Gonna add my little piece to this party. I have a custom a2000 ordered it pro stiff. Got it Christmas of this year, beat it to gods end with a mallet, and caught bullpens with it. I hurt my knee 12 games into my year, but was back for the playoffs, and caught 2 then. Over this summer I have been catching for my JV Summer Team. Caught probably 10 games with 5 bullpens mixed here and there. And my glove is just now getting where I want it to be. So high quality glove = long break in BUT much better mitt.