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Razzer last won the day on March 1

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  • Birthday 01/25/1961

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  1. Not that clever..just fat fingers
  2. Force3 V2 Ultimate Umpire Chest Protector

    Love the tech reply Max and the shotgun analogy
  3. Ebay finds

    20 mins left for a Nike TI..not my auction http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nike-Catcher-Umpire-Mask-Black-Used/122645782249?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D18b93c7b87274b0caa05930a29a3967d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Des%26sd%3D122645782249&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A69ec33f6-8371-11e7-9904-74dbd180bfdf%7Cparentrq%3Af13cc87815d0ac8077a6decefffdbadd%7Ciid%3A1
  4. I use the hangers with the clips...just put both legs together and clip. The weight alone keeps them straight and any wrinkles will disappear
  5. I also was thinking the same for point 1. After wearing 2 pairs of Plate and 2 pair of base pants I have zero issues with shrinkage or the hem. Point 2. I wondered if taking a direct hit or a shot on the side of the pants would cause any problems like a scorch mark..so far no issues. I wash mine in cold water after every use and hang to dry, the crease stays and they look new every time I put them into the bag. I have also put them in the dryer low heat no issues but I do prefer hanging them after washing. 10/10 for me
  6. +pos chest protector

    Well here is my initial response to the +POS COBRA CP First thing I can say was the communication was first class and I picked up the box 3 days after ordering. The box was very light..hope the cp was in it...lol After inspecting the rig I was pleasantly surprised how much thought and design went into the product. Very low profile Protective fit was ok "13 Harness is a good idea but in its current format it is gimmicky and could be improved or buy a after market product that will work. I really liked the breast plate and clavicle protection. When first tried on I noticed that the clavicle plastic was sitting to square at the top. I thought I would need to use the heat gun to form the curve better. I added a UL harness and it did the trick. The cp comes with 2 side wings and a neck pad...side wings work well but no need for the neck pad. Same thing on the Force 3 The Skeleton separates from the back pad so it can be washed. Padding Not sure what is used but my only concern is not enough or what are the properties of the foam used. I guess I am willing to try it in a game to know because overall this is a decent product. Shoulder caps Well made and better than the F3 which I own V1 Gap Protection Excellent Breast Plate Excellent What would I change I would add a "1/4 foam (Memory) Think blue camping mat roll encased in micro mesh nylon or polyester. Why? Just to give you that extra feeling you are protected more. Harness The UL harness transformed the fit and feel of the rig and that is what it is about...rig stays where it is supposed to be Last Thought +pos made a very interesting CP and as a customer I am overall happy with my purchase. I am not into endorsing but this unit has a chance if customers/umpires can over look some of the past mistakes + pos made in dealing with us I score this CP 8/10 on fit protection and design I give 10/10 on customer service Ray Umplife
  7. +pos chest protector

  8. +pos chest protector

    For that price I bought one just to see what it is like
  9. Riddell Power 2.0

    Spot on Max Plan is to work on a cp here by using my pals who are building hockey gear. Once I have the rig I want it will be sent to one of my many contacts in China where I will have 20-30 samples made. Test those samples and make any changes and do a limited run of 200 units to test the water. It ca be done and I believe I can find a price point that works for the end user.
  10. Riddell Power 2.0

    I have a few rigs I alternate 15" and 13" Douglas both black older versions WV Gold no issues with pec pads as I sew them down on the shoulder cap. F3 v1 with lower part removed and the neck extension also removed and the Carlucci. I like all of them and use all off them but most of my plates this season I have worn the WV Gold. My only complaint is it does trap heat. I keep telling myself to take out the padding and replace it and the cover with newer breathable materials...will get to it sometime this season. I think I could reduce the heat and the comfort...just need to find the time.
  11. Riddell Power 2.0

    I got the Carlucci from a guy with a guy with similar build to me. It fits like your favorite slippers..heavy to pick up but once you strap it on it had the great snug feeling.
  12. Riddell Power 2.0

    I have a Carlucci The Hall Of Fame model in Navy beige color scheme and it is being cloned using modern materials and fabric that might be alternative if I can get the cost price right. Will get some photos as we progress to the finished product.
  13. Riddell Power 2.0

    gnhbua93 I am a hockey guy right to the core...the materials I use work to the benefit of the user and the limited products we strap on our chest to umpire a baseball game. You have a track record of making everyone know you are behind F3 products all the way. I use them too and others. I don't slam them only try to enhance the product for the end user. F3 makes great products so do the other manufacturers. All I am doing is offering options for a better fit. You can tell everyone all day long F3 is the best product on the planet...my harness sales say otherwise for all the mfg's including F3 because not everyone on this media think you are the authority on F3 products. My harness must work because lots of guys in the SHOW and MiLB use it...same for umpires around the globe Ray UMPLIFE ..... I am a hockey guy...
  14. Keeping the Big Canuck Busy

    You are just like EF Hutton...when you start talking I listen Thanks for your contributions on this site because they are very informative and your attention to detail helps all members make good decisions when it comes to equipment purchases....keep fighting the W Max because they must listen one day. Most importantly thanks for the endorsement...It means everything coming from a guy who knows gear and how it works. Ray