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    Wilson Shock FX

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    Wilson_Shock_Fx.thumb.jpg.5365f6efbc0f97Floating Mask system with extended cage absorbs up to 50% more impact than regular masks
    Dri-Lex moisture management liner
    Removable premium leather chin and forehead pads
    Strategic venting reduces weight and maximizes air flow
    Water-resistant carry bag included
    Fits sizes 7 - 7 5/8

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    • 5

    I got my first use of my new Shock FX this past Sunday, and I now rate this product a "10". (Previously was a '7', until I had at least one game use).

    We had a bright, sunny day, and so I wore my sunglasses underneath with no problem at all.

    The view is so much better than the Dynalite mask that I'd been using, which made tracking the ball a great deal easier.

    Some guys says that the HSM is too hot - but I do not necessarily agree with this. We had a day that hit 90 degrees, with not even a hint of a breeze, and no clouds. I worked a double header, and granted, at the start of the 1st game (I was on the plate) it was a bit cooler, but still, by the end of game 1, it was quite warm - maybe 85. I tried to make a comparison (subjective, of course) of how hot my head felt during Game 2 while on the bases and wearing a standard wool hat. I actually felt more comfort with the Shock helmet due to the vents on it, that allowed heat to be dissipated, whereas wearing a wool hat, which holds in the heat. Again, this is quite subjective, and I'll try to pay more attention next time around, and of course, your mileage may vary.

    Overall, though, I really like wearing the Wilson Shock FX. It's light, has a great view, and I'm very glad I bought it.

    I put 'N/A" on "Look", as I'm not a fashion hound when it comes to my gear - I prefer function over form.

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    • 5

    Just purchased the Wilson Shock FX Titanium, and I can't say enough how unbelievably awesome this mask really is. The fit is extremely comfortable, and the weight is tremendously light. I have done several games now in extreme heat with this mask, and have enjoyed every inning. I have had problems with other HSMs, specifically the inner liners and padding falling out from extreme moisture inside the helmet on those hot days. I don't see that as being a problem with this mask at all, because even on those 100 degree days, I am now not sweating enough for it to be a problem. I have found that my head is actually getting hotter when I am working the bases wearing a hat that I am working the dish with the Shock.

    I have taken a few balls to the face so far, and I don't know if it's the shocks or not, but I haven't hardly felt a thing, so it works well in that department, also.

    The only con to this helmet is the placement of the 2 lower straps in the rear of the helmet. They come across just below my ears, so repeated motions of quickly removing the helmet during the course of the game tend to leave my ears a little tender from the rubbing it creates, but it is just a minor discomfort and nothing to consider not purchasing this HSM. (I normally call them buckets, but to do that would be a diservice to this gem of a HSM.)

    For anyone that is in the market for a HSM, I urge you to spend the extra money and get this mask, it is worth every penny, and you will not regret it!

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