All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT Catcher's Mitt
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How long does the glove take to be broken in and ready for a varsity baseball game?
The All Star Pro Series (CM3100SBT) features pre-oiled leather but it is top grade Japanese steer hide so it will still be pretty stiff. Depending on how much work is put into the break-in process it could take a week to several weeks to get it game ready. Playing with it every day and oiling it appropriately will help in the break-in process.
Does the CM3100BT and the CM3100SBT have the same black and tan color?
The All Star Pro Series (CM3100SBT) will have a darker tan color while the CM3100BT model will be a light brown and black color scheme.
What's the difference between this and the (CM3000SBT)? Is there any major advantage in the (CM3000SBT)?
The All Star Pro Elite Series (CM3000SBT) is made from a higher quality Japanese Tanned Steerhide Leather than this All Star Pro Series (CM3100SBT) Catcher's Mitt. With good care, the (CM3000SBT) should offer better durability. Aside from that difference, and the wrist guard found on the (CM3100SBT), these gloves offer the same pattern size and are solid designs.
I am 13 years old. What size of catchers glove should I use?
Based on your age, we recommend a 32" catcher's mitt. The All Star Pro Series (CM3100SBT) is a 33.50" pattern, so it may be too large for you. A great model to check out would be the All Star Pro Elite Series (CM3000XSBT). You can check it out here: http://goo.gl/AjvCvV
Do you guys ship to Canada for free?
We are currently unable to ship outside of the United States or accept forms of payment outside of the US. Often, our Canadian customers will pay with PayPal or another form of online payment and ship the product to a freight forwarding service or relative in the United States. That would be the only way we could ship the All Star Pro Series (CM3100SBT) to you.
I am 14 years old I catch guys throwing 70 mph and no knuckle balls. What size is better for me the 35" or the 33.5"?
According to your age and league I would recommend going with the All Star Pro Series (CM3100SBT) in the 33.5" model. It offers an open pocket and heavy duty rawhide lacing that would work well for you.
I'm 16, 6 foot and weigh 200 pounds. I tried out for my high school team as a catcher and made varsity, and I need a mitt. I was wondering whether a 33.5" or a 35 size glove would be better for me. The kids on my team throw into the upper 80s.
Most people will prefer a 33.5" glove over a 35. Being new to catching I would suggest going with the 33.5" in the All Star Pro Series (CM3100SBT) Catcher's Mitt. It will offer a little bit better glove control.
Is the leather quality on this glove? Is it similar to the Pro Preferred or Heart of the Hide?
Yes, the All Star Pro Series (CM3100SBT) features tanned U.S. Steerhide, so it will be similar to Rawlings' Heart of the Hide Series.
Will the velcro wrist strap ever start coming off and not sticking any more.
The velcro strap on the All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT Catcher's Mitt should last a very long time. After many years of play the velcro strap could possibly lose some of its stickiness though.
would this glove be a good glove for a high schooler
Yes, the All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT is a good glove for a high school catcher.
I'm 13 years old and 5'2". I'm a serious catcher, is this a good glove?
All Star catcher's mitts are some of the best mitts out there. The All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT Catcher's Mitt is an outstanding mitt.
I'm 14 and 6'0, would this be a good size for me?
At 33.5", the All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT is most common among players 16 years old and older. A more common size for a 14 year old is 32" or 32.5".
I'm 13 and catching guys that throw 70-80 mph, is this the right glove for me?
The All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT Catcher's Mitt would be a great glove for you. It features premium oil-softened Japanese tanned US steer hide with US rawhide lacing for maximum strength and durability.
I'm a high school catcher and I'm catching pitchers from low 70s to low 90s. I'm looking for a glove that will fit right and last the rest of high school ball. Which mitt should I go with?
The All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT Catcher's Mitt is made with premium oil-softened Japanese tanned US steer hide. It has US rawhide lacing for maximum strength and durability and will perform well at the HS and Collegiate levels.
Are you going to be getting any mitts for right hand throwers in this model?
The All Star Pro Series: CM3100SB is a discontinued model. We will not be receiving more inventory of right hand throwers.
Do you have this mitt in stock for a right handed catcher?
The All Star Pro Series is a discontinued model and we will not be receiving more inventory.
Is it a good or bad idea to keep a leather belt tied around this mitt while keeping a ball in the pocket?
We recommend using our oversized shaping bands in our glove care kit for proper break in. Keep the bands tied around the glove with the ball in the pocket.
What's the best way to keep the round shape of the glove before and after breaking it in?
The best way to maintain the shape of the glove is to preserve the leather by applying a thin layer of glove or leather conditioner to your glove once every one or two weeks. Also try to use a secondary backup glove when just playing catch or practicing.
What is the best way to break this glove in so it lasts the longest but doesn't become floppy?
The best way to break in the All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT Catcher's Mitt is to just play catch with it and oil it about once or twice a month.
How long does this mitt last if well taken care of?
The All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT Catcher's Mitt could last up to four or five years.
What size glove do you recommend for a 13 year old player playing travel ball. Would want it to last at least two years prior to high school?
I would recommend a 32-32.50" glove at your age, which should last you till you get to high school if properly taken care of.
Is this glove equipped for varsity level pitchers? As a catcher, is this glove strong enough to catch pitchers throwing mid 80s?
Yes, the leather in the All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT Catcher's Mitt features Japanese tanned steer hide that will be durable enough to hold up to pitching at those speeds.
is there any way that you can remove to wrist guard?
The wrist guard is removable only if you undo a portion of the lacing at the heel of the glove.
Would this glove work for an 11 year old catcher playing rep ball?
The 33.50" will be too large for an eleven year old. We recommend a 32.00" to a 32.50" catcher's mitt.
Do you think this gloves leather would compare to an Wilson A2000 or A2K catchers glove?
The quality of leather used in the All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT would be right below the leather that is used in an A2000. Here is a link to the All Star model that would be comparable to the A2K. http://www.justballgloves.com/product/all-star-pro-elite-series--cm3000xsbt-catchers-mitt/6030/
I play in a men's amatuer baseball league and catch a guy throwing in the low to mid 80's and sometimes even higher. Is this glove up to the task of catching guys that throw that hard? Also, what is the most typical size glove that pro catchers use, 33.5 or 35 in gloves?
All Star is known for producing high quality mitts with great padding. The CM3100SBT is a great choice and will definitely hold up for you. The average size catcher's mitt at the professional level will be right around 34 inches, some will use a mitt slightly smaller, others use a mitt a little larger.
Is this mitt or the Rawlings Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh better?
Both the All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT Catchers Mitt and the Rawlings Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh Series: PROJP20M Catcher's Mitt are high quality gloves made of top of the line leather. The All Star Pro Series is stiffer and will take longer to break in than the Rawlings Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh Series.
I am looking at buying this glove however I am not sure what size to get. I am 6' 160lbs I am 14 and a Freshman and catcher for both Freshman and JV baseball teams. What size mitt should I get and will this last me the rest of my high school career if taken care of well?
The All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT is a great size for a high school or college player. Staying between the sizes of 33" and 34" would be ideal. The quality of the leather you decide on correlates with the durability of the glove. Consistent treatment of the leather will increase the lifespan of this glove and allow you to use this throughout high school.
In several of the reviews they mentioned that if the glove is not broken in "right" a lump may form in the pocket. How are you to break it in right so that this does not happen?
Breaking the glove in by closing your pinkie finger to your thumb instead of your whole hand will help break it in properly.
My son is catching in High school and is looking for a good glove that wont sting his hand after catching kids throwing in the mid 80s.
This is a good glove. Will take a little to break in, but good solid glove.
I need a catcher's mitt for my 11 year old son. He seems to have outgrown his original Mizuno youth mitt and I am wondering if there is a particular size or model that he should consider. He is a competative player and is on the small side, 4'7" and 70lbs.
This All Star CM3100SBT is a very nice model. I would say with his size he would be good for the 31-32 inch. Another Mizuno the GXC10 is a nice glove also. Keep in mind we do have the 100 day guarantee if he doesn't like how it feels.
Does this glove last as long as the CM3000XSBT or should I spend the extra $100 and get the glove that will last longer?
In terms of quality of leather, both will be very similar to each other. The CM3000XSBT features an extended pro pocket that gives it added strength and support over the CM3100SBT. I honestly think both will last a very long time and it's up to the player whether or not to spend the extra money.
had this glove but the lace broke. what would be a good glove to replace it? catching pitches 70+ mph?
The All Star Pro Series: CM3100SBT Catchers Mitt is a very good glove that could replace the one that you had. This catchers mitt uses the finest steer hide and is very durable. This glove does have a little more then average padding, so it will be good in catching 70+ MPH pitches.
My son is 13 (7th Grade) years old and has been catching for the past 4 years. He has used a generic Rawlings catchers glove but complains the pitching speeds are starting to hurt his hand. I want to move up in a glove, what recommendation do you have for a glove that would last him through H.S. Current pitchers are in the 60-70 MPH. Your recommendation would be appreciated. Jim
A 33 or 33.5 inch mitt are the most common sizes recommended for High School age players, although many will use a mitt a half inch smaller or larger (really comes down to personal preference). All Star is a great place to start looking. They specilize in catcher's gear and make excellent mitts with good padding. I also really like the catcher's mitt Akadema produces. They'll have good padding and will perform great as well.
is this glove avalible in stores so i can go and try it on before i consider purchasing it?
I have seen All Star gloves in some stores. But if you can't find it and still order it through us, you can try it out for up to 100 days then send it back to us if you're not satisfied for a full refund or exchange. Check around in your area, and hopefully you can find a store that has it.