I’ve been using I Mask for about 2 years. Initially I chose it because I was seeking eye protection that would not fog up or be prone to getting sweat droplets on the lens. For those purposes it has been brilliant, in addition to providing vastly enhanced peripheral vision over traditional goggles. This past weekend while playing the North American hard-ball doubles game (much harder, heavier, and faster ball) I took a powerfully hit ball just lateral and below my right eye – from my partner no less! Fortunately it hit the lower edge of the I-Mask; it hit so hard it cracked the lens and snapped the fasteners on the elastic strap sending my mask flying across the court. Had the ball hit my face directly, as it would have with regular goggles, I am sure I would have suffered considerable damage to the eye, and no doubt a fracture of the zeugmatic arch. As it was, the only damage was swelling and a black eye as the force of the ball flattened the plastic of the lens against my face
I’ve been playing since 1971, in the days when we didn’t wear eye protection, and never had a ball to the face. Even though I chose the I Mask for its other advantages, its superiority in face/eye protection was readily evident in this episode. Needless to say, I have another I Mask on order and won’t play again until it arrives!
Thanks and regards,–
Tyrrel de Langley DVM, MRCVS, CIM
Director; Animal Care and Veterinary Services
Assistant Professor Pathology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
My name is Anthony Graham and i am writing to you concerning I-masks for the up and coming European squash championships.
I have recently been invited to play for England in the coming Europeans U19 after i won the U19 British championships at the end of February. http://www.squashsite.co.uk/bjc/ This link shows the British championships 2009, where i am pictured playing all the way through to the final in an I-mask. I managed to borrow an I-mask for this event and i really enjoyed playing in it, this is why i am writing to you now.
I would really like the chance to play in another I-mask throughout the individuals and team Europeans this year. Would you be able to sponsor me with an I-mask. There will be huge coverage over squashsite and PSL live in this event and as i will be seeded highly, i would be proud to advertise such effective eye protection to all up and coming juniors!
Thank you so much for your time
and i look forward to your reply
I Managed to win the european Championships!!! and in an Imask!!! There are some great pictures and videos on http://www.squashsite.co.uk/2009/euro_u19_2009.htm
Thank you so much for my I-mask. It kept me safe and i had top juniors watching me become european champion from all over europe in an Imask! I hope that helps you, as you have helped me. I also thanked you in my speech at the closing ceremony dinner last night.
I am now England ranked number 1 (2009) and i am European and British U19 champion. I would be more than happy for you to use my name in any advertising purpose for I-mask on websites etc. I would be proud, as i still regard I-mask to be the MOST practical, comfortable and safe eye wear available!
Thank you again Max