Originally Posted by Jdsm
I think a big problem with headgear is that people feel more comfortable getting hit because they have it on. There's also the issue of not being able to see punches from certain angles etc. While it's true that the force is dissipated over a longer period of time resulting in less impact, I think the fact that a lot of people are less bothered about getting hit when they have a headguard on probably outweighs the benefit in some instances.
Seems Less impact, results in more impact, theres a lot of people been aware of it, for some time. I blame Newton.