CHIN STRAPS… HOW IMPORTANT ARE THEY?
CHIN STRAPS… How important are they? Lots of interest in 2007-2009, then chin straps jumped into the goggle standard ASTM F1776 and gradually they started to become popular at paintball fields. Some fields removed the chin straps from their new goggles so their older goggles would look the same, and there was no problem using the old goggles, since there had been no recall or requirement to purge stock. Recently there have been reports that chin straps are now required in most tournaments. Over the years I have seen reports of accidents that might have been avoided, and I have seen instances where chin straps did not serve to keep the goggles over the player’s eyes when the mask received an upward blow. I welcome personal accounts about actual experiences with goggle displacements. By now I should be able to see evidence that chin straps are helping, but I do not.