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Unread 07-23-2012, 07:21 AM   #27
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Was working with a partner last week and he was using the Davies...Do they all have plastic clips? If so, his broke on a bounced ball...I never want a plastic clip...

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Was working with a partner last week and he was using the Davies...Do they all have plastic clips? If so, his broke on a bounced ball...I never want a plastic clip...

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Mike have had my GD shins for a few years and yes they have plastic Clips at least the pair I purchased do.
I suppose that you could change them to metal clips. Never had a problem with them or ever had one break on me maybe just lucky.

I have taken some hits with a bounced ball but again like I said maybe just luck.
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Default Re: All Star Shin Guards at Ump-Attire

Guys,
I've had the pleasure of wearing the new AllStar shins since June of the 2011 season, and all the way through till now. The DeltaFlex harness on the back is amazing! Take the time to adjust them to YOUR legs, you WON'T be dissapointed!

They stay in place for sure. They look bulky on, but your pants slip over them no problem. The inner padding comes out and is machine washable.

In a couple tournaments in the last month or so, I've taken two direct shots to the upper shin area and felt absolutely NOTHING while still getting "you ok blue?" from the batter and F2

Great shins!
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If you never wore the Davis shins, don't complain about something easily replaced. Try the shins, then decide. To me shins were just shins until I purchaced the Davis shins. Will never go back to anything else.

With the lightweight plated shoes now, you can move better than ever before. Trust me on this one.
Appreciate the feedback...For some reason I have the new All Star SGs on my mind...I think I am going that route...

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Have used them since the start of this year. Comfortable and light, they fell very sturdy, havent taken a real hard shot (knock wood) but they feel like they'd hold up.
They come up high so I find i have to drop pants down put on the guards and pull up pants is the easiest donning method.
Since '09 season I've been using the Reebok 10K ice hockey shin guards, and while as bulky as the All-Stars, they provide the best protection I've ever worn, and I used to have the Douglas. They are surprisingly lightweight and easy to run in. They are designed to withstand slap shots and big hits from hockey sticks. You could take a whack at my lower legs with a baseball bat and I wouldn't feel anything. Easiest method of donning is the same as above. Put them on first and pull pants up over them.
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Since '09 season I've been using the Reebok 10K ice hockey shin guards, and while as bulky as the All-Stars, they provide the best protection I've ever worn, and I used to have the Douglas. They are surprisingly lightweight and easy to run in. They are designed to withstand slap shots and big hits from hockey sticks. You could take a whack at my lower legs with a baseball bat and I wouldn't feel anything. Easiest method of donning is the same as above. Put them on first and pull pants up over them.
They doo look pretty good and appear to provide some good padding for safety...The price is certainly nice...

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Unread 08-03-2012, 11:48 PM   #33
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I too use hockey shin guards. Actually CCM Hockey referee shin guards- a little slimmer than the hockey player sg. Super light, one clip, and one velcro strap on each (that allows me to tighten or loosen on the spot). I added a protective piece over each "inside" ankle for ankle protection. Have used the original Douglas WV, as well as the Wilson WV Gray's (where I did love the ankle protection on each), but find the referee hockey sg more protective and much lighter. I believe the Davis is built with the same concept as the hockey sg. Found mine at Play it Again sports for $15.
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