Akadema Prodigy Series: AZR95-12 Youth
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.
I bought last year's version of this glove for my 9 yo with the velcro wrist. If this glove is anything even close to the quality of that glove (which I expect it is) then this is a great glove. Akadema has to have the best youth gloves. They're light and durable. My son loves it
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How does this glove compare to the Shoeless Joe Junior 10 inch model?
Asside from being an inch larger pattern, the Akadema Prodigy Series (AZR95-12) will have a similar high quality leather to the Shoeless Joe Joe Junior Series (1000JR) although the way the Shoeless Joe is manufactured makes it slightly more game ready with a softer feel and more retro feeling leather.
My 8 year old son has small hands. Would the "narrowed finger stalls" on this glove be more snug than the Akadema AJT99, Vinci BRV1953 or Rawlings P1153? He's using a Mizuno GPP1076 right now.
The Akadema Prodigy Series (AZR95-12) will be more snug than the AJT99m BRV1953, P1153, and the GPP1076. It is ideal for a player with smaller hands.
Could or should this glove be steamed? If so, is that a service that we can purchase through you?
We do not offer steaming services, nor do we recommend steaming the Akadema Prodigy Series: (AZR95-12) Youth glove or any other glove for that matter. Steaming a glove can cause damage to the leather that can greatly reduce the durability of the product. Traditional break-in methods are all that we recommend for the break-in process. The break-in period for this youth Akadema Prodigy should be extremely short.
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
- 11.00 Inch Pattern
- AkademaLyte Leather on Back
- Conventional Open Back
- Cross Web
- Free Shipping!
- Narrower Wrist Opening and Finger Stalls
- Perfect for Any Position
- U.S. Steerhide Leather in Palm and Web
- Youth Model
The Glove Care Kit is designed to help you break-in your new glove the correct way and help maintain your glove from season to season. This unique package that cannot be found anywhere else provides everything you will need to get the glove game ready in the shortest amount of time. The Glove Care Kit includes:
Wow! Great price and FAST shipping. I ordered at 4 pm on a wednesday and it was delivered at 345 thursday! My son was HAPPY! Thanks. Will order from here again.