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  1. Pre-game Rituals

    What's everyone's pregame process? Do you have specific steps you go through each and every time? Not necessarily the pre-game with your partner(s) but dressing and getting gear ready. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Sun Shade Visor in Mask

    As a rule I don't wear shades behind the plate. I've seen the piece that goes in the mask, the visor. What are your thoughts on that piece of equipment? Specifically - Is it worth trying out? Thanks in advance for your thoughts! Brent CAUA Umpire Arkansas
  3. How ?

    Took a shot as PU behind my right ear. In the slot, right handed batter. Pitched ball - no swing. I can't figure it out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. HS season at an end.

    Good luck to all those who are doing post season and league/legion ball! Stay cool! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Transaction Experience Thread

    @stk004 just has a big heart and wants everyone to be as honest as he is. - Seriously though, it's an unfortunate time in human history where a mans word isn't enough. We thank@Stk004 for trying and wish him luck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 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
  7. All Star System 7 CP

    Get a harness from@razzer his straps are extra long. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Field shoe?

    Rebook from Honigs on sale for certain sizes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Partners mistakes

    So this is isn't intended to throw anyone under the bus. I need some advise. My partner tonight in a 2 man setup on the bases wasn't up to snuff. Not hustling, weak calls, and just a flat attitude. Don't get me wrong, I have my off days too, but this didn't seem to be an off day. I talked to my assigner about him so he didn't have to hear it first from the coaches. How do you explain the importance of hustling? I tried and it didn't sink in. One of the coaches told me, "He's making you look bad." And that's a first for me. I screw up plenty myself. Again not throwing anyone under the bus. Just don't know how to handle this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Where can I find replacement T buckles for my Wilson? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Transaction Experience Thread

    Fantastic transaction with @steeler41 Quick ship and product as advertised in the advert. Thanks @steeler41
  12. Brand new Smitty Polyspandex 34-30

    @Thunderheads Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I think this is an excellent idea. As the article states, it's hard to move up because of the limited positions and retirements. That being said, why wouldn't you want the best officials on the field. Complacency is an umpires worst enemy. If they had to worry about their jobs each season, then I think as good as they are they would strive to be even better. It would give the younger guys a chance to get MLB experience and show the evaluators what they got. Just a humble HS Umpires opinion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. ISO ... a unique throat guard

    I saw one today on a Wilson Shock FX. The buckets look really odd with a throat guard. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Brand new Smitty Polyspandex 34-30

    I will take them Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. To sell or not to sell

    After acquiring updated (new or new to me) gear, should I sell my spares? Thoughts?
  17. To sell or not to sell

    I did just such a thing today. One of the guys had a set of Shins that were too long for him. Since I just got the F3s, I sold him my old Honigs that were just right for him. There is a Facebook group called Umpire Waffles that raffles off gear. I just won a West Vest for $30. I borough three slots in the raffle. This gives me an opportunity to sell my backup CP to someone. Keep an eye out for discounted gear. You never know who might have gear stolen, or car wreck, house fire etc. Just my $.02 worth. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Honigs K20-15s

    Upgraded and looking for a new home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Honigs K20-15s

    @Thunderheads lock it up! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Honigs K20-15s

    Get a new one every season. Moved to the bucket so I won't need as many. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Honigs K20-15s

    Sale Pending ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Honigs K20-15s

    $30 plus shipping - Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Ok so here we go. F3s are AMAZING. So light and snug. They didn't move one bit. Didn't have to adjust the slightest bit. I could move without feeling like Sasquatch. Took one shot and it felt like I bumped into something soft. I am definitely going to get a second pair! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 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
  25. Whose call?

    BU in B/C runner on third, less than two outs. Fly ball down the right field line. Who has the tag?