All Star Vela Pro Series: CMW3000 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt
Average Customer Review
Hands down the best FP catchers mitt I've ever used, as a player or coach. - Highest quality materials used in ALL parts of the mitt. - Best design (padding where it should be, not where it shouldn't). Designed as a FP catcher's mitt should be... more like a 1b mitt with a little padding, with emphasis on light weight and flexibility. - Super light weight. - Far lower price point than other high end mitts (Nokona, Wilson, Mizuno). I've used Mizuno, Rawlings, Nokona, Akadema, Worth, TPS, and Barraza Pro in the past. This mitt blows them all away in every category: Design, Quality of Materials, Weight, Bang for your Buck.
Takes a while to break in but well worth the effort! Purchased this glove as my daughter's pitching speed was exceeding my ability to absorb the sting of her pitches. Deep pocket really holds the ball and gives a great pop that seems to put batters back on their heels a bit! This glove does everything that All Star claims it will! Accommodates smaller adult hand as well the older female players.
My younger daughter will eventually appropriate this glove for her own game.
I play "open" level mens fastpitch and needed a glove thats able to take a beating. After my 2nd Nokona wore out, I took a gamble on this glove. The pocket is shallow compared to the Nokonas so thats great. The padding in the upper part of the pocket, will keep some of the bruising away on my hand. Its for sure meant to be used as a Girls glove but works fine for what I need it to do. My gloves have to be firm on the top for high velocity rise balls. This compared to my old Nokona is so much stiffer. You can tell its upper grain leather, and like my All-Star I used for 4 seasons in college it feels like longevity is on its side.
lengthy break-in time. But not as bad as their baseball gloves. Ugly glove in my opinion. so far i am very happy with it.
Thick leather, palm guard spot on web design, decent thumb protection, thick laces. The model seems light weight in the players hand.
The leather is almost too thick. It takes a lot of breaking in before this mitt is game ready. The pocket area nearest the web has a bit too much coil over so train accordingly.
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