I can get you one. Wont be cheap though. 60 quid ish! Not checked the prices recently thoughHi I’m new to the site.
I have been refereeing for a few years now and was looking to purchase a Vakeen whistle but they are impossible to find any.
Can anyone help out with finding a genuine supplier
Any idea if this is a genuine one before i fork out £50I can get you one. Wont be cheap though. 60 quid ish! Not checked the prices recently though
I wouldn't blame the poor whistle. Some great referees with fantastic whistle tone use fox 40. But I agree it's much easier to get the best tone using a valkeen. I have two of them.Whilst being AR a week or so ago, the ref had a Fox 40 classic, and it was painful to listen to, very inconsistent. If you can afford it, get one - if not, don't!
I love it, but you are right.In contrast to historic comments of mine on this subject, I'm now inclined to say that the Valkeen is ludicrously expensive considering its moulded plastic overall. I was taken by the finger-grip, which in hindsight i misplaced value on the whistle itself (the finger-grip can be obtained elsewhere)
According to Economics, marginal utility (the benefit of changing whistle in this case) does not come close to the marginal cost (between a Valkeen and other perfectly acceptable whistles), therefore, it's a bad buy (unless you're expecting thousands of spectators); and I keep losing mine which make it an especially bad personal option!