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 As most of you know, I am in the process of making my own fiberglass mask. Originally I was looking to buy one but they are too expensive for my budget at this time.

HOWEVER, since making my own mask is taking longer than I expected, I started looking again on eBay and other places.

I wanted one made in Canada or the US, but this one is from the Czech Republic. Made by REY helmet/Mask Company.

This mask looks great to me. Not an exact of the Liut but close enough and has its own originality to it. It also looks rugged.

It is listed for STREET/ROLLER (which is all my docs and surgeons are allowing me to play) use only, However REY would contemplate making a fiberglass one if someone wanted it... BUTTTTT... if i was going to buy a fiberglass mask, it would be from someone in this VGDP group.

THE PRICE of this mask is $99 plus $39 for shipping. The kicker is, it will take 6 weeks to deliver and clear customs.

IT LOOKS LIKE I WILL NE PLAYING IN THE CREASE AGAIN BEFORE I CAN FINISH MY MASK

ANY ADVICE IS DESPARATELY NEEDED.

THANKS AND CHEERS...


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I play ball hockey with custom fitted fiberglass goalie masks and I still get a stinger off the mask once in a while. 95% of the time its fine. Its the Liut style and the beak that are the donwfall to this mask style, its a pretty good edge for the puck or ball to hit and shift the mask on you. That really is what causes the damage in ball hockey. It doesn't have to move much for the bridge of your nose to get contact. Hockey puck off the mask is a different story and problems.

My point is, don't bother with non-custom masks if you are going to use it, even for ball hockey, definitely not roller hockey with those plastic pucks. Especially in your case where you have existing health concerns where you may need to hold back on what you can and can't do in the crease. If you are wearing a mask where you don't feel comfortable in, you will be a little more apprehensive or jumpy which may cause you inadvertently make sudden movement to avoid taking shots of the mask.

In my opinion the custom fitted mask is all about the locked in place feel the mask has, you do not want it shifting on you. The thickness is not really a factor.

Having said all that, you can achieve a pretty good fit with a non-custom mask if you have a smaller narrower face and can pad up the difference and make the mask fit pretty secure. The problem with that there are a lot of very, very big replica masks out there where there is no way its going to work. It seems this mask was at least made for the maker. Ask him what the width of his face is and compare it to yours. If yours is narrower than his, there is a chance it may work, if you face is wider that or the same width, don't bother. Its still not an ideal option though.
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Dayzer!!!! THANK YOU for the comprehensive advice especially including " my concerns vs apprehension" because only a goalie can know and understand this,

I sent my question about width, just waiting for a reply!

(BTW In reference to my health concerns, a company named Rollerfly sent me these plastic slide plates with 100s of ball bearings for my leg pads so my leg pads will slide in street/roller like they would in ice. I will post about them here on the VGMD in a appropriate section)

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I've been looking for something exactly like this! Where were you able to find it for sale?
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Might as well save up and get a custom. Rarely do I find a mask that can be padded to fit. Dayzer is right. Liut style masks shift even when moulded I might add. For me the one I wear for Ice hockey is my custom Higgins. Suit yourself but I think it is worth the money to merely save up. Unless you could try it ahead of time and it is the 1/100 that fit your face really well. Eyes lining up also an issue.

Good luck!

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Thanks. I have come to the same conclusion from various reading. I would only consider buying one like this to pad if I could get it for dirt cheap. I am pretty determined to start making these myself so I am going to go that route.
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