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  1. kylejt added a post in a topic First shot to the face with my TW   

    No two shots are the same, so it's quite impossible to compare stories. 
    I DO believe in the science behind the TW pads. Ever open up the pads of a Wilson wraparound? Not a lot of science going on with that stuffing. 
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  2. kylejt added a post in a topic Mask Pads   

    I have a disinfectant spray I hit my Team Wendy pads with, post game. I spray down all my gear with it, including my hats. 
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  3. kylejt added a post in a topic Unorthodox Would You Wear?   

    A. How much am I getting paid?
    B. Is the boss asking or requiring? If asking, I'm wearing what I want. Requiring, go back to A.
    C. What color undershirt goes with that?
    D. But when in Rome.......
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  4. kylejt added a post in a topic Flags on uniforms   

    I got a box full of MiLB navy shirts for my Junior umpires, donated from a retired fellow down South. They have the gold trim, and cover the Honig's label on the back. I think they look sharp. 
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  5. kylejt added a post in a topic Just opened my Allstar System Seven CPU4000   

    ​Well, the Delta Flex makes all the difference in the world, if you're comparing box stock rigs. Add the DF to the platinum, and they're close. 
    My platinum has molded to my body over the years, and the Sys 7 is still getting there. 
    The padding on the All Star is superior in every way. Plus, with that center channel, it's cooler. 
    I haven't retrofitted the platinum with the TW pads. Maybe this Fall. If it comes out like my old Gold, it should be slimmer fitting than the Sys 7. 
    IMO, they're close in protection. That is to say, these two are the best on the market. Nothing compares the collarbone protection these offer, as they both have one solid piece of plastic from sternum to over the shoulder. 
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  6. kylejt added a post in a topic Just opened my Allstar System Seven CPU4000   

    No flaps, for me. 
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  7. kylejt added a post in a topic Just opened my Allstar System Seven CPU4000   

    After a full season in the System 7, and seeing that is has the same amount of collarbone protection, I've taken the Wilson from atop it's throne. The biggest difference is the the All Star dips down to cover my last rib, with it's unique shape. That's just a great design. 
     
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  8. kylejt added a post in a topic Just opened my Allstar System Seven CPU4000   

    Just wait 'til you get drilled, and just laugh at the ball. I think this is the best protecting rig on the market. A Team Wendy retrofitted, DF equipt Platinum would be a close second. 
     
    I really like the padding comes off so easily. You can get a spare, and swap them out between games. No more putting on a wet c/p for your second dish of the day. 
     
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  9. kylejt added a post in a topic Recommendation for shared equipment CP   

    I've got a well stocked umpire room for my local league. So here's what I'd start out with:
     
    Champion P2xx chest protectors. They come in 13", 15" and 17' models. There's a guy selling them dirt cheap on eBay, with a "Or Best Offer" on them. Offer him $5 less than his asking price, and he'll take it. No better value in hard shell protection. If you buy a few, see if they'll combine shipping charges. 
     
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Champion-P210-Umpire-Chest-Protector-15-BLACK-/381298919054?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c72fc68e
    Cans of spray disinfectant are at your local dollar store. Buy a few, and use 'em. 
     
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  10. kylejt added a post in a topic Champ Pro Pants???   

    Some day, before you "retire", you'll try on a pair of Honig's polywool plate pants, and go "$&#@^", now it get it.
     
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  11. kylejt added a post in a topic Mlb back to Navy blue???   

    Those new shirts have never really caught on.
     
    How 'bout something different?
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  12. kylejt added a post in a topic Champ Pro Pants???   

    Here is my progression of pants, from when I started out:
     
    Goodwill pants  (honestly, that was a good move. I didn't know if I really wanted to umpire)
    Sears gray slacks.
    Levi Action slacks
    Fechhiemer heather gray combos
    +POS heather combo
    +POS plate and base
    Gerry Davis combos
    Gerry Davis plate and base pants
    Honig's polywools. Plate and base. 4-5" hem on each, to help keep from snagging, and increase resale value (if they're too short, you narrow your market)
     
    See all the money I wasted. Not only that, I could never recover much cash on the resale market for those lesser pants. Lose-lose.  And this holds true for all the other gear and clothes I bought along the way. BUY PRO GEAR, and skip wasting your dough. It works, and protects better, you look better, and you can resell it for a better price down the road.
     
    I wish I read something like this when I started out.
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  13. kylejt added a post in a topic Champ Pro Pants???   

    Long after the money is spent, you never regret buying the best.
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  14. kylejt added a post in a topic +POS ball bags   

    I couldn't care less about the logo (sorry Dan), I'd just like to know about the quality of the new ones. 
     
    I'd only worry about the logo if I were sponsored by them. 
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  15. kylejt added a post in a topic +POS ball bags   

    Thanks, but I'm looking for a review of their latest version. A lot of +POS isn't that same quality as it was in the "olden days". Some of the new stuff is actually better, say like the masks. But I'd like to know from someone who's had both. 
     
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