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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2009, 03:30:05 am »
If you're willing to spend the money you can order from pro-designed. He'll tell you how to measure for pads and make them with custom length straps for your measurements.

Tell him you're a roller derby ref and you'll get a discount. But be prepared to spend a long time on the phone because the guy never stops talking.

thank you !!!!!!! this is just what i was looking for i will call him tomorrow from work ;D i tried the local skate park but they have almost nothing
guys you have all bin  great help   
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Also you should know that it'll take you about a month to actually receive your pads.... but trust us, it's worth the wait.

It actually only took me about a week to get mine. But I also got them 2 years ago, and I'm sure business has grown exponentially since then. Your order also might have been delayed because of Hurricane Ike; Bill lives in one of the harder-hit areas, and he got backlogged with orders because of power outages and the like. (I actually met him at Western Regionals in Houston, which was 3 weeks after Ike, and IIRC, his power had just been restored.)
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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2009, 03:38:52 am »
Yeah, he mentioned the hurricane when we ordered at the beginning of October.. and he was still bringing it up, and taking 3-4 weeks to deliver, as of the beginning of January. Slow going, apparently.

Long story short: the pads take some patience, but regardless, they are worth the wait.
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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2009, 04:00:42 am »
Yeah, he mentioned the hurricane when we ordered at the beginning of October.. and he was still bringing it up, and taking 3-4 weeks to deliver, as of the beginning of January. Slow going, apparently.

Long story short: the pads take some patience, but regardless, they are worth the wait.

I honestly wouldn't doubt that. Things were looking pretty bad going to and from the airport, which is about 20 miles northeast of downtown Houston. There were roof tarps, blown-out business signs, remnants of downed trees, and boarded-up windows everywhere. It looked more like the aftermath of a tornado than a hurricane, and that was 60-80 miles inland. The south side of town and Galveston took a much harder hit. All the more reason to support small businesses in the area. :)
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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2009, 11:03:51 am »
HMMMM  this is not good!!!! i need pads asap  i will call him just to see how long it takes .

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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2009, 08:18:22 pm »

 Maybe here (http://www.thinkempire.com/boutiques.php?lang=2&id=4)
OK so i called the guy at PD  oh my god  who is this guy  yes he is nice but  bla bla bla bla bla bla  to make a long story short  i must say thanks to  DayGlo Divine
he found me a store here in Montreal 5 min from work  how he found i don't know.  they had every thing  that i wanted  and in stock  .
thanks guys

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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2009, 08:19:36 pm »

 Maybe here (http://www.thinkempire.com/boutiques.php?lang=2&id=4)
OK so i called the guy at PD  oh my god  who is this guy  yes he is nice but  bla bla bla bla bla bla  to make a long story short  i must say thanks to  DayGlo Divine
he found me a store here in Montreal 5 min from work  how he found i don't know.  they had every thing  that i wanted  and in stock  .
thanks guys

Perry

I did a Google search for skateboard shops in Montreal.

I'm also a "she."  ;)
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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2009, 09:50:44 pm »

 Maybe here (http://www.thinkempire.com/boutiques.php?lang=2&id=4)
OK so i called the guy at PD  oh my god  who is this guy  yes he is nice but  bla bla bla bla bla bla  to make a long story short  i must say thanks to  DayGlo Divine
he found me a store here in Montreal 5 min from work  how he found i don't know.  they had every thing  that i wanted  and in stock  .
thanks guys

Perry

I did a Google search for skateboard shops in Montreal.

I'm also a "she."  ;)
thanks girls and guys

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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2009, 04:06:04 am »
Be careful Perry, she also listens to Hall and Oates and eats the left over souls of dead referee's.

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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2009, 04:49:51 am »
Be careful Perry, she also listens to Hall and Oates and eats the left over souls of dead referee's.

You had to go there, didn't you?
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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2009, 09:22:13 am »
Love pro-designed, and yes, he talks way too much, then looses things (like orders).  Be sure to give a follow-up call him after two weeks to make sure he is actually making your pads.

Zebra stripes with white plastic are the bomb.

And be sure to tell him you are a ref, and don't need the extra size surround-the-entire-elbow protection of a skaterboarder.  I find that smaller elbow and wrist pads make it a lot easier to skate around other refs.  And, lets face it, do you know any efs ever tape that their velcro?  Ouch!

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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2009, 10:29:02 am »
Be careful Perry, she also listens to Hall and Oates and eats the left over souls of dead referee's.

the fact that she eats the left over souls of dead referee's. i can live with
 but  Hall and Oates now thats just wrong

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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2009, 02:24:36 pm »
Love pro-designed, and yes, he talks way too much, then looses things (like orders).  Be sure to give a follow-up call him after two weeks to make sure he is actually making your pads.

Zebra stripes with white plastic are the bomb.

And be sure to tell him you are a ref, and don't need the extra size surround-the-entire-elbow protection of a skaterboarder.  I find that smaller elbow and wrist pads make it a lot easier to skate around other refs.  And, lets face it, do you know any efs ever tape that their velcro?  Ouch!

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Protective gear really isn't something that should be skimped on. Refs have to dodge out-of-bounds skaters all the time, and the results are not always successful. Furthermore, anyone on skates at a bout should be able to withstand incidental contact, wheel clipping, and the like.

Having said that, one of the great things about Pro-Designed pads is that they do come in multiple sizes, and they all offer really good protection. A lot of smaller skaters (myself included) have their youth pads, and they are as solid as anything else out there. With other manufacturers, smaller pads are usually inferior to larger ones.
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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2009, 03:17:54 pm »
I was thinking if I should wear my football... (errr soccer) shin guards... I am an inside pack ref and was wondering if its necessary or stupid.. since its my second bout I could use your opinion...
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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2009, 03:23:02 pm »
I do mostly inside pack, and I've never ad a shin injury
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Re: Protective Gear for ref's
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2009, 03:23:23 pm »
I was thinking if I should wear my football... (errr soccer) shin guards... I am an inside pack ref and was wondering if its necessary or stupid.. since its my second bout I could use your opinion...

We have a skater who wears hers sometimes.... she doesn't even realize they're there until she inevitably gets hit with a skate... If they're not bulky, I say go for it, although I'd think they'd be a little more useful if you were an outside pack ref since you're more likely to get taken out by a flying skater on turn 4... (not fun)

For that matter, do they make abdomenguards? That's what I need.
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