The Akadema® APM-40 Praying Mantis Series 33.5-in baseball catcher's mitt utilizes "Stress Wedge" technology with shock-absorbing protection for the hand against injury and sting when receiving the ball. Double-sided Slim Padding allows for increased pocket size and easier ball retention and the nique shape gives the throwing hand easier access into the pocket, resulting in a quicker glove-to-hand transfer and faster times to second base.
Baseball Glove Position: Catcher
Catcher's Mitt Size: 33.5 inches
Type of Glove: Baseball
Offers an ideal combination of durability and feel.
Often chosen by pitchers for concealing the ball, provides extra support and is easily broken in.
Palm Pad: Stress Wedge
Located between the index finger and thumb, the Stress Wedge offers shock absorbing protection for the hand against injury and sting when receiving the ball.
Backing: Finger Slot
Provides more control, while easing the shock of hard hit balls.
Comments about Akadema APM-40 Praying Mantis Series 33.5 Inch Baseball Catcher's Mitt:
This glove is awesome! Broke it in for my sunday game in 3 days! I think the stress wedge in it could be put in a little lower on the hand but thats it! I had people coming up to me at the game asking where i got it cause it was the nicest catchers glove they ever seen! I agree!
Feels true to size
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend