Amidst all the hubbub surrounding the debut of the Champro CM83/84 Rampage die-cast Magnesium mask, there’s another mask that appeared in Champro’s catalog that is just as intriguing and likely at a great price point.
This mask, my friends, is aluminum. It is the CM81/82, based on Champro’s CM71/72 Ultralight hollow steel mask, but this time done in aluminum, so it doesn’t bend! I know from experience of using it and supplying to my junior umpires, it has excellent sightlines, a squared chin guard with forward rake, and a broad extended crown guard. Now in aluminum, Champro really did think of everything!
Here’s the big value, though... Wilson’s DynaLite Aluminum starts at $110. The famous Diamond DFM-iX3 is at $70, but could really use the thicker, better pads of the BL (Big League) version at $90. Well fellows, this here Champro is $70. I love the idea of taking that extra $40 I just saved and getting... well, just about anything else of quality to complete my umpire gear needs.
By Umpire in Chief
Designed by umpires and made for umpires! The new Force3 Pro Gear bag has updated zippers, corner protectors, rugged wheels, new internal structure changes, a larger outside pocket, and a protective fabric between the wheels protecting the bag while you roll!
Every part of this bag was designed for optimal efficiency and storage, keeping the weight to under 14 pounds!
Features a 32″ x 15″ x 9″ compartment on top for all your equipment and a 6″ deep separate zippered bottom compartment for all of your clothing and uniforms underneath. The bottom compartment features two elastic straps to help keep your clothes organized and in place. This bag conforms to all airline specifications for checked luggage with a 62″ maximum allowance.
The main compartment has two very large pockets that run down each side. There are also two large pockets that run along the front outside of the bag.
Made of the highest quality materials to last for many years. No detail was overlooked from the leather luggage tag, padded handles, angled wheels for wheeling stability, to the length of the pull handle to minimize stress on the handle to prevent it from breaking or bending.
This product is available from Ump-Attire.com.
Up for sale the following items:
1 Wilson A3009x - with wrap around pads
1 Wilson A3009 - with wrap around pads
2 Wilson A3077 steel powder coated in shiny black by Mask-It Sports - in excellent condition
2 Wilson A3077 titanium - in excellent condition
2 Wilson Platinum shin guards 18.5" - 1 in very good condition 1 in excellent condition
1 Gerry Davis 17.5" Original shin guards - in excellent condition
1 Gerry Davis 17.5" new version shin guards - brand new in package
1 Honig's shin guards 19" - in excellent condition
1 Vintage WV Gold M/L - in excellent condition
1 Wilson umpire equipment bag - in very good condition
1 Wilson catcher equipment bag - in very good condition
1 FUL bag - brand new in the box
3 Tan Team Wendy pads - in excellent condition
2 Wilson A3815 wrap around tan pads - in excellent condition
2 Nike pads navy blue - brand new
2 Wilson foam pads - brand new
1 New Balance 950 B/W mid cut base shoe 11.5 EEEE - brand new
1 New Balance 450 B/W 450 plate shoe 14 EEEE - in brand new
1 New Balance 450 B/W 450 plate shoe 14 D - in good condition
1 Mizuno Japan 2QA-122 - in excellent condition
1 Mizuno Japan 2QA-129 - in excellent condition
1 navy blue plate coat 44L - in new condition
1 New Balance T550 low cut base shoe 13 D with an additional New Balance sure lace 54" in black - brand new
All the items in brand new, excellent or very good condition. Prices to be determined later. PayPal Friends and Family. Seller pays shipping.
By Umpire in Chief
My Diamond Ultimate 30" Equipment bag has reached it end of life. This year it remained on life support having had to glue one of the wheels in with Gorilla Glue.
So now find myself contemplating 2 bags:
FORCE3 ULTIMATE 32" UMPIRE EQUIPMENT BAG ON WHEELS
eBags TLS Mother Lode 29" Wheeled Duffel
They both get a lot of positive mentions here. But here is one thing that is somewhat important to me, but I've never seen mentioned here; breath-ability.
Why you ask? After a game here in the summer my equipment is weighed down with tons of nasty sweat. So after my game I don't put my equipment back in the bag so it can air out - the best they can in my trunk. I would like to put it back where it belongs in my bag, but if I did my equipment would never dry out.
I'd love your thoughts pros/cons on each!