History of the C-Flap®
The C-Flap® was created by Dr. Robert Crow in the ’80s, a retired plastic and reconstructive surgeon and the Atlanta Braves team physician for 27 years, who fixed one too many players from injuries to the cheek and jaw. (The C stands partially for Crow and partially for cheek). The first C- Flap® adopters, such as Terry Steinbach, wore them after suffering severe injuries. By using the Flap and protecting their face, they were allowed to play baseball even before having completely recovered.
In recent years more and more MLB players like Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton have been sporting the C-Flap® in order to prevent injuries to the cheek and jaw. Surprisingly this accessory isn’t allowed in college baseball, high school baseball, and most youth leagues. This is because in order to attach the C-Flap® to most helmets holes need to be drilled so that it fits exactly where it needs to be. Drilling holes to a helmet will void the certification and this generally causes turmoil with umpires and coaches who play strictly by the rules.
This is why the Quick Mount is born, with the vision of the Markwort family and design by Titon Ideas, it is a new innovative way of attaching the C-Flap® to a batter’s helmet using it’s pre drilled holes, while effectively maintaining the C-Flap’s protective qualities.