Nokona Buffalo Combo Series: BC1050C Youth
Average Customer Review
Excellent glove. My 7, soon to be 8 year old son loves it. Huge step up from the Mizuno Prospect he had been using. Break in time is quick. Pull the trigger...you won't be disappointed.
Price is pretty steep for a youth glove. But that's just incentive to play more baseball and get your money's worth out of it. And anything that gives you an excuse to play more baseball is a good thing in my book!
This BC1050 youth glove is a great one. My son will be 7 this summer. The glove fits him perfectly now, and I would guess he'll be fine with it probably until he's close to 12. I have a Nokona 10 1/2" adult glove and was concerned that this being a youth glove would result in a pocket lacking sufficient depth for catching a baseball. I should not have been concerned. It looks like Nokona narrowed the web slightly and made the fingers a little more narrow than those on the adult size glove. The pocket depth is just fine for baseball and the glove is perfectly constructed to make a great infielder's glove. The looks are great, and the buffalo leather palm is really breaking in nicely already, and we've had the glove less than a week.
None noted so far. Don't anticipate any. Great glove, great value even at $199.00 for a youth glove. You get what you pay for.
My just turned 7 year old loves this glove. Took about a week to break in, and is ready for the season. Thicker leather allows him to catch harder balls without being afraid it will hurt his hand. Nice-looking design.
I suppose cost but there's not many other upper end gloves to compare to for younger players. Worth the cost for us because I think it should last him to at least 9.
I'm updating my review after about a month and a half or two months of use. I cannot imagine a better youth glove. Nokona really got this one right. The glove has broken in perfectly. To me, that means it has retained its form, and has not "pancaked out", but the leather is extremely supple and flexible. As my son's skills improve as he gets older it looks to me like this is a glove that will continue to deliver the goods. Outstanding quality and design.
This isn't a con if you catch the ball the right way. But, I don't always catch the ball perfectly, and my almost 7 year old doesn't either. If he catches it right in the pocket sometimes it spanks him pretty hard and he'll do a little dancing around and hand-shaking for a minute. I remember doing exactly the same thing 45 years ago when I was a kid and I'd catch it in the wrong spot. No, Nokona's don't have a ton of padding, but you don't want a ton of padding in an infielder's or outfielder's glove. I have several Nokona gloves, and yes, I'm a fan of the company. But, setting aside my loyalty, not all of their gloves are perfectly designed. This one is. Spend the cash. It's worth it.
I bought this glove about a year ago for my son who was six years old when I bought it for him. He's avg size for his age, with avg size hands. I wanted a great high quality leather glove for him and the quality didn't disappoint. It breaks in easy, has a good pocket, and retains its shape well. $199 price was worth the quality. But there are a few down sides to this glove. First it is very heavy glove due to the high quality leather. The glove also runs on the smaller size, so it's not a true 10.5 inch glove. Lastly, the glove does have a sting to it when catching a hard thrown ball. All in all I feel it's a good glove.
The construction of this glove is unrivaled. Just touching and feeling this glove you know it is higher quality than anything else you will find for a younger player. It does take time to break in compared to the floppy toy gloves most kids use at this age, but it is well worth it. This glove will last my T-Baller for many years. It literally feels like your putting on a professional level glove designed for a young kid. Exactly what you would expect at this price.
Price of course. But when you figure this one glove will last us 4-5 years compared to buying a new glove every year, the price doesn't seem to bad.
The Glove Coach keeps recommending 11 inch glove, but really thought a smaller glove is better for my sons size and development. This is a high quality glove. Took about 2 weeks to really break-in and is forming a good pocket and works great for smaller hands kid. Looks great and is All-American. As for durability really can’t say but only time will tell on that. In the end, Can’t go wrong with a 100 Day guarantee. Maybe if come back in 100 days to see update…
Wish I would have seen this last year (obviously just became available) and there were more selection at the higher end for little players.
Great Glove! I purchased this for my 4-1/2 year old so he could grow into it, but he can already catch great with it. I highly recommend the break in kit as well. I also bought a Rawlings Heart of the Hide for my 8 year old that is better than my Mizuno Pro I played college ball with.
Not a con because you get what you pay for, but pretty pricey for a 4 year old.
My son is almost 9. 4' 1" 58lbs and has had this glove for about 6 months. He plays AAU and town ball. There is no arguing the quality! This glove is very well made. There aren't too many well made gloves for lefties at this level and so far we are glad we chose this one.
The glove is heavy compared to most others because it is real leather, though my son has gotten used to it. It is far from game ready in my opinion, it took about 2 months of regular play and conditioning to break it in. It's also a bit narrow and difficult to open and shut before fully broken in. Seemed a bit small for a 10 1/2 too. All in all this IS a great glove for the elite player, but one that needs to be well cared for to reap the benefits.
Well constructed, but not too stiff. My son is seven and he was apprehensive about using it because it wasn't as easy to close as his poorly constructed Mizuno. After 2 weeks of breaking in and daily catch games he no longer has balls pop out of his flimsy Mizuno, they stay firmly planted in his USA made Nokona.
If you don't care about quality then cost might be a con for you.
My 7 year old really enjoys the new toy, Break in time less than 1 week...Playing a mean second base with it. His ability to catch fly balls has dramatically improved with the flexibility he now has with a solid glove...Would recommend to anyone interested in a high quality product such as the Nokona brand has to offer.
Rather large price tag for a youth glove...But, again you get what you pay so the $200 price tag has been easy for me to accept.
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