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Re: High School Lax Boys [Re: Anonymous] #166346
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[quote=Anonymous]I have always been amazed at the how the better lax teams/schools have vocalized their issues. SWR a few years ago, the recent bickering in 3village or GC, ow Syo and Port going at it. Sayville swiftly booting the coach. and lets not forget CSH slap gate. All of these schools are relatively in the mix. Year after year.

I am sure you have other towns with their issues but never airing their grievances out here. Do they have class and take things in house and note spew venom publically or are they just okay to live with the notion of mediocre!


You do not see West Islip or Farmingdale griping and I guess you can describe them as mediocre if you have never seen a,lacrosse game before. Over the past 20 years just wins and no excuses but the West Islip parents are tough to listen to.


Nope, Wi goes under the title of "there are issues but they keep it in house". A few years back when they were doing just as well there were posts on here but coach Craig does an amazing job with that community.

Farmingdale really want to get started there.
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Craig has them wrapped around his finger..if you miss his summer league you might as well quit because you are behind the 8 ball. Must be great being the puppet master over these kids and parents. Play travel and not for him is looked down upon. That's the truth


So what? Craig wants his players to learn the right way to play the game, not ME ME ME summer club lacrosse. What's wrong with that. There's also something to be said for building team chemistry by paying together as much as possible. Craig and WI (and WM) do it the right way. Club programs are ruining lacrosse.


Theres also something to be said for broadening your horizons and challenging your players against the best players from around the country not just your town or the county. Club programs arent ruining lacrosse at all, as long as your a smart consumer and find the right program for your kid, it can be a great experience. Also I hate to break it to you but kids are being recruited through the club and showcase scene. WI has a great program and a great history of success, but there is a also a flip side to that coin.

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Sorry here is my yearly rant... Maybe some changes can take place at Turning Stone this year. Sorry if my request takes time away from your gambling! Which asks the question why would a NY State School/Educational organization like NYSPHSAA have a conference at a casino??? on The Tax payers dime!

Here's my rant...

Am I the only one who gets twisted when I see how the brackets get laid out for the NY State Championships.

Don't get me wrong I love that you have a Long Island Champ, but why not have that same opportunity also be for State champ. We are effectively giving participation slots out by playing/seeding the championships by geography.

Have a true Champions format having the weakest sects play the strongest. How can Ct and NJ do it. Not to sure How PA does it but they are just as big

Come on for Class B, Upstate 2 games in for the state playoff could be. Messina vs Dewitt, then Dewitt vs Vestal or Horsehead.

Meanwhile the LI teams play Sect 8 vs Sect 11 then most likely go to play Sect 1. In B at least there are 11 sections why are the top 4 playing each other the first 2 rounds!!!

The sectional games within Sect 8 or 11 would have be more competitive than the State games between sect 3/4/10.

Why not play in a ranking system. Highest plays lowest.

That's like asking Dewitt to Victor in the first round. EVERY FLUKING YEAR... Why not, they are neighboring sections!!! I am sure neither want that. But thats okay, have Sect 8 and 11 beat each other up to advance... to play what is another top 4 section in sect 1

Whats the issue, budgetary come on make a trip out of it. At the very least if travel time is a factor figure it out its not to hard. You are effectively giving teams a pass to the next round that wouldn't otherwise get out of round 1 in a true playoff format.

Why does Sect 1 get the pass of playing Sect 9. Why does Sect 3 get the pass and play sect 10.


Timm Slade
Ed Stores
Ben Nelson
John Rathbun
Carl Normandin
Karen Lopez
Wayne Bertrand
Greg Ransom
Jennifer Simmons
Nina Van Erk
Don Webster


Section 1 also has to play Section 2, which typically has some very good teams in Class A such as Niskayuna. So not a cakewalk for Class A at least.

I think you have to look at it as a 4 team playoff with the number 1 seed being Long Island 2 and 3 central western and 4 downstate. Long Island gets the benefit of playing the 4 seed. Also the 4 seed has the toughest road as it should be , in that they have to beat both Long Island and Upstate to win . The bottom line is there is no cheap or fluky champion.


Please please please if Nisky ever had to run into 8 then 11 they would never go the distance. Never


Pretty sure Nisky beat Syosset in last years state semifinal, just sayin..... please have facts before you make ignorant statements......the lacrosse world doesnt begin and end on Long Island.


The bottomline is LI teams have to play many VERY tough opponents all the way through the playoffs to get off the Island. Are they beat up by the time the semis start? Who did Nisky play on their way to finals?


Nisky played Warwick and Mamaroneck before playing SYO. Syo had one lone game against SE who they beat quite easily. Whats your point? SYO had a much tougher road? Sorry try again. Yes the competition on LI is very good, but the upstate teams can play. If Nisky were in SUffolk or Nassau A they would be right in the mix every year, as would be Victor, West Genny, and plenty of others. I have a question, how did the LI teams do OFF Long Island this year against ranked opponents? Other than St A and Chaminade I cant think of one LI team that traveled off LI. Did any of the LI Publics even travel off LI this year? LI doesnt dominate anymore like in years past, the rest of the country is catching up and catching up fast.

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Craig is great but the without the community supporting the Lacrosse program they wouldn't be able to compete. WI community supports LAX from when their kids are in diapers..
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[quote=Anonymous]I have always been amazed at the how the better lax teams/schools have vocalized their issues. SWR a few years ago, the recent bickering in 3village or GC, ow Syo and Port going at it. Sayville swiftly booting the coach. and lets not forget CSH slap gate. All of these schools are relatively in the mix. Year after year.

I am sure you have other towns with their issues but never airing their grievances out here. Do they have class and take things in house and note spew venom publically or are they just okay to live with the notion of mediocre!


You do not see West Islip or Farmingdale griping and I guess you can describe them as mediocre if you have never seen a,lacrosse game before. Over the past 20 years just wins and no excuses but the West Islip parents are tough to listen to.


Nope, Wi goes under the title of "there are issues but they keep it in house". A few years back when they were doing just as well there were posts on here but coach Craig does an amazing job with that community.

Farmingdale really want to get started there.
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Craig has them wrapped around his finger..if you miss his summer league you might as well quit because you are behind the 8 ball. Must be great being the puppet master over these kids and parents. Play travel and not for him is looked down upon. That's the truth


So what? Craig wants his players to learn the right way to play the game, not ME ME ME summer club lacrosse. What's wrong with that. There's also something to be said for building team chemistry by paying together as much as possible. Craig and WI (and WM) do it the right way. Club programs are ruining lacrosse.


Get a clue. Craig won when he had studs. Please explain "the right way". How is club lacrosse ruining the sport?

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So what? Craig wants his players to learn the right way to play the game, not ME ME ME summer club lacrosse. What's wrong with that. There's also something to be said for building team chemistry by paying together as much as possible. Craig and WI (and WM) do it the right way. Club programs are ruining lacrosse.


Freudian post of the year.....lol


Wow, does Craig profit off the summer team? I know there are coaches who run a rackets but didn't think it was happening in West Islip.

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Sorry here is my yearly rant... Maybe some changes can take place at Turning Stone this year. Sorry if my request takes time away from your gambling! Which asks the question why would a NY State School/Educational organization like NYSPHSAA have a conference at a casino??? on The Tax payers dime!

Here's my rant...

Am I the only one who gets twisted when I see how the brackets get laid out for the NY State Championships.

Don't get me wrong I love that you have a Long Island Champ, but why not have that same opportunity also be for State champ. We are effectively giving participation slots out by playing/seeding the championships by geography.

Have a true Champions format having the weakest sects play the strongest. How can Ct and NJ do it. Not to sure How PA does it but they are just as big

Come on for Class B, Upstate 2 games in for the state playoff could be. Messina vs Dewitt, then Dewitt vs Vestal or Horsehead.

Meanwhile the LI teams play Sect 8 vs Sect 11 then most likely go to play Sect 1. In B at least there are 11 sections why are the top 4 playing each other the first 2 rounds!!!

The sectional games within Sect 8 or 11 would have be more competitive than the State games between sect 3/4/10.

Why not play in a ranking system. Highest plays lowest.

That's like asking Dewitt to Victor in the first round. EVERY FLUKING YEAR... Why not, they are neighboring sections!!! I am sure neither want that. But thats okay, have Sect 8 and 11 beat each other up to advance... to play what is another top 4 section in sect 1

Whats the issue, budgetary come on make a trip out of it. At the very least if travel time is a factor figure it out its not to hard. You are effectively giving teams a pass to the next round that wouldn't otherwise get out of round 1 in a true playoff format.

Why does Sect 1 get the pass of playing Sect 9. Why does Sect 3 get the pass and play sect 10.


Timm Slade
Ed Stores
Ben Nelson
John Rathbun
Carl Normandin
Karen Lopez
Wayne Bertrand
Greg Ransom
Jennifer Simmons
Nina Van Erk
Don Webster


Section 1 also has to play Section 2, which typically has some very good teams in Class A such as Niskayuna. So not a cakewalk for Class A at least.

I think you have to look at it as a 4 team playoff with the number 1 seed being Long Island 2 and 3 central western and 4 downstate. Long Island gets the benefit of playing the 4 seed. Also the 4 seed has the toughest road as it should be , in that they have to beat both Long Island and Upstate to win . The bottom line is there is no cheap or fluky champion.


Please please please if Nisky ever had to run into 8 then 11 they would never go the distance. Never


Pretty sure Nisky beat Syosset in last years state semifinal, just sayin..... please have facts before you make ignorant statements......the lacrosse world doesnt begin and end on Long Island.


The bottomline is LI teams have to play many VERY tough opponents all the way through the playoffs to get off the Island. Are they beat up by the time the semis start? Who did Nisky play on their way to finals?


Nisky played Warwick and Mamaroneck before playing SYO. Syo had one lone game against SE who they beat quite easily. Whats your point? SYO had a much tougher road? Sorry try again. Yes the competition on LI is very good, but the upstate teams can play. If Nisky were in SUffolk or Nassau A they would be right in the mix every year, as would be Victor, West Genny, and plenty of others. I have a question, how did the LI teams do OFF Long Island this year against ranked opponents? Other than St A and Chaminade I cant think of one LI team that traveled off LI. Did any of the LI Publics even travel off LI this year? LI doesnt dominate anymore like in years past, the rest of the country is catching up and catching up fast.

Are you kidding me guy? Get this straight, Long Island DOES NOT need to travel ouit of Long Island. Besides MD we dominate in Lax. Yes, there are good Ct, NJ, Pa, and Upstate teams, but if you take the top 50 Lax schools on Long Island, nowhere besides Md even comes close. We would consistently smoke upstate. Keep dreaming though.

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So what? Craig wants his players to learn the right way to play the game, not ME ME ME summer club lacrosse. What's wrong with that. There's also something to be said for building team chemistry by paying together as much as possible. Craig and WI (and WM) do it the right way. Club programs are ruining lacrosse. [/quote]

Get a clue. Craig won when he had studs. Please explain "the right way". How is club lacrosse ruining the sport? [/quote]

Seems like the "Club Kids" as usual are dominating the "in house" crowd. WW beats WI. Just got email from PB at Outlaws. Seems like 12 kids on WW are on Outlaws. Perhaps being exposed to better competition, playing with better players and getting different coaching helped improve the WW program. Even after losing the most dominate face off kid ever. This is the point where all the Outlaw haters can try and refute the facts. The final four teams are all littered with "Club kids". Sorry, but that just a fact.

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So what? Craig wants his players to learn the right way to play the game, not ME ME ME summer club lacrosse. What's wrong with that. There's also something to be said for building team chemistry by paying together as much as possible. Craig and WI (and WM) do it the right way. Club programs are ruining lacrosse.


Get a clue. Craig won when he had studs. Please explain "the right way". How is club lacrosse ruining the sport? [/quote]

Seems like the "Club Kids" as usual are dominating the "in house" crowd. WW beats WI. Just got email from PB at Outlaws. Seems like 12 kids on WW are on Outlaws. Perhaps being exposed to better competition, playing with better players and getting different coaching helped improve the WW program. Even after losing the most dominate face off kid ever. This is the point where all the Outlaw haters can try and refute the facts. The final four teams are all littered with "Club kids". Sorry, but that just a fact. [/quote]

entire club teams are committed and most before they play varsity these days. college coaches by the dozens lining the sidelines with clipboards in hand. its a rare day (except for a SA/Chammy playoff) where college coaches gather in any significant numbers to see a high school game. why would they when the cream of the crop is at the numerous major club tournaments every weekend of the summer? club teams ruining the sport? I think not. More likely the HS coach who demands his teams stay under his wing and not venture out to play the best the nation has to offer is the ruination of the HS aspect of the sport. Why not let the kids go to expand their skills among the best and rise to the level of play that demands?
Allowing them to do so would serve to bring higher level skills back to the fold at the HS which can then be absorbed by the kids who don't play club ball.

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Sorry here is my yearly rant... Maybe some changes can take place at Turning Stone this year. Sorry if my request takes time away from your gambling! Which asks the question why would a NY State School/Educational organization like NYSPHSAA have a conference at a casino??? on The Tax payers dime!

Here's my rant...

Am I the only one who gets twisted when I see how the brackets get laid out for the NY State Championships.

Don't get me wrong I love that you have a Long Island Champ, but why not have that same opportunity also be for State champ. We are effectively giving participation slots out by playing/seeding the championships by geography.

Have a true Champions format having the weakest sects play the strongest. How can Ct and NJ do it. Not to sure How PA does it but they are just as big

Come on for Class B, Upstate 2 games in for the state playoff could be. Messina vs Dewitt, then Dewitt vs Vestal or Horsehead.

Meanwhile the LI teams play Sect 8 vs Sect 11 then most likely go to play Sect 1. In B at least there are 11 sections why are the top 4 playing each other the first 2 rounds!!!

The sectional games within Sect 8 or 11 would have be more competitive than the State games between sect 3/4/10.

Why not play in a ranking system. Highest plays lowest.

That's like asking Dewitt to Victor in the first round. EVERY FLUKING YEAR... Why not, they are neighboring sections!!! I am sure neither want that. But thats okay, have Sect 8 and 11 beat each other up to advance... to play what is another top 4 section in sect 1

Whats the issue, budgetary come on make a trip out of it. At the very least if travel time is a factor figure it out its not to hard. You are effectively giving teams a pass to the next round that wouldn't otherwise get out of round 1 in a true playoff format.

Why does Sect 1 get the pass of playing Sect 9. Why does Sect 3 get the pass and play sect 10.


Timm Slade
Ed Stores
Ben Nelson
John Rathbun
Carl Normandin
Karen Lopez
Wayne Bertrand
Greg Ransom
Jennifer Simmons
Nina Van Erk
Don Webster


Section 1 also has to play Section 2, which typically has some very good teams in Class A such as Niskayuna. So not a cakewalk for Class A at least.

I think you have to look at it as a 4 team playoff with the number 1 seed being Long Island 2 and 3 central western and 4 downstate. Long Island gets the benefit of playing the 4 seed. Also the 4 seed has the toughest road as it should be , in that they have to beat both Long Island and Upstate to win . The bottom line is there is no cheap or fluky champion.


Please please please if Nisky ever had to run into 8 then 11 they would never go the distance. Never


Pretty sure Nisky beat Syosset in last years state semifinal, just sayin..... please have facts before you make ignorant statements......the lacrosse world doesnt begin and end on Long Island.


The bottomline is LI teams have to play many VERY tough opponents all the way through the playoffs to get off the Island. Are they beat up by the time the semis start? Who did Nisky play on their way to finals?


Nisky played Warwick and Mamaroneck before playing SYO. Syo had one lone game against SE who they beat quite easily. Whats your point? SYO had a much tougher road? Sorry try again. Yes the competition on LI is very good, but the upstate teams can play. If Nisky were in SUffolk or Nassau A they would be right in the mix every year, as would be Victor, West Genny, and plenty of others. I have a question, how did the LI teams do OFF Long Island this year against ranked opponents? Other than St A and Chaminade I cant think of one LI team that traveled off LI. Did any of the LI Publics even travel off LI this year? LI doesnt dominate anymore like in years past, the rest of the country is catching up and catching up fast.


I wonder if centuries ago the Native Americans bickered about whether they needed to travel off their local land because they needed to test their mettle against other tribes?

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I wonder if centuries ago the Native Americans bickered about whether they needed to travel off their local land because they needed to test their mettle against other tribes? [/quote]


Yes they did. Big gamblers though. Lost their land in a braveheart at the turkey shootout!

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Nisky played Warwick and Mamaroneck before playing SYO. Syo had one lone game against SE who they beat quite easily. Whats your point? SYO had a much tougher road? Sorry try again. Yes the competition on LI is very good, but the upstate teams can play. If Nisky were in SUffolk or Nassau A they would be right in the mix every year, as would be Victor, West Genny, and plenty of others. I have a question, how did the LI teams do OFF Long Island this year against ranked opponents? Other than St A and Chaminade I cant think of one LI team that traveled off LI. Did any of the LI Publics even travel off LI this year? LI doesnt dominate anymore like in years past, the rest of the country is catching up and catching up fast. [/quote]
Are you kidding me guy? Get this straight, Long Island DOES NOT need to travel ouit of Long Island. Besides MD we dominate in Lax. Yes, there are good Ct, NJ, Pa, and Upstate teams, but if you take the top 50 Lax schools on Long Island, nowhere besides Md even comes close. We would consistently smoke upstate. Keep dreaming though. [/quote]

Not even close, sorry. So first off, no one is saying the teams need to travel, Im saying they SHOULD travel. Wouldnt you like to see how our teams stack up against the rest of the country? Dont you think that it benefits the teams that do it? As for your top 50 comment, please stop, there are maybe 20 quality programs on Long Island, the rest are mediocre at best.

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So what? Craig wants his players to learn the right way to play the game, not ME ME ME summer club lacrosse. What's wrong with that. There's also something to be said for building team chemistry by paying together as much as possible. Craig and WI (and WM) do it the right way. Club programs are ruining lacrosse.


Get a clue. Craig won when he had studs. Please explain "the right way". How is club lacrosse ruining the sport?


Seems like the "Club Kids" as usual are dominating the "in house" crowd. WW beats WI. Just got email from PB at Outlaws. Seems like 12 kids on WW are on Outlaws. Perhaps being exposed to better competition, playing with better players and getting different coaching helped improve the WW program. Even after losing the most dominate face off kid ever. This is the point where all the Outlaw haters can try and refute the facts. The final four teams are all littered with "Club kids". Sorry, but that just a fact. [/quote]

entire club teams are committed and most before they play varsity these days. college coaches by the dozens lining the sidelines with clipboards in hand. its a rare day (except for a SA/Chammy playoff) where college coaches gather in any significant numbers to see a high school game. why would they when the cream of the crop is at the numerous major club tournaments every weekend of the summer? club teams ruining the sport? I think not. More likely the HS coach who demands his teams stay under his wing and not venture out to play the best the nation has to offer is the ruination of the HS aspect of the sport. Why not let the kids go to expand their skills among the best and rise to the level of play that demands?
Allowing them to do so would serve to bring higher level skills back to the fold at the HS which can then be absorbed by the kids who don't play club ball. [/quote]

Couldnt agree more. Club ball is great for competition and the expansion of the sport. Seems to me very few towns are still clinging to the old way of only playing with your school team, and the ones that do are being passed by. The WW-WI example is right on the money, the WI kids do not play outside lacrosse as a general rule.

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and the tribes from Maryland with the most hold-backs and reclassified Braves usually won

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"Club programs are ruining lacrosse"
I see this statement posted on this site many times without any supporting argument behind it. How is it the fastest growing sport in the country, and more exciting than ever, AND at the same time also being "ruined" by Club. Tell some kid from Oregon that absolutely loves the game that club is ruining the sport (you didn't confine your comment to LI so neither will I). Staying closer to home, look at Suffolk A this year for example. What a war all year between traditional and non-traditional powerhouses. So many schools are now competitive - very few easy outs. And this is great for the sport. Unless you can give me a better explanation, its safe to say that you can attribute this to the instruction, training and competition that the kids from towns without strong local programs are getting from their club programs. sure, the scene is way to watered down but like everything else - buyer beware. I would agree with you if you qualified your statement by saying "kids are leaving their local programs to receive poorer instruction and play at marginal club programs just to say they play club". Then you may have something (I wont name individual clubs and start a whole mess of drama). Not every district has strong feeder programs like a WI, WM, GC, SYO, Manh (no slight intended if I missed one of the other strong ones), and club programs are a viable option for kids who are serious about the sport but aren't fortunate enough to play in a district that has a strong In-House/Pal program. I know that all club programs are not created equal, but lets stop with the non-supported hyperbolic statements about what is being "ruined" by what. lacrosse is stronger than ever and you may not like the fact that kids from Texas, Michigan and California for example, are playing all over D1. But that is an indicator of the strength of the game - and attributable to club. I will put my soap box away now.
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So what? Craig wants his players to learn the right way to play the game, not ME ME ME summer club lacrosse. What's wrong with that. There's also something to be said for building team chemistry by paying together as much as possible. Craig and WI (and WM) do it the right way. Club programs are ruining lacrosse.


Freudian post of the year.....lol


Wow, does Craig profit off the summer team? I know there are coaches who run a rackets but didn't think it was happening in West Islip.

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since our upstate friend doesn't think there are 50 top quality teams on Long Island, I will name my top 50. Im sure most of you will agree with most of my teams.
In no specific order at all.......
Nassau:
1- Syosset
2- Pequa
3- Farmingdale
4- Port Washington
5- Oceanside
6- Manhasset
7- Lynbrook
8- Garden City
9- Bethpage
10- South Side
11- Wantagh
12- North Shore
13- Hewlett
14- Carey
15- Cold Spring Harbor
16- Locust Valley
17- Seaford
18- Long Beach

Suffolk:
19- Smithtown E
20- Smithtown W
21- SWR
22- Connetquot
23- Ward Melville
24- West Islip
25- Comsewoque
26- BBP
27- Sayville
28- Commack
29- Sachem E
30- Sachem N
31- Northport
32- ESM
33- Babylon
34- Half Hollow E
35- Half Hollow W
36- Rocky Pt
37- Miller Place
38- Harborfields
39- Huntingtown
40- Riverhead
41- Hauppauge
42- Mount Sinai
43- Whitman
44- Bay Shore
45- Islip

Catholic LI:
46- St Anthonys
47- Chaminade
48- St Doms
49- Kellenberg
50- St Johns Bap.

I think those some stong Lax schools....we don't "Need" to go anywhere. More tourneys are played on LI then anywhere else. Why ?

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I will give you one reason why club teams are ruining the game. What about town pride?? I grew up in a blue collar town but had a great team. I am proud of where I grew up and when ever asked I say it with pride (2 t . the i). The other day I watched a game and all the kids were wearing different helmets from their club teams. The haves and have nots. What happened to school colors.

Brings me to my second reason. People figured out they can make a lot of money off everyone who thinks there kid is the next best thing. Even the equipment companies joined in by raising prices on everything. Do you know all equipment is made the same and do you know what it cost to make a plastic head?? Because of this parents (some anyway) can not afford to buy 2 helmets.

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