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Old Sun Mar 26, 2006, 09:52pm
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Hey guys I know their was a post like this a little while ago, but what lanyard do you all use. I use the smitty and need a new one, but I have been told to get a noose because it makes a diffrence. Any truth to this and if so what does what style of lanyard you use make a diffrence to how you ref, or how you appear as a ref?
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Old Sun Mar 26, 2006, 09:58pm
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The trend now is the noose. The only advantage I see to it, is you don't need to worry about the loop breaking using the smitty.
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Old Sun Mar 26, 2006, 10:07pm
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I also use the NBA noose. I think if fits better and does not have as many ways of falling off. They also do not have loops to get tangled up as easily as well. It is all personal choice at the end of the day.

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Old Sun Mar 26, 2006, 10:12pm
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The trend now is the noose. The only advantage I see to it, is you don't need to worry about the loop breaking using the smitty.
Exactly, I'm a noose guy. That and if you're working one of those horrible freshman girls game you can easily hang yourself on one of othe rims...
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Old Sun Mar 26, 2006, 10:13pm
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I carry a noose in my pocket but use the smitty.
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Old Sun Mar 26, 2006, 10:30pm
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A better question to me would be how many times has someone had to go to their pocket and use a backup whistle. I've never needed one. Of course, I probably just jinxed myself.
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Old Sun Mar 26, 2006, 10:49pm
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A better question to me would be how many times has someone had to go to their pocket and use a backup whistle. I've never needed one. Of course, I probably just jinxed myself.
For this reason, I don't carry one on the court. If I EVER need one, I'll get one from my bag and everyone can wait a minute or two.
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Old Sun Mar 26, 2006, 11:07pm
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A better question to me would be how many times has someone had to go to their pocket and use a backup whistle. I've never needed one. Of course, I probably just jinxed myself.
I once needed a spare when my smitty lanyard kept falling off my shirt in the middle of the game. I did not have a spare at the time and my whistle kept falling out of my mouth and hand every time I blew the whistle. I go out on the court with a spare every time. I do not go out onto the court without a spare. I do not feel running to the locker room is the best way to handle it. If I have a spare no one knows I had a problem with the whistle. If I stop the game to get a whistle, then everyone knows there was a problem.

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Old Mon Mar 27, 2006, 12:47am
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A better question to me would be how many times has someone had to go to their pocket and use a backup whistle. I've never needed one. Of course, I probably just jinxed myself.

I used to wonder that myself, but I still carried an extra (on a noose because I like the smitty). Somehow, I caught the lanyard in my hand and ripped the loop off. I didn't need the whistle, but I did need the noose...
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Old Mon Mar 27, 2006, 01:57am
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I would recommend if you want to use a smitty that you use a safty pin instead of the loop. No way that'd come off.
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I would recommend if you want to use a smitty that you use a safty pin instead of the loop. No way that'd come off.
I don't want to take the chance of becoming a blood donor in the middle of a game.
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Old Mon Mar 27, 2006, 08:36am
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prefer noose

i prefer the noose mostly b/c it looks cool to have it hang out my pocket during warm-ups.

I do keep an extra whistle attached to smitty in my pocket but it's main purpose is to keep track of the AP arrow.
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Old Mon Mar 27, 2006, 10:14am
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Hey guys I know their was a post like this a little while ago, but what lanyard do you all use.
This would make a good poll question. Why don't you make one so this issue is settled once and for all?
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Old Mon Mar 27, 2006, 12:19pm
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A better question to me would be how many times has someone had to go to their pocket and use a backup whistle. I've never needed one. Of course, I probably just jinxed myself.
I forgot my whistle in the locker room at half time. We were just about to start the second half and luckily I had a backup in my pocket.
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Old Mon Mar 27, 2006, 01:03pm
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This would make a good poll question. Why don't you make one so this issue is settled once and for all?
how do i make it a poll?
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