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  1. FranklinT

    Jim Reynolds new mask

    No comment!
  2. FranklinT

    Jim Reynolds new mask

    It was tough for me to switch to a Wilson Dyna Lite after wearing the All Star double bar mask for a few years. Much lighter and much better field of vision in the all star.
  3. FranklinT

    Douglas Shins Discontinued?

    Per a review of Ump Attire.com, their website indicates all Douglas shin guards are out of stock and discontinued. What Happened?
  4. FranklinT

    Jim Reynolds new mask

    Reynolds wore the FM-25 a long time ago...I have this mask with Team Wendy pads. If you get over the fact it’s big and technically a “catchers mask” it’s a great mask...light and great visibility. Looks like he switched back from a Wilson frame recently.
  5. FranklinT

    Nike plate shoes? Old school guys needed.

    Honig's used to offer their own made in USA plate shoes I believe (this is 10 + years ago) and they were somewhat similar looking to the + POS plate shoes, I thought they were made by the same domestic manufacturer. The shoes in the OP with the nike logo look like the old Honig's low cut plate shoes. This old post talks about them and Tee chimes in here about his Nikes. https://forum.officiating.com/baseball/24477-plate-shoes.html
  6. FranklinT

    Curious...Riddell Power clone?

    This is worn by a handful of young MLB and former MiLB guys (Bellino comes to mind and Baker used to)
  7. FranklinT

    What's in Your Gear Bag?

    Would have loved to seen these and if I remember correctly, he lived in Oregon (by Nike HQ) and was testing a prototype plate shoe for them about 10 years ago now. 1 Pair of NIKE Low Top Plate Shoes (in carry bags w/shoe trees)
  8. both are sold...please lock @Thunderheads???? Thanks!
  9. FranklinT

    New Powder Blue MLB Umpire Shirts

    Not a big fan of these either
  10. FranklinT

    Gerry Davis poly wools

    Their quality has steadily dropped off it seems like every year. I was recently in the market for a new K17 jacket and ordered one from them and compared it to the K17 jacket I purchased from Honig's in the early 2000s. The quality difference was drastic and I emailed a note to them saying how disappointed I was. Any clue who the supplier is they are using for these new PW slacks?
  11. Have a few items Im looking to sell: 1) Brand new (without tags) M/L Wilson Gold. Only worn a handful of times, you can tell how new it is based on the fact the white tags on the protector still look new. Asking $130 shipped 2) Used 13 black Douglas CP. This CP is not new and definitely has been used, but it still has life in it. The plastic is in good condition as well as the padding - padding probably has a few more years of heavy use in it before one might want to recondition. No rips in padding, clips and harness are in good conditon. Asking $95 shipped. Please PM with any serious offers. Payment only through PayPal friends and family and only to the 48 states.
  12. FranklinT

    Refurbishing an old Douglas - looking for advice

    Any recollection of what this cost? I know I have heard that the shipping Douglas charges to get a protector back to you is high.
  13. Have an older (late 90s early 2000s) black Douglas CP and was looking for advice on whether the TW Retrofit would be a better padding "refurbishment" than sending back to Douglas and having them put on new Douglas padding. I know when I used a WV Gold with the TW padding I was surprised by the heaviness and density of the TW padding. Also, has Douglas instituted a better and smaller shoulder gap modification piece than the one in this attached photo? I have seen the posts where folks took the black instep protector flap off their triple knee Wilson leg guards and riveted these to their Douglas but that's not something I'm interested in - or have the ability to do. I know people were doing the large Douglas flaps in the attached pic a few years ago but I was curious if Douglas does something that is smaller. All replies are much appreciated. Thanks!
  14. FranklinT

    Poly Wools

    The Honig's PW slacks are 75/25 polyester/wool. Although polyester is significantly cheaper than a 100% wool trouser, for those who think made in USA poly wools at Honig's regular prices are "overpriced" and "outrageous," take a look at a high quality 100% wool dress trouser made in the USA at a local (small, like Honig's) mens retailer. Anything under $150 off the rack is tough to find. Quality and economies of scale have a cost.