Team Wendy Umpire Mask Replacement Pads
Pearl River, NY
Best $40 I've spent on equipment. Took a shot clocked at 85+...felt it, but no after affect. Highly recommended!
Team Wendy pads get 5 stars from me. I have two Wilson Dyna-lite frames, and purchased the black Team Wendy pads this summer. I will never use another brand of pads. I umpire various levels of play including an two adult leagues with pitchers who have been in the minor leagues still chucking it up there at 90 mph and the foul balls have rung my bell in the past, but with the Team Wendy pads I didn't feel the pain like I have in the past. The black pads are a little hot in the sun in the summer months, so I bought the tan for the other frame to use for day games. The other plus, is that they are machine washable, and will maintain their shape after washing.
After dealing with severe lockjaw, and after being hit with stock Honig's, Wilson and Rawlings pads, I switched to TW two summers ago. I now have the tan TW pads with the new Wilson Aluminum Dynalite and the black TW with the charcoal grey Dynalite. Yes, they do look great... AND they protect as advertised. Eaten many 80mph+ shots, no pain, no lockjaw. I will never work another dish without TW pads. Highly recommended.
I will no longer wear a mask with the stock pads anymore after experiencing the superior protection, comfort, and durability of the Team Wendy pads. Besides the great protection they offer over any other type of pad on the market my favorite part is that they are washable. One cycle in the washer and let them air dry and they are like new! No other pad offers that. $40 is not a lot of money to spend in order to protect your head!
These are super comfortable and absorb sweat much better than the Wilson pads that customarily arrive with the mask frames. I love these pads.
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WARNING: Participants in any sports activity assume risk of injury. This equipment may be used to help aid in preventing or reducing the extent of injury. No equipment can guarantee umpire or player safety from injury during participation, and use of this equipment carries no such guarantee. Do not use any equipment that is damaged in any way.