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Author:  nrocket [ Fri May 24, 2013 9:27 pm ]
Post subject:  First Base Mitt

I was thinking about ordering a custom USA first base mitt. Do you have any suggestions on what options I should go for? All I know is that I want DuraTan.

Author:  Rous [ Sat May 25, 2013 5:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: First Base Mitt

For baseball or softball?

Author:  nrocket [ Sat May 25, 2013 7:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: First Base Mitt

Baseball my real qestion is what can I do to make the glove I order the highest of quality? With the leather and stiffness I want the glove really stiff

Author:  Rous [ Sat May 25, 2013 5:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: First Base Mitt

Aside from choosing either the black or tan DuraTan, quality will be the same no matter what you do. But you can ask for it to be made extra stiff.

How thick a palm pad do you want? Anywhere from no pad to 1/8" thick.

Do you use TIP grip or standard?

How stiff do you want the thumb and toe? They can use only stiffer felt, but can also use thicker or more plastic stays.

Author:  nrocket [ Sat May 25, 2013 8:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: First Base Mitt

well i don't want a palm pad but want extra firm leather. Is the palm pad being extra thick what makes the glove extra firm?

Author:  Rous [ Wed May 29, 2013 2:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: First Base Mitt

No, they have two different densities of padding. If they only use the more dense stuff, it makes the glove firmer. Also, they can double up the plastic stays to REALLY firm it up. A palm pad will add even more stiffness, but I wouldn't go thicker than 1/16" for the pad if you get one, it takes away feel for the ball.

The black DuraTan is the stiffest they make. You won't be able to close it for a while.

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