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Bauer Concept 3 vs CCM FV1

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Like a lot of people I am looking to get a full clear shield. I’m a Bauer fanboy so i’m inclined to just get theirs but was wondering if anyone has experience with both? Is one any better than the other? 

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53 minutes ago, pucks_putts said:

Like a lot of people I am looking to get a full clear shield. I’m a Bauer fanboy so i’m inclined to just get theirs but was wondering if anyone has experience with both? Is one any better than the other? 

I think the FV1 promotes better airflow than the Concept 3 and seems to fit a much larger range of helmet types other than Bauer. As for which is better, I think they are both about the same.

I didn't like the Concept 3 as it always fogged no matter what products I used to try and prevent such. The FV1 never fogged at all, likely due to the better air circulation. 

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I've bought the Bauer multiple times over the years, because it was the only one available. They always start out great until one day it fogs, then you have to use a spray, and then after awhile even that stops working (I always use a microfibre cloth and use a protective bag to transport).

I've recently purchased the CCM this time around (after an errant stick caused a huge scrape on my previous bubble), so far so good.

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12 minutes ago, pucks_putts said:

@Giltis, keep me posted. I’m ready to purchase soon. 

I recommend the CCM FV-1 over the Bauer's.

 

Good clarity, no fogging. 

Install was a bit tougher, not a fan of the clips and I had to flip them around from how it's put on originally out of the box. But at least I don't have to dremel the brackets anymore like I did for the Bauers in the past. The CCM screws that come with it are really dinky and I could probably shear them off. The CCM J-clips are nicer and easier to dial in with how your cage sits.

My U9 kid likes it on his as well.

 

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I switched out a concept III for the FV1 that I got on sale a week ago (3 skates), and I’m amazed at how much better it is.  The Bauer would always start fogging up down low and get worse as the hour progressed, but the FV1 has stayed crystal clear.  Not exactly sure why, they seem to look almost identical, but maybe it sits a touch further away from my face.

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Yeah I'm a few skates in now, and obviously this is anecdotal from a short term of usage with a sample size of two (my son and I), but it's quite a bit better in every aspect except installation (those clips are shit, and those screws need improvement). 

I'm able to be heard a lot better, it's less hot in the bubble, and it doesn't fog at all. As you say it might just simply be that it sits a bit more away from the face, but it helps so much.

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