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goggles? goggles? goggles?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Viet_gansta17, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Viet_gansta17

    Viet_gansta17 Regular Member

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    Alright, so new Ontario law states that students high school must wear goggles when playing badminton, (which i think is really dumb). but o well at least your being protected. anywho, anyone know any brands that i can but for a fair price that WONT FOG, and no glare + fish eye effect? something thats perfect for the game thanks!
     
  2. ray_mond

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    tough luck buddy. i believe my pair fogs, and its by head. im not sure, but i've only seen one person have their goggles fog up, and that was because he was pretty chubby on the face. glare, not so much, but you can definitely tell that the vision is different. fish eye effect, not really, just a bit. The thing i hated the most was the huge nose piece and the arms on the side, blocked peripheral vision a bit
     
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    This isn't the first time I've heard about this.. ;)

    I've seen people having the shuttle smashed into their mouth from the net, and I myself have killed the shuttle so hard at an opponent's head ( by accident ), making the shuttle bounce off his head and over the net again. One day, someone may get hit in the eyes.. who knows.
     
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    the more pain, the faster you learn ;)
     
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    Maybe have a look at squash or racquetball goggles.
     
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    I had a shuttle killed on my head the other day. It hurt rather alot.

    I can see why you're being told to wear goggles, but I still think they'll be annoying at first. I would imagine that squash goggles would be the best though.
     
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    dunlop make good glasses for squash which will be suitable for you.

    a Korean player is partially blind from a shuttle hit. Think he was the one who lost to TH in the gold medal match.

    I might try playing with my squash glasses... that way i won't turn my head away and may have a slight chance of returning a smash from close range.
     
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    He must be Shon Seung Mo.

    We can take the risks can play without goggles, or wear goggles and not enjoy the game of badminton as much..
     
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    try black knight, i know it meets the standards and have cool colours!
     
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    Wow I couldn't imagine wearing goggles in a badminton match.
     
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    agreed. The BK ones IMO are better than most goggles (atleast for badminton that is)
     
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    To borrow a line from a cricketing great:
    "What's that thing in your hand for?" ;)

    Sunil Gavaskar, Clive Lloyd, Vivian Richards and many other legends of the game chose not to wear a helmet when facing a solid ball violently hurled by the fearsome likes of 'Big Bird' Joel Garner, Jeff Thomson, Michael Holding, Dennis Lillee, Malcolm Marshal, Andy Roberts, Ray Lindwall, etc.

    Of course, it is 'safer' to wear a helmet.
    But their point was: Well, what's the bat for?

    Unless you're partnering a really crappy player who likes to feed short lifts to the net when you're guarding it, it's highly unlikely that you'll suffer an incapacitating injury from a smash, even at very close-quarters.

    I have had my share of being whacked on the top of my head, on the ear (that's painful), on my back and on the left eye (that's very painful). The first two didn't come from my opponent... they came from my partner :p

    Getting hit is not very encouraging... but my point is that, against killer shots, your racquet is your best defence.
    Hold it up... and look through it.
    That ensures the shuttle won't hit you in the face.

    The other option is to turn away.
    But, if you're slow, you risk being hit on the ear.
    Ouch!

    Cricket has had its accidents... and they come from full-tosses, wicked bouncers, uneven surfaces, etc. And accidents continue to happen.

    In training, the golden rule for batsmen is: keep your eye on the ball.
    Those who do that seldom get hit on the head.
    Those who look away or turn usually get hit.

    This dictum applies equally well in badminton.
    If you don't like it, go get an Oakley ;)
     
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    the squash brands are probably the best bet as mentioned above


    my old coach told me that one of his friends got hit in the eye went to hospital and they said he has to start wearing eye protection because next time they wont treat him.
     
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    If that's the case with cricket.. why shouldn't us badminton players also wear a cup to protect.. you know where ;).
     
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    I do know that Taekwondo allows you to wear a groin protector as I've used it before. Only applies to men though... Haha...;)

    Badminton is a very precise sport, it requires very accurate strokes and shots. Having a goggle on, the player may not able to obtain the true vision of the shuttlecock because of spectrum effects (eg. Reflections). Also, would those who wear glasses like to have yet another piece of object in front of their nose?

    We know that badminton can be very lethal to some especially when the shuttlecock travels very fast during a game, but how rarely do you have players who got **HEAD SHOT** by the other players with shuttlecocks and died?

    Seriously, Ontario should use their brains when they come up with new regulations and all. British Columbia "For The Win"! :D:D

    EDIT: Is this another gimmick for equipment providers to obtain additional revenue from students? Because if it is, sucks to the Ontario School Board...
     
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    Wearing eye protection should be good. Sometimes, there is no time to raise the racquet to defend oneself. I've been hit a few times by the opponent with the shuttle.
     
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    Let em clarify this:
    I'm NOT discounting protective wear.

    When patrolling the net, I too get hit... frequently too.
    But getting hit is what taught me to keep my racquet up.

    Today, I still get hit... but not on the face :p
    And, IMHO, that's the only place where a shuttle could inflict serious injury.
     

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