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BT_Blue

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  1. BT_Blue

    Samurai Throat Guard

    Will Chicago Screws hold up better than the nut-bolt system on there now? I dont mind or care about the nut-bolt since I dont plan to pull it off the mask any time soon.
  2. BT_Blue

    Why wear a throat guard?

    This actually is the best answer yet!!! On a person note... I didnt wear one for the longest time. I have never had much lean in my stance and I dont have a very long neck. So the masks I had, plus my trusty WV Gold always seemed like enough. That is, until I took one off my mask that busted the weld on the extension of my old Diamond Featherweight frame. I had three choices. Replace it, fix it, or chop it and get a throat guard. I always liked the Marquez look. So I sprung for a Kubota Spyder and sent my mask to Tony to get powdercoated and chopped (though I wish I had not had him cut off the top extension). Heck, I liked the look so much, I did the UNTHINKABLE and cut a Nike! Now I have what I think is my favorite setup thanks to So!
  3. BT_Blue

    Potential Bucket Alternative?

    Is Tumpane wearing one now? I havent had the chance to see him work yet.
  4. BT_Blue

    Potential Bucket Alternative?

    I'm going to have to defer to Max and others here. I am not close to being familiar with anything more than the hard skull cap. And that is because I wore one when I played.
  5. BT_Blue

    Palm Sunday

    DAMN THEY WEAR SOME UGLY COLORS!
  6. BT_Blue

    Palm Sunday

    Of all the colors I have seen soccer officials use. I dont think I have ever seen PURPLE!
  7. BT_Blue

    3 man mechanics missed “slide” rotation

    And even THAT has been, what, five or so years since he was working AAA call-up?
  8. BT_Blue

    Oh my. I beg to differ.

    I consider myself pretty lucky. Being a Giants fan with the four-headed-beast that is John Miller and the guys for the Giants, most of the crew up this way in Seattle (Rick Rizz is really good), Ted Lightner in San Diego, and of course Vin Scully (I CAN'T bring myself to even listen to Dodger games... it doesnt feel right) in LA when he was around.
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    Oh my. I beg to differ.

    In the business, we like to call that "timing". Lol
  10. BT_Blue

    Throat Guard Question

    It's funny. That was one of the issues I had with the Spyder throat guard. Even after chopping my Diamond, it would still hang up on me. The plastic ones (be it a normal "shoe horn" 6 inch or the Zett) did not. I will have to wait for next weekend to see if the Samurai will.
  11. BT_Blue

    Samurai Throat Guard

    At least THIS ONE doesnt. Can you explain? It is kind of the same thing as going from an All American or V-Sport to a Champion?
  12. BT_Blue

    Palm Sunday

    I would ask if maybe they planned to go to a Ren Faire after the game? But then again... only the Queen is allowed to wear purple.
  13. BT_Blue

    Samurai Throat Guard

    To quote the Mythbusters. "Theres your probelm."
  14. BT_Blue

    Why wear a throat guard?

    A throat guard isn't NEEDED. But if it makes you feel more comfortable working back there. Then get one. I personally am a fan of the standard 6" throat guard. But I sprung for the Samurai Gears one.
  15. BT_Blue

    Samurai Throat Guard

    Damn! That's unfortunate and a little concerning!
  16. Didnt Altuve do this last year to the same comedic results?
  17. Kid is quickly becoming one of my favorite of the younger umpires. Always solid on the plate and bases. And knows when not to take crap but can handle when he needs to take a softer approach.
  18. BT_Blue

    Umplife Shin Straps . . .

    Nope. Perfectly happy with then straight out of the box.
  19. BT_Blue

    Samurai Throat Guard

    So, what I am getting is that neither the MAG nor the Shovel are baseball resistant like the Force3 mask or cp was for a bit there? Lol Get better soon Keith.
  20. BT_Blue

    Umplife Shin Straps . . .

    Ditto here. I have the Force3 shins and am more than happy with the straps on there.
  21. BT_Blue

    Samurai Throat Guard

    So... SWMBO thought she would be funny and hold them until Easter to surprise me. But I let her sleep in and take the kids this morning. So she decided to be nice and give them to me today. They got delivered yesterday and, thankfully she is a stay-at-home mom, so she was here to sign for them.
  22. BT_Blue

    Chin Chopped Mask

    Depending on where you live, most fabricating shops can do it for you. You can also send it to Tony at Maskitsports.com . You may not want to do that if you need a quick turnaround.
  23. BT_Blue

    Trading For a POWERful CP

    Damn that this is HOT!
  24. BT_Blue

    Nike Ti or Adidas

    Saw it too on there. Also the Nike with black pads that the guy wanted $450 PLUS $150 shipping for it!!! And you guys got on my case for asking $400 shipped for my last one!
  25. BT_Blue

    Samurai Throat Guard

    That is the exact mask set up on my main rig for the last few years up until last season when I went to the Nike. I had thought about selling it. But now that I (allegedly)have two Samurais coming, I might hold onto it.
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