going to protect you from everything... ouch I will have to be out for at least a week from hockey... it bothers me when I'm sitting down for a long period of time.
01-26-2006, 12:02 AM
Thanks, I was thinking of cutting away some of the padding myself. The bauers seem to have foam that would cut out easily with a rzor blade. Any one have an opinion on going with the half shield or full shield or cage. I always used a cage an liked it because of all the air i got but now that i don't have to wear a shield but need something because of the glasses i was thinking of maybe getting a half?
01-26-2006, 07:05 PM
Another idea would be to get the sport glasses. The ones that are like goggles that wrap around your head with and elastic band. They guy on my team says they work fine and stay on. You may want to consider that. I see a lot of people who wear glasses wear full cages or full shields. I hope this helps.
01-26-2006, 09:30 PM
I wear helmet with my glasses on. never did any thing to my helmet after i got the glasses. I wear a baur 5000. no fogs or no problems about the glasses not fitting in the helmet. you shouldnt have a problem. What Helmet do you got?
01-31-2006, 10:49 AM
Just wear contacts....
Shoot, score, then celebrate...followed by an appology for the pass you didn't make.
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