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Information About Softball Batting Helmets with Glare

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Rules 1-6-1 and 1-7-1 contain language that addresses the issue of helmets with a glare or mirror-like finish. These rules address the issue of batting helmets and catcher’s helmets with a finish that is chrome-like, reflective like a mirror and remind you of the silver and gold Christmas balls. They are not intended to address the painted helmets with a glossy finish. The glossy finish, on painted helmets in most cases, meets the intent of NFHS softball rules. There are very few of the batting helmets and catcher’s helmets, with mirror-like surfaces on the market, because most manufacturers agreed to stop making them.

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