WWW.GLOVE-WORKS.COM BASEBALL GLOVE COLLECTOR FORUM

GLOVE-WORKS.COM Baseball Glove Collector Forum/discussion board



WWW.GLOVE-WORKS.COM "It's a Whole Nutha Level" tm. Glove-Works 2012

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Custom 1786 a2000 review
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:23 pm
Posts: 9
Image
Image

This is my glove that I have now used for a couple months. The pictures were taken right out of the box and here is my review.

Aesthetics: 10/10
Being a custom glove, this is exactly what I looked for when I was in the process of choosing the colors. The orange is a nice bright color although it does get darker with more playing time.

Superskin: 7/10
I got the superskin model mainly for aesthetic purposes. Basically I liked the black color on the back. The superskin itself has held very well for the couple months I have had it for. It seems pretty light and strong. I am not sure about how well it functions in the rain because I have yet to use it in the rain. The con of superskin is that it looks pretty ugly. To some, that doesn't matter but it bothers me slightly. It looks like the material made out of an outdoor basketball with the specks. Other than that, I think superskin is a personal preference.

Comfort: 7/10
The glove came incredibly stiff from the packaging because that's how I ordered it. It took me 2 months to get fully comfortable with closing it. The fingers are like rock in the beginning but after playing catch, it begins to mold to your hand. Right now, it is fully molded and very soft. I'm afraid the lining under my fingers are too soft while the palm is solid. I prefer the pro preferred leather to this one and might give the edge to a HOH but overall, still very good quality.

Laces:5/10
Sort of disappointed because this issue is avoidable. It is hard to see in the picture but some of the laces are thinner than the rest. About half of the laces in this glove feel cheap and thin while the other half seems thick and strong. It's weird, I guess WIlson wanted to save some dough by lacing cheap lace.

Conclusion: 8/10
This is still one of the best gloves out there. The leather quality is great and the rolled welting keeps the bowled shape and it's durability very well. I suppose the HOH and pro preferred might be better but in terms of custom this is the best.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Custom 1786 a2000 review
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:23 pm 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:13 pm
Posts: 750
WOW. That thing hurts my eyes. :D

Seriously, I like the orange and blue, but the black supersikin ruins the look.

Also, the knots look like hell. Did they come from the factory like that?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Custom 1786 a2000 review
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:45 pm
Posts: 36
yea the wrist strap lace is thin squeaky and crap and the web lace looks bad on urs, but I am definitely liking the colorway man!, good choice!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Custom 1786 a2000 review
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:54 pm 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Tue May 03, 2011 4:08 pm
Posts: 1225
Sometimes, Wilson just leaves me SMH... $350 OTD price for a custom a2000, no web choice and saving a couple of pennies by going with cheap laces on part of the glove.
I take it, you're a Mets fan.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Custom 1786 a2000 review
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:23 pm
Posts: 9
JCglovesUSA wrote:
WOW. That thing hurts my eyes. :D

Seriously, I like the orange and blue, but the black supersikin ruins the look.

Also, the knots look like hell. Did they come from the factory like that?


I tried to make the knots tighter because they always come undone. Just a bad job by me. ;) :P


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Custom 1786 a2000 review
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:45 am
Posts: 288
Location: Bellevue,WA
My guess is they use thinner laces where durability is not a concern. I think with this color combo the glove looks sweet with the Super Skin.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Custom 1786 a2000 review
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:58 pm
Posts: 95
Location: ABQ, NM
The colors looks sweet, especially if you're a mets/gators fan. I love the laces on my custom but on the wrist they are on the thinner side. But still the best glove I've ever had.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Custom 1786 a2000 review
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:25 pm
Posts: 71
Why didn't you just get black leathher instead of superskin?


Top
 Profile  
 


Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Mods Database :: Reset blocks

phpBB SEO
Portal XL 5.0 ~ Plain 0.2
Create a Forum | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Report the forum