What model All-Star did you buy? Besides catching, what other positions does Maddie play?
In addition to catcher, she plays 1B and 3B. She has played everywhere (I don't recommend using her at a P - lol). She is currently using a Worth Liberty Advanced, and it has served her well for the past 2+ years of TB, but it's starting to show signs of reaching the end of it's life. I'm getting the break-in process started on the All-Star. It's going to take a little while. I've always like All-Star gloves. This one confirms why I like them - great leather, great construction, good looks, light weight.
When I had Maddie try this glove 2 years ago, she didn't like the 3-finger design - "it feels weird". She's been using the finger shift in all her gloves for about a year. Now, this glove feels perfect for her.
I've always thought that was a great looking glove, hope she enjoys it. All-Star makes a quality glove, I was responsible for warming up our pitchers during the games this weekend, the complex we played at had bullpens in every dugout. We have a great mix of pitchers from flame throwers to crazy spinners. I was telling Anna that my All-Star CMW3000 is absolutely perfect now, I couldn't ask for a better catchers mitt! The pocket just wraps up a ball perfect and it sounded like a shotgun going off during the game!
After the end of this year I'll probably send it off to Rous and have it relaced in the stiffest tan lace I can find, I think the tan would look good with the black & blonde, or maybe I just love tan lace