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Discussion: protection

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Dec. 18, 2009
barrym
158 posts
protection
I was wondering if there are neopreme vest and shin pads that can protect infeilders from bad hops. Does any know. It has to be a light weight material though. I am sure football team have some sorta stuff like that.
Dec. 18, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
If you are talking about something like a wet suit for surfing or waterskiing, I doubt they would do much.
Perhaps slicing and dicing a catchers chest protector might help but what ever used will hinder some movement & flexibility.
Someone posted about something that protected the heart, and there are tons of products for the arms and legs.
Dec. 18, 2009
barrym
158 posts
A nice clima cool vest made out of neopreme some thing simular to what swat teams where but in a lighter weight form. Maybe that's something bat company's can think about Never know it might make you look thinner also. lol
Dec. 18, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Still going to have some restriction with one on the chest. Might be less if area around shoulders\arm pits were open and item was fairly smug.
Dec. 18, 2009
green rocket
51 posts
Maybe something along the lines of some of the equipment an umpire wears like the kind that fits under the shirt.

It is a type of neopreme that isn't too hot during the summer months. Mobility is another issue.

As far as shinguards, I have a pair of soccer style that not only protects the shin, it is padded around ankle areas and covers the leg when I wear my hi-top cleats.

You can never have enough protection. Add shatterproof glasses or shades along with that mouthpiece......
Dec. 18, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
I've heard it all now........
Dec. 18, 2009
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Take a look at the MotoCross vest, not only is it good protection, it also allows plenty of mobility.
Dec. 18, 2009
angus73
Men's 50
97 posts
barry; looking to stop blows to the old melon ? If you wear that much protection you'll start looking like the Michelin Man : ) LOL
Dec. 20, 2009
SALSAKID49
Men's 55
117 posts
Barry,
Try looking into roller hockey gear they have dri-fit type padded shirt you can wear underneath your uni-shirt....
http://www.rollerhockeymonkey.com/padded-shirts.html

Jose
Dec. 21, 2009
barrym
158 posts
Jose how u doing i just want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year. Say hello to Marty for me. Looking forward to another year, take care Barry.
Dec. 21, 2009
4Four4
Men's 60
83 posts
And for added protection, I've heard that DEPENDS adult diapers now come with a front cup pouch...for the chknsht player on you Christmas list.
Happy Holidays
DH - #4
The Tub
Dec. 21, 2009
Ceres
64 posts
4Four4, You sound like someone who would like to see a pitcher get his face rearrranged.A pitcher ought to be able to wear the protection he needs without criticism.
Dec. 21, 2009
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Every thread has its Village Idiot! This one is no exception. Welcome 4Four4.
Dec. 22, 2009
4Four4
Men's 60
83 posts
Ceres-nope-play 3B and joke was meant for me and my teammates- we still have fun and don't need anybody hurt. Was hit in the cheekbone with a bad hop earlier this year but got my smile back when SS told me - could have been worse - you could have pooped your pants. Called me chknsht and told me to OLE' the next high bounce.
E4 - chill out - or FO - it's not always about you.
DH - #4
Dec. 22, 2009
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
4four4
Re read your 1st statement. How is it suppose to be taken? Maybe choose your words a bit more carefully. I'm sure when this took place it was funny, but in print it looses the humor.
Sorry you took one in the chops, hope all is ok.
Dec. 22, 2009
4Four4
Men's 60
83 posts
E4 - no prob - I was already ugly.
Merry CHRISTMAS all.
DH - #4
March 5, 2010
Q19
Men's 55
48 posts
Google "EVOSHIELD". I've used it while pitching and haven't yet had the displeasure of being SPUN. Costly at about $90 but some protection is better than none. Conforms to your pectoral dimensions even if they droop a little. Damn, I sound like an advertisement or you can keep a defibrillator in your equipment bag.
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