Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM40 Catcher's Mitt With FREE Akadema Sunglasses (11)

Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM40 Catcher's Mitt
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  • Overall Rating
by Battery Swag

Pros: Best Glove I've ever owned. I used it in High School while i caught MLB 1st round draft pick throwing 90+ mph. My hand never hurt while catching for him. I recommend for any catcher who doent want a jammed thumb, ever. Great Pop sound when i catch the ball. Glove has lasted me almost 2 years now.

Cons: Deep pocket can make it uncomfortable for throws down to second at first. But, once you get used to way the glove is formed. You wont want to ever own a different glove. Wish it was made in different colors.

  • Overall Rating
by Crash

Pros: Best catchers glove I've ever owned. Gel wedge in pocket takes a lot of sting out of the ball. Easy to break in. Glove really pops when caught in the pocket. I feel like it's much easier to find the ball when transfering for a throw. Have used the glove for 5 seasons, and have had no problems.

Cons: None

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by smith15

Pros: Very good glove for the price. Double laced pocket is very durable. I also liked the extra finger hammocks. Forms good pocket. I've used it for 1 season and it's holding up alright.

Cons: Pocket is too deep, making my throws to second longer. Becomes a little too flimsy after a while. The back stretches and makes the glove loose and harder to control.

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  • 33.50 Inch Pattern
  • Deep Pocket
  • Double Flexhinge for Easy Closure
  • Double-Sided Slim Padding Absorbs Shock and Creates a Larger Pocket
  • Open Back
  • Praying Mantis Design - Allows Fingers to Fit More Comfortably
  • Stress Wedge Technology for Added Thumb Protection
  • Triple Hammock Web

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- …

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Is it worth the price or would it be better just to buy a GG Gamer Rawlings for $100? Asked by Miketrout27

The quality of the leather on this Akadema Praying Mantis Series (APM40 Catcher's Mitt) will be considered slightly higher than the leather quality featured on a GG Gamer from Rawlings. Overall, I would say that this Akadema will have higher potential durability then a GG Gamer. As well, I would note that here at JustBallGloves, we do have a 100 day guarantee on all our gloves that allows customers to purchase a glove and use it, then if within 100 days of the purchase date they decide that the glove is not to their liking they can send it back to us for a full refund or exchange. Ultimately you would risk no money if you wanted to try both of gloves! Ben Expert

I am tying to decide between this or the Mizuno Samurai GXC31. Which one will be stiffer out the box and which will last me longer? Asked by ebuckets

The Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM40 Catcher's Mitt will be slightly more broken in compared to the Mizuno Samurai Pro Series: GXC31 Catcher's Mitt. As for the durability of the two, there will not be a significant difference if both gloves are cared for the same way. Cameron Expert

Is this mitt for baseball or fastpitch softball use? Asked by mom

The Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM40 Catcher's Mitt is designed for baseball use. Marcus Expert

Akadema is the most exciting baseball and softball company in the world. Akadema's ownership attributes an increasing market share to their innovative quality professional product line in contrast to mass-produced products that have little to do with quality, feel, or design that raise the level of play. Much like in the insect world where the Praying Mantis is known to devour its competition, Akadema's new catcher's mitt will do the same to conventional catcher's mitts. The Akadema patent Praying Mantis is the most innovative catcher's mitt ever to hit the market, with many unique features setting it apart from the competition. With new patented Stress Wedge technology, located between the index finger and thumb, the Praying Mantis offers shock-absorbing protection for the hand against injury and sting when receiving the ball. The Praying Mantis also offers two additional Finger Hammocks allowing the fingers to be firmly positioned and more secure in the glove. Additional features include the Double-sided Slim Padding allowing for increased pocket size and easier ball retention. Uniquely designed shape allows the throwing hand easier access in the pocket, resulting in a quicker glove to hand transfer and faster times to second base. Akadema: Bring Your "A" Game! Free Shipping!

Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM40 Catcher's Mitt
Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM40 Catcher's Mitt
Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM40 Catcher's Mitt
Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM40 Catcher's Mitt
Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM40 Catcher's Mitt
Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM40 Catcher's Mitt

Glove came on time and the fact that shipping was free and there was a free shipping return policy. I live in Hawaii, so shipping cost can be high.

Yuri, Honolulu, HI