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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:16 pm 
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3B707 wrote:
Hey Cuda,

How is that Vinci working out for you? I too am retiring an old HOH (a Pro-6) that has given me 15 years of great service. I picked up a Pro Preferred recently because the price was too good to pass up, but I've been thinking about getting a Vinci for a while now...how does it feel now that you've had a chance to play with it?


I'm impressed so far in the quality and construction. So far I have only conditioned it, shoe shined the heel, and had it tied up over night. Hopefully it will get some catch in today. I'll keep you posted.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:18 pm 
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OK, keep me posted. Those Vinci's look nice. I'm gonna have to get one of those this winter to break in for next season...have my eye on the RV56.

Here is the PP PROS26BFB I had to start using last week (it's a little more broken in now). It is replacing an HOH Pro-6 that I used for 15 years, which just broke in the middle of a championship game:

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The Kip seems much softer than my old Horween and the finger pattern seems to be much straighter in the new gloves, so I'm not sure this will be gamer for long...we'll see how it feels after it is completely broken in.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:09 pm 
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After using only 2 gloves in the last 26 years of softball, I decided to try something different this year. In my quest to find "the" glove, I wound up auditioning 18 different gloves this year.

I play 3B, and for me, a 13" glove works the best. Probably because I used a Nokona AMG650BF for he last ten years and it just feels right. I pretty much narrowed it down to these 4. They are all some of the finest leather I have come across, and would recommend them without hesitation. They are at the upper end of the price spectrum, but are going to last a long time.

1) Nokona AMG650 Bloodline. Had this ordered with no velcro, and an H web. Incredibly thick leather, great pocket. If you go for a 650, I would recommend staying away from the Kangaroo. The bigger gloves with the Kangaroo tend to get floppy over time.

2) Glovesmith USA 1300. Ordered with Horween leather and Mod Trap. Built like a tank, broke in great fairly quickly. I know I am in the minority, but I really like Glovesmiths.

3) Vinci TJ1952. Listed at 13.5", but plays like a 13". Great leather, nice deep pocket. Vinci is making some of the best softball gloves out there.

4) Rolin HB-2212. Great leather, with an incredible pocket. This glove just swallows the ball.

BUT,
I just got a 13" USA HOH Pro H that may just be the winner over them all. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:33 am 
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BuffaloGlover wrote:
BUT,
I just got a 13" USA HOH Pro H that may just be the winner over them all. ;)


pictures?


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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:33 pm 
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I use a PRO88 11.25 for SS and i do just fine, just bought a PRO200-4jb from Mikehardin and plan on phasing that in now that the pro88 is starting wither. I think anything with a medium/deep pocket is fine for infield. You just want the ball to stay in there when you backhand liners and shorthops. I could never use anything larger than maybe a 12 in for infield, just used to the smaller gloves and I feel anything too big I'd lose glove control when you have limited time to react to a softball. Whatever's comfortable though, I've heard Vinci's are great, DW5 A2000s, 12 in GCPs and GMPs. I've also invested in an Evoshield wrist guard and it's come in handy in AA league play with absolute screamers on the backhand side. Just like hardball, a lot is mental and if you love your glove (the look, feel, design) you'll prob have more success than with one you don't love. All about confidence.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:07 pm 
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I got this Rolin 'Best of the Bull' from JCglovesUSA in the spring and it is easily the best softball glove I have ever used. Just cleaned and gave it a coat of Mizuno Strong Oil for the offseason.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
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Sweet looking glove! Nice and simple, I like it a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
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I play SS primarily for softball and have tried about a dozen gloves before I found one that I really liked . A PRO 1000 12.25" seems to be perfect for me. Even a PRO 1000 in the 12" would be great. Enough size to give you margin for error and not have the ball want to squirt out when you have a tough play and catch something in the palm area. But not large enough to where you feel like you lose any glove control. I hope this helps someone from buying a dozen gloves for softball till they find the right one like me :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:23 am 
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When playing first, I use my Nokon SBM-100K.

Out in the field I alternate between a '98 TB-24 and a Nokona 650-BF. The trap on the Rawlings is stretched out and I'm sorta scared to get it relaced for fear it 'll then play too small.

You don't mess with the primal forces of nature like that. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
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ArkGuy wrote:
When playing first, I use my Nokon SBM-100K.


I had one of those and just sold it, it didn't fit my hand very well. I use an A2000ELO now.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:55 am 
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Vinci

www.vincipro.com

BMB-L seems to be extremely popular....

A very popular SB glove

Check: www.softballfans.com forum for reviews

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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
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Big fan of these two. Of couse, I play the outfield, though I would likely use it for infield too:

Mizuno GZP51c
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Rawlings TB24
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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
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my DD gamers are:
Nokona AMG300BF FP for playin the infield
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Nokona CM275 BF catchers mitt
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Vinci VCM-VM backup catchers mitt
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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
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When playing infield I use my Nokona BM-76
When playing out field or 1st base I use my Rawlings HOH PRO-TB24D (killer glove)


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 Post subject: Re: Best Models/Brand for softball
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I primarily play CF in softball (we run 5 man) and a little second base...gamer on the left, backup on the right.

Rawlings Pro Preferred PRO504-6K and Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO504-6JB

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