All Star 4-Dial Die Cast Metal Umpire Indicator - 3/2/2 Count
I know some reviewers don't, but I like the heft of this. Will see how well it holds up, but early indications are good, particularly compared to cheap plastic indicators. Big fan of the 3-2-2. Two drawbacks. Not fun to hold on a particularly humid day if your hands are sweaty. Also sometimes the wheel rotation is not smooth and you wonder if it will be caught between numbers. I suppose the notching is good for those who want to use it, but I don't see myself doing that. Good thing on the wheels is that they don't end up blistering or hurting your fingers as often happens after a full game using one of the cheaper plastic indicators.
This is by far the best indicator on the market. - The "no look" ability of this is fabulous once you learn the groove pattern (its like reading braille) I can go a whole game without looking at my indicator - The weight of this indicator is heavy but I find it makes it easy to find in your ball bag - Well built and will last a very long time - Easy to turn the dials out of the package
I read all the bad reviews, all of them complained about the weight of the indicator, this was not an issue for me at all. I'm a bit disappointed, I should have noticed it myself, but when reading the Indicator from left to right it says Strike then Ball. I would have preferred that it would be like my old indicator where it is Ball then Strike. And you know... because we say "3 Balls, 2 Strikes." NOT, 2 Strikes, 3 Balls.
My favorite indicator so far! I had a bad habit of looking at my indicator too much until I found this one. I learned the pattern of the notches in the first inning that I used this indicator and now I don't look down at it at all! Don't let that habit be what an evaluator dings you on... get this and you won't have to worry about it.
If you like a MANLY Indicator, this is the one for you. It took me a few games to get use to the weight. I like the 2 strike, 3 ball, 2 out. A lot less clicking. The price is quite a bit more, but well worth it if you do a lot of games. Scratch up the shiny surface with a wire brush to reduce sun glare during day games.