Pitching Gear

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  1. Bman911

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    Hey y’all, outside of the glove does anyone have recommendations on a face mask or shin guards while pitching?
     
  2. Joker

    Joker Well-Known Member

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    i recommend searching and reading all the info that is already out there
     
  3. arther itis

    arther itis payin' to get paid

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    :D these threads never get old
     
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    Whenever I see Joker or Country reply to a thread I almost always have to click and see if they are ripping on somebody or not. lol
     
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    Or providing a solid response without rainbows and unicorns that upsets OP.
     
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  6. GrinningBear

    GrinningBear World's deadliest house husband

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    If you don't mind the bulk, for legs go with hockey shin guards over baseball catcher guards. Just as good and cheaper. I got a pair in pretty good shape for $15.
     
  7. Normy

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    Just don't skimp on protection and steer clear of the outside sliders.
     
  8. Bman911

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    I’m honestly surprised that Joker didn’t rip me harder than he did. I found a few bits of info on chest protection but not much on face mask stuff in the 150 pages.
     
  9. Country469

    Country469 Well-Known Member

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    Get a used lacrosse helmet. Take out a few bars with a cut of wheel on a grinder. Get a GOOD CUP.

    I never wore shins or chest stuff. Its too ***bersome. I was ok getting smoked once or twice a weekend, but if you're just out there to protect up and are gonna wear the full armor, pitching is probably not the best fit for a competitive environment.
     
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  10. Bman911

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    I’m really mostly concerned with my face and shins I can block a body shot.
     
  11. Normy

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    I have the Worth Legit mask. Haven't had a head shot yet so I can't say if it's good, bad or indifferent. I'm sure the Lacrosse helmets are more protective. Also have a thin Evoshield chest protector and Easton shin/knee pads.

    Oh yeah, did we mention about keeping the nads happy?? Might be a career ender if you take a middle middle shot unprotected.
     
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    if you're that concerned with your shins, in all honesty, learn to pitch without both toes pointing at the batter. Real talk. You wanna throw off the back of the rubber and drop step into fielding position. Getting hit in the shins ALWAYS comes from not getting lower and set with glove in a fielding position.

    I can make you 2-3x safer working on footwork that an equipment can
     
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  13. Bman911

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    Awesome! Thanks guys for the tips, I appreciate it.
     
  14. oppotaco13

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    Lacrosse helmets can be found cheap. If you don't want bulky shin protection, soccer shin guards are good and barely noticeable.
     
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  15. Bman911

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    Just snagged a lacrosse helmet off eBay. Season starts March 30, time to play some ball
     
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    Lucky dawg. Ours doesn't start till May 6th up here in the mitt..
     
  17. arther itis

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    :D start a thread asking what's the best bat for ASA and you'll get that response from him
     
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  18. Bman911

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    Hahaha, I’m gonna have to say HARD pass on that one. I’ve seen that thread several times over. That’s a solid thing to do if you want your account closed immediately.
     
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    April fool's is right around the corner...
     
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    Lacrosse Helmet and cut the "T" bar and you're good to go. Also,street hockey shin-guards are the way to go. lightweight and great protection.
     
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    May have to try these shin guards.
     
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    That post on King's FB page is a local guy that got smoked in his lax helmet. While talking with a local guy about it he told me another player had his jaw broken while wearing one as well.

    I wear the catchers style that is in contact with your face. It's a little heavier, but I prefer the extra protection.
     
  23. oppotaco13

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    I wonder if they are using the chin strap to keep it in place?
     
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    the only way you can get hit in the jaw while wearing a LAX Helmet is by flinching/turning your head. If you watch the ball off the bat, the ball will only hit helmet/mask and won't allow your jaw to be broken, imo.
     
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    The chin strap being worn is vital to a lacrosse helmet being safe, but I can't fathom my jaw being broken with that on.
     
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    Tell that to the guy who had his jaw broken by the mask hitting his jaw. The pic on King's is a guy getting hit where the padding is at its thickest and it still did that to his face. You really think a bare metal cage won't do that and more?
     
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    Musta been a cheap ass lacrosse helmet, and yes they can vary from $20 used to a couple hundo.
     
  28. jbo911

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    I doubt he had the chin strap fastened as I've never seen anyone playing with one. I agree, the only thing keeping the cage from being pushed back into your face is the strap.
     
  29. jbo911

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    I don't know about that. That's a good point.
     

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