All Star 4-Dial Die Cast Metal Umpire Indicator - 3/2/2 Count
May 19, 2016
Went to this from a pretty cheap plastic one. The bulk in my opinion is worth it since to me it feels stronger. Wheels slide OK but aren't the greatest. As well as going from a 4-3-3 counter to a 3-2-2 counter was pretty difficult. Also carries a hefty price tag that could definitely be lowered to a more plausible number.
March 7, 2016
Why did nobody tell me these existed when I started umpiring? This is by far the best umpire indicator I have ever used. 1) It does away with the worthless "strike 3" and "ball 4" options (some might not consider this a positive, but I certainly do). 2) You can feel exactly what the status Is without looking. I never miss any game action because I'm resetting my indicator. 3) With a screwdriver, you can take it apart and use a dry lubricant (I use graphite) when it gets stiff. My only regret is that I didn't purchase it sooner.
Neptune City, NJ
November 9, 2015
Had this umpire indicator and tossed it out...too heavy, wheels don't rotate well, not good for hot days and I can never get used to the strikes being first. It makes no sense to have strikes listed first on any indicator....love the 3-2-2 so I bought the cheap plastic one with the balls first and works just as well and it a lot cheaper.
September 21, 2015
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.
June 2, 2015
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