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  1. Mine have those loops but they are on the lower side pad and run the whole length (3-4 inches) so there's a lot of play. Ump-attire pic has the side loops more akin to the WVP. Thinking I may just tack sew them down a little do make a smaller channel for the strap to run through. Maybe that will prevent the sliding underneath that lower outside pad.
  2. It's not the harness. I've had the stock, the Honigs, the delta-flex, and the force 3 all on it and it does it with all of them. It's doesn't move up and down, And the straps don't loosen. It the fact the straps shift under the outside padding of the protector rather then "riding" on the plates.
  3. I've got a WVG that I've had maybe 5 years, but only have worn 10 times, maybe. I just can't get to liking it. I've got the WVP that I love, but it's starting to get worn down, so I've been hoping to use the WVG more. My my issues are mainly these. I don't like the hard plastic in the middle neck area. Seems to really stick out and my chin/throat hits it. Hurts a little, but mainly rises to just above an annoyance. WVP has that pad there. Other issue is the bottom section folds under on me, and then the straps wrap around the bottom and then I'm adjusting all the time. It also then changes how it "rides" and pushes into my throat Have the force 3 harness on it, used to have the old Honigs K1 harness on it that was a slight early upgrade from the Wilson stock one. I know it needs to break in, but I've worked it over pretty good, folding the sections over and over again through the years, and store it "balled up". Just cant seem to like it. Took it off after 1.5 innings today during a rain delay. Any one run into things like this? Do I just need to keep wearing and I'll get used to it? Like I said my WVP is getting pretty nasty, look to alternate to extend each ones life cycle.
  4. Honig's has them in the 40's along with the sport loft as mentioned. Reached out Fechheimer/Flying Cross and they have pulled out of making them too. Just need to keep looking around I guess and some relic will become available.
  5. Anyone know if plate coats are being sold by anyone? Know that Honigs was ordering from Hardwicks' and dropped them, and even reached out to Hardwicks and got a response that they no longer make them. Know they are fading out, just wanted to be able to get one, and have that option to wear in colder weather. Did the google search route too and came up with nothing. Hoping someone has some answers or ideas.
  6. Left handed, but I honestly don't think that why. I've always done left to right for as long as I can really remember, back to playing goalie in hockey in grade school and catcher in baseball. Also applies to getting dressed in regular clothes. Only do 2 things right side first, putting in my contacts and cleaning my ears with Q-tips.
  7. I've changed what I do over the years, used to drink a certain drink, eat something specific, listen to a certain song. Right now for a college game I'll eat a PB&J about 15 mins out from my arrival time which is about 1.5 hrs before first pitch. Do that because I'll usually have somewhere from 1hr-3hr drive and would have eaten before I left. Want to have something to last duration of game. After that it's same deal for college and HS. About 45 mins out I drink a 5-hr and start drinking a bottle of water. Will get a bathroom trip in as well; 2-3 sometimes. I get dressed left to right (left leg, then right leg in pants etc.). This is a must, and even do it with regular clothes, not just a baseball thing. Plate gear goes on left to right; shoes, shins, chest, ball bags, in that order. If I'm in a locker room, I'm the last one to leave. National anthem I close my eyes at "oh say does that..." open eyes after last notes stops, put on my hat, tap my left shoe twice, and then 3 small claps, or taps on my right thigh with my right hand if I have my mask. Quirky enough? These are just habits/routines I've just done and stuck with over the many years of sports and now officiating. All are replaceable except the getting dressed Left to right. I've in the past accidentally done something right side first, and proceeded to take everything off and restart from scratch.
  8. I've always had the hidden stitching, about 2" up from the bottom. I've never told anyone what to do it that way, its's just what they've always done. Had pairs done from about 6 different places over the years including Honigs warehouse. Just took in the poly-spandex last week and for the first time was asked which I wanted. Went with the hidden one because it's what I've always done. I also thought the normal would show a lot more then they do in the poly-wools that I've seen people have the normal stitching done. I have had had the hem get caught a couple times and rip. Took them back and they restitched.
  9. @Thunderheads Lock it up, sold
  10. Never been used, fitted it to my Gold, sized it, then decided I didn't like it. Don't have the side clips for it but upper straps have the sizing slides on it. $20 shipped within the US.
  11. Are you still looking? I'm willing to part with mine. Never used it. Put it on my Gold sized it, didn't like it. Doesn't not have the side clips that fit the All-star or t-hooks either.
  12. They went up on eBay and sold. I just gave away pairs of similar plate and base a couple weeks back to a young new umpire.
  13. I had trouble with all of the conference questions, miss this one along with the others. Trying to now wrap my head around it and understand Is is this a legal conference because the new RP had started his warmups in anticipation of facing Batter "A". Since PH "B" was announced after the warmups then its not the same batter. Apply the rule to the "person" as opposed to the "batting position"? If PH was announced before the Relief Pitcher then it wouldn't be legal? Timing of what happened first matters then.
  14. The previous responses are exactly my line of thinking and what I told the coach when he wanted him balked for pretty much not shaking his head yes/no while on the rubber. He is at least looking like he is getting a sign while engage and not just stepping on and coming set.
  15. R1. Pitcher stands astride the pitchers rubber (with the baseball, not hidden ball trick), looks into the catcher who taps away on different parts of his body, chest, knee, mask, etc, pitcher nods and then engages rubber and goes into his stretch position. Again stares in at catcher but makes no head nod yes or no, but stares in for a period of time of at least 3-5 seconds (long enough to actually take a sign). F1 comes set and delivers the pitch. Now one when he stares in for second time, I don't know if catcher is giving a sign between his legs like normal, or if there is no confirmation nod from pitcher because if he's shown something that's what he has to throw. My thought was I don't know what the "tapping" is for and once he engages the rubber, he at minimum simulated as though he was taking a sign. Thoughts?