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#1 D62 blue

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:01 PM



i just spoke to someone who is directly involved with the development and design , of the "unequal" CP . According to them , this new design is going to set the umpire world on its ear . If you are an abua member , you may already have read about this . Get ready gear junkies , it is suppose to be available for sale , according to abua next month . And there are also some other new products coming out as well .
hope the video link works ??
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:20 PM

I remember seeing this a few weeks ago. I don't see myself as an early adopter on this one. Other folks will have to take some shots with it and give it the thumbs up for me to give it a try. I am certainly all for something cooler and low profile, but I do love my Douglas which is, as I write this, sitting on my front step after being shipped back to me after being retrofitted with the extra shoulder protection.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:31 PM

I remember seeing this a few weeks ago. I don't see myself as an early adopter on this one. Other folks will have to take some shots with it and give it the thumbs up for me to give it a try. I am certainly all for something cooler and low profile, but I do love my Douglas which is, as I write this, sitting on my front step after being shipped back to me after being retrofitted with the extra shoulder protection.


I agree , its hard to argue with a douglas CP , i enjoy mine alot . Here are a couple more facts according to my source at abua , the "unequal" will be fully adjustable from 12" to 16.5" , also the shoulder caps fully adjustable , and other custom fit features as well . So that regardless of body type the CP will fit (according to abua) . And the profile is so low that the CP is almost unnoticeable under the shirt . Real world on field , will be the real test , as to the acceptance of this new technology .
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:08 PM

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:51 PM

Saw this video some time ago on another post. I'm with grayhawk on this one. Someone else can verify the hype and take the shots. I'll stick with my Double-D and WV Gold thank you very much.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:56 PM

Any talk on the cost of the new CP?

If it comes in under $200 and I don't mean $199, I will buy it.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:18 PM

I remember seeing this a few weeks ago. I don't see myself as an early adopter on this one. Other folks will have to take some shots with it and give it the thumbs up for me to give it a try. I am certainly all for something cooler and low profile, but I do love my Douglas which is, as I write this, sitting on my front step after being shipped back to me after being retrofitted with the extra shoulder protection.


I am a gear junkie too. All Star, Douglas, WV Gold. 3 different SGs and 4 masks. I have owned everything except a Nike mask and a Riddell Power.

I will wait to see how others fair with the Unequal. I doubt the physics. The video didn't prove a thing to me. I have never been hit in a staged and controlled manner. If I had $$$$ on the line ( like JE does) I could nut it up and take a glacing blow wearing any of my gear.
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:26 PM

If I had $$$$ on the line ( like JE does) I could nut it up and take a glacing blow wearing any of my gear.


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:48 PM

Any talk on the cost of the new CP?

If it comes in under $200 and I don't mean $199, I will buy it.

My name is John, and I am a gear junkie.


Ive heard its going to be significantly more. Thats just what I heard, though.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:05 PM

Boyinr....Which cp is your favorite, and why?


I remember seeing this a few weeks ago. I don't see myself as an early adopter on this one. Other folks will have to take some shots with it and give it the thumbs up for me to give it a try. I am certainly all for something cooler and low profile, but I do love my Douglas which is, as I write this, sitting on my front step after being shipped back to me after being retrofitted with the extra shoulder protection.


I am a gear junkie too. All Star, Douglas, WV Gold. 3 different SGs and 4 masks. I have owned everything except a Nike mask and a Riddell Power.

I will wait to see how others fair with the Unequal. I doubt the physics. The video didn't prove a thing to me. I have never been hit in a staged and controlled manner. If I had $$$$ on the line ( like JE does) I could nut it up and take a glacing blow wearing any of my gear.



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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:51 AM

My favorite is the All Star. It is not bulky, protects well and is cooler than the others. The best thing I can say I really never notice it when I am wearing it. This is due to the design and the delta flex harness. It is also nice that the padding is revomable and washable. There are some things I would change about each of them but the All Star is, for me, the best of the lot.
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:57 AM

I am curious about this one too. I'm sure it will have a premium price point, But that will probably settle down after a year or two but I'd bet it will come down but still be in the top tier on price.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:31 AM


Any talk on the cost of the new CP?

If it comes in under $200 and I don't mean $199, I will buy it.

My name is John, and I am a gear junkie.


Ive heard its going to be significantly more. Thats just what I heard, though.


according to my abua source , it will be priced in the range of WV gold/platinum .
we shall see next month or so . btw if you are an abua member , a discount will be available , how much who knows ? abua members usually get a disc on their site anyway , and it varies from product to product .
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:33 AM

Saw this video some time ago on another post. I'm with grayhawk on this one. Someone else can verify the hype and take the shots. I'll stick with my Double-D and WV Gold thank you very much.


maybe pete from midwestump can get a hold of one , for a review ? are you listening pete ?
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:52 AM

I'm in contact with Jason and I'm told the cp is coming soon. I've also been assured that the shoulder area has been reworked. They are very excited about this new product and they want to have it reviewed "soon."

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:53 AM

I was told the CP would be more expensive than the "plastic" models. Yes, now a hardshell CP is simply plastic. Oh well, I am very intrigued by this new product. I believe it will easily top the $200 price point - hope I'm wrong. It looks very low profile. I also noticed they edited out the shoulder shot taken by Evans.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:55 AM

I'm in contact with Jason and I'm told the cp is coming soon. I've also been assured that the shoulder area has been reworked. They are very excited about this new product and they want to have it reviewed "soon."

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:01 AM

We should start an over under on the price...

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:20 AM

I'm in contact with Jason and I'm told the cp is coming soon. I've also been assured that the shoulder area has been reworked. They are very excited about this new product and they want to have it reviewed "soon."

Pete

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:20 AM

I don't feel anything when I get hit with my Platinum. So that's the benchmark. Plus, it has one solid piece from chest, to shoulder, giving me the best collarbone protection. No other c/p has that. That's really important to me.

When another c/p comes along that has that has better protection than that, I'll consider it.

There may be ones a little lighter, a little slimmer and a little cooler, but I want the best protection possible.




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