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ofhs93

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ofhs93 last won the day on February 21 2019

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    PIAA, TSE, NEPUA
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    Youth through HS and Legion (hopefully college in the future)
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  1. Honestly not sure if there's a supply issue or not...could be related to supply chain issues from you know what. I bought one like 18 months ago maybe....quite possibly the best purchase I've made in protective gear from a cost to performance ratio consideration. I can't think of another CP that I would even try at this point. The Wilsons are just WAY too hot.
  2. I can't seem to find it anywhere on their website anymore...i know they had them years ago.
  3. Amazing that anyone set a field up where the sun is essentially in the batter's eyes at dusk....I've never seen a field laid out in that way...as far as how to help you out...that's really tough....the only thing I can think of is to focus on his throwing hand as much as possible to try to track the ball from the release...not sure if that will help or not.
  4. I'm a little late on this but just another flawless transaction with @wolfe_man a cpl weeks ago.
  5. Same setup that I have. Schutt with a 4" TG....same results.
  6. Agreed....but I believe much of what he instructs in this video can be adapted to NFHS games.
  7. Hopefully this may help some guys...I agree...this side of the game management equation is something that simply isn't instructed...and it *should* be.
  8. Mask type could also be a contributor...not sure what you are sporting in that pic....I'm typically wearing a +Pos ZRO-G....maybe my mounting location is a bit lower or closer to the CP than it would be on your mask.
  9. Stk004 has a point as well...I tend to try to really get up in the slot with my feet but do my best not to be leaning at all...I keep all of the workload on my legs and try to isolate my back from as much load bearing as possible....I need my back to hold out for 100 plates a year....leaning forward would likely not allow that to happen.
  10. Not sure how you are wearing the CP or how you have the TG mounted....but mine bottoms out as long as my mechanics are correct....and I'm not a small guy....6'1" 240...maybe body type is at play?
  11. I can easily see a situation where a pulled in, charging F6 could have issues with me if I'm in C. Bounding ball hit right at you....you could open the gate and he could be barreling down right on you. Moving closer to the cutout should avoid that potential issue...and still has you close enough so that you can get to a good position to make confident calls from the working area.
  12. I have to disagree....If you are wearing your CP as high as you *should* be and you have the TG mounted in the proper place, then a 4" should not hit your throat....and if you aren't wearing that CP hi and tight then not only are you creating more of an opening for your throat to get smashed but you are also likely exposing your clavicles. My 4" has saved my bacon more than once....it bottoms out near the top of my CP when a ball bounces up and trys to get under the mask. The key is that we need to be disciplined and do what we are supposed to do...keep our eyes down and on the ball...even if it's in the dirt. If we try to look up or away from the ball in the dirt that's when we get hit under the chin/in the throat. I agree that the 6" could feel cumbersome and has a tendency to catch on your CP or shirt from time to time...which is why I prefer the 4".
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