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Easton Raptor Helmet — Take Two

Sunday we introduced you to the new Raptor helmet from Easton. Your responses to the new helmet were pretty much unanimous. Today, we want to show you more angles of the helmet to be fair.


Sunday we introduced you to the new Raptor helmet from Easton. Your responses to the new helmet were pretty much unanimous:

 

“won’t use it for lacrosse…will use it for a sick Master Chief costume”

“thats a joke right….that helmet is uglier that the warrior ones. i would rather wear a riddell than that piece. lets me real and just let cascade make helmets”

“that helmet would be good..for someone who wants no tilt and likes to second bar it…”

“ill stick with my pro 7”

“the face mask looks really dumb”

“speechless! I can’t even think of anything to say! I was so looking forward to this helmet and just puked in my mouth! I was so pro Riddell looks like Cascade got me back!!!!”

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We thought maybe showing more images from different angles may change your mind…or not. So please view the Raptor below and tell us if you still feel the same way or if you are feeling different about it now. We really want to know what you think. Model not included.

Click a photo to begin slide show and leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Laxer76
Laxer76
9 years ago

There’s a reason Easton recalled these, they realized they made a piece of crap. Do everyone a favor, and get yourself a nice Pro7, CPX-R, CPV, hell even a TII would be better than this crap. Easton needs to stick to baseball

Laxer76
Laxer76
9 years ago

There’s a reason Easton recalled these, they realized they made a piece of crap. Do everyone a favor, and get yourself a nice Pro7, CPX-R, CPV, hell even a TII would be better than this crap. Easton needs to stick to baseball

Mjbiell
Mjbiell
9 years ago

that girl and the helmet look dumb. i agree it is better than the cpxr but if you pick this over a pro7 youre insane. pro7 will always be THE lacrosse helmet, idk why others even try to compete.

Weston Polivka
10 years ago

reminds me of Halo

Garygvillines
Garygvillines
10 years ago

idk. i like it. but then again i like Pro Bull Riding too so maybe i could use this helmet for lax and pbr

Garygvillines
Garygvillines
10 years ago

idk. i like it. but then again i like Pro Bull Riding too so maybe i could use this helmet for lax and pbr

CanadianBacon
CanadianBacon
10 years ago

the flatter face mask looks like it would really be useful for seeing the ball as a goalie

CanadianBacon
CanadianBacon
10 years ago

the flatter face mask looks like it would really be useful for seeing the ball as a goalie

Mikelmomo76
Mikelmomo76
10 years ago

only thing i suggest is redoing the cage make it less bulky and more low profile. and instead of having the vertical bar tucked underneath the visor, attach it to the tip like the pro7

Mikelmomo76
Mikelmomo76
10 years ago
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the two side bars should also be thinner instead of almost protruding out of the mask

Mikelmomo76
Mikelmomo76
10 years ago

only thing i suggest is redoing the cage make it less bulky and more low profile. and instead of having the vertical bar tucked underneath the visor, attach it to the tip like the pro7

Mikelmomo76
Mikelmomo76
10 years ago

only thing i suggest is redoing the cage make it less bulky and more low profile. and instead of having the vertical bar tucked underneath the visor, attach it to the tip like the pro7

Kofe
Kofe
10 years ago

for all of you guys that were at the Big city classic, did you bother talkin to the rep? when I discussed how alo of people were commenting on the facemask coming out far, # 1 he said that the face mask is not sticking out further, they cut the visor back to open up the sight lines. and key point #2 – they are going to change the mask a bit before the product is available to the public in October.

This is the lightest helmet I have tried on and the fitment system amde it real comfortable. I have a Pro 7 and a CRX R and would wear this (and keep the other 2) any day..

I think purchasing this helmet will depend on Price and customization options..

Kofe
Kofe
10 years ago

for all of you guys that were at the Big city classic, did you bother talkin to the rep? when I discussed how alo of people were commenting on the facemask coming out far, # 1 he said that the face mask is not sticking out further, they cut the visor back to open up the sight lines. and key point #2 – they are going to change the mask a bit before the product is available to the public in October.

This is the lightest helmet I have tried on and the fitment system amde it real comfortable. I have a Pro 7 and a CRX R and would wear this (and keep the other 2) any day..

I think purchasing this helmet will depend on Price and customization options..

Kofe
Kofe
10 years ago

for all of you guys that were at the Big city classic, did you bother talkin to the rep? when I discussed how alo of people were commenting on the facemask coming out far, # 1 he said that the face mask is not sticking out further, they cut the visor back to open up the sight lines. and key point #2 – they are going to change the mask a bit before the product is available to the public in October.

This is the lightest helmet I have tried on and the fitment system amde it real comfortable. I have a Pro 7 and a CRX R and would wear this (and keep the other 2) any day..

I think purchasing this helmet will depend on Price and customization options..

Mark Westfall
10 years ago

This is gonna be like the CPX-R, everybody is going to hate on it then when it’s released people are going to absolutely crazy for it. I switched from the PRO 7 to the CPX-R and would never go back. But i still don’t know….

Thaiguy11
Thaiguy11
10 years ago

How much does it cost?

Thaiguy11
Thaiguy11
10 years ago

How much does it cost?

Thaiguy11
Thaiguy11
10 years ago

How much does it cost?

guest
guest
10 years ago

its actually real sick and extra comfy

guest
guest
10 years ago

its actually real sick and extra comfy

guest
guest
10 years ago

its actually real sick and extra comfy

guest
guest
10 years ago

its actually real sick and extra comfy

psu_lax
psu_lax
10 years ago

I’m gonna need to see it customized for a team before making a decision.

psu_lax
psu_lax
10 years ago

I’m gonna need to see it customized for a team before making a decision.

Imlax23
Imlax23
10 years ago

on a second look…i’ll agree, it’s cool

asdf
asdf
10 years ago

You’re judging it by looking at it on some random girl, there’s pics of St Andrew’s wearing it that I linked at the bottom. Not only that, you probably haven’t seen it in person, nor are there pics of custom colors yet. After all, it’s only a prototype design. There’s no doubt that this can be revolutionary if we can give it a chance. Here’s a link to St. Andrews wearing it on Sunday:

http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2011/04/03/saint-andrews-9-don-bosco-8-ot-game-photos

asdf
asdf
10 years ago

You’re judging it by looking at it on some random girl, there’s pics of St Andrew’s wearing it that I linked at the bottom. Not only that, you probably haven’t seen it in person, nor are there pics of custom colors yet. After all, it’s only a prototype design. There’s no doubt that this can be revolutionary if we can give it a chance. Here’s a link to St. Andrews wearing it on Sunday:

http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2011/04/03/saint-andrews-9-don-bosco-8-ot-game-photos

Nick Sentoso
10 years ago

Nobody seems to like this helmet. I don’t think most of the people that has commenter on this helmet has ever used it. I haven’t used it yet but I don’t think its fair to completely hate the helmet just because you’ve seen a couple pictures and decided you didn’t like the way it looked. For the record, I don’t mind the way the helmet looks.

Kwood51
Kwood51
10 years ago

I just cant see my self wearing it. It just doesn’t look right

CNYlax
CNYlax
10 years ago

always have and always will rep CNY by wearing cascade. easton is a baseball brand and doesnt deserve to be seen anywhere near a lax field

CharlieBROWN
CharlieBROWN
10 years ago

I have seen this helmet in person (it DOES look better in person imo) and did try it on – my verdict – it’s effing awesome! You can barely feel it on your head and it is SOOOOO comfortable. So comfortable in fact i might even consider sleeping in it.

I did ask questions about how protective this thing was and one of the Easton girls there gave me a pretty good lecture in physics and impact tests. She mentioned something about one piece construction and how it improves absorption of the impact. Let me tell you – I am very impressed… not only because a pretty girl can speak physics but also that my head can be safe and comfy at the same time…

Nsabiagoaile13
Nsabiagoaile13
10 years ago

idk what everyone is talking about id rock this helmet for sure over my pro 7

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

Chiefs_hki
Chiefs_hki
10 years ago

I must say, that it doesn’t look that bad. I agree with some of the posts below, that the technical facts are limited or very poorly explained. If your helmet is the best against concussions, why not explain. If it’s the lightest w/out sacrificing protection, why not explain. If the sightlines are optimized, how does it work. Why not explain. And please Easton, add the product on your website.

Showing the helmet here with a female woman wearing it is, to say the least,quite interesting move. If I’m trying to figure what I would be thinking of buying later in the year, I’d like to see it presented in a video rather.

Your helmet might be excellent, but the way you’ve introduced it to us is quite poor.

I’m still on the Raptors side, just make me understand just why and how it’s the most revolutionary helmet ever as you like to claim.

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