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    What Whistles do people use when refereeing, I mainly use the 'Acme Thunderer' however some referee's use others. What would you suggest?

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    Every sensible referee uses a metal Acme Thunderer 58 or 58.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Every sensible referee uses a metal Acme Thunderer 58 or 58.5.
    agreed.

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    Was presented with a whistle during my ELRA Part 1 and it was...an Acme Thunderer - RFU branded no less. Trainers' view on whistles - Acme Thunderer all the way - accept no substitutes!

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    Agree a thunderer is best, but I suggest plastic not metal.
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    I know Kaplan, Joubert and Peyper (all SA refs) swear by the plastic 58 although I don't think it makes the right sounds. I use eiter the 58 or 58.5, my favourite is the 58 though.

    I was talking to another referee down here about lanyards for the whistle and how different the choices are between everyone, of course it all comes down to personal preference but it's just amazing at how many different things referees use.

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    Acme Thunderers for me. And always metal. My last one came with a sort of rubberised cover to stop the cold day issues, but I didn't like it and got rid of it.

    I can't stand lanyards, always use a whistle with a finger grip


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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerCraig View Post
    Acme Thunderers for me. And always metal. My last one came with a sort of rubberised cover to stop the cold day issues, but I didn't like it and got rid of it.

    I can't stand lanyards, always use a whistle with a finger grip

    Well, rugby is a contact sport... And unfortunately, it does apply to referee from time to time. I wouldn't advice the finger grip (particularly to a new referee).
    That's the best way to get your whistle tangled in a players jersey and break a few fingers...
    Just my 2 cents-worth thought though...

    By the way: Welcome to the forum Alex!
    Another little piece of advice: you may want to carry 2 different whistle (different tones). That could become handy if you ref a game while another game is played on next pitch... Make yourself sound different from the ref on the next pitch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by talbazar View Post
    Well, rugby is a contact sport... And unfortunately, it does apply to referee from time to time. I wouldn't advice the finger grip (particularly to a new referee).
    That's the best way to get your whistle tangled in a players jersey and break a few fingers...
    Just my 2 cents-worth thought though...
    I know, its just what you are used to. I started off as an Aussie Rules umpire when very young, and it is the standard whistle type used there, and is what feels comfortable. When I've tried with a lanyard it just feels wrong.

    Even when I spent a few years as a soccer referee I kept using a finger grip (albeit with a Fox 40 whistle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerCraig View Post
    (albeit with a Fox 40 whistle)

    KDE vs Gnome, Mac vs PC, football vs any other sport, HP calculators vs Casio calculators and pea whistles vs non-pea whistles are the main flames on every forum around the internet.

    Myself, I don't like the sound of pea whistles as I prefer a , but I have to admit that those lower tones work beautifully on open air sports.
    Sorry about my English, as it isn't my mother tonge.

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