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Head First Protective Curling Headgear: Toque

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SKU: HEADG-T
$49.00 to $64.00

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  • Toque provides protection to the back of the head in the event of the fall.
  • Falls happen to even the most seasoned curlers, but don't worry, Goldline's exclusive protective headgear is specifically designed to reduce injury, while incorporating popular hat styles.

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Head First

Falls happen to even the most seasoned curlers, but don’t worry, Goldline’s exclusive Head First protective headgear is specifically designed to reduce injury, while incorporating popular styles.

The protective component is made of the same strong material as bicycle helmets - expanded polystyrene (EPS).

The EPS is sandwiched between a thin polycarbonate outer shell and an inner layer of foam - in the event of a fall, deceleration is managed as the EPS is crushed.

Head First and CSA Approval?

There is currently no test standard specific to headgear that protects only in the event of a fall onto the back of the head. Biokinetics an Ottawa-based testing company, suggested that the impact test from the CSA hockey helmet standard was the closest relevant test to simulate a fall to the ice. Therefore the impact test from the CSA ice hockey helmet standard was used to test the Head First line of products. The Head First headgear passed this impact test.

CUSTOM CRESTING

Head First headgear offers a perfect platform for adding your custom logo. Please contact customer service for pricing and details.

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Not suitable for junior curlers?

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I bought 2 of these for my kids a year ago (Sept/Oct 2017), they are both under 12, and new CSA rules required head protection. Now a year later (Oct 2018) I'm required to use something that meets CSA standards... which this does not (unless anyone can clarify?). Unless this meets standards, it seems to be a product to avoid, at least for juniors...

OWNER'S RESPONSE:

There does need to be more clarity around helmet requirements for curling in Canada. At present there is no CSA standard for protective headgear for the sport of curling. This particular product was tested to the CSA standards for hockey helmets, and passed. However, that does not mean it is CSA approved for use in curling, as that designation is not currently possible.