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NO Tape on Headgear... 
FlipU4Real
Wed Dec 19 2012, 03:22PM
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It is not actually a new rule, but a more strict interpretation of an existing rule that says the uniform shall be worn "as intended by manufacturer"

Massachusetts has adopted the national federation direction that this means that the headgear should be worn without any tape.

Current referee interpretation is that this means no tape on any part of headgear (earguards, straps, chinstrap/chincup, etc..).

I believe many referees would agree that a severe case of cauliflower which has been drained, cut, etc.. may require "special equipment", and MIGHT allow a tape/padding modfied headgear to be worn.

patsfan73
Tue Sep 02 2014, 12:55PM
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how about those custom stickers made for headgear?
CrossfaceGraphics
Thu Sep 18 2014, 11:55AM
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The rule states headgear must be "per the manufacture" . So it depends on when the graphics are applied. If you apply graphics to the headgear yourself, or from a dealer who adds the graphic on to a headgear that is out of a package, (cliffkeen, brute, addias) This is not legal per the rule. If you order your headgear from crossfacegraphics.com, who is a manufacture of headgear. Yes headgear that is made in the USA. The graphics are part of the manufacturing process, thus is legal per the rule. Hope this helps.
Carlascooz
Thu Sep 18 2014, 12:27PM
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CrossfaceGraphics wrote ...

The rule states headgear must be "per the manufacture" . So it depends on when the graphics are applied. If you apply graphics to the headgear yourself, or from a dealer who adds the graphic on to a headgear that is out of a package, (cliffkeen, brute, addias) This is not legal per the rule. If you order your headgear from crossfacegraphics.com, who is a manufacture of headgear. Yes headgear that is made in the USA. The graphics are part of the manufacturing process, thus is legal per the rule. Hope this helps.


The all powerful headgear manufacturer's lobby wins again.
FlipU4Real
Sat Jan 31 2015, 10:02PM
Joined: Mon Sep 13 2004, 09:33PM
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patsfan73 wrote ...

how about those custom stickers made for headgear?


They are being allowed.
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