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Anyone used the All Star FM4000 Mag?

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JeBa    11

You mean this mask?

I added the Mizuno throat guard and am in my 1st season with it - I give it very high marks for fit, comfort & protection.

However, I have not taken any extreme shots directly to the mask yet....uh-oh, sure jinx now ;-)

Jeff

 

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JeBa    11

Sorry if my photos were too large - didn't know how to edit them for this forum.

other notes for your refernce - my previous mask (& current spare) was/is a 2001 West Vest w/2 tone pads....(now recoated by Tony at Maskit & with +POS zero-G pads).

Jeff

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MadMax    1,215

No, @JeBa, that's a standard FM4000. Good-lookin', but not the current belle of the ball. The standard one is hollow steel. The FM4000MAG is Magnesium alloy, and several of us are interested in just how light it truly feels.

The MAG is identified by having "fill-tabs" in the ear guards. Ya can't miss 'em.

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Stk004    599
24 minutes ago, MadMax said:

No, @JeBa, that's a standard FM4000. Good-lookin', but not the current belle of the ball. The standard one is hollow steel. The FM4000MAG is Magnesium alloy, and several of us are interested in just how light it truly feels.

The MAG is identified by having "fill-tabs" in the ear guards. Ya can't miss 'em.

You're telling me the FM4000 ISN'T titanium?!?! :wow::sarcasm:

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MadMax    1,215
8 minutes ago, Stk004 said:

You're telling me the FM4000 ISN'T titanium?!?! :wow::sarcasm:

Ha! According to one particular MLBU Health & Safety Staffperson (name withheld), it is, an should be avoided like the plague.

A Wilson Shock FX is whatcha need...

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acpar72    117
3 hours ago, MadMax said:

Ha! According to one particular MLBU Health & Safety Staffperson (name withheld), it is, an should be avoided like the plague.

A Wilson Shock FX is whatcha need...

Just ask Kerwin Danley

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Thunderheads    2,360
11 hours ago, MadMax said:

No, @JeBa, that's a standard FM4000. Good-lookin', but not the current belle of the ball. The standard one is hollow steel. The FM4000MAG is Magnesium alloy, and several of us are interested in just how light it truly feels.

The MAG is identified by having "fill-tabs" in the ear guards. Ya can't miss 'em.

YES ...the 'fill-tabs' are ugly also, and unfortunately, ... it can't be done 'evenly' ...it looks like a mistake, but it has to be that way .....

I must admit though ...the bigger pads and wider look is kind of sweet (watching Hunter W wearing it)

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JeBa    11

oops - sorry - didn't pay attention to the "MAG" part of the thread title.

I knew my mask was hollow steel.....and I'm still really liking it.

Jeff

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WES2006AG    11
On 7/17/2017 at 6:13 AM, Thunderheads said:

YES ...the 'fill-tabs' are ugly also, and unfortunately, ... it can't be done 'evenly' ...it looks like a mistake, but it has to be that way .....

I must admit though ...the bigger pads and wider look is kind of sweet (watching Hunter W wearing it)

I thought those were a defect when I first saw them. Then I realized they were on all the different pics I saw. I don't like this mask shape much, I tried the steel one years ago, but if I did those tabs would be a deal breaker for me.

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Stk004    599
Just now, WES2006AG said:

I thought those were a defect when I first saw them. Then I realized they were on all the different pics I saw. I don't like this mask shape much, I tried the steel one years ago, but if I did those tabs would be a deal breaker for me.

I think the weight, or lack thereof, might put the deal back on the table. I'm just guessing though, I've yet to hold one of these masks. 

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Thunderheads    2,360
1 minute ago, Stk004 said:

I think the weight, or lack thereof, might put the deal back on the table. I'm just guessing though, I've yet to hold one of these masks. 

the original is a feather!!!!!!!! :D first time I took it off, I threw it into the home teams dugout! LMAO!

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BrianC14    422
1 hour ago, Thunderheads said:

the original is a feather!!!!!!!! :D first time I took it off, I threw it into the home teams dugout! LMAO!

Were they complaining about your zone?   :BD:  And more important, did they give your mask back ? ;)

 

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Thunderheads    2,360
Just now, BrianC14 said:

Were they complaining about your zone?   :BD:

when aren't they!!!! LOL! :D 

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BrianC14    422
2 minutes ago, Thunderheads said:

when aren't they!!!! LOL! :D 

When they're complaining about a pulled foot ?    

Oh - that was rhetorical, wasn't it?    (But reminiscent of my games on Monday).   I had to hide a laugh when Coach Whiner decided to get strategic and ended up with zero runs after having the bases jammed with nobody out.  The ball never left the infield.  :o

 

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sri8527    21

Did any of you guys see Hunter W. Get hit and go down yesterday? Boston - Cleveland, It was a missed warm-up pitch, really surprised it dropped him. He finished the half inning then was talked into calling it a night. 

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kylejt    518
3 hours ago, sri8527 said:

Did any of you guys see Hunter W. Get hit and go down yesterday? Boston - Cleveland, It was a missed warm-up pitch, really surprised it dropped him. He finished the half inning then was talked into calling it a night. 

He may not be endorsing that model after that. It'll be interesting to see what rig he comes back with.

 

We should learn from that incident. When you take a shot like that, it's really important for our partners to watch out for us, and get us off the field. Not to listen to us say, "I'm fine" as our judgment has just been quite clouded, and another shot could prove quite dangerous. We need to trust our partner's judgement on this, and not try to man-up for an inning or two, and risk serious injury. Those of us who've been concussed know it creeps up on you, and 5-10 minutes later you really start feeling it.

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Scuzzyfeller    16

I have this mask as part of my rotation...and normally will use it if the weather 

is risky of being WET...

Lightweight and takes a pretty good shot...spins right off when adjusted right...

I rotate with my All Star HSM and a Force 3 v2...

Respects!

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