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boyinr last won the day on February 14

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    Carolinas Umpire Association
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  1. Douglas Tee Hooks w/Force 3 Harness

    Opps. I intended to ask if the straps will be long enough as is or do they need to be extended?
  2. Anyone out there have a Douglas with Tee Hooks and a Force 3 harness? I ham considering sending mine in to add the tee hooks but, I don't want to make my harness obsolete.
  3. Please add calls of "foul" on balls that land on the softball field or hit the back stop in your rant.
  4. Douglas Padding

    I used a nylon strap and strapped my plates to the water heater. Then heated them and let them cool over night. It was a lot less of an entertaining visual. Just saying there are a couple of ways to accomplish this.
  5. Transaction Experience Thread

    Great transaction with @rjdakin everything as promised, great communications and fast to ship. Buy with confidence.
  6. Diamond Masks

    Not a thing. I owned one for many years. A great value. Just using it as a metaphor.
  7. Diamond Masks

    Think of it this way. Some people drive to work in a Nissan Altima. Other people choose to drive in an Infinity. Both are sedans and both have airbags. Some people apreciate the difference and others don't. I think in all the games I have done I have had only one person who wasn't an umpire about my mask (All Star FM25TI). Catcher picked up off the ground after being knocked off. The frame is there only to physically stop the ball, the pads are there to absorb the impact of the ball hitting the frame. You have great pads and your frames are likely sufficient for what you need.
  8. All Star FM 4000 MAG

    I am not trying to talk you out of anything but if you are interested why not try the steel version at + an ounce or two and -$300 and satisfy your curiosity?
  9. Dangling Throat Guard

    I used some 3/4" wide Velcro strips I found in a drawer at home. They are about 8" in length. Not sure where they came from but these worked better than anything I have found. I think they were intended to bundle Californiaomputer cables together. I need to find some more. These allow The TG to be attached to the bottom bar vs the The TG extension and allow it hang better than the zip ties.
  10. F3 shins sizing for a short guy (5'11")

    14.5" is perfect. I haven't worn these in a game yet but, I might be sold that these are the cats meow. I liked the All Star S7 but they were too long. Honors K2010 16" were bomb proof but hot, bulky and heavy. Platinum 15.5" seemed like the "goldilocks" choice. These are so light. They must be made of Kevlar and helium. I never thought I would spend this much on shin guards and like it. A plug here for Gearef in NC. They are the former Honigs supplier. Quick to ship, decent price and good communications.
  11. I dunno...

    It doesn't help but, the weather has been tough this Spring here too. I have had 6 out of 15 games cancelled. Not much you can do, except polish your shoes and repack your gear bag.
  12. F3 shins sizing for a short guy (5'11")

    Well I am taking the Force 3 plunge. Needed to buy a new 6 state hat and the supplier had a nice price on the shins. Saved on shipping. This way the $28 hat seems like a bargain. SWMBO logic for sure. I went with the 14.5" size being vertically challenged and I also wear the NB 460 high tops. I measured twice and they should be fine. Hoping that I can cut some weight from the Wilson Platinums (15.5") and save some wear and tear on the knees. If I can do an extra game it covers the price difference between the F3 and the Diamond LW.
  13. What is Your Primary Mask?

    All Star FM25 Ti and Steel. Wilson Memory foam pads on both.
  14. Ebay finds

    Maybe if it was a 13".......
  15. All star system 7 mask v Wilson alum dyna-lite

    If you are looking at the FM4000, I will offer that I could not wear a 6 stitch with out it hitting the bars. Vision is great and it is light but it interfered with my visor.