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Discussion: Clear plastic facemasks

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Feb. 3, 2020
DLH-SanDiego
1 posts
Clear plastic facemasks
I pitch in various senior leagues and at age 67 my reflexes are slowing down a bit. I dislike traditional masks with the metal bars as they impair my vision.

Does anyone know of a safe, quality mask with a clear plastic cover?

All I have found so far is the Combat Youth Face Off Mask. https://store.phdsports.com/products/549

Thanks!

uusancal@gmail.com

Dave
Feb. 5, 2020
hitman
Men's 70
339 posts
Don't use the plastic ones, they aren't safe and according to some ratings they will maybe stop a 70mph ball, while most balls you would be concerned about will be traveling about 100+. Simple physics says that is more than twice the energy of the 70MPH.
Get a good helmet because the 1st reaction is to turn the head away leaving the temple exposed!!!!
Feb. 5, 2020
r4pitch
79 posts
I play major plus never wore a mask till senior ball. Wear it pitching bp Taking groundballs ...It really doesnt impair your vision ...Just get used to..It will be your new normal.Reid #4 team usa 55
Feb. 5, 2020
B.J.
791 posts
I agree with hitman... a few years ago I know of players who threw them out because they started to show signs surface cracks.. they now wear the rip-it masks
Feb. 6, 2020
mad dog
Men's 65
4177 posts
i used a ripit or champro adult fielding mask along with the base coaches/catchers helmet.....wear the helmet like catchers do(protects top and side)with the mask.....the metal masks have much greater view than any of the others to me....
Feb. 7, 2020
Fleck14
Men's 55
6 posts
Take a look at the Worth Legit Softball helmet/mask, it provides good visibility and is light weight with adjustable fit. I used it for a couple years then went to the Cascade CPV-R Lacrosse helmet for better protection when we bumped up to Majors. You can cut out the middle cross-bar on the mask for better visibility. This is similar to what the USSSA Majors players wear. Good luck and be safe!

https://www.hq4sports.com/worth-legit-protective-lgtph-slowpitch-softball-pitchers-mask.html

https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/cascade-cpv-r-lacrosse-helmet-w-black-mask-16casmcpvrlcrsshllxp/16casmcpvrlcrsshllxp

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