Intimidating goalie masks what are the steps in dating
Get a measuring tape and measure around your head, just above the eyebrow.
Then refer to the mask manufacturers sizing charts for the size that will closest fit you (This measurement does not take in to consideration people with wider or narrower, long or shorter faces, this is for general fitting purposes only).
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If you are going to be purchasing a used mask, or a stock mask there is a general measurement you will want to take or know.
Also if you wear fitted hats, your hat size can help you determine what size mask you may need.
If you are going for a custom fitting mask, there are a few things you will need to do, depending on the mask maker.
Some associations require that goalies use a HECC or CSA certified mask. ) Ok, with that being said lets move on to the fun side of this article, and that is the masks!
These masks are available in a variety of sizes including senior, junior and youth.
Generally they are a mass produced mask, usually made out of some type of plastic and while they can be protective and safe, you really need to know what level you will be using the mask at, and make a decision based on that.
Let me say one thing before we dig further into the different types of masks that are out there…THIS IS ONE AREA YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE CHEAP WITH!
Again I cannot stress this enough, DON’T SKIMP ON YOUR MASK PURCHASE.
I have seen a lot of people buy a cheap mask, and a month or so later it is chipped, cracked, or even worse they have gotten a head injury from it failing to protect them.