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  1. Thunderheads

    Equipment question

    you can get them at Ebay super cheap also!
  2. Thunderheads

    Equipment question

    Another great option - cheap - is the All-Star FM25 that you can typically get on ebay for about $20. That + a good pair of pads and you're set to go. I 'tank' of mask that's light enough to be worn all day, but takes a real beating w/ good vision also! Attached is my FM25 project from a few years ago
  3. Thunderheads

    Equipment question

    I'm moving this to the equipment forum. @Mark Gaver .... go to this forum and do a search ....you'll be reading for days with great information: personal opinions and experiences! here is a link to the equipment forum and me plugging in the "search this forum" and only using the word 'masks' ... 52 pages of conversations! You can fine tune to put as much detail or as little as needed in your search: http://umpire-empire.com/search/?q=masks&type=forums_topic&nodes=9 wolfe_man gives a great beginners course above however! Thanks John ....
  4. Thunderheads

    Mask Porn?

    I got those from All-Star, ... they were an extra set of pads made for Salvador Perez when he was with All-Star .... it's an LUC outer in silver, backed like an LMX w/ tan leather! A true one-off ....
  5. Hey all .... Once again assigned to do an "Armed Forces Day" Saturday double header at the local high-school ...always a great event where we DON"T have to wear Navy! Anyhow ...... TOC is only showing 7 total shirts on their site and my buddy and I are looking for a good source for camo shirts? Any and all references appreciated! Thanks!
  6. Thunderheads

    Transaction Experience Thread

    All, It has come to our attention that there are a fair amount of transactions that take place between us U-E members. In an effort to improve the site and make everyone involved more comfortable, I am creating this thread (sticky) within the Buy, Sell, Trade forum where U-E members can mention their good transaction experiences, and, just in case, their NOT so good experiences. In the situation you do have a poor, or less desireable transaction, please be fair. No name calling, no embellishing, period! This is your warning. Good transactions should be mentioned as such, ....(think eBay): good communication, fast payment, equipment in good condition, etc, etc. If you'd simply like to start out by stating the members in which you've had good expereince with, you can list them, this way eveyone can see all at once, it's up to you. I have been on different forums that use a thread like this and it can be very helpful to people who are purchasing or selling something for the first time. If you have any questions, PM me. BE FAIR, BE NICE I will start: GOOD TRANSACTIONS WITH: Jocko Conlon FranklinT JaxRolo Slo8140 If I've forgotten someone, let me know, I'll add you
  7. Thunderheads

    Nike TI with Navy pads

    $150 shipped to your favorite UE admin?!?
  8. Thunderheads

    Nike TI with Navy pads

    I thought those came down in the last year (price wise)?
  9. Thunderheads

    Ebay finds

    off topic, and I should no better than this, but .......... what is the infatuation w/ this rig?? It's a Gold for God's sake .... it's a Champion for God's sake ..... it's no different really .... Sort of silly when you think about it
  10. Thunderheads

    Thousand Oaks Umpire

  11. Thunderheads

    Jim Evans School

    there are only 2 schools ......... Wendelstedt, and the MiLB Umpire Academy. Evan's school no longer exists.
  12. Thunderheads

    2019 Rulebook is now on Arbiter

    ok, well, now you have me confused! LOL. I just read the OP post and still don't get it, but oh well. I try not to read these things in too much break-down detail because you will, eventually, confuse yourself
  13. Thunderheads

    2019 Rulebook is now on Arbiter

    I don't get that from the paragraph at all........
  14. Thunderheads

    All Star FM4000MAG

    Didn't even know these existed .... hmmmmmm ......... @MadMax
  15. Thunderheads

    All Star FM4000MAG

    We're talking about it because some have brought up concern w/ the upper pad on the MAG.
  16. yup,... just go to Jeff direct
  17. I just searched the forum and found this! but double check w/ Jeff because prices may have changed
  18. jeffcook@douglaspads.com Shoot Jeff an email, he'll break it down for you!
  19. Thunderheads

    Champion Sports Armor Style Chest Protector

    Based on the info from this site, .......the Schutt XV HDX is a much better CP. This Champion has MANY gaps
  20. Thunderheads

    Angel having a tough night. BOS @ NYY

    let me make sure I understand this .......... he's 4 out of 5 and not in a good way! Ouch! Isn't he the one suing MLB for not giving him post season assignments because of his ethnicity? Hmmmmmm
  21. Thunderheads

    All Star FM4000MAG

    Good point here ...... while the LUC PADS are indeed the same (LUC for the FM25, and LUC for the FM4000) ....the 4000 pads chin velcro is split to accept the middle chin bar. The 4000-MAG pads are obviously also split. All that said, you can still get standard LUC pads and cut the chin velcro yourself to fit a 4000
  22. Thunderheads

    All Star FM4000MAG

    All LUC pads are the same except for the lower pad on the new FM4000 MAG
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    All Star FM4000MAG

    it's a cut mag, you can see it ........