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BT_Blue last won the day on December 13

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About BT_Blue

  • Birthday 05/10/1979

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    Salmon Creek, WA

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  1. BT_Blue

    Plastic dip removal

    I'm well aware of Tony. He currently has one of my Nikes to mutilate. As well as my assignor's Wilson TI. But I have zero interest in putting more money into it than I already have. Who ever I sell it to can do with it as they want.
  2. BT_Blue

    Equipment question

    Agreed here. If I wasnt in love with my Diamond, and now my Nikes, I would have held onto mine.
  3. So basically any lightweight mask with Wendy pads will work?

  4. BT_Blue

    Equipment question

    You can find these at Big 5. Also at Big 5 you can find the Easton masks.
  5. BT_Blue

    New plate coats by OutWest Officials

    I just saw this as well!
  6. BT_Blue

    Equipment question

    I completely agree with @BlueRanger! The Diamond iX3 is a WONDERFUL mask. And I would not hesitate to use it at any level. As a matter of fact, many Division 1 umpires us the Diamond as well as MLB umpire Gerry Davis. Save money with the iX3 a d replace the pads as soon as you can afford it. That is not to take away from the Dyna-lite. It is a steady tried and true mask that has been used at all levels for a decade plus, if not longer. I will have one for sale once I get up the gumption to rid it of the plastic dipped coating. Another great thing about both masks is that they are quite easy to powder coat just about any color you want. So if you dont like the look. It isnt hard to change. If you want a more in depth explanation of the two rigs. I'm sure @MadMax will eventually be around to this thread to and give a full breakdown of the pros and cons of each.
  7. BT_Blue

    Oldies but Goodies Part 2

    I agree with the idea that R2 would have to retouch 2nd as he ran to third. Also if he decides to "steal" first. He would be intentionally running the bases in reverse. This one could be fun!
  8. BT_Blue

    Equipment question

    @Mark Gaver, I tagged you in the thread about the Force3 v1that Chris has for sale. You might be able to negotiate it down from his $145 asking price as he has had it for sale for some time.
  9. BT_Blue

    Douglas Mask by Force 3

    @Mark Gaver
  10. BT_Blue

    Thoughts on Rayflex mask harness

    Honestly, my main problem is that neither of the Nikes will be my main rig. I plan to give equal time depending on how I feel that day. So it isnt like I can just buy one and put it on the main attraction! So that means I buy either two or none! Decisions decisions!!!
  11. BT_Blue

    Ebay finds

    Since the Titanium has an MSRP of between $300-320, as everyone was so quick to point out on my thread. What would these MSRP for? Surely it isnt $50 less than what the Titanium would retail for if available.
  12. BT_Blue

    Plastic dip removal

    Yeh... I wish it was that one. But nope... it's the old school umpire version with the extreme forward take. Aka the old reliable A3017. I'm trying to decide what to do with it once I get the plastic dip off. I'll probably sell it to someone locally.
  13. BT_Blue

    Equipment question

    @ChrisUrbz has a Douglas Force3 mask with tan pads available on here. You just have to look for it. And he might be willing to deal a bit since he has had this up for sale for a good bit.
  14. BT_Blue

    Plastic dip removal

    I might just see if a place local can do it on the cheap. If I do it on my own, what do you do to not cause a mess with the melted wax? I do remember seeing those numbers regarding steel and gas. But not sure if I believe you #911Truther
  15. BT_Blue

    Thoughts on Rayflex mask harness

    Much in the same place. Even with the Nikes it would go on, just not sure the extra money is worth it.