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  1. To All, Another fantastic experience with customer service associated with our chosen Profession/Hobby! I ordered the All-Star MVP2510m (small head) Catcher/Umpire helmet on Sunday of this week (3/6/17). I received the helmet today (3/10/17). After examination of the helmet I discovered a gouge in the plastic. Almost as if they started to drill the hole for the screw in the wrong place, and purple paint on the silver guard. I contacted All-Star and spoke to Lisa. She had me send her the pictures of the defects. I let them know that I intended to use the mask as is on Tuesday. The spots aren't detrimental to the functionality of the mask. I just wanted to let them know, so they can be aware incase someone else has something like this. They advised me that they are sending me a new helmet and I can keep this one as a backup. Between All-Star and Force3, they have made this years experiences amazing getting ready for season and during the start of this season. http://all-starsports.com/mvp2500m.html Thanks All-Star!! Brent
  2. The question about the Carlucci chest protector material sparked the inspiration for this thread. I will start saying that I like the leather for my pads.
  3. I need some input. I have the Wilson 36" Bag and need to pack it differently to make everything fit. That being said I am having some logistical issues with making everything fit. Here is what I used to do when I used the Champro Pro Plus - Uniforms in the bottom, jackets, undergarments, hats, belts. Leg Guards, mask, ballbags, accessory bag (have since went to a tackle box), and CP over the top of all that. Shoes in one end of the top, and cleaning supplies and towels in the other. Now since I have moved to the Unequal Force3 CP V1, All-Star 2510m Helmet. These are much bulkier. I have taken out all my Navy and put it in a separate bag. I have 4 pairs of pants in the top middle compartment, 4 short sleeve, one long sleeve, socks, undergarments, Plate shoes in one end, base in the other with the cleaning supplies. Thoughts?
  4. Hanging it up and selling my gear. 1) Wilson Shock FX HS mask. Used two seasons. Pads washed and sanitized regularly. Still in great shape. $60 2) Pro Nine soft shell CP. Excellent shape. Includes 4" torso extension. Again, washed and air dried often. $40 3) Diamond shins. 17" Very good shape. $20 Notify me here or at cigarmon@yahoo.com
  5. The Wilson Shock FX may be entering its waning days. With the market success by the All-Star System 7 hockey style mask, and the follow-on effort of Easton to produce the Mako and M-line of shaped masks, Rawlings and Wilson are now forced to reformulate their own lineup. Rawlings significantly (and finally) updated their HSMs, starting with the Pro Preferred. Wilson continued on with their Shock FX, but its clunky shape, relatively complex spring-suspension, and Wilson's unsympathetic customer service, it saw only limited use in the High School and College ranks in comparison to the All-Stars and Eastons. No Major League catchers used it, and only a handful of Major League Umpires ever did (Gary Cederstrom, famously). Instead of trying to improve it, Wilson has instead developed an all-new, shaped WTA5700 Pro Stock hockey style mask in the hopes its looks and price point will gain the attention of high school and college programs. That's not to say that the Shock FX is, or ever was, an inferior model; it is more to say that Wilson abandoned it and chose not to further develop or improve it, or even to support existing models. It is this last point that's got my attention. I recently received a Shock FX in decent, but used, shape. The primary pads (forehead and chin) were completely worn out, every vent hole was dirty with the dust of hundreds of games in the desert heat, and the cage had a pair of pretty significant dents to it. Besides this, the cage's paint job (when will companies learn that paint doesn't "stick" to steel??) has flaked off, and the beginnings of rust are taking hold. So, I stripped all the parts off it, cleaned everything, sanitized the inner pads of the shell, changed out the primary pads for a brand new kit, and soaked all hardware in mineral oil to recondition them (they will be thoroughly dried before I put them back). Of major note, though, is I will be sending the cage off to Tony at Mask-It to have the dents knocked back out, the cage re-trued, and then powder coated a spiffy new color. When the cage returns, remount it with the reconditioned hardware and voilá, we'll have a Shock FX, back to good-as-new. So... why can't Wilson take care of their gear like this, or, in lieu of that, allow us to buy parts (replacement cages) so as to do it ourselves??
  6. We have an umpire that wears a white HSM. I don't think he should. Thoughts?
  7. All-Star System Seven MVP4000 HSM

    The System Seven™ MVP4000 is designed for professional and college level play. Specifically designed and tested for ball speeds exceeding 100 MPH, the System Seven™ MVP4000UMP is the most advanced mask available. The moisture wicking Armor Clad™ mesh liner system is removable and machine washable. Replacement padding can be purchased separately. Having a second liner system can be useful for those hot summer days with double header games. Both models feature Extremely durable polycarbonate shellBreathable 3D mesh padding linerBackplate designed to keep the snaps onExtra band of shock absorbing vinyl nitrile in the forehead.The MVP4000SL features Hollow steel cageWEIGHT: 41.9ozThe MVP4000UMP:TI features Titanium cageWEIGHT: 41.9oz This product is available at Ump-Attire.com.
  8. Force3 Defender Hockey Style Mask

    The Defender Hockey Style Mask incorporates patent pending S3 Technology, absorbing and reducing energy from frontal impacts. Like our traditional mask, many years of designing, prototyping and testing went into the production of the Defender Hockey Style Mask. The Defender is truly an amazing technological creation that will revolutionize equipment forever. The Defender Hockey Style Mask is NOCSAE® approved, meeting all standards. In addition, an independent third party testing facility concluded that nothing comes close to the protection as the Defender vs. other masks tested against. With the same footprint of a traditional hockey style mask, the Defender’s patent pending technology reduces the Severity Index of most impacts by up to 50% in most cases. G-Forces were also reduced with impressive results. Tests included impacts by 70mph softballs (NOCSAE standard), and 100mph baseballs (results available upon request). Features: NOCSAE® ApprovedABS Shell with strategically placed air ventsHigh-Strength solid steel Mask ConstructionPatent pending dual mask system with the Shock Suspension System (S3)Wide open construction for optimal viewUnequal Kevlar linedGenuine leather chin pad.High-impact foam padding construction with special memory comfort foam on chin and head areas, that’s removable for cleaning (top & front of head, and chin pad)Powder coated for superior finishAvailable in Youth 6 3/8 – 7 1/8, and Adult 7 1/8 – 7 1/2.This product is available from Ump-Attire.com.
  9. Wilson Shock FX 2.0

    Features: Floating mask technology reduces vibration.Quad-Axial impact design diffuses energy of impact in four key zones.Panoramic cageMaximum ventilationUltra-breathable Dri-Lex lining transfersPremium leather chin linerGuaranteed paint jobIncludes storage bagFits most cap/head sizes: 7 - 7 5/8Weight: 2 lbs 12ozReplacement padding availableMeets NOCSAE standardThis product is available from Ump-Attire.com.
  10. All Star MVP2500 HSM

    Features: The new MVP2500 takes advantage of the new System Seven ™ design. This mask features a redesigned shell, cage, and padding system.Designed for catchers who demand the best in protection and comfort.Shell molded out of an impact resistant ABS resin.Removable and machine washable UltraCool™ mesh liner.Solid Black Available with I-Bar Steel cage only
  11. I would like to get some opinions on which is the better helmet. Wilson shock FX 2.0 titanium/steel vs. All-stars system seven
  12. I have a Wilson HSM that is in need of a paint job. It is the matte finish that feels kind of rubbery and I was wondering if there was a good paint that could be used to repaint this helmet or if it is even possible. I'm pretty good with spray paint and making things look good using only spray paint (I've done several guitars with nothing but spray paint from autozone that people swear look as good as from the factory). I've searched and there's plenty on painting/powdercoating the cage, but nothing on painting the shell itself. Not trying to be fancy, just want to improve the look a little.
  13. How do you get dressed for a plate job? Post the order you get dressed in and any superstitions you may have as far as getting dressed (I.E. left/right shoe first) 1.) Compression shorts 2.) Nutty Buddy 3.) Under armor Jock (The one that comes with the nutty buddy I don't like as much as my under armor jock) 4.) Compression Tights (Runners Leggings, whatever you want to call them) 5.) COTTON black crew length socks (Cotton gives better grip to the ankle straps on shin guards to keep them from spinning) 6.) Honigs Poly Wool Plate Pants (Pants unzipped with inner retainer button fastened, outside fasteners undone until shirt is on) 7.) Reebok Field Magistrate Mid Cut Plate Shoes 8.) Boston Patent Leather Belt (leaving belt unbuckled until uniform shirt and chest protector are on) with Honigs Ball Bags (Left and Right Ball Bag) 9.) Honigs k2010-17 shin guards over the tongue of the plate shoes and obviously under my plate pants, ankle plates removed (And if you must know, I put my left shin guard on first, superstitious) 10.) Undershirt (Color of undershirt depending on color of uniform shirt i am wearing that day obviously) 11.) Wilson Gold Chest Protector/ Wilson Platinum Chest protector depending on my mood for the day (Both With Delta Flex Harness and "Peck Pads" removed on the gold) 12.) Uniform shirt 13.) Zip and fasten pants 14.) Buckle Belt 15.) Put plate brush in back right pocket (of my pants, can't stand digging in ball bags for anything but baseballs) 16.) Indicator in Front Left Pocket 17.) Pen in front right pocket (I've kept them in shirt pockets before, a couple foul balls and ruined shirts later I've learned to keep it in my pants pocket) 18.) Walk to field with Wilson Shock FX Titanium in left hand.
  14. For those of you who use a HSM do you polish it's shell?
  15. I bought this HSM used. I wanted to try it since I had never used a HSM before. I loved the view it game me but it is not for me. $30 Shipping included.
  16. All-Stars MVP 4000 Umpire This is the greatest in Umpire Protection. This has been worn only a handful of games. I have Umpired for several years and always worn a tradition mask. Tried this MVP4000 and I like the visibility and protection it gives but just don't like having my whole head covered. The Pads are removable for washing. Many Catchers also wear this helmet as it offer top of the line protection. This is really a great deal for an Umpire or a Catcher. Feel free to ask any questions! Bought it from another Umpire that umpired for a season and then stopped Umpiring. I only wore it for 2 games. Like New! MVP4000 Umpire Helmet
  17. I just received the new diamond mask with the upgraded padding and the silver finish. I have always been a HSM guy but I decided I would try something new. Does anyone know exactly how tight the mask should be? I want it tight enough where I'm protected but loose enough where it isn't counterproductive.
  18. http://www.ebay.com/itm/130714952764?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_500wt_1352