I'd like to ask what lessons were learned from this taping experience? Things you'd do differently and things you thought worked
1. Having the mics pre-set in the mount / clamp setup is definitely the way to go for these time-pressure situations, but since these mics need a wider spacing it's difficult to fit the assembled rig in a bag. I compromised by having the full setup pre-cabled and mounting rig attached to the superclamp, so all I had to do was clamp onto a rail and slide in the mics.
2. Contradicting #1 a bit, if I know ahead of time that I'll be recording from the sideline / track area, I can use a stereo bar with narrower spacing pre-set with the mics as opposed to my DIY NOS mount which is a bit bulky.
3. The TBrown Muppets are fantastic windscreens, but I need to remember to bring some hair bands or other way of securing them (with the foam underneath) tighter on these mics. A couple shows were VERY windy and thought I thought the screens were going to take off. Every year our November shows are extremely windy.
4. One show got moved indoors to a HS gym because of the weather. I knew this ahead of time but only brought my omnis simply because they are much cheaper to replace if they got wet during the unload. I should have used the CM3s. The gym was half the size I expected it to be which made it even more boomy than anticipated.
5. A couple shows I decided not to bring my recording rig because someone else was recording or there was a "professional" setup. I now know that I should always bring mine.