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 Post subject: New Rawlings Opti-Cores with Gold
Unread postPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 10:27 pm 
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What do you guys think???

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 Post subject: Re: New Rawlings Opti-Cores with Gold
Unread postPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:06 pm 
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Its Sharp.. But too flashy for me as my skill is no where near a Gold Glove Player's level. (more like a bench township league level) But I do think it has investment potential.


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 Post subject: Re: New Rawlings Opti-Cores with Gold
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:05 am 
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I bought two of the previous style and didn't pay over $350. I'm hoping the same scenario plays out with these. I've read people describe these as overpriced PP's, but the leather feels like a perfect combination of HOH and PP. Definitely the stiffest glove I've owned. Should last a lifetime.


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 Post subject: Re: New Rawlings Opti-Cores with Gold
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$175 per is a steal for these.


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 Post subject: Re: New Rawlings Opti-Cores with Gold
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My mistake, one was $300 and the other was $350. I wish it was $175!


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 Post subject: Re: New Rawlings Opti-Cores with Gold
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:22 am 
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I just received one. I didn't pay retail but close enough.

I picked up the 12.75.

I just started to work it in, and I took it to my game last night and warmed up with it pre-game. The glove feels great on the hand. The leather is top notch as it should be for the price. I am not disappointed that I spent the money at all. This will be my gamer once its broken in.


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 Post subject: Re: New Rawlings Opti-Cores with Gold
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Good for you Pauly for gaming yours. I find it strange that this series of gloves gets such a bad wrap because of their list price. Never pay list price! For a little more than a custom HOH and less than a custom PP, you're getting incredibly good leather that feels unique in the Rawlings lineup.


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 Post subject: Re: New Rawlings Opti-Cores with Gold
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:21 pm 
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The palm just didn't feel right to me. But the kip leather is definitely nicer than the kip they used on pro preferred.

Can someone weight the outfield model?


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 Post subject: Re: New Rawlings Opti-Cores with Gold
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:07 pm 
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Also, the PP was a lot stiffer and both are kip. Rawlings probably oiled the gg opticore gloves. I would never pay retail for this glove. If I was paying retail, there are so many better gloves in the $500 range.


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 Post subject: Re: New Rawlings Opti-Cores with Gold
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:24 pm 
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Wally Gator wrote:
Good for you Pauly for gaming yours. I find it strange that this series of gloves gets such a bad wrap because of their list price. Never pay list price! For a little more than a custom HOH and less than a custom PP, you're getting incredibly good leather that feels unique in the Rawlings lineup.


I never buy gloves to put on a shelf. The only way I keep a glove is if I would use it.

The glove is getting there. I am still using my PP for games right now, but within a couple of weeks I will be using the GG. Custom gloves are no longer an option for as I was always disappointed in the outcome. So I agree for a little bit more money I am getting some great leather.

The glove is slightly heavier than my PP, but nothing substantial. I remember that being the talk with Primo line. The weight of the Primo never bothered me. I still have my H-Web 12.75 Primo and I still like it.

I am really impressed by the leather of the GG. It feels better than my PP and much better than my HOH's. Once its broken in its going to a great glove.


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 Post subject: Re: New Rawlings Opti-Cores with Gold
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PaulyPal wrote:
Wally Gator wrote:
Good for you Pauly for gaming yours. I find it strange that this series of gloves gets such a bad wrap because of their list price. Never pay list price! For a little more than a custom HOH and less than a custom PP, you're getting incredibly good leather that feels unique in the Rawlings lineup.


I never buy gloves to put on a shelf. The only way I keep a glove is if I would use it.

The glove is getting there. I am still using my PP for games right now, but within a couple of weeks I will be using the GG. Custom gloves are no longer an option for as I was always disappointed in the outcome. So I agree for a little bit more money I am getting some great leather.

The glove is slightly heavier than my PP, but nothing substantial. I remember that being the talk with Primo line. The weight of the Primo never bothered me. I still have my H-Web 12.75 Primo and I still like it.

I am really impressed by the leather of the GG. It feels better than my PP and much better than my HOH's. Once its broken in its going to a great glove.


What you need is a custom made in Japan gloves. Those are so much better than what we get here in America.


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 Post subject: Re: New Rawlings Opti-Cores with Gold
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:27 pm 
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vegasf1 wrote:
PaulyPal wrote:
Wally Gator wrote:
Good for you Pauly for gaming yours. I find it strange that this series of gloves gets such a bad wrap because of their list price. Never pay list price! For a little more than a custom HOH and less than a custom PP, you're getting incredibly good leather that feels unique in the Rawlings lineup.


I never buy gloves to put on a shelf. The only way I keep a glove is if I would use it.

The glove is getting there. I am still using my PP for games right now, but within a couple of weeks I will be using the GG. Custom gloves are no longer an option for as I was always disappointed in the outcome. So I agree for a little bit more money I am getting some great leather.

The glove is slightly heavier than my PP, but nothing substantial. I remember that being the talk with Primo line. The weight of the Primo never bothered me. I still have my H-Web 12.75 Primo and I still like it.

I am really impressed by the leather of the GG. It feels better than my PP and much better than my HOH's. Once its broken in its going to a great glove.


What you need is a custom made in Japan gloves. Those are so much better than what we get here in America.


I tried to get a Nike Sha Do custom a few years ago. I was quoted $800.


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 Post subject: Re: New Rawlings Opti-Cores with Gold
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I never buy gloves to put on a shelf. The only way I keep a glove is if I would use it.

The glove is getting there. I am still using my PP for games right now, but within a couple of weeks I will be using the GG. Custom gloves are no longer an option for as I was always disappointed in the outcome. So I agree for a little bit more money I am getting some great leather.

The glove is slightly heavier than my PP, but nothing substantial. I remember that being the talk with Primo line. The weight of the Primo never bothered me. I still have my H-Web 12.75 Primo and I still like it.

I am really impressed by the leather of the GG. It feels better than my PP and much better than my HOH's. Once its broken in its going to a great glove.[/quote]

What you need is a custom made in Japan gloves. Those are so much better than what we get here in America.[/quote]

I tried to get a Nike Sha Do custom a few years ago. I was quoted $800.[/quote]

You can get customs from other brands for less than $500 from swallow. Nike is supposedly made by a company called atoms


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