If you follow anything I post online. You know that there are a few products that I have gotten the opportunity to try since doing this self-proclaimed “YouTube” thing, and that I’ve fallen in love with. Bauer sticks, TRUE/VH skates, and Buttendz grips. Swivel Vision goggles are the latest addition to this list.
What are These Things?
I wear these things to private goalie coaching sessions, lower level beer league games and warmup drills and at first glance, most guys think that they are snowboarding goggles. Then I explain to them how this work and essentially, they cut off your peripheral vision so that you have no choice but to get the puck into your centre vision in order to see it. Sounds like on ice suicide, right? Well slightly but the purpose behind this is to square up your body on EVERY save. Sometimes (I’m guilty of it a lot) we don’t get fully square to a puck, get lazy and use the peripheral vision, these snap this habit almost cold turkey. If you don’t, chance are the puck is probably in the back of the net. You’ll also see many pro goaltenders using this training tool including Mike Condon as you can see below.
Pricing and Value
For 30 bucks and a 1 size fits all sizing, these are a steal of a deal. They’re great for the younger goaltenders or older guys like myself. 30 bucks is drinking money for the weekend if you’re a goaltender in your late teens early 20’s, and same goes for parents so save the 30 bucks and invest in these goggles.
I’ve been working away all summer and spring long to try to refine my game as much as I possibly can for the start of camp in September and I will tell you for a fact that these have a made a difference in my game. I also want to thank Hand Eye Coaches on Instagram as they were nice enough to hook me up with these goggles in the first place.