33.5" Praying Mantis Series Catcher's Glove with Spiral-Lock Web by Akadema Professional
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Akadema's patented Praying Mantis is the most innovative catcher's mitt ever to hit the market, and now it's available in a lighter, game-ready ProSoft Series version! With patented "Stress Wedge" technology offering shock absorbing protection, additional "Finger Hammocks" to lock the hand into place, Double-sided slim padding for increased pocket size, and a double-flexhinge to snap the mitt closed on contact, the ProSoft Praying Mantis is great for all players and all skill levels. Find out for yourself what makes Akadema the hottest equipment manufacturer on the planet with all new ProSoft Praying Mantis.
- 33.5" Circumference
- Praying Mantis Pattern
- Spiral-Lock Web
- Stress-Wedge Technology
- Double-sided Slim Padding
- Triple Hammock
- Open Back
- Deep Pocket
Please specify Right or Left hand throw when ordering.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
The quality is very evident. It it is a very sharp looking mitt. The photos on Amazon don't do the glove justice. Akadema should provide different photography.
As others state this glove will take some work to break in, but I have used the hot glove treatment foam on it twice and it is already a lot softer. Probably do that one more time along with a glove mallet.
I am positive this glove will last for years.
In terms of size; this glove is for my just about to turn 12 son. I can get my hand into whith a bit of effort. But if you are an adult or high schooler with large hands you probably want one of their other models
The only draw back, which is why I rated in four stars, is the different feel it has on your hand. Akadema had added a wedge of padding between the thumb and the index finger. This wedge works great for lessening the impact from miss-caught balls, but it does take some getting used to if you are used to traditional fitting gloves.
I would say this is competable quality to gloves in the $200-$250 price range, fantastic value for a great glove!
Please don't judge this glove by the photos on amazon. The glove is significantly better looking than what the pictures lead on. Enjoy the glove, and the wonderful game of baseball.