Closed. Its not that I don't want to know what's happening around me. Its that I don't want my lids peeled back or flush my eyeballs. In most situations I know what is happening around me. And if my eyes are open murky waters and white water would limit what I do see. So i say "might as well keep em closed."
I usually have them closed during a combat roll as instinct is to close my eyes when I hit the water. I open my eyes when I practice in flatwater. I like to see my setup and the blade to make sure that I am rolling correctly. I have opened them up before doing combat rolls after I miss one and want to make sure that I can get it.
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