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grk17

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  1. But for those who have used zip ties, what are you zip tying to? In other words, what are you feeding the zip tie through to attach the plate?
  2. I’m actually not in the market to Frankenstein one of these I was just curious how it was being don
  3. This may be a dumb question but I saw @Razzer video on his Frankensteined F3 with Wilson Gold plates on it and I’ve read of other guys doing the same thing. Question is, how are you going about attaching the plates from the gold to the F3? I know Ray said it was just a couple of zip ties but I’m wondering how specifically these are attached.
  4. I worked a summer league double header the other night with a partner that I hadn’t worked with before. After the game he gave me some pointers on my strike three mechanic. When I ring someone up, I very simply cross my arms in front of me and “start the gas powered whatever” if you will. It is very similar to what many of the younger major league umpires do. However, I keep my feet planted instead of taking a step back (something I have since noticed that many of the young major leaguers do). My partner told me that I should be taking a step back since keeping your feet planted opens up a greater possibility for umpire interference if the catcher were to throw down to second. I had never heard this before and wanted to see if anyone on here had ever heard or thought about this before.
  5. Just give it some time to mold to you. Take a heat gun and mold that plastic. Also, be sure to move the shoulders around so that they protect but also allow for movement. I played around with the positioning of the shoulder caps on mine in front of my mirror for quite some time until I got them just right.
  6. @MadMax I’m interested by you classifying the Wilson wraparounds as good pads. I thought those were mostly just foam stuffed into leather. Lacking the kind of advanced padding technology in the team wendy’s Or even the Wilson memory foams. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the Wilson wraparounds
  7. One more question. Is there a hazard that when the frozen packs warm up after a few hours that the vest is counterproductive by holding your body heat in? I’m just picturing a long extra inning game on a hot summer day where the vest loses its cooling power
  8. I had no idea something like this even existed. I’m very intrigued by it.
  9. I really wish Adams/Schutt made shin guards out of the same mold as their chest protectors. Could you imagine ventilation holes in both the plastic and padding for shin guards? That would be awesome
  10. If you’re slim like me (I’m about 6’3 and pretty slim) go with the champion. It’s lean and looks great under the shirt. Sure the plastic in some batches isn’t top notch and may develop hairline cracks, but the whole rig is only $50. A hairline crack isn’t a big deal until it spreads to an edge. So it takes a while for the whole thing to be compromised so you’ll get at least a few seasons out of it. If it ends up cracking, it’s less than one game’s fee to get a new one
  11. grk17

    NFHS Rules question

    So are we saying that in Fed we play on if this happens? In other words, are we saying that Fed requires intent?
  12. Right there with you. Mine’s been sitting in New York for 3 days now
  13. I believe this is the same setup that Cory blazer wears. Pretty neat looking rig
  14. If you put in an order for both versions I would probably buy both lol. All black is the safe option and I would also get the gray sides for when I’m working in two man crew and my partner on the plate is wearing a long sleeved shirt. Especially if my partner is wearing the new mlb style gray side panel shirt on the plate.
  15. Welcome! I've always wanted to take a road trip down to the Austin area. I've heard it's one of the faster-growing areas of the country at the moment.
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