Akadema Prodigy Series: AZR95-12 Youth With FREE Akadema Sunglasses
Average Customer Review
This is a great glove. I bought this for my son to play on his 9U team. It took a little bit to break in, but now that it is nothing gets by him. As soon as I took it out of the box, I could tell that it was a high quality glove. It is also a sharp looking. I am now a fan of Akadema. So much so that I picked up a glove for myself.
No cons to speak of. I don't see an extended break in time as a con. It just speaks to this gloves high quality.
Good quality leather. Good shape. Well constructed. Looks good; the white welting and white stitching on the black glove is a clean, tough industrial look, it is a very "clean" look, simple bold logo. I like that that the lettering is stamped in rather than printed.
The material between the fingers on the inside is man-made, not leather, also the "binding" looks to be man-made rather than leather. If these pieces were leather it would be a top quality glove. A little tough to break-in that one spot at the bottom of the web where the vertical post connects to the glove.
Well made. Nice quality of leather for a youth glove. Smaller finger stalls make the glove fit a youth very well. I did a bunch of research and for the price I think this is the best value. You can get better but at a much higher cost.
We found it hard to break in but I feel that is a result of higher quality leather.
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Would this glove be too big for a 7 year old?
A player who is 7 years old is probably better suited using a smaller glove, anywhere from a 10.00-10.50 inch pattern. The Akadema Prodigy Series: AZR95-12 Youth is a 11.00 inch pattern and may be too big.
Any good tips for breaking in this glove? My 8 year old son has been playing with the softer already broken Mizuno and Vinci gloves. I have applied leather conditioner and wrapped with a ball, but the glove is still very stiff. We are going to try playing catch next.
The Akadema Prodigy Series: AZR95-12 Youth glove can be broken in by playing catch, using a mallet like the one featured in our glove care kit or taking a ball and continuously throwing it into the glove. It will take some time, but will be beneficial in addition to the leather condition and being wrapped with a ball.
Looking for a outfield/pitching glove my advanced 6 year old that plays 9U travel ball. Would this be a good size?
Typically, for a six year old playing multiple positions, I would recommend a glove with a 10.00-10.50 inch pattern. The Akadema Prodigy Series: AZR95-12 Youth features an 11.00 inch pattern so it may be a glove that he would have to grow in to. This particular glove is perfect for any position so it would definitely work in both the outfield and pitching.
In Akadema's short but remarkable history it has become one of America's hottest baseball and softball equipment company for professional, college, high school, and serious youth players. The Akadema phenomenon started with the Professional Glove Series and continues with the Reptilian®, Praying Mantis®, Pro Soft™ and Prodigy™ Glove Series as well as the Amish Wood™, Tacktion™ and Xtension® Aluminum Bat Series. Akadema's ownership attributes increasing market share to their innovative professional baseball and softball product line in contrast to mass-.... read more
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- 11.00 Inch Pattern
- Conventional Open Back
- Cross Web
- Perfect for Any Position
- U.S. Steerhide Leather Construction (Palm and Web) with AkademaLyte Leather on Back to Reduce Weight
- Youth Model - Narrow Hand Opening and Finger Stalls Create Optimal Fit for Smaller Hands
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