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richhardisty

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About richhardisty

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    Beaverton, Oregon

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    PBUA
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    Order Fulfillment Coordinator
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  1. richhardisty

    Force 3 V3 Chest Protector - any reviews?

    My understanding is that Jim's flinch and ducking out of the way of the pitch a bit so the pitch was only a glancing blow made it a bit less than convincing to the efficacy of the protection. Couple of things to keep in mind though - 1) That was the first version of the current protector and, for all intents and purposes, it has improved quite a bit... and 2) Even with the protector, it's hard to not naturally react that way with no batter and/or catcher in front of you.
  2. richhardisty

    Force 3 V3 Chest Protector - any reviews?

    Does it do pretty well if you take a shot to the chest/sternum/ribs?
  3. richhardisty

    Force 3 V3 Chest Protector - any reviews?

    I appreciate that... I've seen this, bet was more interested in guys that have worn this CP and taken a couple of shots off of it. Even Scott here still uses a West Vest, but I like the idea of a slimmer profile but don't want to 100% sacrifice protection. Nice to see you on here too. I tried searching, but there only seemed to be one real review thread for it and it kinda tail off into the weeds so I figured I would see if anyone has some personal experience with it. I've already got it ordered, but I'm just trying to do my due diligence before it arrives.
  4. Hello all, I have been using a West Vest Gold for the past couple of seasons and while the protection has been phenomenal, the whole thing feels bulky and does leave my lower ribs (it is the largest sized of the three sizes Wilson offers) and abdomen exposed. With that in mind, I'm looking at getting a Force 3 protector after reading some of the smaller reviews in places like ump-attire, but was looking to see if anyone had anymore feedback that was a bit more in-depth. Primarily using it for varsity level high school ball Any help/feedback would be appreciated greatly
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