Hundredth Monkey's Protective Lid
by Young Choi
Hundredth Monkey’s flag ship product is the Turtle Cap. All the NPPL and XPSL referees are wearing them, the design of the Turtle Cap is so simple makes me wonder why it didn’t come out long before.
“Due to a void in head protection, and a head injury received from a ref that was goofing off, Hundredth Monkey developed Turtle Cap headgear," explains their web site. "Pete Esqueda, Hundredth Monkey designer who has been involved in this sport for 16 years, had the foresight (and headaches) to create protective head gear that paintball players needed."
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Breeze came back from a tournament and threw me a Turtle Cap to try out. The first thing that I wondered was if it was even legal to use in tournaments. The protective padding is soft and non-rigid. I imagined that bounces could occur. Last weekend when we played against each other my suspicions were confirmed. I came out and did a perfect snapshot just to have it bounce straight up off his head. I felt robbed, but the weekend before when I wore the Turtle Cap I had numerous bounces off of the cap. So I guess it breaks even. The HM website clearly states that the Snowboarding cap that they sell is not tournament legal, however, the Turtle cap is!
The Turtle Cap MSRP’s for $35. Hundredth Monkey also sells other products like the Snow Cap, t-shirts, and hoodies for snow boarding. The Turtle Cap is a great buy for anyone that is sick and tired of the lumpings that they take at the field. For the poor balla that is the “bunker dummy” for team drills will appreciate the Turtle Cap as well. Check out there website hundredthmonkeycaps.com.