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29 minutes ago, BT_Blue said:

But I never get around to pulling the trigger on it cause I do not need a 3rd mask. Heck... I barely need a second.

This is a concept I am completely unfamiliar with.  

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1 hour ago, boyinr said:

This is a concept I am completely unfamiliar with.  

You and me both! If I worked more games I am sure I could make the case. But I have been extremely limited time wise.

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OK, getting ready for HS season start - just got my schedule!

I prefer TWs, but find them very hard in cold weather, say less than 45 degrees. Prefer leather below 45... Also our HS primary is still Navy, with Black as a popular option, so I match colors with my uniform.

First pic has my early season cold weather rigs:

Old Wilson with throat chopped, painted "mild steel" (like gunmetal), Mizuno TG black, Wilson Black and Grey leathers, Gerry Davis black strap - looks good with Black Plate Coat or the Foul Weather Jacket (charcoalish)

Wilson AL black, Wilson Tan leathers, Wilson TG black, WV strap black -  looks good with Black Plate Coat or Black Long Sleeve Shirt

Adidas Steel Silver, ALL Star LMX leathers Navy/Tan, Honigs strap Navy, Honigs TG Navy - use it with the Navy Plate Coat, Navy Foul Weather Jacket, or Navy Shirt (in warmer weather) - towards the end of the season when warm weather prevails I will swap the leather All Star pads with Tan TWs

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Second pic has my warmer weather >45 degrees rigs:

ALL THREE +POS ZERO-G steel:

ZERO-G Charcoal with Black TWs, +POS Black TG, and black Adidas Strap - looks good with Black Plate Coat, Charcoal Foul Weather Jacket, or Black Long Sleeve

ZERO-G Black with Tan TWs, +POS Black TG, and +POS Black strap - looks good with Black PC, Black Long Sleeve, or Black Short Sleeve

ZERO-G Silver with Black TWs, Honig's Black TG, and +POS Black Strap - looks good with any black (or grey/charcoal), particularly like it for night games with the Black Plate Coat

Play Ball!

 

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@BobUmp, so I take it... you really like that ZRO-G? 🤔 🧐

Here's the latest addition to my arsenal, via @Kelly McNary... the CanaryCage AlCsd:
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Notice that the ear struts are single & horizontal, in that "wrapped paperclip" manner, ala Wilson DynaLites... but this isn't a Wilson. Instead, there's a patent number printed on the frame (something Wilson does not do), that @Matt investigated and discovered is attributed to Diamond. Thus, the mask is an aluminum, by Diamond, with similar flat-bar construction as their lauded iX3s, but with a rounded chin guard instead of a squared chisel guard. 

This is outfitted with tan Team Wendy's, an UmpLife "Headhugger" V2 harness, and a Champro silver-smoke sun visor. 

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On 3/11/2022 at 10:28 PM, MadMax said:

@BobUmp, so I take it... you really like that ZRO-G? 🤔 🧐

Here's the latest addition to my arsenal, via @Kelly McNary... the CanaryCage AlCsd:
madmask_cancage_blk-n-tan.jpg.75d2fe74881143152452383c30c91a25.jpg

Notice that the ear struts are single & horizontal, in that "wrapped paperclip" manner, ala Wilson DynaLites... but this isn't a Wilson. Instead, there's a patent number printed on the frame (something Wilson does not do), that @Matt investigated and discovered is attributed to Diamond. Thus, the mask is an aluminum, by Diamond, with similar flat-bar construction as their lauded iX3s, but with a rounded chin guard instead of a squared chisel guard. 

This is outfitted with tan Team Wendy's, an UmpLife "Headhugger" V2 harness, and a Champro silver-smoke sun visor. 

I could only imagine thus takes a throat guard how a mask should. And not how the iX3 does.

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This is Mask #2 in my arsenal, a Wilson DynAlum:
madmask_wilson_dynalum_silver-black.jpg.60d5e3dd20fe33cc12224b4a306a91d6.jpg

This isn't any run-of-the-mill DynaLite Aluminum. It's a V1, so it still has the rounded ear guards (instead of the angled ear guards indicative of V2). @wolfe_man supplied me this one while I was on the summer circuit, and my other DynAlum broke (bent and sheared it). After the season, I sent it off to Tony at MaskIt, hoping to get recoated in Sky Blue Metallic. However, he misread the request, and did it in Bright Aluminum, which actually is even better than the original. With the powdercoating, it doesn't fade or show the impact marks at all. 

This is outfitted with black Team Wendy's, an UmpLife "Headhugger" V2 harness, and a Markwort rainbow-blue sun visor.

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2 hours ago, MadMax said:

This is Mask #2 in my arsenal, a Wilson DynAlum:
madmask_wilson_dynalum_silver-black.jpg.60d5e3dd20fe33cc12224b4a306a91d6.jpg

This isn't any run-of-the-mill DynaLite Aluminum. It's a V1, so it still has the rounded ear guards (instead of the angled ear guards indicative of V2).

I'm confused.  So, the NEWER Dynalum has angled ear guards?

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On 3/18/2022 at 7:37 PM, boyinr said:

The latest addition to the stable thanks to @The Short Umpire  Custom powder coated a dark matte gray, charcoal pads.  077C2415-E3D6-4089-A49C-F837E188A22D.thumb.jpeg.056524c06fbc940d7dcc6797d828b6ca.jpeg

 

Sweet! What was the original mask color? (I'm wondering how well the black stock color wears, as I've heard the silver fades the same way it does with the steel.)

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37 minutes ago, Rock Bottom said:

Sweet! What was the original mask color? (I'm wondering how well the black stock color wears, as I've heard the silver fades the same way it does with the steel.)

I have no idea. I bought it with the powder coating done. It is a nice quality job. 

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22 hours ago, Rock Bottom said:

Sweet! What was the original mask color? (I'm wondering how well the black stock color wears, as I've heard the silver fades the same way it does with the steel.)

It was originally black. It had started to chip off after very little use. That's when i got it powder coated. The only reason i sold it is because I, personally, don't love the view from it the mask itself was in great shape though.

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1 minute ago, The Short Umpire said:

It was originally black. It had started to chip off after very little use. That's when i got it powder coated. The only reason i sold it is because I, personally, don't love the view from it the mask itself was in great shape though.

That's disappointing that such an expensive mask doesn't have a more durable paint job. I love my FM4000 steel, except for the original paint job - went from a nice silver to dull grey in less than one season of use.

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This is Mask #3 in my arsenal, and up until a few days ago with the addition of the All-Star FM-Visor (AKA the Sunderhead, AKA the Jeff's Folly), was an overcast / night / cold -game only mask option for me. No longer the case! It's a FM4000 Hollow Steel: 
madmask_fm4ksteel_blk-n-gray.jpg.e1c8eb59b773ed2716a58fe903915140.jpg

Yup, she's got a bit of a warble in the lower left horizontal eye slot bar where she took a wallop, but other than that, she's in great shape! And now I can use it even in the brightest of days. Lookat that visor! Why didn't I have one of these sooner??!! (Hmmm @Thunderheads? Oh right, cuz ya didn't want to make me one... :Horse:)

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8 hours ago, MadMax said:

This is Mask #3 in my arsenal, and up until a few days ago with the addition of the All-Star FM-Visor (AKA the Sunderhead, AKA the Jeff's Folly), was an overcast / night / cold -game only mask option for me. No longer the case! It's a FM4000 Hollow Steel: 
madmask_fm4ksteel_blk-n-gray.jpg.e1c8eb59b773ed2716a58fe903915140.jpg

Yup, she's got a bit of a warble in the lower left horizontal eye slot bar where she took a wallop, but other than that, she's in great shape! And now I can use it even in the brightest of days. Lookat that visor! Why didn't I have one of these sooner??!! (Hmmm @Thunderheads? Oh right, cuz ya didn't want to make me one... :Horse:)

Love that mask! Did you stop using the Mag pads with it? 

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1 hour ago, Rock Bottom said:

Did you stop using the Mag pads with it? 

Nope, that’s them. Until I get my 4th mask outfitted with WindPacts, I only ever use TWs and LUC-Mags in my masks. 

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11 minutes ago, MadMax said:

Nope, that’s them. Until I get my 4th mask outfitted with WindPacts, I only ever use TWs and LUC-Mags in my masks. 

Ahh, must just be the angle. Thanks!

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3 hours ago, MadMax said:

Nope, that’s them. Until I get my 4th mask outfitted with WindPacts, I only ever use TWs and LUC-Mags in my masks. 

What is the mask it people's info?  I'm going to send a mask to them for powder coating.

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