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Everything posted by wolfe_man

  1. Ebay finds

    Classic +POS base andplate shoes in boxes for $50
  2. Ebay finds

    Good stuff on Craigslist today. XL Majestic for $25
  3. Force3 Shin Fit

    I thought about it. Tonight is a JV scrimmage, so maybe I'll pull it out and go that route. They are comfortable to wear as I wore them around the house when I got them to see how they'd fit. 30" is my inseam as well. I'm 5'10" ish and I was afraid that the 14.5" would be a bit small, so I went with the 16.5".
  4. Logo removal

    Odd thing about the tunnels, some of mine do and some do not. I LOVE those that do! No need for electrical tape when you have a hidden tunnel.
  5. Force3 Shin Fit

    It's especially hard for me to switch. I had the Diamond Ump-Lites (I know, I know) and only had 2 straps. I hate straps cutting into the back of my knee, but you all talked these up so much I had to try them. They stick up on me too, but tonight is the first game and they are at least comfortable to wear. I don't like the sticking up past my knee part though, but I'm hoping as you all say, that they'll break in within a few games. They pull on my plate pants as well, but feel fine under my combos, so maybe I'll trot out my combos as plate pants until they break in.
  6. New Base Shoes Suggestions

    Some are still upset with Adidas over a basketball officiating decision to back coaches instead of officials (if I remember correctly). Regardless of the sport, there are some who reason if they don't back officials, then they won't buy their product. I have the new Adidas umpire shoes and I really like the look. I am worried about the mesh being hard to clean, but they should breathe great. Also, the tread is not aggressive at all as these are turf shoes, so I'm worried about slipping on wet fields. But, I still have my old NB in good shape if I get a "mudder" and need more traction.
  7. MadMax/Schutt XV retrofit

    I haven't tried the new one yet, but pics I've seen of the new version don't look like its changed yet. I'm sure someone will argue, if you just stay upright then those are fine where they are now; however, if you lean forward in your stance at all, then the tops of your shoulder(s) are left open to damage from a foul ball or uncaught pitch. I guess it's a personal preference thing... to each their own.
  8. MadMax/Schutt XV retrofit

    My personal opinion and @MadMax original MaXV has the epaulets moved upwards. I think the shoulder gap coverage plates (epaulets) are too low. If you move them up, it provides much greater protection in my opinion. Max uses the existing upper hole and it becomes the bottom hole, then he drills a new hole for the upper bolt/Chicago screw. It looks great too when completed. Here is one Max did for me.
  9. What is Your Primary Mask?

    Wilson WTA3007 with vinyl removed, now black with tan TW pads and Honigs harness Wilson WTA3007 with vinyl removed, now silver with navy Wilson pads (HS navy rig) and Wilson harness +POS Zro-G in charcoal with black or tan TW pads and Honigs harnes Nike Ti with black Nike pads and Nike harness Adidas with tan or black TW pads and Adidas harness I have TOO many masks! I also have 2 other Wilson WTA3007 with the vinyl removed, but not painted yet. I'm thinking of doing one in light/sky blue to match our shirts.
  10. They're waiting for me at home. That's two days total to order, ship and arrive. That's a pretty quick turnaround by anyone's standards for normal shipping! First order, but will keep them in mind going forward if my normal supplier is out of stock.
  11. Vinyl Dip?

    I'm not familiar with the product. I was just doing a quick search and trying to offer him some ideas. For $7, I'd be willing to give it a shot. The product seems to be designed for tool handles... if it will stick to a tool handle being used under pressure, why wouldn't it stick to a mask only occasionally being hit by a baseball? I have an old mask at home, I think I'll give it a shot here when it warms up in Ohio. It's still too cold outside to be painting or letting things dry and my wife would kill me if I try it in the house. But, I don't know... I may need several cans so price goes up. More research required. LOL
  12. Vinyl Dip?

    Here's another option... https://www.piper-plastics.com/processes/dip-molding/dip-molding-about/
  13. Vinyl Dip?

    There are some neat options out there... I just did a quick Google search and found some neat products. Now, you have me thinking of trying it too! LOL https://plastidip.com/our-products/super-grip/ This one looks very interesting.
  14. Lookin forward to getting my +pos mask

    I have 'em... and like 'em. I wish the ears were a bit wider and the throat guard was about 3" longer. They are super light and the price can't be beat though!
  15. I ordered yesterday and had a shipping number less than 3 hours later. They should be here by Friday. We'll see.
  16. https://www.gearef.com/collections/baseball/products/force-3-ultimate-shin-guards?variant=1087963267092 You can find at regional suppliers if you look hard for them. Link above has 16.5” shipped for $121
  17. Transaction Experience Thread

    @Stan W. is a good person to deal with as well.
  18. I'm almost 5'11"... my shins measure about 15.5 - 16" from top of foot to middle of knee... should I go with the 14.5" or go up to the 16.5". I currently wear a 15" pair of Diamond Ump-Lites. I've taken some shots and have experience no pain or problems in 2+ years, but I don't want that to change so I plan on upgrading this year. I know some manufacturers recommend that you go up a size if you're larger than the next size down, but wasn't sure about F3 and i can't find a recommendation on their site. I figured someone on here is close to my size and can speak to what fits them best. I know some of you taller guys went down to the 16.5" for F3, but were wearing longer 17-18" shins from other makers like Wilson. Thanks!
  19. F3 shins sizing for a short guy (5'11")

    I’m sure you can return or find a buyer if they don’t fit. On a side note, I’m in OH and love Purchase Officials! I always get gear within 2 days. Returns are free too. I’ve even discovered I work at same place as the owners father in Columbus.
  20. F3 shins sizing for a short guy (5'11")

    I will keep an eye on it. I have no issues at this point, it's just in family on both sides. I want to lose weight so it won't become an issue.
  21. F3 shins sizing for a short guy (5'11")

    Yes, I read your post when you mentioned being out for a while this year. Glad you're on the mend! I have to do what you posted in regards to losing weight. I'm around 235-240. I'm age 39 with a 38-40" waist (38 jeans, 40 dress pants) and about as you described yourself. My main thing is i work a desk job and don't exercise enough. But I also eat fast food every day for lunch and drink way too much soda. I'm borderline diabetic and heart disease (cholesterol) is in the mix, both are hereditary in my family. I didn't win the genes lottery for sure. I did somehow miss out on the high BP though, so thankful for that. I gotta be honest, no issues/pains or anything else for me. I feel like I'm doing well at this point in my life, but I know the weight is going to cost me if I don't get on top of it sooner than later. I know it will be work, but I need to start doing the following two things: 1.) cut out soda/pop (I drink at least 4 cans of reg soda a day currently) and 2.) quit eating fast food for my lunches. If i can switch to water and pack a salad or healthier option than fast food for lunch, then I should be well on my way to dropping some pounds. Then, I normally do at least 4 games per week once season starts and I work ball from now until October. I am thinking of getting my football license this year which will keep me active until late November hopefully. I appreciate the feedback and good tips!
  22. It looks right as far as order, but I'm no expert on their values. They don't make the WTA3007 models any longer, people are shying away from vinyl dips now-a-days it seems. You can find them new at some sites and on eBay for $55+ with the two-tone pads. I think they're just leather pads though. I actually think they are fine pads, but I prefer Team Wendy's myself. I do use the Wilson pads at times though, I prefer the leather over the other Wilson pads though. To your question, the Wilson memory foam pads are pretty good too. They look and feel very similar to Team Wendy; however they don't feel like they would take the hit as well as TW does. When you squeeze a TW you feel the resistance, but when you squeeze a Wilson mem foam pad it compresses much more than TW. To be fair, I haven't taken a hit with them, so I can't say for sure.

    I think we should also add if the batted ball hits a bird in flight and then bounces over the fence, hits a running dog on the field, etc. I learned my lesson, answer specific and leave no room for any questioning or don't answer. I shall be more careful in the future!
  24. F3 shins sizing for a short guy (5'11")

    LOL. I hear you.... I guess average height would have been a better description. I'm between 5'10" and 5'11", so I'm not tall. While I am definitely not skinny, I don't define myself as fat, even though I weigh 235. I'm definitely overweight (obese even according to BMI scales), but I don't have a big gut and I carry it fairly well. I will drop to 225-230 during the season though. I am going to try to get down to around 215-220 this year if I can just so i can see if it makes any difference health-wise. I have some hereditary health issues that I don't want to get any worse. I've watched them attack my parents and I don't want that to happen to me too.
  25. F3 shins sizing for a short guy (5'11")

    Still have a pair of NB 460's