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 Post subject: C-MOD = Carpenter MODified
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:39 pm 
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This year I acted upon a new modification idea for gloves that I've been thinking about for years. I've taken some popular models from larger brands, gutted them (remove the linings, stays, padding), and then put the glove back together with my tailored linings, shaped stays, and padding. I did a few gloves to test the concept, one Rawlings PRO200 for a MLB player, and today I'm working on a Wilson 1786 for Gabby. See before and after photos below.

The results have been better than I expected. The Rawlings came out 2.5 ounces lighter. The pocket became wider and had an overall better shape, the lining is more breathable, and the glove now has all the advantages of a tailored ergonomic fit.

I'm excited to do more of these. This has big potential. Pro players love it because it allows them to keep their big brand glove contracts while also benefiting from some of the performance features of my gloves (I've never paid players). I'll be doing a few more gloves by invitation only and working towards offering this to the public later this year.

More photos and a video can be found on my Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/carpentertrade/

I'd love to hear what you guys think!?!

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 Post subject: Re: C-MOD = Carpenter MODified
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This is so cool! Very happy to be one of the firsts!


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Amazing work. You always impress!


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This is quite cool.


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 Post subject: Re: C-MOD = Carpenter MODified
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Wow. This is impressive. Is this a service where one would just send you their glove of choice? Custom fit lining?


I have one of your original gloves as well. Very interested.


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 Post subject: Re: C-MOD = Carpenter MODified
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Is this a service where one would just send you their glove of choice? Custom fit lining?


That's right!

Here are some pics of Gabby's Wilson 1786 LSU blond getting C-MOD. Gabby has this coming to him in Mondays mail.

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 Post subject: Re: C-MOD = Carpenter MODified
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I'm assuming you can't do fastback gloves?


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 Post subject: Re: C-MOD = Carpenter MODified
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I'm assuming you can't do fastback gloves?


Not yet. So far I'm only doing Rawlings PRO200, Wilson 1786, and Easton Elite. I'll branch out to include new models over time.


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 Post subject: Re: C-MOD = Carpenter MODified
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Wow, fellas. Got my glove back yesterday. I'm going to have to play with this for a little while to give you guys the answers you already know: This thing is MONEY.


Completely different feel. Bowled out fingers, pinky and thumb are very different. Excellent feel only those of you who have a Carpenter glove can appreciate. No cons, really - when in the process of the modification, Scott realized that the glue that Wilson used on this glove was more oily than sticky. You can see it on the palm as it bled through. No biggie. This is a true infielder's glove with a shallow pocket. We will see how use will change that.

I have a new favorite glove :)


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 Post subject: Re: C-MOD = Carpenter MODified
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Have you thought of tying off a short piece of lace where the thumb loop used to be, just to fill the two empty holes it leaves behind?


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 Post subject: Re: C-MOD = Carpenter MODified
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Have you thought of tying off a short piece of lace where the thumb loop used to be, just to fill the two empty holes it leaves behind?


Nah. There would have to be some kind of essential performance reason for me to patch those holes. As it is now, it's providing ventilation and I like that it looks unusual. It calls attention to it being modified.


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 Post subject: Re: C-MOD = Carpenter MODified
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I find this whole process very interesting. I wonder how this would work with older USA HOH models with worn out palm leather. I have a first base mitt that I might be willing to give a shot.


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 Post subject: Re: C-MOD = Carpenter MODified
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I find this whole process very interesting. I wonder how this would work with older USA HOH models with worn out palm leather. I have a first base mitt that I might be willing to give a shot.


Thanks, but I'm only working on limited models (PRO200 patterns for Rawlings) and gloves that are new. I'll eventually add more models in the future. Right now I haven't settled on a price point or even a start date for accepting public orders. I'll post more as this C-MOD option develops.


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