Jinama leather?

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  1. gladahc

    gladahc Afraid to slide

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    any good? Total crap? Looking at getting a dedicated baseball glove since it looks like I’ll be coaching for at least the next 7 years unless my kids decide not to play.
     
  2. NYC

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    If I had to use a glove for 7 years I would go with rawlings horween heart of the hide.
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  3. Joker

    Joker Well-Known Member

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    that's not what he asked you stupid ****
     
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  4. NYC

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    Hello depressed loser.
     
  5. Swinging Bunt

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    GGE is fine (but as always, it depends on how you treat your glove).

    One tip (having been coaching little league for a few years now) I would like to include is to consider an infield pattern (you’ll be spending more time teaching about grounders far more than how a 12.75” glove benefits an outfielder). It’s not necessary (especially if you’re already a gold glover), but trying to show kids proper technique on how to field grounders and on the transfer can often feel clumsy when showcasing a large 12.75” glove with a baseball. Some don’t have a problem doing so but (like having the proper tool for the job) it’ll benefit the kids to see their coach have good form (all kids copy what they see).
     
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    Should be g2g. I've seen some pics of used ones and they looked pretty good. Nice patina and didn't look like they were too beat up/worn down. Just peaked at sold auctions on the bay for pics and there's a used one that looks nice. Agree with Bunt that maintainence is key.
     
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  7. gladahc

    gladahc Afraid to slide

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    5th and 6th graders are just about the best little mimics you'll see. They will do EXACTLY what you show them.

    And this is a big part of the reason I'm starting to look for a dedicated baseball glove...my softball glove is a 13 that plays more like a 13.5, and the pocket is just too deep for modeling infield plays. I'd like to get something around 12-12.25 just so I don't have to deal with a drastic difference in glove size as i switch between softball league and coaching (I go directly from the baseball field to the softball field some nights.) I don't need a top-of-the-line glove by any means, but I'm to the point in my life where I would just like to have a good quality glove. And it's clearance season......
     
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  8. NYC

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    What's your budget? Many here will likely point you in the right direction if we know what you're working with.
     
  9. etnstudios

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    if he's looking where i think, the $150 price tag is a good deal
     
  10. gladahc

    gladahc Afraid to slide

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    I'd really like to keep it under $180. I *strongly* prefer new so I'm not fighting a glove with how someone else broke it in.


    where are you looking? because I don't think i'm looking in that place.

    There's a TF21 on the board that I really like the look of but I don't want to be insulting with my offer. LOL
     
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    google jinama
     
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    Okay, not Jinama, and since the OP brought up the TF21, I guess other manufacturers are on the table now? I know where a couple of tan Horween NP5's are for $160.00 ea. That would make a great, very long lasting baseball glove! Heck I'm thinking about buying one?
     
  13. NYC

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    Dude, sharing is caring!
     
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  14. Gators21

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    Awesome glove is the TF21......
     
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    Yeah spread the love
     
  16. MaverickAH

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    Jinama leather is solid & more than adequate for your needs. There are pretty good deals available. Just get the Mizuno & go on about your business.........;)
     
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    I would also add that if you're looking to really be cost effective, look for a Louisville Slugger Evolution Series glove.
     
  18. Hiltz

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    A 12" pitcher's model would be ideal for coaching. Small enough for infield drills, big enough for outfield drills, and they're usually the first models to go on sale/clearance.
     
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    Hiltz Oozing with... something.

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    I'd second this. I have a basket web EV1200 and the leather quality/construction puts HOH and A2000's to shame. I got mine for $89 US if I remember correctly.
     
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    How would those LS Evo Series be for an 11 yr old?? How big is the handstall?
     
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    I'll be going to the Rawlings outlet down in Myrtle next week. Holla!
     
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    They aren't too big if you get a 11.25" or 11.5". My son uses a LS Icon 11.25" which is very similar in pattern to the evolution. He's 10 now and has used it since he was 7. By the way, LS Icon's a great too!
     
  23. Hiltz

    Hiltz Oozing with... something.

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    The only complaint I've ever heard about the LS Evo/Icon gloves is that the handstall is too snug. I don't have big hands and mine was super tight when I got it, but it eventually formed to my hand. These gloves would be great for smaller children. Just get the 11.25" model, or the 11.50" at the most.
     
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    Don’t do it, it’ll cost you!
     
  25. NYC

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    But at least he'll save on retail, do they have a good wood bat selection?
     
  26. ANNASDAD

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    Yep he will, if you get lucky and they actually have what you’re looking for, you can definitely save some money!

    Wood bats.......they still make those? Sorry I didn’t look although they did have a good inventory of Quatro fastpitch bats, that’s the only bats I looked at.
     
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    they have a decent rack of wood bats at the outlet but i never look through them to know what they are. probably around 50 or so. maybe more
     
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    You obviously dont know Steve.....he's Mr. Frugal ;)
     
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    they are now $200 :(
     

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