Pros: Great value, Quality, Easy to use, Features
When I decided to purchase a new helmet, I had already decided I wanted the Easton S-19 because I had read all the statistics about the comfort and lightweight characteristics of the new product. When I went into the Total Hockey store in Downers Grove, I tried the Easton on. Yes, it was light, but when I took my hand and slapped the side of the helmet, I felt the impact, even from a soft blow. It seemed like it didn't eliminate the effect of the impact, it only redistributed it. I pointed this out to a sales associate, and he recommended the Cascade M-11. I went for it. You can slam this helmet as hard as you can, and you won't feel a thing. I got hit with a slap shot the first time I used the helmet, right next to the ear guard. My team mates thought the helmet would be cracked. Not only did the helmet survive, but I never felt the impact. I wasn't even phased. Last week, I was completely upended and came down head first on the ice. I did not feel a thing. The protective capabilities of this helmet are absolutely amazing. If you are concerned about preventing injury, you can't go wrong with this helmet. It is not cheap, but I'm convinced it was well worth the money.