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conbo61    624
1 minute ago, Thunderheads said:

Couldn't agree more!  The white looks athletic, the all black looks like you have shoes on from your suit :rolleyes: 

PIAA requires all black shoes.  That is why I save my Spot-Bilts for high school season and break out the NBs for summer ball.

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wolfe_man    59
15 minutes ago, Umpire_ar said:

Oh come on all black shoes aren't bad...wait oh well these won't work will they. Dang it!
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You may want a little more tread for those early Spring games.  :o

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Thunderheads    2,363

LOL ...ok guys, let's keep this on point w/ 'mask-porn'  .........   thanks

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MadMax    1,217

Latest photo of the family:

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• +POS ZRO-G, standard Charcoal w/ tan TWs, +POS black chrome visor

• +POS ZRO-G, MaskIt Bay Blue Metallic w/ black TWs, Markwort blue spectrum visor

• Honig's K-4, standard Navy w/ scarlet bicolor All-Star pads, Honig's smoke visor

• All-Star FM4000, MaskIt Stealth Black w/ tan TWs

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Thunderheads    2,363
Latest photo of the family:
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• +POS ZRO-G, standard Charcoal w/ tan TWs, +POS black chrome visor
• +POS ZRO-G, MaskIt Bay Blue Metallic w/ black TWs, Markwort blue spectrum visor
• Honig's K-4, standard Navy w/ scarlet bicolor All-Star pads, Honig's smoke visor
• All-Star FM4000, MaskIt Stealth Black w/ tan TWs

Where is the visor on the FM 4000? LOL

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AtlUmp    8

My current group5_QEIRzcAVd_ZZyVL-5oNsZwgC8-PVOgQmYNZn0YSsxZ7k2M8SfsFIF3fMKl6XJlc_K8zgvkeB3EM38nUicfjoAhtM0TxPMbAULMGHMoVwh1Uh7wv66bo38YYzlYjx3E5WOdb73gyBOnPFCTL1My9bdHyBZk9SekooGn0BCC9wTjSp2uAGHMFWfgihcHrVOywkLN6DdS5sBxvqIeRLfmbJJTCAosMQLdgmvjX9e0waim0lt4YWDyVjtcFwewMCYMSauvbpTl6UViuXLa0RJryvx59xeu9c6cW0UJjtLP32NJCN5CRKJvHtKQ9597NmUQQ6rFUEAEHlh-B6yEvalb0HDqxIMx7aCi_VoljrVm8nIsJqUn_fBeKCojHzWC4H0BjsvySZBKz8mY3llcWiHClKqcsk4TShaqP232tCQaxZK-92VOJa7GhV-JOjBXIjHf34gj-NTQuqI_Ph6k1zCEsn2vLXdQnE3fmxllRFcRuNDgS-tFXnWWbfBijNgPwXr2o6xVAISiVpqDMJS8BzbylLx8ik8woEFkz4_EyItbWUFLptEiSU_mKyHvc6qlJc-caZEtz-fX22ISsz1yU_j9M4MFF_FQbkG1yjLTY6sILyUHRX1vOnyBi21xxfNtCKUOBRj2O_vAOgaplT_Qymb02A3LTN6bh26rUa8L9UzZ=w958-h639-no

Wilson Aluminum with TW pads

Mizuno with TW pads and spyder TG

I think the third is a Wilson dynalite that I had powder coated silver and added memory foam pads.

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Jdc03270    25

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The line up:

Left: Adidas mask, Tan Team Wendy pads, Diamond sun visor, Adidas harness

Right: Wilson dyna-lite powder coated matte black, Black Team Wendy pads with WV logo, SSK throat guard, WV harness, and rake cut off.

And yes the Wilson was on here before.


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tpatience    168
1 hour ago, Jdc03270 said:

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The line up:

Left: Adidas mask, Tan Team Wendy pads, Diamond sun visor, Adidas harness

Right: Wilson dyna-lite powder coated matte black, Black Team Wendy pads with WV logo, SSK throat guard, WV harness, and rake cut off.

And yes the Wilson was on here before.


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How much does the adidas weigh with the TW pads?

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Jdc03270    25
How much does the adidas weigh with the TW pads?

The whole adidas set up with Team Wendy's according to my very poor scale is 21.5oz

I have the frame at 15oz

With stock pads and harness 17oz

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tpatience    168

Adidas mask spray painted black with tan TW pads, chin guard cut off and a mizuno throat guard. 

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tjohnson    16

Adidas mask, powdercoated black and the original TG chopped and hanging 6" Wilson TG. Copied Will Little's similar Nike lookbe9dd1867a38d8650f73a39ec4c23420.jpg

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acpar72    117
19 hours ago, tjohnson said:

Adidas mask, powdercoated black and the original TG chopped and hanging 6" Wilson TG. Copied Will Little's similar Nike lookbe9dd1867a38d8650f73a39ec4c23420.jpg

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So what is that Adidas made of?  Are the bars hollow?  Or are they solid?

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blue32    163

Where are these Adidas masks coming from? How can one acquire one, and what are they made of? Did they do some limited run or are they being distributed like Nike distributes theirs? 

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tjohnson    16
So what is that Adidas made of?  Are the bars hollow?  Or are they solid?


They're hollow steel. There were some on eBay for a while, so I snagged one with this in mind,@blue32

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tpatience    168
21 minutes ago, blue32 said:

Where are these Adidas masks coming from? How can one acquire one, and what are they made of? Did they do some limited run or are they being distributed like Nike distributes theirs? 

I got mine from @mbkcoach

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MadMax    1,217
1 hour ago, blue32 said:

Ah I see. Sounds like a limited run then. Thanks guys!

I don't think that's the case, @blue32. I genuinely think that the shop in Taiwan (I have this hunch it's Taiwan... I might be wrong) that produces that planform is expanding production. They are taking commissions from Adidas (and its subsidiary, Reebok) whereas a few years ago, it was Nike exclusively. Perhaps the contract with Nike expired. The slight differences with "true" Nike Titanium masks of 3-4 years ago and this latest crop of Adidas-labeled ones can be easily explained as alternative materials sourcing. The shop likely has diversified its source of titanium bar stock in relation to market trends. Instead of using 2 gauges of titanium wire, they can save cost by using 3 or 4 different gauges, especially if one gauge isn't critically necessary.

Branding is as crucial today as it ever has been. I've now seen Nike (the original), Mizuno, Reebok and now Adidas all on pads and harnesses attached to that same mask planform. UnderArmour routinely uses All-Star mask planforms to put their branding on. Jeff Bandy, catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, is sponsored by Adidas, but since Adidas doesn't make its own premium mask (and/or Jeff doesn't dig the "Nike" planform), he uses an All-Star FM25Ti-II frame with Adidas pads.

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blue32    163

@MadMax do you know who they are/were marketing them through? I like to think I am pretty well "up" with most of the stuff out there, but this one never hit my radar. 

I think the difference with UA and All Star is that they are pretty open with that partnership, whereas this Adidas product seemed like it was a little more clandestine, for lack of a better term. 

BTW, bravo to you for all of your knowledge on these things! Your insight is always much appreciated! 

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MadMax    1,217

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Diamond DFM-UMP-BL matte black frame (thanks @codizzle!), +POS mesh pads (sooooo much better than Diamond's stock pads), +POS harness, and a 4" TG. This is a new rig for my colleague who popped 4 welds on his previous DFM-iX3.

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blue32    163
2 hours ago, MadMax said:

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Diamond DFM-UMP-BL matte black frame (thanks @codizzle!), +POS mesh pads (sooooo much better than Diamond's stock pads), +POS harness, and a 4" TG. This is a new rig for my colleague who popped 4 welds on his previous DFM-iX3.

The matte black looks great. Is the very top vertical u shaped bar bent or is just the angle of the photo?

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MadMax    1,217
15 minutes ago, blue32 said:

The matte black looks great. Is the very top vertical u shaped bar bent or is just the angle of the photo?

That's the bullring (the other, inverted U is the wicket), and it's not bent, but it isn't truly symmetrical. It is offset, rotated to, like 12:05 or 12:10. Hey, these are churned out by a factory in China, waddiya expect? ;)

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BT_Blue    824
3 hours ago, MadMax said:

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Diamond DFM-UMP-BL matte black frame (thanks @codizzle!), +POS mesh pads (sooooo much better than Diamond's stock pads), +POS harness, and a 4" TG. This is a new rig for my colleague who popped 4 welds on his previous DFM-iX3.

That's a damn sexy rig there Max.

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blue32    163
2 hours ago, MadMax said:

That's the bullring (the other, inverted U is the wicket), and it's not bent, but it isn't truly symmetrical. It is offset, rotated to, like 12:05 or 12:10. Hey, these are churned out by a factory in China, waddiya expect? ;)

Ha! Bullring! Haven't heard that term for something having to do with protective gear since Larry Csonka was playing! I hear ya about the mass production thing. I just picked up a Wilson aluminum that has offset bars in the built in throat protector. It's ever so slight, but I know it's there and it drives me nuts!

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Thunderheads    2,363

I thought I posted this but it may not have 'taken' ..... however .....here's the final iteration and my goal from the start:  I wanted a navy trim mask (MHSAA is still navy required) so here it is:

Original West Vest Mask (pre Dyna Lite I think) ...I had Tony at Maskit take the vertical bars off of the throat extension so it looks similar to a Riddell Power mask ....and had him powder coat it in "primer gray" with a clearcoat over top.   Pads are my favorite, All-Star LUC, in navy, Honigs sunshield, WV harness, and WV patch from old WV pads velcro attached over the All Star logo.  

 

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