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Fielding Masks

Mar 22, 2019
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Best fielding mask for a pitcher?
She had been wearing a Schutt for two years. Time for a new one. Anyone have experience with any others? She is going to wear one so we don't need to go there.
 
Apr 28, 2019
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Best fielding mask for a pitcher?
She had been wearing a Schutt for two years. Time for a new one. Anyone have experience with any others? She is going to wear one so we don't need to go there.
We used to use Rip-it masks but upgraded to boombah DEFCON Titanium. Light weight & stronger then steel. The plastic piece broke on the Rip-it masks. Other than that they were fine.
Schutt makes a titanium mask as well but a little pricey compared to steel mask.
It’s all about comfort and protection when your playing 3-5 games a day on weekends.
This was 3-4yrs ago but the DEFCON was $50 & the Schutt Ti was $80. My girls just liked the Boombah mask better.
 
Apr 6, 2017
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Rip it is what most of the girls wear around here. I’ve seen a few cheap plastic, I wouldn’t go that route.
 
Oct 11, 2010
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Medal rip-it.

I did not like the feel of the plastic ones. Steal weighs a little bit more but DD never complained.

I am not sure if they have a life span, DD wore hers years and years so worth the money.

Shoes on the other hand. :)
 
Oct 1, 2014
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Both DD's have been using the Schutt steel mask for about 4 years now. They've held up really well with a little maintenance to the velcro and chin cup a couple times. Straps have probably seen better days and could use replacing. I am considering getting a new Titanium version for them to use for the next 4 years and would probably go with the Schutt again. It is currently about $10 more than the Rip It or the Bombah but for us it's a known commodity.
 
Jul 15, 2016
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DD loves the Rip it and the EvoShield masks. The Evo has an additional fitting pc that can be adjusted to the face for a custom fit.
 
May 19, 2016
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Daughter has only used the Schutt and the Rip It. She prefers the Rip It over the Schutt for one exception....the chin cup.
 
Jun 24, 2019
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DD is on the second rip-it mask and she loves it, the first one is perfectly fine just that she wanted a matching one for this years uniform. Little maint required chin pad and straps after some time
 
May 19, 2016
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DD loves the Rip it and the EvoShield masks. The Evo has an additional fitting pc that can be adjusted to the face for a custom fit.

How Is the vision and weight on the Evoshield? My daughter wears the Rip It mask, and has never complained, but when she takes It off she has a huge mark on her forehead from the padding. The mask Is just at the snug point where It wont wobble so I know Its not too tight. Thinking about going the Evoshield rout because of the extra contact points might help with that imprint. I know shes not going to like It If It Is bulky either.
 

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