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#1 Chance

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 09:57 AM

I will not revive other posts about indicators and when or when not carry them. :crazy:. My simple question is this: I am wondering how you guys notch your indicators, i realize weather you notch it at the zero or every number is personal preference. But if someone could help out a rookie with a simple picture it would answer my question.


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:38 AM

I will not revive other posts about indicators and when or when not carry them. :crazy:. My simple question is this: I am wondering how you guys notch your indicators, i realize weather you notch it at the zero or every number is personal preference. But if someone could help out a rookie with a simple picture it would answer my question.


most people notch them on the zero so you can know when it is back...

I have never notched mine.. i just take a quick look after some one hits or is put out.

#3 BrianC14

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 01:09 PM

I notch it at zero only; the reason for that is (aside from personal preference) is that if a new batter is coming up, I don't have to bother with a look at it, I can just click until my notch is there and I'm good to go.

BTW: I never look down at my indicator; if I need to check the count or outs, I'll bring my hand up to my mask to adjust the mask, and I can get a quick glance without taking my eyes off the field for more than a moment; that way my head is still up at field level and I can see any movement that might be taking place out there.
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 01:58 PM

It takes about 15 seconds to notch it at zero with a Dremel. I won't have to look at it more than 2-3 times a game.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:41 PM

It takes about 15 seconds to notch it at zero with a Dremel. I won't have to look at it more than 2-3 times a game.


Heh - it takes about 15 minutes for me to dig out the Dremel and set it up with the right grinding wheel.

It took about 15 seconds after grabbing a plain ol' flat file off the bench.

Now, if you're looking for an excuse to buy a Dremel or other suitable power tool, and you happen to be married, then this is your reason to go out and buy a new power tool. You can never have too many power tools.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:54 AM

Did all mine with a knife of one sort or another... however, using a power tool on my new honigs indicator (when ever it gets here) does sound like a lot of fun.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:31 PM

Anybody got pics of notched indicators...I have never done it, but I would love to see the finished product. might have to give it a shot.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:00 PM

Anybody got pics of notched indicators...I have never done it, but I would love to see the finished product. might have to give it a shot.


One notch on each wheel at "0".
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Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:12 AM

I used a dremel tool and notched the zeros.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:49 AM

Thanks for the pick. It looks like you use the same indicator I do. Gerry Davis Metal with 3/2/2 wheels.

I will give it a shot as well. Just have to find my dremmel tool.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:10 AM

Heh - it takes about 15 minutes for me to dig out the Dremel and set it up with the right grinding wheel.

It took about 15 seconds after grabbing a plain ol' flat file off the bench.

Now, if you're looking for an excuse to buy a Dremel or other suitable power tool, and you happen to be married, then this is your reason to go out and buy a new power tool. You can never have too many power tools.
:)

I can hear it now:

"But, Honey, I need this Dremel to notch my indicators!"

"Why can't you just buy one of those super-expensive All-Star indicators from Lester's Upstate Sports that's already notched?"

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#12 Kevin Finnerty

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:14 AM

This thing's not for everybody, but it's the greatest as far as I'm concerned. It's so heavy that it sinks to the bottom of your pocket or pouch and stays put. And the notches have a pattern, and once you familiarize yourself with it, you never need to look at it to reset it.

It was the tool I used to become indicator independent.

P.S.: It has the all-important 3 BALL/2 STRIKE/2 OUT configuration.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:13 AM

This thing's not for everybody, but it's the greatest as far as I'm concerned. It's so heavy that it sinks to the bottom of your pocket or pouch and stays put. And the notches have a pattern, and once you familiarize yourself with it, you never need to look at it to reset it.

It was the tool I used to become indicator independent.

P.S.: It has the all-important 3 BALL/2 STRIKE/2 OUT configuration.



Feh. Those are "only" $31 on Ebay.... and they even feature a "score" wheel !:)
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Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:27 AM

Feh. Those are "only" $31 on Ebay.... and they even feature a "score" wheel !:HD:


I sent the seller on ebay a message and they have never responded :)

#15 Kevin Finnerty

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:24 PM

ONLY $14.00 at Lester's. And they take PayPal!

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 01:52 PM

I've got one of those steel ones, and the glare off it during day games is, well, exciting. Catch an eyeful o' sun, you're calling everything strikes.

All my plastic indicators have a longer throw back to zero, than any advancing to any other number. It's like a click and a half. I can easily feel them zeroizing

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:27 PM

I've got one of those steel ones, and the glare off it during day games is, well, exciting. Catch an eyeful o' sun, you're calling everything strikes.

All my plastic indicators have a longer throw back to zero, than any advancing to any other number. It's like a click and a half. I can easily feel them zeroizing


:rollinglaugh::D


Having it hurt your eyes is yet another reason not to look at your indicator during a ballgame.




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