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Test Drive Sunglasses

Solar Bat Pro AL XZ Sunglasses
Test drive amazing tennis-specific sunglasses that make the lines and the balls pop!!
Come into our southwest Calgary store and test drive these amazing tennis-specific sunglasses. Not only do they make the lines and balls pop, they help servers who are serving into the sun recover from sun blindness much faster than traditional sunglasses.

The Science of Vision
An aqua lens tint has long been the standard for enhancing yellow targets such as yellow tennis or pickleball balls. Dr Gary Nesty tweaked the conventional aqua tint to maintain the yellow ball enhancement but to also highlight the out of bound lines. This new Leverage Performance Tennis tint enhances the two most important targets for players.

This fact alone would make this new tint a giant improvement over existing tennis/pickleball tints, but Doc knew there was another problem to be solved. The sun can be blinding when looking into the sky with any selective filtration tint to enhance a yellow ball, after all the sun is yellow too, so Doc added a 12% light transmission gray gradient to the top 25% of the Leverage Performance lens.

In straight forward gaze the eye is viewing through the wavelength enhancing portion of the lens and the ball and lines are enhanced. When the wearer looks up, as when serving or returning a lob, the view is through the dark gray tint.

When the human eye is exposed to bright light photo receptors are bleached out and the recovery takes a short period of time. Testing of this revolutionary tint on tennis players, at all skill levels, proved that visual adaptation time is improve by 1 to 1.5 seconds resulting in vastly improved performance considering the speed at which a tennis ball travels.

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Squash Eyewear for Over Top of Your Glasses

i-Mask Protective Eyewear System
I-Mask ™ is the only certified over-glasses option for tournament squash players.

Racquet sports, believe it or not, are the No. 1 cause of serious eye injuries world-wide. In squash, it is estimated that one-in-four players will suffer an eye injury at some point if they choose not to protect themselves.

While it is possible to get hit in the eye with the ball during a squash match, the greatest danger, by far, comes from your opponent’s racquet. This is especially true when your opponent is hitting a backhand in the vicinity of the tee.

Protect yourself with certified eye protection. If you don’t normally wear glasses, look for squash or safety goggles with plenty of venting on the sides and out the top of the frame. This will prevent condensation from forming on the inside of the lenses.

If you do wear glasses, consider buying an I-Mask. I have played with one for years. I haven’t won any beauty contests while wearing it, but I haven’t suffered any eye injuries either.

Remember that goggles get scratched and need to be replaced from time to time. So keep that in mind when purchasing a new pair.

Fortunately, the I-Mask system allows players to replace just the lens once the lens become scratched. There is no need to be the entire system all over again.

I-Mask Protective Eyewear

NO FOGGING OR HAZING i-MASK is the player’s first choice because it has eliminated all the disadvantages of competitive products like: fogging, hazing, nose discomfort and restricted peripheral vision.

PROTECTION FOR PLAYERS WHO WEAR GLASSES The visor can be worn over glasses, supporting them & helping to protect the spectacles from impact on lenses or frames.

LETS YOU LOOK LIKE YOURSELF The i-MASK visor does not have a frame around the visor. You look more as though you’re wearing a sweatband than eyewear. And if you’ve just played a great game, isn’t it nice to be able to be recognised?

FULL PERIPHERAL VISION There is virtually no vision restriction. See a testimonial.

LIGHTWEIGHT Because the i-MASK visor weighs so little, you’re likely to forget you’re wearing it.

YOU CAN REPLACE INDIVIDUAL PARTS You can buy replacements for all parts of the i-MASK visor so you don’t have to buy a whole new unit if one part is damaged or lost.

JUNIOR SIZE i-MASK Junior size visor is just 11% smaller than the adult size. It is just perfect for the 7 – 10 year old or the very small adult. The i-MASK Junior visor has all the safety features of the adult size, with more protection for the face than other eyewear, and unrestricted vision

2 YEAR WARRANTY The i-MASK visor is manufactured from optically clear polycarbonate and is virtually unbreakable and has a 2 year warranty on all fixing points.

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Foggy Squash Goggles

Sport Mate Anti-Fog Wipes
Sport Mate Anti-Fog Wipes
Question: During long squash matches, my squash goggles often fog up. What can I do to stop this?

Not all goggles are created equal. Nor is every design well-suited to every player. Players who play hard or who sweat a lot during squash matches occasionally have trouble with foggy goggles.

For these players, it is important to begin with goggles that do not fit too snugly to their faces. Space is needed on the sides and at the top of the frame. This will prevent hot, moist air from being trapped behind the lenses.

Players can also take steps to better regulate their body temperatures to avoid excessive, and sometimes dangerous, overheating. Modern squash clothing, for example, is made of technologically advanced materials that wick moisture away from the body. Crew neck tee shirts also trap heat more than v-necked shirts or collared shirts.

Another problem that often contributes to foggy goggles is sweat from the forehead running down behind the lenses into the player’s eyes. This is easily prevented with a head band. Players who sweat excessively should carry several of them in their squash bag and change it as needed during their match.

Players with persistent foggy goggle trouble should also develop the habit of removing their goggles and towelling their faces off frequently. In most cases, the fog that appears on the insides of the lenses forms between points and between games. Toweling off will cool the skin and remove the moisture that is causing their goggles to fog.