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Anyone used the All Star FM4000 Mag?

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Just wondering if anyone has used this mask and what their thoughts are on it.  Thanks.

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Has anyone even seen this mask in person? 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Just now, BrianC14 said:

Were they complaining about your zone?   :BD:

when aren't they!!!! LOL! :D 

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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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