All-Star System Seven Double Knee Umpire Shin Guards
My 1st game was in 1967 and I can say without a doubt these are the BEST shin guards I have ever used. The fit is great and I am hard to fit... no slipping at all and the protection is superior. The 2nd best shin guards are not even on the radar. These shin guards are worth twice the price. What a breakthrough product.
I have been umpiring for 4 years and got tired of always adjusting the straps on the leg guards provided by the league. I investigated all of the off-season and came across these. Make no mistake, they are the most expensive leg guard I have seen for the 'amateur' umpire but they fit great and the protection has been phenomenal. There are two features that drove me to these versus the Diamond leg guards. The first was the attachment of the inner padding to the leg guard. They used velcro instead of stiching or riveting the pad in place. Not only does this allow the user to adjust the pads to exactly where they want, it also allows the user to take the pads out after the weekend and air them out. The second feature that I liked was the strap attachment. The designers of this leg guard attached the straps directly to a centralized strip that runs down the back of the calf. Simply put, no more pinching behind the knee from the strap. The only problem I have had has been the strap that runs down the calf. This is made of neoprene and I had to modify it some since I am allergic to this material. I still gave it 5-stars though.
Wow! What an awesome piece of equipment. I had been debating for quite awhile on the Wilson shin guards or All Star. I can definitely say that I am thrilled with my choice. They are not as clunky as the Wilson's felt when I tried them on and they are way more comfortable. The patella plus knee pad conforms to my knee and is very supportive. I think, though, my favorite part is the Duraflex harness. The built in cross strap with the comfortable pad that runs down the back of the leg is great. If you're debating, go with these. You'll never look back!
Questions About This Product
|Q:||Can the top pad on the thigh be removed?|
– Michael Almony
The double knee portion of these shin guards are riveted via nylon webbing to the main knee protection. You could easily cut off the top pad, but it can not be reattached.– Brandon Lawson
Support Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire, Football Official & Basketball Referee
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WARNING: Participants in any sports activity assume risk of injury. This equipment may be used to help aid in preventing or reducing the extent of injury. No equipment can guarantee umpire or player safety from injury during participation, and use of this equipment carries no such guarantee. Do not use any umpire equipment that is damaged in any way.