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The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« on: March 06, 2009, 01:50:34 am »
We all know about the Fox-40 whistle described in the 3.1 ruleset.

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8.4.4 Each referee will provide a working regulated sports whistle that will aid in the appropriate whistles for jam play and calling penalties. Fox 40 Classic strongly encouraged.

Tell us how you carry, wear and use your whistle!

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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 01:56:56 am »
I keep 2 Fox40 classic CMG whistles on a lanyard around my neck. That way I always have a backup in case one happens to fail (never happened before, but I'm cautious). I've been thinking about changing jerseys to one with a smitty lanyard loop. I also keep extra whistles in my pocket in case another referee forgets theirs or just has a really bad whistle.

I almost always keep the whistle in my mouth. Even if I'm jam reffing and my jammer was declared not lead.
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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009, 02:05:36 am »
fox 40 classic on a lanyard around my neck

for the most part it stays tucked into the corner of my mouth - and i let it fall when calling a penalty (after blowing the whistle for a major or 4 minors)

i go through whistles pretty quickly - the last once to be replaced became cracked after a collision with a skater in the infield area
i must have bitten down on it 


i have a couple of backups in their packaging in my skate bag... in case i crack mine again ;) or another ref needs one for a game
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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009, 02:56:49 am »
A fox 40 classic on a lanyard around my neck.

I keep it in the corner of my mouth during jams.  Refs don't wear mouth guards for a reason -  the whistle serves as our mouth guard.


Incidentally, I also wear my whistle to after parties.  Why?  Well, after being cock-blocked by one of my skaters (albeit unintentionally) I started wearing it in case I needed to whistle a skater for committing a major cock-blocking penalty.  I'm debating on whether or not this penalty is grounds for expulsion.  I think we can all agree that this type of behavior is gross misconduct at the very least.  Naturally, the skater's intent is irrelevant. :D


*edit* After looking up Fox 40 whistles, I've realized that my whistle is the kind with a mouth guard.


   



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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009, 03:15:16 am »
I wear mine on a shoelace around my neck.  This started because I couldn't find a green lanyard like I wanted, but now I find that lanyards are always too long for me; I like my whistle on a shorter leash.  I have two Fox 40 Classics, one that's green and one that's blue with the Windy City Rollers logo on it.  

I don't keep my whistle in my mouth because I'm yelling to indicate the pack way more than I'm calling majors, so I just grab it when I need it.   
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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009, 03:48:27 am »
I have a lanyard with both a Fox 40 Classic and a Fox 40 Sonik (for when you really have to bust some eardrums... usually your own). I had another Classic on a fingergrip for pack reffing but I managed to lose it last weekend before I even made it to the bout. So I'll wrap the lanyard through my wristguards until I replace that. I try not to have it in my mouth except for LJ time.

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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2009, 06:18:04 am »
I have a Fox 40 Classic CMG on a lanyard around my neck, and a regular Fox 40 Classic on another lanyard, which I wrap around my wrist before putting on my wristguard. Both are neon yellow.

I also have another neon yellow CMG on deck, as well as a bright pink one, a glow-in-the-dark Classic that Ref Neck gave me when I still reffed for DC Rollergirls (which I believe is in my car), and a blinged-out CMG finger whistle I got at DCRG's awards ceremony last year. It's really pretty, but given my less-than-stellar track record when it comes to losing and forgetting things, I wouldn't dare use it at a bout.
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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009, 12:37:50 pm »
Classic Fox40 with finger grip because I don't like skating around with a whistle in my mouth the entire bout/scrimmage and fumbling around for it swinging from a lanyard delays my penalty calls, but I'll probably start wearing the lanyard whistle as a backup.

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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009, 01:46:55 pm »
I keep one Fox 40 on a lanyard around my neck, and another Fox 40 with a fingergrip on my right hand.  The one on my fingers is the one I normally use.  The one around my neck is for backup only, in case I drop or break the one on my fingers.

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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2009, 03:14:18 pm »
Classic Fox40 with finger grip because I don't like skating around with a whistle in my mouth the entire bout/scrimmage and fumbling around for it swinging from a lanyard delays my penalty calls, but I'll probably start wearing the lanyard whistle as a backup.

This, but reversed when I am jam reffing. Jam refs should have the (lanyard) whistle in the mouth if/until their jammer is LJ. But I like the finger whistle as backup when the whistle doesn't need to be in my mouth.

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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2009, 03:25:20 pm »
Classic Fox40 with finger grip because I don't like skating around with a whistle in my mouth the entire bout/scrimmage and fumbling around for it swinging from a lanyard delays my penalty calls, but I'll probably start wearing the lanyard whistle as a backup.

This, but reversed when I am jam reffing. Jam refs should have the (lanyard) whistle in the mouth if/until their jammer is LJ. But I like the finger whistle as backup when the whistle doesn't need to be in my mouth.

~j.z.

Exactly! The whistle around your neck is your primary (like a rifle). The finger whistle is the backup for the quick draw (like a sidearm). If you fall for some reason, you dont want to have a whistle in your mouth if you dont need to have it in there. I think this is why hockey refs all have finger whistles.
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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2009, 03:28:04 pm »
I dunno... I get taken out a lot on the outside, so I feel more secure having my squishy whistle in my mouth... it's like having a noisy mouthguard
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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2009, 03:49:31 pm »
Fox 40 classic on a lanyard when I'm jam refing & Fox 40 classic finger whistle when I'm pack or head refing. Used to have a stack of back up Fox 40's in case of any kind of whistle failure or loss.  Time to get that inventory up to par again.

Too much of a delay between LJ calling it off and the 4 jam ending whistles if you're using a finger whistle in the jam ref position.

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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2009, 04:29:46 pm »
I use one of these babys:



The sliding/descending tone works great for majors or if someone falls down ;D
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Re: The Whistle Thread - TWEET!
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2009, 05:20:51 pm »
I drive one of these around our infield:

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