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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My 7 year old has been using a LS genesis 11" for the last year or so. he does good with it but its time to get something better. I'm reading a lot of answers saying this 11" Akadema model might be to big for a 7 year old... would this be a good replacement for the 11" LS Genesis if he's used to that size already? Thanks!
This would be an excellent choice for a younger player, yes.
My son used a Vinci Youth Glove 10.75 last year and really liked it. He plays travel ball and plays second and short. He is smaller in size and is 9 years old. He liked Vinci because it was easy to close and lightweight but still good quality. We were thinking of going to a 11 inch Akadema Prodigy - how will it compare to Vinci in weight and ability to close for a smaller had child? How does the overall quality compare?
The Akadema Prodigy Series: AZR95-12 Youth would be a good fit for a 9 year old player. The leather quality and break-in time is going to be relatively similar to the Vinci glove you had.
My son is 9, but bigger for his age. Plays travel ball. Would this size work or something bigger. Plays both infield and outfield.
The Akadema Prodigy Series (AZR95-12) Youth would be a good option for your 9 year old son. It is a good size for what you are looking for.
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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