Register or Sign In to remove these ads

Umpire_ar

Members
  • Content count

    110
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

27 Neutral

About Umpire_ar

More information about you

  • Your Association Name
    CAUA
  • Occupation
    Tech Support
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    HS
  • How did you hear about Umpire-Empire?
    Search Engine (Google, Yahoo, Bing, ...)
  1. Well stated. Using them for the first time tonight! Let's see if they live up to the hype! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. BU in B/C runner on third, less than two outs. Fly ball down the right field line. Who has the tag?
  3. After acquiring updated (new or new to me) gear, should I sell my spares? Thoughts?
  4. I have used the F3 Unequal Chest protector for several weeks now. I have taken a couple good shots. One was to the collar bone area. It stung because it hit where the neck piece attaches to the main part of the CP. In my Champro ProPlus CP, I would have been making a trip to the ER with a broken clavicle. The other shot was to my left chest and straight off the bat. Felt the impact, but that was it. Again one that would have stung in my other CP. The fit has been pretty good, however the straps have to be almost all the way taken in because I am a smaller guy. I am switching from the stock harness to the @Razzer RayFlex harness. I will let everyone know how this works for me as it will be used for the first time tomorrow (Provided it doesn't rain us out). I can't say enough about the Customer service I received from Force3 when I need replacement parts. They were eager to help, and provided the requested gear free of charge. That speaks volumes to me on the value they put into me and their gear. Thanks for taking a look!
  5. I wear two. When the left is empty, and right only has two I request 4. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Lol Shoe Carnival special lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hello all, So I had this all done earlier at work and my IT Department has decided to ban anything to do with sports. So needless to say as I hit submit, the blocker took effect. This may not be as eloquent as earlier. I hope I get everything said that I want to. This is a short comparrison... It is not a full review as I have yet to use them on the ballfield. But this is what I noticed from handling them and working with them over the last couple days. The Honigs are wider, and not shaped to contour to your leg. The F3s are slimmer and contoured in a manner that your leg is cupped by the guard even before the straps are latched. The padding is a lot thicker in the Honigs, but in my experience can be very hot. The F3s appear to be lighter, airier material. The padding is removable in both guards, but the F3 has a layer of padding that remains on the plastic shell where the Honigs do not. Both have 4 straps in similar placement on the guards. The F3 straps are tight being that they are new, so at this time the comparrison on movement will have to wait until I can wear them. That being said, just strapping them on, the contour of the F3 shell doesn't allow for much spin when strapped in. The F3s are a whole lot slimmer. I managed to get my dress pants over the F3s. Wouldn't have happened with the Honigs. I am also looking forward to the [mention=1907]Razzer[/mention] Shin harness. He is a fellow umpire for those who don't know that has a line of gear, harnesses, lineup cards, mats, stools that he customizes with names and etc. Check out his facebook page Umplife. https://www.facebook.com/groups/307083899500685/ Overall my initial impressions are favorable. I can't wait to try these out and see if they are worth the money. It may take me the rest of the season, but we will see. F3 USG Side by side Padding side by side F3 USG under dress pants Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  9. Too many of us take that for granted. Thank you brother for your diligence. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. See that just means I need to watch it again and soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Found zippermend... Let you know how they work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Don't drink jokus whiskey Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. So here is my pre-game. Bag on my left. Towel/mat on the floor in front of the chair. Hang my CP next to me on the right, and set out my plate shoes. Give the plate shoes a once over with my rag (should already be clean). Take my work shoes off and step on the towel. Start dressing for the plate, battle shorts (nutty buddy compression), UA or shock dr tights depending on weather, over the knee socks. UA tshirt or cold gear depending again on weather. Plate pants, plate shoes ( move the mat to keep it clean), then my Shins. Cup. Then grab my belt and ball bags. Grab my Accessory box and get indicator and plate brush. Indicator goes in the left ball bag front pocket, brush in the right ball bag rear pocket. Next is the CP, then shirt. Tuck everything in and make sure everything is even. Line up card book and pen go in the pocket of hr shirt. Sunglasses if needed. Then grab my bucket. Check the snaps and straps, make sure it fits smoothly over my head. Then will do a circuit, Shins, cup, brush, indicator, mask. Ready to go bossman at that point. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Why left to right? Left handed? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Did you get anything to replace the pulls? I've noticed that it won't take much to pull them off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk