Ok ...here we go ...
I found an old West Vest frame on ebay last year. I had it fixed (right upper ear) and powder coated by Tony at Mask-it a dull-ish plain old non-metallic gray which I think turned out great. I used this frame last year for high school as you see in the photo (Michigan is still Navy required).
I'm keeping everything but the frame. I've got more than $50 into this right now, but I'll let it go for $50. PM me if interesting (frame only)
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I recently replied to a message from a fellow umpire here on U-E regarding chest protector opinions. As I re-read it, what a I divulge is applicable to a great number of chest protector questions we the membership here get. His question was in regard to a Douglas, specifically, but I can express technical opinions about any of the CP's on the market. So, let me share this here with you...
I present to you this rhetorical question: why are we as an umpire community clinging to antiquated technology and practices when modern, cutting-edge opportunities are not even being fully considered or realized yet? Or, better yet, why are we accepting this sloth and sluggishness from the gear producers themselves??!
I hold Team Wendy in lofty regard because they actually established and progressed their own technology – Zorbium – for one ambitious goal: to mitigate, reduce and hopefully eliminate TBI's. The reason they pulled the plug on CP retrofits wasn't because TW is a money-grubbing company that saw no profit in it, or that Zorbium itself is a poor product. It simply is, that when the US military drops a massive product request on you, with an ironclad contract, you put everything else aside and go all-hands-on-deck.
We really need to start examining the direction that our protection needs and solutions will go instead of settling for the "traditional" and "status quo".
Hey everyone, ...
quick question: I know that Joe West went through different iterations of the West Vest w/ the first being produced by Douglas (proud owner ) but ..I digress .......
My question is this ........
Q: Did Joe West ever make masks earlier than going with Wilson and the Dyna-Lite and using the WV logo on the pads and harness?
The reason: Guy on Craigslist thinks he has a West Vest mask, not an inferior Wilson Dyna LIte model (huh??)
Selling a Wilson West Vest Gold size S/M (12 inches). I bought this CP thinking I would use it as a backup for my Douglas WV, however I just do not like how tight it is on my large neck. This CP has never been game used and shows no signs of wear and tear. I am asking $100 plus shipping through PayPal. PM me with offers.