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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 03:30pm
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all my equipment got stolen...so i go to buy a new face mask...i bought a diamond lightweight...my problem is no matter how i try..even slowly and with 2 hands....my hat comes off every time i take it off...is it the harness...anyone have this problem or know how to resolve it....
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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 03:47pm
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all my equipment got stolen...so i go to buy a new face mask...i bought a diamond lightweight...my problem is no matter how i try..even slowly and with 2 hands....my hat comes off every time i take it off...is it the harness...anyone have this problem or know how to resolve it....
hmm. now how does your equipment get stolen?

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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 04:36pm
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Happened to me in the minors. Overnight in the hotel parking lot...someone knocked out the windows to the car...bye-bye everything. At least it wasn't my car (and CD player).
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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 04:40pm
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hmm. now how does your eduipment [sic] get stolen?
Dude, equipment gets stolen all the time. I have had partners that have had their vehicles broken into, and all of their gear stolen. I had my gear in a reputable (supposedly) storage facility, complete with sturdy padlock and 24 hour video surveillance. I arrived one day to find a different padlock on the door, and most of my valuables stolen, including all of my umpire gear.

To answer the question, clips2, loosen your harness until the mask just hangs on the bill of your hat. It should be really loose, not tight like a catcher wears it.

Also, if the harness has a "Y" in it, cut out those two "Y" sections, leaving just the center strap and the band going around. More like a "T". This will eliminate the tendency of the strap to grab your hat.

The strap is just there to keep your mask from falling completely off, not to fit snugly on your head.
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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 04:59pm
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how else does something get stolen dumb ***...someone comes into your garage and takes tools and a bag with my equipment in it...
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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 05:02pm
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since one guy has never had anything stolen in his life...must live in the weeds...back to my question,,,it seams like the harness on the diamond pro is really kind of lousy...any suggestions...it really does not even fit correctly on the hat..the 2 side straps sit up high
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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 05:10pm
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In April 1968, all our team's equipment—bats, balls, catcher's equipment, helmets, etc.—was stolen during the night from our cars, which were broken into right outside our sleeping quarters at Duke University. We finished the trip with equipment borrowed from the Duke athletic department.

The case remained unsolved for almost 40 years, but now I hear that the Durham District Attorney plans to charge three hooligans named Seligmann, Finnerty, and Evans with the crime. These guys' high-priced lawyers have come up with a cock and bull story that the three hadn't yet been born at the time of the theft, but the D.A. says he has a witness and promises justice.
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since one guy has never had anything stolen in his life...must live in the weeds...back to my question,,,it seams like the harness on the diamond pro is really kind of lousy...any suggestions...it really does not even fit correctly on the hat..the 2 side straps sit up high

Have you tried using a different harness? I know that when I got the AUL300 from +POS it came with a terribly cheap harness that had little adjustment to it. I ordered a larger replacement harness and it worked just fine.


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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 06:47pm
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Happened to me in the minors. Overnight in the hotel parking lot...someone knocked out the windows to the car...bye-bye everything. At least it wasn't my car (and CD player).
Hmm, i dont know about you, but i keep my equipment in the trunk.
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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 07:51pm
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In April 1968, all our team's equipment—bats, balls, catcher's equipment, helmets, etc.—was stolen during the night from our cars, which were broken into right outside our sleeping quarters at Duke University. We finished the trip with equipment borrowed from the Duke athletic department.

The case remained unsolved for almost 40 years, but now I hear that the Durham District Attorney plans to charge three hooligans named Seligmann, Finnerty, and Evans with the crime. These guys' high-priced lawyers have come up with a cock and bull story that the three hadn't yet been born at the time of the theft, but the D.A. says he has a witness and promises justice.
That's funny for anyone following the Duke lacrosse case. And the DA actually got re-elected in the fall. Gotta love those voters...

Your theft case will likely drag on for a number of years until the next election and after he is re-elected again the case will be dropped. Of course that assumes he is not dis-barred for his work on this case.
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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 09:21pm
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Hmm, i dont know about you, but i keep my equipment in the trunk.
Even in the middle of winter?
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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 09:50pm
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Even in the middle of winter?
Only for baseball season. otherwise it gets inside
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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 10:27pm
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In April 1968, all our team's equipment—bats, balls, catcher's equipment, helmets, etc.—was stolen during the night from our cars, which were broken into right outside our sleeping quarters at Duke University. We finished the trip with equipment borrowed from the Duke athletic department.

The case remained unsolved for almost 40 years, but now I hear that the Durham District Attorney plans to charge three hooligans named Seligmann, Finnerty, and Evans with the crime. These guys' high-priced lawyers have come up with a cock and bull story that the three hadn't yet been born at the time of the theft, but the D.A. says he has a witness and promises justice.
LOL! On this one we're on the same page.
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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 10:41pm
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If a harness was meant to be made into a "T" they would make them like that........
Again, a pro school umpire had me cut the two ridiculous, unnecessary straps on my mask harness, which made the harness so much better.
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Old Wed Jan 10, 2007, 10:42pm
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since one guy has never had anything stolen in his life...must live in the weeds...back to my question,,,it seams like the harness on the diamond pro is really kind of lousy...any suggestions...it really does not even fit correctly on the hat..the 2 side straps sit up high
The 2 side straps sit up high because they are unnecessary, as I have pointed out.
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