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Discussion: Question for Mad Dog and others

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Dec. 11, 2013
southpaw
Men's 60
734 posts
Question for Mad Dog and others
Hey Bob, in the discussion on face masks, you speak highly of the Ripit. Just wondering about your thoughts on the mask from the standpoint that I wear glasses. Is it adjustable enough to accomodate glasses?
Others thoughts, as well? Thanks
Dec. 11, 2013
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
i have used my sunglasses underneath the rip-it mask with no problem.....mine came with a visor that Velcro's to the top,i didn't care for that as i don't wear a hat when playing.......a few weeks back when we had a cold spell here i even used my stocking/beanie cap underneath it....to me the rip-it has the best vision among the masks...i have used the gameface and the combat faceoff,and both of those cut off some of your down vision at your feet,unless you make a real effort to look down...i also have the worth pitching helmet,which is nice and light but does have a vision prol down low(at your feet)if you happen to not look down completely.....

for me its a metal mask or nothing,as i don't trust the plastic ones......
Dec. 12, 2013
Omar Khayyam
1002 posts
I have always worn glasses under my Game Face mask (and the Rip-It before I found it too tight)without a problem. The big problem with Game Face is that visibility is somewhat affected on ground balls. I even wear my mask in rec and league play, and so have learned to field grounders by instinct which works until there is a bad hop! =)And of course, any fielding errors I make on ground balls are always "bad hops" (my teammates are gracious).
Dec. 15, 2013
southpaw
Men's 60
734 posts
Thanks, Mad Dog and Omar K, for your thoughts. I was able to find a Ripit in one of the local sportings goods store in Birmingham and believe that it will work out well.

I have never worn a mask, but figure that all other associations will soon follow SSUSA, so I will just start wearing it now.

God bless and Merry Christmas/Happy New Year.
Dec. 17, 2013
4x4
Men's 65
597 posts
Bob really loves that Rip It Mask - especially since his team mates asked to wear it on - and off the field too......LOL he hasn't figured it out yet.....
Dec. 17, 2013
hitman
Men's 65
307 posts
Remember what they say about Mad Dogs you don't put a mask on them you put a muzzle on them!!!!!!!!!
Dec. 18, 2013
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
remember hitman...mad dogs have rabbi's and inflict nasty bites.......
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