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  1. JeBa

    Douglas Custom Gear

    is this the same Smitty/Douglas chest protector? https://www.blowyourwhistles.com/collections/chest-protector/products/smitty-by-douglas-chest-protector ........I know it doesn't have the gap protection near the armpits (neither did the refereestore item) - but price is better at $189. Jeff
  2. JeBa

    New Balance Plate Shoes

    thanks for the input. what about the 3n2 patent leather low-cut plate shoes - any thoughts? Apparently these 3N2 shoes only come in D width - I'm typically wide (2E) - would these 3N2 shoes still be suitable...or size up? thanks, Jeff
  3. JeBa

    New Balance Plate Shoes

    Hi all, Re-opening this old topic about the New Balance 460v3 plate shoes. I'm considering these as new plate shoes - but I'm very concerned about the large areas of mesh/cloth fabric on the shoe being very difficult to keep clean or that they's require brushing & washing after each game....(if brushing is constantly required - seems that the mesh/cloth fabric would be damaged or deteriorate after awhile). Now that these have been in play for more than a full season - what's been your experience with the V3 (quality, field performance, cleaning). Maybe the previous 460v1 (v2?) plate shoes were better in some aspects? thanks, Jeff
  4. JeBa

    Anyone used the All Star FM4000 Mag?

    oops - sorry - didn't pay attention to the "MAG" part of the thread title. I knew my mask was hollow steel.....and I'm still really liking it. Jeff
  5. JeBa

    Anyone used the All Star FM4000 Mag?

    Sorry if my photos were too large - didn't know how to edit them for this forum. other notes for your refernce - my previous mask (& current spare) was/is a 2001 West Vest w/2 tone pads....(now recoated by Tony at Maskit & with +POS zero-G pads). Jeff
  6. JeBa

    Anyone used the All Star FM4000 Mag?

    You mean this mask? I added the Mizuno throat guard and am in my 1st season with it - I give it very high marks for fit, comfort & protection. However, I have not taken any extreme shots directly to the mask yet....uh-oh, sure jinx now ;-) Jeff
  7. JeBa

    Curious...Riddell Power clone?

    Based on the USPTO filing date, I believe Joe West's patent would have expired 4/10/2015. But it's cool to review this historical patent document. Jeff
  8. @JimKirk - any possibility of the Poly-Spandex pants also coming in a flat front style soon - maybe just the base pants version? thanks, Jeff
  9. JeBa

    Need new plate shoes

    I went to a local New Balance store to see if they had the MU460v3 shoe (just to try on) - of course they don't stock it. But they suggested trying on a pair of the New Balance #627 steel toe work shoe to verify size & fit, to be able to order online. If they're right, based on the comfortable fit of that shoe, the MU460v3 size should match my normal work shoe or New Balance running shoes, size 11 - 2E width. Now I'm trying to decide if I should splurge on new plate shoes.
  10. Looks like Ump-Attire has a lot of the Poly-Spandex sizes back in stock. Looks like a lot of positive reviews, so I ordered a pair of the plate pants yesterday...(along with some other items that needed replacement). I'm hoping that they'll come out with a flat front base pant version of the Poly-Spandex soon.
  11. JeBa

    Mask Porn?

    I had only read on Umpire-Empire about issues with the +POS mask frame (MiLB warning)....not the ZR0-G mask pads.
  12. JeBa

    Plus POS

    photos posted over on the Mask Porn thread today.......
  13. JeBa

    Mask Porn?

    I finally got my Classic brown pads & harness from +POS and installed on my Mask-It recoated WV frame. I also have my new Allstar FM4000UMP mask - amazingly light - hope the protection / shock absorbing properties are as good as my reliable WV. Here's my dynamic duo.....
  14. JeBa

    Silver/Grey throat guard

    what about the Mizuno MTG100
  15. JeBa

    Plus POS

    new mask harness is supposed to be coming later this week...sorry to keep you in suspense!