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Go Navy Beat Army last won the day on December 11 2018

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  1. Go Navy Beat Army

    Hockey Style Neck Guard???

    Good point. I looked at a review and saw that the D30 was for impact protection as well. I figured, "if it can stop a puck, it can stop a baseball". Kinda like, "if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball." However, avoiding the impact all together is likely more beneficial than dissipating it.
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    Hockey Style Neck Guard???

    In transitioning back to a traditional mask (Force 3), I was exploring ways to protect my neck. One thing that stuck out to me was the newer hockey style throat protectors. Since some guys are gravitating to mock turtle necks any way, this one wouldn't look too far out of the ordinary. An additional feature of this one is D30 foam in the impact zone. It provides protection for the larnyx and carotid artery. I wonder if this provides better protection than a dangling throat protector. Here's the link. I think it's interesting. https://www.hockeymonkey.com/accessories/protective-accessories/neckguards/aegis-hockey-neck-guard-interceptor-with-bib.html
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    Honig's Single Bar Mask with Team Wendy Pads

    @Thunderheads please lock it up. Mask is going to a new home.
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    Schutt XV w/ Mad Max Upgrade

    Sold on the bay. @Thunderheads please lock it up.
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    Schutt XV w/ Mad Max Upgrade

    I bought this cp 2 years ago and followed Mad Max's guidance to upgrade. I never used it with All Star System 7 harness that it will come with. I used it with a custom harness ordered from Razzer. The cp protects well. I'm just more comfortable in the System 7, which I modified to keep the shoulder cap in place. I worked a lot of solo games my rookie year behind some less-than-stellar catchers and took a beating. So I ordered something a little more beefy (System 7). This is a great cp; I just prefer the All Star. I'm 6'2" tall, 18 1/2" neck, 52" coat size. I'm built like I work out but like to eat as well. CP provides great coverage and protection. I shaped the plastic last year as Mad Max advises. However, it's been laying flat on a shelf for months in my garage. $65 including priority shipping.
  6. I used this mask my first season. Last season, I went to a bucket and didn't use it. It's been in the bag in my garage since. $45 including priority shipping.
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    Honig's K2010 Elite Leg Guards 17"

    These shin guards saw about 15 plate games my first year. Last year, I upgraded to Force 3's and haven't touched them since. They protect rather well; just not as light or mobile as the Force 3's. $45 including priority shipping.
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    All Star System 7 MVP 2500 HSM

    This mask has seen about a dozen games. I'm going back to a traditional style mask. I never took a shot in it; I'm just going back to traditional. I wear a 7 1/2, and it fits size 7 to 7 1/2. Mask is in great shape and comes with the helmet bag. $100 including priority shipping to the lower 48.
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    All Star FM4000MAG

    Some mentioned cap inserts. I'm thinking of one of these to wear with a traditional mask. They have a frontal version and a version that protects about 85% of the area under the cap. Seems interesting to me. https://unequal.com/uncap-hdr/ https://unequal.com/uncap-baseball/
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    Potential Bucket Alternative?

    This year was my first year using a bucket, All Star System 7 2500. While I felt more protected, I didn't really like it. I felt confined; restricted even. Every time I took it off, the lower pads would rub my cheeks. Not a very good feeling. I didn't have any visibility issues whatsoever. Writing notes was irritating, because I didn't want my helmet on the ground and refused to sit it on my head like a football player. I also felt that a belt clip would just be one more item to keep track of. I like the skull cap idea, and had already started looking at skull cap options to wear with my mask. Then I saw the Unequal Uncap. It's pricier than a skull cap, buy may be an option. I'd have the look of a traditional hat with substantially more protection. Has anyone tried it?
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    Dangling Throat Guard

    Last year, I wore a Schutt XV with the Madd Maxx modification. I had it up nice and high on my throat. Didn't wear a dangler at the time. Foul ball went from the bat, glanced off the catcher's mitt, grazed the bottom of my mask, and hit the foam baffle (neck line of the Schutt XV) just below my Adam's apple. Everyone in attendance went, "oooooooooooooooo." Both coaches came out of the dugout to check on me. I had a knot in my throat and difficulty swallowing for an hour. I ordered a dangler that night online. I will not get behind the plate without one. Lesson learned.
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    What Mask Does 45 Wear?

    I recently took a shot off the very top of my chest protector, just below my throat. No plastic. Just foam. A foul glanced off the bat and straight to me with the freshman (hs) catcher being no help. The ball barely grazed the throat extension on my mask. I believe a longer throat extension would be perfect and allow me to ditch the dangling throat guard I added after taking that shot. Is 45's mask custom? I know a welder.
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    Stealing Home with Two outs

    I've been looking through the rule book for this answer and can't find it. Bases loaded. Two outs. R3 attempts to steal home. While sliding into home plate, he is hit by the pitch. What are my options?