At the risk of repeating a topic already discussed on here, I wanted to say that I bought my son a new catcher's mitt about a month ago (he's 16) and after scouring the internet for clues as to the right one, all signs pointed to All Star. I went with the CM3000SBT (http://www.baseballbargains.co...00sbt-catchers-mitt/) and me and my son couldn't be happier. The leather is outrageous and the pop that the mitt make is addicting. Couldn't recommend this mitt enough. Anybody else have a similar experience?