Team Wendy Umpire Mask Replacement Pads - Tan
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I have tan pads that replaced the stock pads in my silver Diamond ix3 frame. The first time I wore them, I took a foul ball directly to the center of the mask (there are red marks from the stitching where the ball hit). The crowd and the base coaches reacted, but I did not feel the impact. I gave a thumbs up, put the ball back in play, and called the next pitch. I am also impressed with how comfortable they are - they do not slide around and no need to shave before games. I have not noticed them getting any more dirty/grungy than the tan leather pads I have - and, I can wash them!
Farmington Hills, MI
Late on this review, but I purchased these pads back in 2019. As a former catcher, I've had a concussion twice and also as a basketball player. I knew I would spend to invest in protecting my head as an umpire. The DAY I swapped these in, I took a nasty 90 mph foul graze that I honestly never felt, but it shot my mask off. FF to this past 2022 season and I did take some mask shots but gladly avoided the concussion. The Team Wendy pads in my traditional mask have made a difference in absorbing impact and force. They're breathable and easily mold to your facial structure once it sets in on your face and slowly returns to full form shortly after you take it off. I will be purchasing the black set to give more even wear (as the tan tends to show some stains, but with careful hand washing, they do come out). Would like to see them partner for the hockey style mask as well.
Very light and looks great on my Wilson.
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|Q:||Will these replacement pads fit a Champion BM300 mask?|
– Johnny Ragan
Yes! These Team Wendy umpire mask replacement pads will fit that mask.– Ben Kirk
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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 umpire equipment that is damaged in any way.