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Discussion in 'Fielding Gloves' started by milocoman, Jul 7, 2017.
Which outfield gloves do you like?
I grew up using a pro1000 style glove. (So, 12" h-web.) And that was great up until the age of around 22. I stopped playing ball for 6 or so years and for the last 5 seasons I've played middle infield. I'm pretty happy with my 1787 going forward in the infield but, it won't do if I'm resting my arm in the outfield after pitching. I guess 12.25" would be ideal but, I don't feel like putting in the work and time to get a custom done. The stock Bryant is kinda loud but, I guess I could settle.
If you like smaller Outfield gloves I think you would love the SP125.
I finally settled on a 207 as my baseball OF glove. I use a 205 for infield (I spend 95% of my innings there) and while I love the size of the SP125, its just too awkward for my hand to try and break it in. I actually had a custom 1787 that I ended up selling since I dealt with the same problem, might be a good match for you with the SP125 for a similar fit and feel. Though when I first put the sp125 on, the pocket size and length most reminded me of a KP92. Go figure.
Hmm! By 207 are you referring to last year's horween SBF custom? KP92 is just too long and narrow. It doesn't feel right for me.
For some reason I think you are in Canada yes? Are you anywhere near the GTA? I can show you mine before you decide if you are local.
Thanks for the offer! Unfortunately, no. I live in Montreal.
Just the pattern, same as the Bryant a 200 12.25", I had used the SBF 207 horween to shag before, liked how it played and felt (much easier for the hand to go from 205 to a 207 than the SP125. Had sold it as it wasn't exactly the best leather around, relatively. I had pre-ordered the SP125 back in July so I wanted to give it a chance and by the time it came I was already pretty much done with Wilson and this just sealed the deal, my hand just fits perfectly with the 200 pattern so I'm sticking to it. And yeah the SP125 has that similar pocket shape to the KP92.
Dude, no. The SP125 is not narrow and it's not like the kp92. I think you just unwrapped it, didn't even work it, formed an opinion and put it back in the bag.
How many KP92's have you owned? Post a picture of them with that same form. Have fun. Its all relative and yes the SP125 is narrow compared to a 1799, and an OT6. You're still talking about a four loop heel as the base vs 5 and 6 loops of other Wilson offerings. You can shape a glove however you want it doesn't mean that a pattern is not narrow. Here's a couple KP92s from this forum. For the record I think its a great pattern for outfield baseball and softball, its just not for me.
You alluded to the 207 being wider, but it also has a 4 loop handstall. I actually found the Bryant to feel narrower than the Sp125, the 207 needs a flare where the SP125 doesn't. Whatever, there is just no way the sp125 plays like the kp92, not for me at least. Even Swing Boss' review said the pattern is wide.
I'm really appreciating these inputs on various models.
The fingers appear to be considerably longer on the KP92 models shown. However, as NYC has mentioned, that could just be the result of how the gloves have been shaped.
Here is my
A2K KP92 is was relaced by Dan 2 years ago with 1/4" lace and is broken in great and game ready!
Anyone have a broken in saddle tan or black one yet? My ST should arrive tomorrow hopefully, but it's backup to my OG OT.
I didn't actually allude to the 207 being wider, I never even said the SP125 was narrow, YOU did, I just explained that it is more narrow than other Wilson offerings and that I found it similar to the KP92. I could care less about anything Swing Boss says, I trust his opinion about as much as I trust yours. And thats the point, I've interacted with Shoreman on IG and just gave him my opinions. While I welcome contrasting views to discuss, you continue to put words in peoples mouths, consistently change your opinion post to post, so its really pointless to discuss things with you. So basically "Cool" enjoy your sp125.
Whoops! I've actually deleted the app. Do you mind starting a conversation here? (Sorry for the inconvenience.)
Mine's getting there, what would you like to know about it? It's definitely not narrow like feeblebobble says.
Just wanted to see pics is all. I have a game ready OG OT so I know what they are like broken in.
You two need to hug it out...
Does this help?
A noticeable difference between the sp125 and the kp92. Sp125 is more bowl shaped.
Anyone else feel like Gen 2 is slightly smaller than Gen 1?
I'll try and tape them out today but I swear my eyes tell me that my ST looks closer to a TDFTHR than an SP125. (I know it's only a 1/4 inch, LOL) It could also just be this specific glove, or the fact that my OT is broken in vs the brand new ST.
Also this ST leather is fantastic. Thank you for making this happen...I think a black one is in my future.
It's one of the best releases in recent memory, but I just got in the new pro label....oh lawd.
I have a 12.75" Harvest Tan coming in too, we shall see.
You are going to like that HT Felks. WHOA!
I wonder how the eastons compare to the pro labels, because this one is rock hard like the old school DM releases (minus the proxbc I had which felt soft). Definitely less oil infused that the recent horween releases of the past couple years.
The Batch 4 Caramel was hard as a rock, and the Caramel was supposed to be the softest of the Easton Horween releases, I think. Curious to see the Harvest Tan.
And to bring it back to the SP125 - my ST is definitely not as "PRO STIFF" as the OG OT was either. I can already open and close it relatively easily.
Does it feel "cheap"?
No, not cheap at all.
Ok. I've felt that can sometimes be the case with
I know it was discussed earlier in the thread, and Chad mentioned that all
A2000's are made in the same factory in Vietnam - but I consider these customs. They are a step above a retail
A2000 for sure.