My Eyewear Saviour
A black eye is better than no eye
Published: 27 Apr 2005 - 07:51 by prabbit
Updated: 10 Sep 2009 - 01:16
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Hi all. I have photographic proof as to why one wears (or should wear) goggles while playing squash. I'm a reasonably decent squash player. I'm not great, but I don't suck anymore either. That means I usually don't play people that suck and I usually play people that are pretty decent. Good players know the rules and understand when a situation or shot is dangerous. Now, I'm a decently vain person, but I won't screw with my vision. I like it too much. So, I wear my goggles. Goggles are about the only protective equipment there is in squash. They cost $25. Seems like perfectly inexpensive, reasonable insurance for something as important as one's vision. Yet there are still several players I know that won't or even refuse to wear goggles. These idiots blow my mind! Wear the goggles, because you never know when you're going to need them! I certainly never thought I would need them a couple of weeks ago. I was playing a good player -- he's better than me. I can win a game, but never a match (not yet anyway). Well, he took bad and dangerous shot off the serve (reverse cross-court boast) that hit me square in the eye. If I hadn't been wearing goggles I'm not sure I'd have a left eye anymore. He's a hard hitter and he hit that one hard. I was looking right at it. The impact broke the frame and pushed the goggles into my skin causing a minor cut and a lot of bruising, which makes me look like I was in one hell of a bar brawl. Aside to self: Send photo to Wilson and ask for a sponsorship deal. : ) Thanks! -LiefHow to add images to Members' Forum posts and replies here...
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