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    Helmet or no helmet

    If you had to bat proffesionally and you got the choice to where a helmet what would you say yes/no

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    Yes. And anyone who chooses no deserves what they get.
    Or something.

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    I wear a helmet every time I bat.

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    Still more flexibility with no helmet


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    yeah, your skull is mucho's more flexible.

    doesn't really matter helmet or no helmet.
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    Usually where a Helmet, but after I've been there for a while, I prefer to take it off because it tends to get too hot in there.

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    I used to never wear one but I decided to do so a few seasons ago. Now i wear one almost all the time.

    Incidentally, i got hit on the helmet for the first time last week

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    Never wear a helmet. I feel fairly confident in my reflexes.
    Cause Slifer said so.........!!!!

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    The higher level you go, the more essential it is to wear a helmet. At the FC level and above, its pretty much a requirement or you won't last long.

    If I was a fast bowler and I saw someone coming in without a helmet, I'd bowl bouncers until one hits him in the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    The higher level you go, the more essential it is to wear a helmet. At the FC level and above, its pretty much a requirement or you won't last long.

    If I was a fast bowler and I saw someone coming in without a helmet, I'd bowl bouncers until one hits him in the head.
    They lasted pretty well in the old days...

    I prefer to bat without a helmet but i'm not allowed to because i'm U18

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    I've had ball-and-face moments too often to bat without - unless it's a ridiculously low standard of bowling, The way I generally bat as a tailender facing quicks at the end of the innings (i.e. charging anyone and everyone) combined with a hideous lack of talent is likely to make me head for casualty before too long without.
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    Quote Originally Posted by open365
    They lasted pretty well in the old days...

    I prefer to bat without a helmet but i'm not allowed to because i'm U18
    People didn't hook compulsively in the old days.

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    I hate wearing a helmet, but I'd never bat without one.

    Incidentally, I've only ever faced one ball above chest height. It knocked my helmet off.
    Last edited by steds; 01-11-2006 at 12:49 PM.

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    Viv Richards never wore a helmet and was never hit. I don't wear one either because it's not necessary at lower levels. I never wear a box either, I've only been hit once. It was quite painful and I ended up being put in charge of the Christmas Rotary Club Funds for that year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    I head wearing a helmet, but I'd never bat without one.
    You "head wearing a helmet"?
    I bet that's the first time that statement has ever been used in the history of the Universe.

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