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  1. goldsmi

    TechKewl Phase Change Cooling Vest

    Max, I thought of trying that but you would lose the cooling packs in the back. The extra weight is really not noticeable.
  2. goldsmi

    TechKewl Phase Change Cooling Vest

    Looks good under the WV. Glad it worked out for you. I'm on the plate Saturday and Sunday for Adult league 9 inning games. Will report back how long the cooling lasts 'under fire'.
  3. goldsmi

    TechKewl Phase Change Cooling Vest

    will take about 1/2 hour in the freezer
  4. goldsmi

    TechKewl Phase Change Cooling Vest

    more - Gave it to buddy to wear at a 7on7 tourney on a turf field. Big thumbs up. About 120 degrees on the field. Vest lasted almost 3 hours. He was the only one that wasn't gassed!
  5. goldsmi

    TechKewl Phase Change Cooling Vest

    Tried this out last Wednesday. Air temp at game time was 93, blacktop in the parking lot was 121 (non-contact IR thermometer) Fits fine and is not noticeable under a hard shell thin padding CP like the Schutt. Don't know how it would play with a WV or Unequal. Field temp was 96 on the dirt, 86 on the grass. Skin temp about 91. Temp in the vest area was 10-15 cooler, hard to get a good reading. Wore it for 1 1/2 hours and it was still working, but humidity was so high that the vest got soaked and started to shift around. Best price was Zoro.com ~$120 free ship Opinions so far +Seems to be worthwhile, performs as advertised + keeps the core temp down + does not restrict movement behind the plate - fairly heavy, about 6 pounds - Probably requires a thin shell CP to avoid bulky look Will put it to use again this weekend Stay tuned.
  6. goldsmi

    Bag for MVP4000

    Dowco helmet bag. Perfect fit. http://www.ebay.com/itm/DOWCO-HELMET-BAG-BLACK-DOWCO-59001-00-/381635135706?hash=item58db3a08da:g:JlMAAOSwr0ZXNlH-&vxp=mtr
  7. goldsmi

    Delta Flex on a Schutt Air Flex II

    Nice job Max! Just completed a second rework. I needed additional strap length on all four corners. Wound up deconstructing the DeltaFlex and sewing on new webbing and elastic. Hand sewing was not difficult. Heavy duty nylon thread and a #18 tapestry needle did the job. Plastic D-rings, webbing and elastic are readily available on eBay for a few $$
  8. goldsmi

    delta flex harness

    Just finished 9 innings (10 actually) in 90+ degree heat with the modified Schutt. It was comfortable and never shifted or slid out of position. A worthwhile modification for those who are interested.
  9. goldsmi

    delta flex harness

    Got it! You will certainly have to lengthen the upper straps on the Deltaflex. They just reach the top of the yoke.
  10. goldsmi

    delta flex harness

    The harnesses look the same to me. In either case, the problem is trying to make the Deltaflex adjustable up and down.
  11. goldsmi

    delta flex harness

    Here's what I did. This, of course, is the original configuration: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-rCdxqeJiYFaVpZTkVRRVNMNHM/view?usp=sharing This is how it fit - note the collarbone area: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-rCdxqeJiYFclZSUy1JendVSGs/view?usp=sharing The Deltaflex will not be adjustable up-and-down so this position is critical: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-rCdxqeJiYFSG90TU5ST1FzSVk/view?usp=sharing I used binder clips to hold the Deltaflex in place while getting the proper fit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-rCdxqeJiYFT1RiRmlEQVFuTm8/view?usp=sharing Point of no return - remove original harness here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-rCdxqeJiYFbG85emw3eHI3aWs/view?usp=sharing I used Gorilla glue to tack the Deltaflex in place: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-rCdxqeJiYFM3ZQN1lJZ00yYlU/view?usp=sharing Swapped the Deltaflex plastic bits for Schutt metal ones. Could be stitched in place, I chose to use a combination of rivets and Gorilla glue to secure the Deltaflex: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-rCdxqeJiYFcncwTVFGZXNIRm8/view?usp=sharing All Done: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-rCdxqeJiYFaEI0eWoxc0JWTE0/view?usp=sharing Here is the fit - again . note the collarbone area: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-rCdxqeJiYFY3RERmZaU3VmZ3c/view?usp=sharing
  12. goldsmi

    Batting Out of Order

    would never think of disappearing
  13. goldsmi

    Batting Out of Order

    It actually proves my point. The improper batter becomes the proper batter once a pitch is delivered and the batting order proceeds from that point.
  14. goldsmi

    Batting Out of Order

    I am not wrong. Here is a casebook play that is exactly on point: 7.1.1 SITUATION C: The batting order is B1, B2, B3, B4. If B3 erroneously bats in place of B1 and the batting infraction is not detected by anyone before a pitch to the next batter, is B2 or B4 the next correct batter? RULING: B4, since he follows B3 in the batting order. Neither B1 nor B2 may legally bat until their turns come again as listed.