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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 12:56pm
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Hey Ozzy,

I don't know how well you can tell, but I trimmed the bristles on my plate brush per your suggestion. Best plate-brush-related move I ever made, in terms of ease of pocket extraction and plate area dirt control.

I went the other way a long time ago, i trimmed the handle, I'll get a pic tonight.

And KF check your PM
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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 01:26pm
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Trimmed the handle ... hmmm.


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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 01:55pm
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Did she happen to take a life insurance policy out on you recently?
Well now I won't sleep good tonight
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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 02:03pm
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Well now I won't sleep good tonight
At least you know you'll be riding in a very durable bag! Good chance that IF the police ever find you, there may be a chance to recover evidence

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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 02:24pm
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I went the other way a long time ago, i trimmed the handle, I'll get a pic tonight.
That doesn't help if a goal is to have stiffer bristles.
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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 02:43pm
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My wife's favorite shows: Law & Order (all three); CSI Miami; Cold Case Files ... it took me a while to realize that she is quite possibly searching for the perfect technique.
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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 03:04pm
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That doesn't help if a goal is to have stiffer bristles.
Never had a problem getting bristles stiff, but I hear they sell a pill for that. And the goal was to make the thing the right length to fit well in the Honig's ball bag that has the 3 inside pockets, one is small for just a pen. had the same brush for over 12 years, and the bristles do just fine, even at full length they were never flimsy.
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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 04:20pm
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My bag was free!

I came in early from work today and thought I'd look for an indicator and lineup card folder that I couldn't locate as I transferred equipment from the old bag to the new bag.
I found the indicator and folder hidden in a side pocket... along with a check for $125 that I got last October for working a NAIA fall game!

I hope I don't have any problems cashing the check. Life is good!
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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 04:20pm
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Never had a problem getting bristles stiff, but I hear they sell a pill for that. And the goal was to make the thing the right length to fit well in the Honig's ball bag that has the 3 inside pockets, one is small for just a pen. had the same brush for over 12 years, and the bristles do just fine, even at full length they were never flimsy.

Living in an area with moist springs, mud and caked dirt can be an issue. The stiffer the bristles the better.

I've trimmed my plate brushes for 30 years for that purposes alone. Never heard of trimming a plate brush just to make it shorter. Now I have.
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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 07:37pm
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It really works. It's girly, but it works.
I don't think anyone is going to be smelling my shoes. I don't even want to smell my shoes!
I'll pick up some and try it on my base shoes. Oh, do you spray it on then wipe it or just spray it on and leave it?

Glad the plate brush tip worked for ya.
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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 07:44pm
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I just wanted you to know that we A) Read your suggestions, and B) follow them.

And, yes, just let it dry. It doesn't shine as much as when it's wet, but what does?
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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 08:19pm
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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 09:35pm
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I might go out on a limb and say the Diamond bag is the best piece of equipment I own. I love my mask, CP, shins, shoes, etc., but they all have something that could be better. I don't know what could be made better about the Diamond bag. The bottom compartment is the perfect size for me and what I carry. The top compartment, and sub-compartments, are also the perfect size for me.

Hold that - if I could make it better I'd add a cooler compartment to hold a 6 pack (water, of course...)
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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 10:45pm
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I might go out on a limb and say the Diamond bag is the best piece of equipment I own. I love my mask, CP, shins, shoes, etc., but they all have something that could be better. I don't know what could be made better about the Diamond bag. The bottom compartment is the perfect size for me and what I carry. The top compartment, and sub-compartments, are also the perfect size for me.

Hold that - if I could make it better I'd add a cooler compartment to hold a 6 pack (water, of course...)
I think you can put your base shoes in the bottom and fit a collapsible thermos soft thermal can [or water bottle] carrier in that "base shoe" compartment. So you see, it is the perfect bag!
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Old Thu Feb 19, 2009, 10:59pm
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Difficult Pocket Extraction

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Hey Ozzy,

I don't know how well you can tell, but I trimmed the bristles on my plate brush per your suggestion. Best plate-brush-related move I ever made, in terms of ease of pocket extraction and plate area dirt control.

The first time I posted this, someone asked why?
10) You haven't reached an age, when the john is the first place you visit.
9) Some people have a greater urgency to urinate than others.
8) Its not like a guy would ask a related health question without it being turned into a joke by another guy.
... .

I once had a hard time removing the cup while wearing the jock because of those attached rubber edges on the cup. Each time I would pull the cup out , it would stretch out an elastic strap. Soon, a strap would bust and I would have to replace the jock.

Then I took an old jock and cut the pocket out. I placed the cup inside the old pocket and then slid it into the new jock. Wallah, it easily slid into and out of the new jock. No more tearing jock straps. One less inconvenience to worry about on my way to the facilities. Best move I ever made.
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