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Everything posted by Mizzou2016

  1. Great experience buying from @Stk004 Fast shipping and good communication, 5 stars
  2. Yea - the LUCs were lighter but they're only so big because they compress so easy. I feel like the two-tone pads I have on it protect better, and look better.
  3. Good exchange with @acpar72 - quick shipping, good price. Thanks!
  4. They are a lighter material than the Smitty, and they fit WAY better in the thigh and knee. Smitty's feel like parachute pants. With the Davis, the look and feel is just way better. I don't know about being worth the price (at $90) but with the 10% discount that almost every association in the country has, they are good for the money - especially if you work at a level that you are graded on appearance.
  5. The CCA graphics for reference
  6. I don't think he's wanting to start doing it regularly but my point is that if you know someone who does tig welding (and does it well) it's possible - and doesn't have to cost you $250!
  7. I use a Rawlings Ti, and had 2 welds break on a foul ball last month. I talked to Tony at Mask-It and he unfortunately said he couldn't weld it and that it would cost me upwards of $250 to repair it properly. I figured I was out of luck, but talked to my brother who does some tig welding, and while not perfect he was able to fix the welds. There was some minor brown-blue contamination, which realistcally won't affect the strength of the mask significantly. And if the welds break again, well, I was out a $200 mask anyway before the repair. I understand a professional shop not willing to take on a job like this - They don't want to attach their name to something if they're not 100% and cant do it without contamination. But, my brother is an engineer, not a welder - if he can do it this well on a first try, I'm sure it can be done even better in the future. I'm happy with the results- looks pretty good after buffing off the top layer.
  8. I don't think so.. I can check but they haven't been on since I bought it.
  9. This is indeed mine - I posted it a few years ago when I made the mod. I picked up a Douglas West Vest for $70 so I'm moving on
  10. https://www.ebay.com/itm/wilson-a3210l-xl-umpire-chest-protector/132584091814?hash=item1edea0b0a6:g:b44AAOSw8xFa081N $65 or best offer... West Vest Gold
  11. I can vouch for this clinic. They do a great job, and it's highly organized.
  12. Brand new West Vest Gold for 110 http://www.ebay.com/itm/361759093072
  13. Bought in January, Removed the wings, worn in about 10 games. Still in great condition. I'll include the original harness, since I cut my delta flex way down and it wont fit you unless you're as skinny as me at 6'0 150 lb $130/OBO with shipping included. Paypal or Venmo, PM for offers.
  14. I don't know what to tell you if you don't believe the brooks baseball graphic. They're pretty accurate. Remember, the camera is coming from 30 feet up in the air, 400 feet away, and not centered. You can't trust the graphics on the screen. Regardless, it is much closer than you claim, and too close to take if you just got done showing up the umpire.
  15. Pitch 5, outside the zone a few inches Pitch 6 was in the zone Why should Miller be reprimanded for missing one pitch by less than 6 inches?
  16. Yea the welds are off a bit, so one side extends further down than the other. The frame itself isn't bent, it's just not symmetrical.
  17. Just turned my mask from little league into a respectable backup Before Melted off the rubber coating After some sanding and chopping off the throat guard. Pretty easy process, got a paint and primer in 1 spray paint. I will hold onto it as a backup, hope my new Rawlings Ti holds up and this never has to see the field. Just ordered a new pair of team Wendy pads, so I'll rotate my old pair onto this mask, and add a hanging throat guard.
  18. This is used to address a foul ball that might go sharp and direct to the catcher, but not the mitt. So, it's not a foul tip (must go sharp and direct to the catchers mitt and caught), and it's not in flight (I believe the approved ruling states it must reach an appreciable height). A ball that is tipped and first touches his protector or mask, for example, is a foul ball.
  19. I had bad luck with them when I ordered a few pairs of base poly-wools. The crease was off centered, and the fly wouldn't stay zipped. I gave them away to our local little league.
  20. Oh wow a koozie! TBH I was kind of hoping for a full ride scholarship
  21. Coach should have protested at the time the call was made - that is definitely allowed. There was a change in possession, he had time. But yea, I agree that rule misinterpretation protests should be allowed, but there has to be a time window on it - i.e. 30 min after the game ended. That being said this situation sucks, and I would never want to be part of this as an official.
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