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  1. Bump - added new AS LUC MAG black pads and other gear. Make an offer if you’re interested in anything. Thanks
  2. Congrats! I knew that those would go fast. If I didn't like my F3's so much I'd have jumped on them!
  3. Aha! The old double-post got you too!
  4. Agreed. I hate changing mask pads, so it's a mask for day games, then another for night games, one for HS, for a certain uniform, etc.
  5. All Star makes a top neoprene strap that I'm thinking of using on my F3's. I think it'd be more comfortable than a regular strap (simple elastic) that cuts into your knee/leg. Theoretically, you could make this strap a bit tighter to hold that top part back more. I will say that I use Ray's UL leg guard harness and it is way more comfortable than regular straps. They only hold the bottom 3 straps in place (it's only made for 3 straps, not 4) but totally worth the cost. I truly don't notice my leg guards at all when wearing them now. Once they're on, you can forget them.
  6. Cloudy days are actually way worse for me than full sun for some reason. Here's a tip for night driving, buy a pair of yellow shooting (or safety) glasses from Wal-Mart for $7. I use Champion shooting glasses for driving in dusk-to-dawn conditions. It really makes a huge difference for me at night. It deadens the bright lights and makes everything seem softer and easier to absorb without blinding me. I really like how they clarify everything too. I started using them for shooting clay pigeons many years back and I found they make things much easier to see! I'll be civil, but if
  7. Where's my wife at, I need her to see this post! "See honey, this is normal!"
  8. LOL And more importantly, were there any sisters or brothers to that mask laying around?
  9. Welcome! And don't worry about having poor English. Even most of us with English as our first language are not excellent writers and speakers of it... and don't get me started on proper usage of grammar either.
  10. That's interesting. I wonder why they would think that? I suppose it is possible that silver might blend into the background more therefore making better perceived vision? I mean a black bar on a mask might be more distracting to the eye than a softer color (i.e. silver) would? All of this is supposition of course. It's not something I've ever noticed while wearing a mask. This brings up an interesting question also. What is the percentage of silver masks to black masks amongst amateur umpires (via sale)? In my area, it seems there are more umpires with black masks versus any othe
  11. Jeff, I'd never disagree with you, but... the visor covers the entire upper part of the mask and does cover more area than my 4-stitch or combo hat bill therefore it should offer more shade than just my hat bill. But I do concede that your comments are "mostly accurate". Sorry to be so precise, but FaceBook has got me fact-checking everything now.
  12. There is still a "Mark Site Read" (bottom RH corner) on the title bar for internet users. I can't speak for the Tap-A-Talk mobile guys.
  13. To some extent, I think it would. Anything dark helps to absorb some of the light rays causing less strain to the eye. This is also why a shiny silver mask is a bit more reflective on sunny days causing more glare. I have blue eyes and am perhaps a bit more sensitive to light than some others may be, but I still can wear a silver mask without needing sunglasses. I do like sun visors though. For me, it does make a difference and looks good too.
  14. I'm not sure who said that silver is better for view, but that's not true for me. I think dark masks may tend to be easier to see in, whereas shinier ones may cause some glare in bright sunlight. I normally have a visor on all my masks though, so it doesn't matter to me. They make sunglasses for those super-bright days too, but I prefer not to wear them on the plate (too much on my face when I sweat a lot) so I like the visors instead. My mask color is purely for looks. I like to contrast lighter masks with dark color pads (think silver with black or navy), but with my black masks I
  15. I'm sorry for the duplicate posts. I keep thinking I have the update figured out and when I come back to look, I'm double-posted again.
  16. Great eye there pal! I didn't look close, just saw a shiny Nike on eBay for sale in his price range, but that mask is surely dented and not worth anything close to $400. It is repairable, but at that price, I would encourage folks to stay away also.
  17. Edited post. Nike on eBay is pre-owned (not new as OP is looking for) and is surely dented on the top-left eye-bar. Sorry this is here instead of on my original post. This new formatting update has me all messed up.
  18. While I am glad that PO is running a sale and I like to use them for state logo gear in OH, PO is just now getting to where Ump-Attire has been most of this year. UA has been running a sale on all Smitty clothing (shirts, pants, jackets) also at heavy discounts since pre-Summer I believe.
  19. I'm not a fan of the V3 plate shoes. I don't think they're holding up like NB envisioned. I'm wondering if they're getting beat up by having to replace so many. It reminds me of the first Wilson titanium mask, the returns killed the profits.
  20. You mean like this one on eBay for an opening bid of $400 (no bid yet - and it's been relisted once already) and ends in 2.5 days? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nike-Pro-Titanium-Catchers-Mask-Navy-Blue-Pads/402547015516?hash=item5db9abff5c:g:c9wAAOSwCDtfnfl3 Edited post. Nike on eBay is pre-owned (not new as OP is looking for) and is surely dented on the top-left eye-bar.
  21. Appears my response posted twice. Sorry about that.
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