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Whatever happened to that "middle bar"-style facemask?

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A similar facemask was worn by Dan Dierdorf; however, his facemask was used on both sides of the helmet.

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11 hours ago, johnnysama said:

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A similar facemask was worn by Dan Dierdorf; however, his facemask was used on both sides of the helmet.

That must be like a 10 pound facemask. That thing needs 14 screws to keep it on, most just need 6

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On 1/9/2019 at 12:40 PM, johnnysama said:

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A similar facemask was worn by Dan Dierdorf; however, his facemask was used on both sides of the helmet.

 

That's crazy! What's the story behind that I wonder? That took a lot of work to create and there had to be a method to the madness... 

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7 hours ago, OaklandIsBack said:

The 2019 rule change phasing out some older helmet models has changed a few “classic” looks

 

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I went through the entire thread to make sure nobody posted this mask yet and it was waiting in the very last post!

 

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11 hours ago, OaklandIsBack said:

The 2019 rule change phasing out some older helmet models has changed a few “classic” looks

 

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Interesting to see that the obsolete VSR4s are all being replaced by Speedflex helmets.

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11 hours ago, OaklandIsBack said:

The 2019 rule change phasing out some older helmet models has changed a few “classic” looks

Yes but most of those guys that had them before are grandfathered in to keep their old helmet if they wanted. Brady went back to his old helmet after a few weeks and Antonio Brown continued to wear his old Schutt helmet.

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32 minutes ago, johnnysama said:

Interesting to see that the obsolete VSR4s are all being replaced by Speedflex helmets.

 

I'm willing to bet those are the custom fit speedflex models so it's probably an easier sell to get the old dogs to abandon their 30 year old helmet technology.

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They should make a modern version on the vsr4 with better technology. I think the NFL needs to preserve that classic helmet shape. The vsr4 is my all time favorite and its sad to see it go.

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3 hours ago, DouglasQuaid said:

They should make a modern version on the vsr4 with better technology. I think the NFL needs to preserve that classic helmet shape. The vsr4 is my all time favorite and its sad to see it go.

I agree. Although Schutt has tried hard to preserve that classic shape in some of their helmet models.

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I really want these helmet manufacturers to stop making helmets with stupid designs. I really hate the vents even though I'm sure there has to be a specific reason for it right? If not then it shouldn't even be a thing.

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16 hours ago, johnnysama said:

I agree. Although Schutt has tried hard to preserve that classic shape in some of their helmet models.

Yeah. Take Riddell and Schutt's safest helmets according to the 2018 NFL Helmet Test. Schutt Air XP Pro VTD 11 in Green, Riddell Speedflex Precision in Orange. Schutt's looks way more traditional, while Riddell's has so many Vents and Raised Sections.

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