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Old Mon Jul 24, 2017, 12:45pm
Manny A Manny A is offline
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Schutt Low Profile Protector

Just wondering if anyone here purchased one of these this season, and if they can give a pros and cons assessment of it. My current chest protector is reaching the end of its life expectancy, and I'm looking for something that's adequate for up to D1 ball without all the bulkiness. Legends Athletic Supply had them at the NCAA meeting I attended in Philadelphia in January, but I was a little skeptical about getting one since it just didn't feel like it could handle those 65-70 mph heaters.

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