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Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt
Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt
Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt
Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt
Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt
Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt
Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt
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Features

  • Reinforced Closed Web

  • Stress Wedge Technology for Added Thumb Protection

  • Double Flexhinge for Easier Closure

  • Triple Hammock Web

  • Double-Sided Slim Padding for Shock Absorption and Larger Pocket

  • Open Back with Grasp-Clasp Wrist Closure

  • Deep Pocket

  • Free Shipping!

  • 34 Inch Pattern

  • Praying Mantis Design Allows Fingers to Fit More Comfortably

  • Fastpitch Specific Design - Smaller Hand Opening and Tighter Finger Stalls Create Ideal Fit

Description

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 patent "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!

This Akadema Praying Mantis Fastpitch Softball Catcher's Mitt (APM66) features a 34.00-inch pattern, a triple hammock web, and is a great choice for an elite catcher behind home plate. Step up your game and order one of these Akadema catcher's mitts today with free shipping and a 100 Day Money-Back Guarantee right here at JustBallGloves. We're here for you from click to catch! Free Shipping too!!

Reviews (6)

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dlasale

Pros: this glove has been great for my thumb. Love the stress wedge

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Anonymous

Pros: Glove breaks in very well, easy to catch and close

Cons: Padding on pinkie through middle finger breaks down.

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Bray

Pros: Great Glove My daughter is a Varsity All Distict catcher and see Loves her Akadema Praying Mantis catchers mitt, it is really made for the female player.

Cons: only issue we have have over the last 4 years is the outer layer is coming off catching you get down and dirty and we think some of the line marker must have caused the mitt to start loosing its outer shell ?

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Well Exceeded My Expectations John coach

Pros: I purchcased this glove for myself. My little sister pitches and needed someone to catch her during practice. When she first started I used my catchers mitt from high school. Needless to say the pocket was no where near big enough. I purchased this glove well knowing that it was intended for female catchers but this glove has large enough finger stalls for a man. Also, the shock wedge for the thumb is the best I've ever used. A lot of the "on the river" pitches I frame usually end up hitting that wedge and I hardly notice how fast my sister throws. This glove is a bit hard to break in. The fresh leather is stiff at first, but when you finally get it broken in its like a light switch! In my experience with many gloves, the best ones are hard to break in. The price could always be lower to a potential buyer, but you get what you pay for.

Cons: This large glove is a great target for any pitcher. With that said, it could be too much glove for younger or begiining catchers.

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Great Glove Caitlyn

Pros: My daughter loves the glove. It was easy to break in and she has had no issues.

Cons: None

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Only for tiny hands Roy Parent

Pros: Good looking catcher's mitt. Well made.

Cons: Although I inquired in advance of purchasing this mitt, it is not designed for an adult's hands. Unfortunately, we will be returning this catcher's mitt.

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Questions and Answers (15)

Have a question about the Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

Apm66 vs Aea-65 mitts, is there a differance in quality, padding, etc.? I know one is a little bigger circumfrence and open pocket . Anything else I should know?
Jeremy
The AEA65 may have a little more padding, but the quality of the the leather with be the same. The APM66 also features a double flexhinge which makes the glove "snap" close a littler easier.
Brett
What Akedema fastpitch catcher's mitt best fits male adult?
tom
They're all going to fit about the same, and if you have above average or even average size hands for an adult male, the fastpitch mitts may be a little tight. I would go with the largest size possible, which would be this glove. A lot of adult males who need a mitt to catch fastpitch softball will use a large baseball first base mitt.
John
Does the Akadema Praying Mantis Series APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt come in different sizes? Is there a youth size or a small women's size?
Shelley
Unfortunately, this is the only size the Akadema Praying Mantis Series Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt comes in.
Brett
Is this a softball glove?
AJ
Yes. This is a fastpitch softball catcher's mitt.
Brett
What does MOI stand for?
D. Tatum
MOI stands for Moment of Inertia.
Brad
Does the AEA65 have the stress wedge for the thumb?
jpjpjp
Yes, the AEA65 has the stress wedge for the thumb.
Kara
Does this or any of your fastpitch catcher's mitts made to fit an adult man's hand? I need glove to catch my high school daughter. I can't find a glove to fit me. I wear an XL regular glove size.
dtatum
Fastpitch gloves are designed for women's hands and are normally too small for adult males. We suggest using a men's softball catcher's mitt; http://www.justballgloves.com/products/glove%20type~slow%20pitch%20softball/sub%20type~catchers/.
Kara
Is this a girls fastpitch glove? And what color is this? My daughter uses 33 inch now so would this difference be too much? She is 15 yr old travel ball player.
shooter
The Akadema Praying Mantis Series is a black fastpitch catcher's mitt. We recommend a 33" to a 33.50" catcher's mitt for her age.
Kara
Looking for a fast pitch glove to catch my daughter, either 34.0 or 34.5. Any brands better for larger hands (Mizuno was a tight fit)? I saw this, or maybe the Worth FPEX (others?). Any thoughts appreciated.
Al
Both my sisters played fastpitch softball, one of which went on to pitch Division I softball. So, I grew up around the game. All the coaches (and my father) on their teams used a large baseball fielders glove or a large baseball first baseman's mitt to catch with during warm-ups and in practice. Most female fastpitch mitts will fit very tight on an adult male with average to above average size hands. If you go with a female fastpitch softball catcher's mitt, the best option in my opinion would be the Akadema Praying Mantis you're looking at.
Tyler
My daughter is an average size 9th grader. What size catcher's mitt will get here through high school?
Dad
An average sized high school girl should go with a 33" glove to make it through four years of high school. If the glove is too small we offer a worry-free, 100 day return policy on all of our gloves.
Noah
My daughter is an 11 year old fast pitch catcher. She's average size for an 11 year old. What type/size of mitt do you suggest?
NM
The Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt is a bit large at 34.50". Based on her age, we would recommend a 32.00" to 32.50" model. For further sizing information, please visit our Glove Coach at http://www.justballgloves.com/glove-coach/
Aubrey
My granddaughter is almost 10. She is above average size for her age. She is a 10U catcher. She has trouble with her thumb. What type of padding does this glove have for that?
dal
The Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt is a 34.50 inch pattern that will feature stress wedge technology for added thumb protection.
Cameron
Is this glove game ready or does it require a fair amount of break-in?
Andrea Curtis
The Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt features a fairly game ready and it has a really quick break-in period.
Jason
How much does this glove weigh?
CP
The Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt will weigh roughly 22.4 ounces.
Cameron
My daughter just got this glove and is just getting it broke in as she likes it, she is complaining of not enough padding inside the glove. Not sure what to do at this point.
Steve Young
There is no way to change the padding on a glove. If the player does not feel the Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt has sufficient padding, she could try catching using a Palmgard batting glove.
Cameron
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About the Brand

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-produced products that have little to do with quality, feel, or design to raise the level of play.

Akadema's products are manufactured for professional players but are now accessible to semi pro, college, high school, and serious youth players. Akadema products are still designed with the professional player in mind but competitively priced for the professional player at heart. So it's your turn to think like a professional, play like a professional, and use Akadema Professional!

Akadema now has both baseball and fastpitch softball advisory staffs that they work with closely to implement new ideas. Members of the baseball advisory staff include Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith and Gary Carter as well as Howard Johnson, Reggie Smith, Luis Polonia, Sandy Martinez and many others. Fastpitch stars that are on the advisory staff include Crystl Bustos and Julie Smith. The input on performance from the advisory staff gives Akadema something they cannot put a price on. Their advisors don’t talk about marketing or places to sell the gloves, they just care about performance.

Glove Properties

Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM66 Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt
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Feel Game Ready
Glove Type Female Fastpitch Softball
Position Catcher
Price $100 - $199.99
Size 34.00
Sub Type Catchers
Vendor Akadema
Web Type Fully Closed

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