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Mr Ump

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Mr Ump last won the day on August 30 2020

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About Mr Ump

  • Birthday 01/25/1957

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    Phoenix, AZ from Chicago, IL
  • Interests
    baseball, football, photography, wrestling, grand kids, the good life

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    AIA, CAA, CBUA, CCUA, IOA, CCAC
  • Occupation
    Educator and College Scout
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    HS & College
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  1. I use TW pads on my 3 Wilson Dynalite mask and am stuck using F3 leather pads on my F3 which I don’t like. I have used TW pads the last 5-6 years. Never felt anything with them and are my preference
  2. I have been wearing the Colbalt since January. Love it. Feels like I have a hat on yet the protection of a batter. I am locked in and won’t go back to not wearing one. Safety first.
  3. I am a mask junkie and generally roll to a game with 4 mask in my bag. I don’t know anyone with a Champro that has not got their bell rung. I took my son’s from him and simply gave him one of my Wilson Dynalites. With that said install Team Wendy pads on whatever mask you settle on. Also get a good harness to steady your mask. I recommend Ray Brownlee’s Ump life harness. Other recommendations include the Colbalt All Star CP with Ray’s CP harness asWell. Do not skimp on mask and chest protector. After doing all that grab some Force 3 shin guards...you can thank me later...lol.
  4. I am sorry but the West Vest Gold which I wore for a decade and a half is officially out dated. The cheaper more effective Colbalt All Star has raced past Wilson at 100 mph. Basically the term New & Improved or Game Changer seem to describe the current situation of Colbalt AS vs WV Gold. I will keep mine as a back up but may never wear it again in action. Simply a collectors item to a by gone era.
  5. I now have both Colbalt and Uncap. I will never use Uncap in the field. Probably will sell Uncap if I can’t find usage for it.
  6. I took mine off but am 5’11” so was not a factor.
  7. That is my only question on this. On strike three, can the batter advance to first as if it is a dropped third strike?
  8. I just started using it. Works fine. Biggest issues are I had to order larger plate hates so it would fit. Also have to pay attention when removing so I don’t take off mask and cap at same time. Two hand method works.
  9. BACK TO THE VIDEO PRESENTATION...I was blown away by being able to see the thought process, equipment, testing, work lab and workmanship put into the new Colbalt line. That is a process that other safety equipment makers need to share with consumers. A new standard of expectation has been set for me.
  10. Maybe. I didn’t mind the two hand method. It was subtle. Love Ray’s harness and won’t go back to traditional.
  11. I used mine for the first time today. I did have to order up a hat size from 7 1/4 to 7 1/2 for my UnCap to fit. Once I did that it worked like a charm. I used my Wilson Aluminum mask black with Ray’s harness. Had to remember to put one hand on the harness and one on the mask for a smooth take off but no problem otherwise. Nice alternative if you like wearing a regular hat on the plate yet be protected.
  12. New All Star CP ordered. Got one of the 72. Can’t wait to try it out....hurry up mid September...
  13. I had a WVG TW (Umplife harness) and it was the best I have used. I loved the feel, profile and protection. I used it for about 4 -5 years at about 150 games per year, college level and never got close to getting hurt. Unfortunately in Feb my car was broken into and it was stolen. I now use a Force 3 and for me it is just ok. A bit hotter and more awkward but hey what can I do. I also have a WV Platinum (too bulky) and a WVG (too much foam and hot for AZ) but if I could buy a WVG TW I would in a heartbeat. Just can’t find one.
  14. Seems it would be difficult to manage. There is more than just clinching the mouth for a potential impact involved.
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