UHS COACH NYE taking a look at the NEW BAUER IMS 11.0 HELMET
Ever since Mark Messier and his people joined forces with Bauer their equipment, especially the helmet’s keep getting better and better. Great technology along with the understanding of comfort will go along way. Though this helmet will not stop concussions from happening it will though help the player with the shock or impact because of Bauer’s “Seven Technology” Not the cheapest helmet on the market but this is something I would look at as an investment in my long term health. Let’s take a look.
The Bauer IMS 11.0 Hockey Helmet is the top of the line helmet coming from the IMS line. This awesome helmet blends a handful of the most protective features and technologies found in hockey to date. The advanced level of protection is provided from the redesigned Seven Technology™ and Poron XRD™ foam.
Bauer combined their newly acquired Seven Technology™, which are clusters of 7 cones that efficiently manage high and low impacts, with their most advanced and protective foam, Poron XRD™, to provide a supreme level of protection for the player. The Seven Technology™ strategically reacts to high and low impacts differently, providing the best protection in all situations. The Poron XRD™ foam is utilized in the front of the helmet, acting as a highly protective memory foam while also being perforated to promote ventilation.
Many highly protective helmets sacrifice looks and size to accustom certain features and designs, not the IMS 11.0. This helmet has a low-profile and aggressive look that many pro’s prefer. On the rear of the helmet, the new ProFit2™Adjustment System provides a 15 point secure fit that will keep the protection in it’s proper position. Working with the tool-less shell adjustment feature, this IMS 11.0 can be precisely adjusted on the fly no matter what type of situation a player is in.
- Heritage: Cascade M11 Pro
- Bauer sizing guidelines:
Helmet Size / Hat Size / Head Circumference
XS / 6 1/4 – 6 7/8 / 19.6″ – 21.2″ (50 – 54 cm)
SM / 6 1/2 – 7 / 20.4″ – 22″ (52 – 56 cm)
MD / 6 7/8 – 7 3/8 / 21.8″ – 23″ (55.5 – 58.5 cm)
LG / 7 1/2 – 7 7/8 / 22.8″ – 24.8″ (58 – 63 cm)*The Bauer IMS 11.0 helmet sizing guidelines are different from other Bauer helmet guidelines.
Until next time.
See you after the game,