Thursday, June 12, 2008

Who needs goggles anyway?

If you haven't been hit in the face with a ball YET then you probably think you're going to be fine. Wrong. It's only a matter of time and let me tell you, you'll change your mind about the minor irritation of wearing goggles when you're recovering from the major irritation of swelling and stitches.

There are so many styles of goggles these days that you really have no excuse for not wearing them. I know a guy who wears a Ken Dryden mask! Dood is safe in that thing:) And you've probable seen those groovy wraparound shields that put RoboCop to shame. Well, in the spirit of summer cross-training, I've looked into what other sports are using to protect their peeps and this is the winner!

Ain't nothing getting through this cage. Not the ball or the racquet and not your mama neither. They come in pretty colours too!

You should know that the fellow in the photo above (Hi Owen!) wasn't wearing his goggles! He did want to mention that his opponent was drunk. Oh.

Anyway, first one to leave a comment telling me the sport these cage goggles came from wins a prize. Yay! (*Ed note: Greg, you've won. Now send us an email so we can get you your prize:)

Next up: The physics of squash. Sweet.

We'll post soon.

It's the summer.

We're outside. Cut us some slack. Jeez.

6 comments:

Greg said...

I'd guess lacrosse, but don't they wear full cages like in hockey? If it's not lacrosse, I'm going with european handball...

Greg said...

I just tried one of those Robocop I-Mask things this week. Quite comfy, no fogging up but I did have lots of glare from the lights, which was a bit distracting. And I looked pretty goofy.

Greg said...

Good thing I have a capital G in my name, otherwise this might have been confusing. Anyway, those are a lovely pair of Cascade Iris Factory Custom goggles available at: http://www.lacrossemonkey.com/casciris.html You could REALLY crowd your opponent in confidence wearing a pair of those.

Greg said...

Oh... the capital G didn't show up. I'm so confused now.

Greg said...

This isn't confusing at all now...

Lily said...

They're for women's lacrosse. Do you think they'd be suitable for squash?