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wolfe_man

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wolfe_man last won the day on January 26

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    OHSAA, LCUA, COYBL
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    Banking Management
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  1. wolfe_man

    Snow Day

    We got 6"+ this morning... still melting slowly. Roads are drive-able now.
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    Honig's frame $25 shipped CONUSA

    This can be locked up @Thunderheads. Sold on the Bay.
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    Force 3 V3 Chest Protector - any reviews?

    Good luck brother. I think 90% of us were scared off by the price tag. The other 10% with the funds (almost 3 bills!!!) ran after the Jim Evans video - and remain unconvinced that enough changes have been made. I hear plastic plates were installed, but I can't "see" them. F3 needs to give a good number of these to MLB, MiLB, D1, etc. umpires and then have them provide their honest feedback. It's marketing 101, get your name out there. We don't see these on TV, so most (not all) amateur (read non-professional) umpires are using the wait-and-see approach. We'll wait until we hear great feedback or a buddy tries it out first, then maybe we'll get one.
  4. wolfe_man

    Umpire Pants and Jacket

    I joke about that now too. Used to say, 10 years ago I would have had that... but now I say, 40 pounds ago... LOL
  5. wolfe_man

    Ebay finds

    Yes, sir. It started at $1000 a few months ago... then disappeared for a while. I noticed it was back a couple days ago maybe. The thing is, this guy has a lot of old CP's that he has sold for big $$$. Carlucci for over $600, another black Riddell for $800+, etc. He knows what he has, but I think the orange is holding this one back. Oh, and he's just down the road from you in the Dayton area. You could save on shipping!
  6. wolfe_man

    What throat guard is this?

    That's an old model... you can find them all over eBay. I've seen them with Mizuno, Nokona, Medalist, MacGregor and other names. Here are few from a quick search on eBay that are similar to yours, the Medalist is straight on the edges but has the same molding in the middle as yours. The Nokona and Rawlings below are very close to yours. Oh, one last thing. You normally have to buy an old mask to get one of these. Just search for "vintage catcher mask" and you'll find them pretty cheap, yet there are some who evidently think they're gold by their pricing.
  7. wolfe_man

    Ebay finds

    It reminds me of a Zett, but then he says it's Belgard so I'll assume he knows what he has. Same guy had a Mizuno 2qa-121 with a Spyder last week for under $90. It must be an old Belgard mask (mentions it is 1999 model) but those are Mizuno pads (probably from the mask above because he sold the Mizuno mask with Wilson pads) and Belgard strap. I think he's going to have a hard time moving it, but then it's eBay so all bets are off.
  8. wolfe_man

    New Assignor

    And here I am grumbling because I only have 18 so far next door in Ohio... I can only assume there will be an avalanche of games (20+) coming in the next few weeks if I am to get to the 40+ HS games I normally average. Most of my Saturday's are still open for those DH's. My scrimmages are 3/19 & 3/21, but season doesn't start here until 3/23. Have a great year!
  9. wolfe_man

    Champion Sports Armor Style Chest Protector

    @BT_Blue there's one on eBay now... here's the link (and no, it's not mine): https://www.ebay.com/itm/POS-COBRA-Umpire-Chest-Protector-16-w-Adjustable-Neck-Pectoral-Harness/223337368176?hash=item33fff1ca70:g:fsEAAOSwcDdcRhUI:rk:1:pf:0
  10. wolfe_man

    Chest Protectors

    It’s yours. I’ll ping you the info. Thanks @Thunderheads lock it up please.
  11. wolfe_man

    Chest Protectors

    The Charcoal is gone. Sold on FB.
  12. wolfe_man

    NFHS 2019 Test Question #3

    In Ohio, we don't have to take it every year unless we want playoff games or are trying to move up a level.
  13. wolfe_man

    Equipment left out

    That's interference! Immediate dead ball. CORRECTED POST: See Jim's response below for accurate rule reference. Thanks Jim!
  14. wolfe_man

    Chest Protectors

    I have two CP's for sale, I was told both are new. Both are in excellent condition and come with the original harnesses. Honig's Navy Blue XL 14" - asking $35 + shipping (retails at $89 at Honig's) Much lighter than the Charcoal, but not sure of exact weight. Very comfortable! Wilson Charcoal 13" - asking $50 + shipping (retails at $89.99 at UA) SOLD Patented adjustable breastplate for optimal fit VELCRO® brand closure padding for easier maintenance Added shoulder plate for protection Stitched plastic for added durability Gold Wilson and MLB logos on outer shell 13" inches (neck to bottom) Weight: 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
  15. wolfe_man

    West Vest customization

    Courtesy of @MadMax reply to my question about removing a logo from a sun visor last year... I would recommend trying on a small area to be safe first. I know guys use acetone to remove the TW logo from pads also. Acetone or Paint Thinner Removal Method Wear a pair of chemical-resistant rubber gloves. ... Dampen an old rag in the acetone or paint thinner. ... Place the damp rag over the silk screen logo and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Rub the logo with the damp rag. ... Wash the item with mild dish soap in lukewarm water. https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+remove+silk+screen+from+polycarbonate&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
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