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#1 DOUGLAS

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:40 AM

Douglas Pads & Sports would like to re-introduce its line of Umpire Chest Protectors, and Shin Guards.

As a leader in manufacturing one of the leading lines of custom football shoulder pads for NFL, NCAA and thousands of high school teams world wide, we put that knowledge, design technology, and craftsmanship into our line of umpire gear.
We are proud that our line of umpire gear is MADE IN THE USA, for an American Sport.

The same quality, craftsmanship, and protection, Made in the U.S.A., as the previous versions of Douglas Chest Protectors and Shin Guards.

The new 2012 models are now manufactured with Gray Plastic, Navy Blue Cushions and Black Trim. See pictures below.

They come with one of the industry's best warranties, of 1 year on parts and craftsmanship.

You can now purchase these Umpire Chest Protectors and Shin Guards in the following sizes:

Chest Protector Sizes: 12", 13", 15"
Weight: 2.7lbs-3lbs Each

Shin Guard Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19" 20"
Weight: 1.85lbs-2.5lbs Each leg

Cost for Chest Protectors are $159.99 plus tax and shipping

Cost for Shin Guards are $169.99 plus tax and shipping

Let this be the last Chest Protector, and set of Shin Guards you will ever need to purchase!

You can purchase these items by calling Douglas at 713-697-9787, or emailing directly to jeffcook@douglaspads.com

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:49 AM

Welcome back to the game!
I'm not where I need to be, but not where I used to be.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:53 AM

WOW !!!!!!!!!!

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"To stare down a big league pitcher. To stare him down, and just as he goes into his windup, wink. Make him think you know something he doesn't. That's what I wish for. Chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes just to look at it. To feel the tingling in your arm as you connect with the ball. To run the bases - stretch a double into a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrap your arms around the bag." Dr. Archibald "Moonlight" Graham


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:55 AM

Let this be the last Chest Protector, and set of Shin Guards you will ever need to purchase!


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Who do you think you are talking too, here?
:rolleyes:

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:07 AM


Let this be the last Chest Protector, and set of Shin Guards you will ever need to purchase!


:spit:

Who do you think you are talking too, here?
:rolleyes:


You know why they say that don't you?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:08 AM

Are you planning to offer a retrofitted model with the shoulder gap covered up?

Also, where in Houston are you?
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:21 AM



Let this be the last Chest Protector, and set of Shin Guards you will ever need to purchase!


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Who do you think you are talking too, here?
:rolleyes:


You know why they say that don't you?


There's only one reason I can think of, and it's too morbid to really think about it.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:25 AM




Let this be the last Chest Protector, and set of Shin Guards you will ever need to purchase!


:spit:

Who do you think you are talking too, here?
:rolleyes:


You know why they say that don't you?


There's only one reason I can think of, and it's too morbid to really think about it.


You're funny Andrew...
No, it's because when your Douglas stuff gets "crappy" and old, ...you can send them in for refurbishing!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:27 AM

Nice!!! Just emailed Jeff with an order!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:30 AM

Because you need one, right?!

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"To stare down a big league pitcher. To stare him down, and just as he goes into his windup, wink. Make him think you know something he doesn't. That's what I wish for. Chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes just to look at it. To feel the tingling in your arm as you connect with the ball. To run the bases - stretch a double into a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrap your arms around the bag." Dr. Archibald "Moonlight" Graham


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

Well shoot I was just going to order the All Star as soon as Warren sent me my Ump Attire discount code but now I'm not sure.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:09 AM

Because you need one, right?!


YES I NEED ONE!!! :smachhead: :no: :bang: :crazy: :HS :eek:

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:10 AM

Well shoot I was just going to order the All Star as soon as Warren sent me my Ump Attire discount code but now I'm not sure.


Same here! Almost pulled the trigger on the All-Star!!!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:12 AM

Would also buy the Shin Guards but wow I can't afford that price right now!

What is it with Shin Guards lately and their prices???? :no:

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:13 AM

Can someone enlighten me? What makes the Douglas so awesomely awesome?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

Can someone enlighten me? What makes the Douglas so awesomely awesome?


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Douglas was the first to team up with Joe West, and ...made the very first West Vest (gold) with JW. You'll find from time to time on eBay, a "West Vest by Douglas" ...this is virtually the original, and it's basically what you see today but just better (w/ more up to date schtuff). it's proven, it's streamline, low profile, and comfy. AND ...it doesn't have a huge stupid W in the middle of it. :D

Jeff
"To stare down a big league pitcher. To stare him down, and just as he goes into his windup, wink. Make him think you know something he doesn't. That's what I wish for. Chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes just to look at it. To feel the tingling in your arm as you connect with the ball. To run the bases - stretch a double into a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrap your arms around the bag." Dr. Archibald "Moonlight" Graham


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:37 AM

I've got a West Vest by Douglas, and have had several. They're fine, and I sleep well know my Junior umpires are protected by these rigs.

I still like the collarbone protection of my Platinum best.

Part of the allure of the Douglas, Riddell, +POS SUL, Carlucci, etc. is their rarity. It's not that they're magical, or that much better than current rigs. There's a cool factor that they have.

It's great that Douglas is putting this solid piece of gear back on the Market. Every protector is sized differently, so I'm sure these will appeal to a lot folks who may not like the WV or All Star. It's a great option.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:46 AM


Can someone enlighten me? What makes the Douglas so awesomely awesome?


Dix,
Douglas was the first to team up with Joe West, and ...made the very first West Vest (gold) with JW. You'll find from time to time on eBay, a "West Vest by Douglas" ...this is virtually the original, and it's basically what you see today but just better (w/ more up to date schtuff). it's proven, it's streamline, low profile, and comfy. AND ...it doesn't have a huge stupid W in the middle of it. :D


Here is a pic of my WV Douglas I recently resold on eBay.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:52 AM



Can someone enlighten me? What makes the Douglas so awesomely awesome?


Dix,
Douglas was the first to team up with Joe West, and ...made the very first West Vest (gold) with JW. You'll find from time to time on eBay, a "West Vest by Douglas" ...this is virtually the original, and it's basically what you see today but just better (w/ more up to date schtuff). it's proven, it's streamline, low profile, and comfy. AND ...it doesn't have a huge stupid W in the middle of it. :D


Here is a pic of my WV Douglas I recently resold on eBay.

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Rolando, why white? Why not gray?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:54 AM

Can someone enlighten me? What makes the Douglas so awesomely awesome?


The Douglas is a pretty cool rig. I really like it. It's light, sleek, and comfortable---after it's broken in. (And it doesn't break in very easily.)

Now, unless you actually modify it like Fittske and Rolo did, the thinner pads and that shoulder gap make it a little dangerous at 85 or above. I use it as an alternate for standard high school and standard men's leagues. But if you do games with higher velocity pitching, I'd go with the Gold, or as some are recommending, the System Seven.

I saw my first Douglas on ebay and grabbed it largely due to its mystique and its ridiculously low auction price ($42). (I also got the shins for $20 more.) I grabbed another new CP from Douglas a couple of years back when Thunder found out they could make a few dozen more. That one was also somewhat of a bargain ($100).

I will say that I'm glad I got the black ones. And I'm glad I didn't have to pay $160. Geez, I paid $140 for two.

Would also buy the Shin Guards but wow I can't afford that price right now!

What is it with Shin Guards lately and their prices???? :no:


Good grief! A buck-seventy for shin guards? Come on, now, Douglas! How could that possibly be worth it? Are they self-cleaning?

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