Akadema Praying Mantis Catcher's Glove APM40
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The Akadema Praying Mantis Catcher's Glove APM40 is a 33.5" Baseball Glove that was specially designed for the professional catcher.
- Praying Mantis Pattern
- ProSoft Leather
- Spiral-Lock web
- Open Back
- Medium Pocket
- Position: Catcher
- Glove size: 33.5 inch circumference
Akadema's Praying Mantis Baseball Gloves:
With new patent "Stress Wedge" technology, located between the index finger and thumb, the Praying Mantis Catcher's Mitt offers shock-absorbing protection for the hand against injury and sting when receiving the ball. The Praying Mantis also offers two additional "Finger Hammocks" allowing the fingers to be firmly positioned and more secure in the glove. Additional features include the "Double-sided Slim Padding" allowing increased pocket size and easier ball retention. The uniquely designed shape allows the throwing hand easier access into the pocket, resulting in a quicker glove to hand transfer and faster times throwing to second base. The Praying Mantis also features a "Double Flexhinge" which makes the glove snap closed on contact. The latest glove series by Akadema uses Precision Kip leather that is 20% lighter and tighter grained than steerhide. The Hides are harvested in Europe and tanned in Japan. The gloves are more pliable, easier to break in and have more tensile strength than the competition.