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How to wear a hockey helmet


A helmet is an essential piece of equipment when playing hockey. In ice hockey, being hit on the head may cause a fatal risk. It is necessary for ice hockey players, especially the teenagers who play ice hockey, to choose the right ice hockey helmet.

The helmet should fit the head

The number one consideration when buying a hockey helmet is fit. This applies not only to hockey helmets, but to any helmet. If the helmet does not fit closely to your head, it will not be a good protection when your head is hit.

In order to ensure the correct size of the hockey helmet, we recommend that you choose a physical store to try it on. When trying on the helmet, extend the helmet to the maximum to wear on the head, then slowly tighten the helmet so that the head is snug against the helmet. The helmet fit means it won't swing around your head when you shake your head from side to side, and you won't feel discomfort or pain.

The helmet is caught right on the eyebrow or slightly above the eyebrow, and it is OK when the helmet is clearly felt against the crown of the teeth, temples, neck and forehead. If you feel noticeably uncomfortable wearing the helmet, it may be too small. Also, if you can't clamp it tight enough to fit, the helmet is probably too big.

Helmets should pay more attention to their protective role

Not all helmets come with a face mask or goggles, depending on the specific needs of the game. If you follow the NHL, you may find that some players wear helmets that don't seem to fit well or even provide much protection, depending on the positioning of the game and personal preferences and personal styles of some players.

As far as parents are concerned, the choice of helmets for children should pay more attention to its safety and protective role, small accessories such as mouth guards can not be ignored, mouth guards can not only protect teeth from damage, but also greatly reduce the impact of external forces on the brain, a small mouth guard may greatly reduce the risk of concussion.

Helmet life

The shelf life of a hockey helmet can be between 5 and 10 years, depending on the material and brand. Basically every helmet will be affixed with a different association certification, most of the certification is about 5 years of use. Helmets should not be used after this life, after all, foam and plastic will age, if continued use will be a risk of injury.

After selecting and purchasing the right helmet, you should get into the habit of checking the helmet frequently to make sure it does not have any cracks or missing parts, and if so, repair or replace it as soon as possible.

Know the details of the equipment

Many parents do not carefully understand the details of the equipment when purchasing equipment, which will affect the protective effect of children in use. For example, some parents do not pay attention to the protective sponge inside the helmet for the temple and chin, resulting in the child wearing, these protective sponges are not in the appropriate position, which brings hidden dangers to the child's safety. Therefore, in the selection of equipment, in addition to asking the price, parents should also carefully understand the design of every detail of the equipment, so as to maximize the protective effect of the equipment on the child.

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