Purchased for my 13 year old son, he has been catching for 6 years and this mitt was a step up and a 1/2 inch bigger. Break in is pretty fast if you stay with it for a week. We took to the batting cages with his gear on and he caught a couple of hundred balls. Oiled / conditioned mitt and used the glove care kit when sitting home every night . According to Matt, it works great and he loves the mitt. No pain catching 70-80 mph pitches and looks forward to using it in play for fall.
(Posted on 1/28/14)