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  1. 7 points
    Inspired by all of the great ideas on this board, as well as that hideous American flag mask, I decided to try something unique. The funny thing is, while I waited for my mask to get done over the past several weeks, some of you all started sharing chest protectors that you vinyl wrapped with a carbon fiber print. I don't like to talk about something until I have it in hand. I guess I don't want to jinx it or something. So, I looked around locally for someone that could do this for me, and found a shop that did. For those that have never heard of it, it's a fairly recent method of coating a metal surface using film and actuator chemicals that forms a bond that is very durable. It's become very popular in the automotive (rims, engine parts, trim) as well as the firearms industry. My first thought was that I wanted to do a carbon fiber print. These guys did an amazing job. The pictures look pretty good, but they don't do it justice. It is an amazing looking mask, in my opinion. Anyway, I wanted to share it with you all, and see what you think. For those that are curious about the price, I'm sure it varies by the area you live, but I paid $100. I know, it was spendy, but I look at it as less than a doubleheader.
  2. 3 points
    I don't agree that this was a bad miss or that it was right smack in the middle of the zone. The hitters stepping out which adds to the difficulty and F2 is reaching down and to his backhand to receive it. Where that pitch was received does not seem to match up with where the pitchcast had it. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  3. 3 points
    You no doubt were told, @blue32, that the Cost Per Unit drops considerably when you get into quantities of the same print. The one-off price is so high because you're taking resources (time, chemicals, labor) that would otherwise be optimized by doing 10, 20, 50 or more at a time... With that said... where's the one for me?
  4. 3 points
    Send them an email saying you're a Nigerian prince. They fall for that one every time.
  5. 2 points
    Check around, you might find a shop locally that would do it for a lot less than you'd think. I may have paid too much, but it wouldn't be the first time.
  6. 2 points
    Yup. Poor welding job. Don't be surprised by this... aluminum takes consistency, commitment and attention to detail to weld. I'm not poo-pooing aluminum – it's an ideal material to use for masks, and bikes, and tents, etc. No, I'm poo-pooing the company that is ramping up production quantity over quality.
  7. 1 point
    Got my riddell!!.......stickers!! Can't afford the CP so I got some decals! $10 each. shipping $2. PayPal or venmo.
  8. 1 point
    So this hit the Internet within the last week or so... Then news of his resignation was also posted online. Very, very interesting. I wonder what caused people to start digging.
  9. 1 point
    I received the sample material yesterday. Made a template of my existing cp padding and will be cutting out the material soon.
  10. 1 point
    For what it's worth, theres a shop about 2 hours away from me that said they could do a mask for $45. It's worth exploring the different places in your area. They aren't as large scale as the place @blue32 had it done at, so that could explain the lower price. The only downside is the quoted 5-6 week turnaround time.
  11. 1 point
  12. 1 point
    Looks nice, are there any real CF masks on the market? gotta believe they'd be awful light weight for you gents.
  13. 1 point
    That turned out amazing. Serious mask porn!
  14. 1 point
    I don't know whether LL has a modification of straight OBR for RLI, but with F2 and F3 outside and the runner inside, pro umpires are not likely to call RLI on a bad throw inside that hits the runner. That's what I see in the still; I reserve judgment on the call until the video is posted.
  15. 1 point
    Those were my thoughts, exactly. You can also get DIY kits as well, but I'm not crafty enough to trust that i would do a good job.
  16. 1 point
    That makes sense, as they use it on auto parts as well (like rims). I'm sure that rocks and road debris would make it wear much more than a baseball would.
  17. 1 point
    From what I have read, it's very durable. It's used on rifle stocks quite a bit, with the most common complaint being that over time, the sling has a tendency to rub a wear mark. Time will tell, but it should be just fine.
  18. 1 point
    @blue32 .... OK ...so I think I have a mask coming and I may want to have it dipped like yours! So, who else is in, so we can all get a discount ?!?! LMAO!!
  19. 1 point
    I like the idea of dipping, but the cost is a little extreme for me. It looks great. How does it hold up if hit by a foul ball?
  20. 1 point
  21. 1 point
    That is a BAD ASS mask!
  22. 1 point
    NOW THAT is a sharp looking mask!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!
  23. 1 point
    In spite of mechanics, review, pregaming, and attempted communication (I've been in many games where I was shouting to my partner throughout a play and s/he never heard me), this particular situation still happens, and we have to be able to resolve with the last-ditch safety-net mechanic of LOOKING AT EACH OTHER before someone makes a call. We recognize that we kicked the rotation, we both hesitate, and then one umpire SELLS IT HARD. Then we both refocus and move on.
  24. 1 point
    For that price I bought one just to see what it is like
  25. 1 point
    I like it like that because then I don't have to figure out where to stand.
  26. 1 point
    I don't know Darrin, so I can't comment on him or his issue specifically. Does it surprise me that something like this happened? Hell No. It happens all the time. For instance, it is estimated that for every 30 guys who claim to be an ex-SEAL, only one actually is. (And, in fact, you usually have to pester the "one" to death to get him to admit it.) https://videos.extremesealexperience.com/channel_Phony-Navy-Seal-Of-The-Week It is really not hard; speaking the truth, that is. For instance, I have been to many, many American Legion tournaments. At each one I am asked repeatedly by Legionnaire after Legionnaire, "did you serve?" My answer each time is, "no sir, but I'm proud as hell to be here to honor you and your fellow veterans for what you have done for all of us!" God Bless all of our veterans!
  27. 1 point
    I'm gonna go on record as saying I have no idea what I was talking about. Clearly. I'm back now. How have you been?
  28. 1 point
    I don't usually talk about myself, but I did go to the 3 man camp in Kansas city 3 years ago. I had never been to a camp before and never had any real training. I was way over my head. I attended that camp and caught the bug. I started getting games in the Ban Johnson league (wood bat college summer leavue in Kansas City) the next summer. I then attended the Mid-Am 2 man camp in Springfield the next year and was hired to work college games in NAIA and Juco the next spring. I returned to the 2 man camp last year and got a pretty decent schedule. Planning on returning to the 2 man camp as the classroom sessions are second to none and also heading to the 3 man camp in Kansas City and hoping to learn more about the 3 man system on an effort to be prepared if I get tapped to work 3 man games in the work spring. I have been very lucky to have some great people around me and some great partners to learn from that have helped me develop. I have a long way to go, but I plan to keep working hard to improve.
  29. 1 point
    This was a mistake. Ejected coaches go to the parking lot or further, they do not stay in the dugout - ever (I think Fed says something different here because of teams taking busses). You hold the game while they leave then continue when they are out of sight. Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk