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Unregistered User Monday, March 25th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
2 years1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Old style Tanels - until the Diggers these were my favourite cleats. Both the Tanels and the Diggers use a similar circular cleat that allows for easy turning without screwing up your knees or ankles. Tanels are still available today, but their top-line model is almost double the price of the Diggers.

Reebok Pitbulls (?) I think that was the model name. I had them after the Tanels and before the Diggers. Anyway, these had directional instead of circular cleats. On grass and dirt, my ankles felt the difference when trying to change direction. Once I wore 'em out, I went to the Diggers so I could use a circular cleat again.
Marker Setup: Matrix (LED w/ pushbutton) with AA Messiah @ sub-200psi input. Trinity reg, High Efficiency (Red & Blue) bolt kit. AA Armageddon 68ci 4500psi, no drop forward, set at 800psi.
Palmer Cocker same, except AA Vigilante @ 325psi input.

Lapco, Custom Products and DYE aluminum barrels of various bore sizes. 12V Revies w/X-boards and 6-arm paddles.
Strengths: Low price.

Breathable. Very comfortable. Good ankle protection (these are high tops) when playing in woods fields. Circular cleats give lots of traction on dirt and grass, yet allow you to make turns without torquing your knees and ankles.

Relatively easy to clean (wash it down with warm water, air dry with newspapers stuffed inside, and then put some black shoe wax on it to protect it from moisture). I also recommend using cedar shoe trees. These will make the shoes last longer by preserving their shape and absorbing moisture out of the shoe and into the tree (prevents the shoe from falling apart due to perspiration damage).
Weaknesses: Not designed for every surface (but then again, what shoe is?). Very slippery on concrete and wood-splattered paint. Not for artificial indoor surfaces as you would encounter at tourneys like Skyball (carpet this year).

You'll need other shoes for those surfaces.

If you're a front player in speedball fields, you may prefer Diggers' lower cut boot, the Extreme.
Conclusion: Excellent shoe for outdoors on grass and dirt. High tops protect the ankles esp. in the woods. Circular cleat does a great job. Low maintenance and low price. Great value.

Dont' expect to use this shoe for every surface. Indoors on carpet or concrete, you'll need something else. If you're a front player who does a lot of concept fields, you may want Diggers' lower cut shoe.
9 out of 10

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