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Old Wed Jun 02, 2004, 06:08pm
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your whistle needs to be reliable, it can't get jammed, like pea whistles often do. Use the pea-less, it sounds clearer, louder, and people stop when you blow that thing. There's no fear of your lips sticking to the plastic on cold days, and it is better for your teeth.

Everyone on a crew should use the same whistle, because it sounds better.

The only problem with the fox 40 is that i've met a few vetren officials who are hard of hearing.
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Old Thu Jun 03, 2004, 12:52pm
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Smile Say what?

Can you repeat that? I could'nt hear you!
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Old Thu Jun 03, 2004, 03:36pm
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lol. The fox 40 can help people with loss of hearing!
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Old Thu Jun 03, 2004, 05:54pm
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Interesting commments.

I've used a plastic whistle with a pea for my entire officiating career and never had one jam. Is this something that you all experience often?

Also, are you guys so organized that everyone working on the same crew blows the same whistle? Impressive.

Maybe it's because we work assignments or maybe we just don't see the importance of having only one type of whistle.
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Old Thu Jun 03, 2004, 07:12pm
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Lightbulb Hmm, I have an idea...

Perhaps we should "sound-code" our whistles...

That way at least we can identify where the inadvertent whistle came from...

By the way, the American Classic is a great whistle for you guys who want the "classic" look. And it has a rubber pea so it does not get stuck like a cork one does... Plus its metal so it should last forever (except for the rubber tip-guards that get chewed through after a season or two; but you can get those replaced)...
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Old Thu Jun 03, 2004, 08:49pm
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Interesting commments.

I've used a plastic whistle with a pea for my entire officiating career and never had one jam. Is this something that you all experience often?

Also, are you guys so organized that everyone working on the same crew blows the same whistle? Impressive.

Maybe it's because we work assignments or maybe we just don't see the importance of having only one type of whistle.
When I use to use a pea whistle that thing use to jam up and not blow. I remember watching various white hats do it, its rather funny because it does gather a lot of attention lol. That very low shreek when the pea gets stuck. THis is why I switched to the fox40.

Never worked ona crew that all had the same whistles, some have metal, some have plastic, some have peas and some don't!
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Old Fri Jun 04, 2004, 06:17am
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Re: Hmm, I have an idea...

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Perhaps we should "sound-code" our whistles...

That way at least we can identify where the inadvertent whistle came from...

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I was told at a camp a few weeks ago that the NFL tried this whistle coding but it did not work. To many different pitches can be confusing and most people can tell one from another anyway.
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