Akadema Precision Series Praying Mantis 33" Baseball Catcher's Mitt: APM241
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33 Inch Circumference
Recommended Exclusively For Catchers
Should Feature A Fairly Easy Break-In
Designed To Fit An Adolescent & Teenaged Hand (Will Fit Some Adult Hands)
Fully Closed Web (Akadema's Triple Hammock Web)
Constructed from Select Steerhide Leather
Colorway: Brown | Camel
Index Finger Hood For Protecting Index Finger Should Player Wear Index Finger Outside Of Glove
Conventional Open Back
Wide Break Catcher's Mitt (Should Allow For A 'Box-Style' Break-In)
Double Flexhinge Technology - Glove Snaps Closed When Ball Makes Contact
Double-Sided Slim Padding - Allows for Increeased Pocket Size and Easier Ball Retention
Praying Mantis Design - The Glove's Unique Design Allows The Hand To Be More Securely Positioned Within The Mitt. It Should Allow The Player To Squeeze It Easier.
Stress Wedge Technology - As A Part Of The Above-Mentioned 'Praying Mantis' Design, Akadema Strategically Places A Pad Between The Thumb & Index Finger To Protect It From Sting.
The Akadema Praying Mantis Catcher's Mitt is made from Akadema's Pro Soft Leather. The Praying Mantis Series uses Pro Soft Leather that is very soft and easy to break-in. Ultimately, the Praying Mantis Series design provides the player with a more pliable glove. This allows for easier break-in. The APM241 combines the quality and softness of the Pro Soft Soft Series with the technology of the Praying Mantis design. 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 Professional - "On the cutting Edge of Sports Technology". Free Shipping.
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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.
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