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Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenneth Shepherd Oct 26, 2016. 11 Replies

I was wanting to get my son a custom glove from small business group like Rico or Rolin. Does anyone have a reason why I should or should not look at custom?

 

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Kenneth Shepherd replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"agree glove smith makes a quality product but it takes forever to break it in very stiff to the point that it is not comfortable at all,  would't recommend glove smith personally"
Oct 26, 2016
Kenneth Shepherd replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"i have a HOH mesh back as well ,  like it a lot and they are a little lighter because of the mesh,  only problem if you're not careful and get a lot of dirt the mesh will retain the dirt over time and get heavy\"
Oct 26, 2016
Anthony Vontobel replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"Glovesmith excellent glove, only thing is the Curried Retanned steerhide is a little tough to break in, very stiff."
Oct 26, 2016
Transplant Dad replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"Pros get paid thousands to play with name brands.  I couldn't care less about it being "custom."  I like supporting small business.  A lot of pros are starting to use these smaller brands as well."
Oct 4, 2016
Bill Stanton replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"That's good to hear about the mesh back Rawlings.  I was curious but never used one. "
Oct 4, 2016
Kenneth Shepherd replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"Baraja been around a long time,  We haven't had a problem with quality at all ,  hold up very well no stitching ,  he also has A2000 custom,  really not much difference,  in fact the Mit may be better from Baraza,…"
Oct 4, 2016
Kenneth Shepherd replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"you can get pretty much and glove custom now,  they just get expensive and have lead time,  There are tons of them in the pros,  no real benefit unless you start changing hand size and stuff  the Baraza glove holds up well and is…"
Oct 4, 2016
Edward LaMarr replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"I saw some of these companies when the first came out. I feel the leathers from Mexico are soft and stretch too much and wear out too soon. I have 3 custom Rawlings all the same HOH model. The last one s Pro Preferred mesh back. It's great.…"
Oct 4, 2016
Michael Paes replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"What is lacking from a good Rawlings or similar?  I have heard mixed results on quality.  I think it's about the colors and the "gee, I have something custom". If there was a legitimate reason, I think you would see pros…"
Oct 3, 2016
Kenneth Shepherd replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"Ny grandson has used Rawlings Gold glove and wilson A2000 both stock and custom,  he has 3 custom gloves from Baraza.  Can't say enough good about these guys.  I dealt with a family member in San Antonio,  great to work with…"
Oct 3, 2016
Bill Stanton replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"I have two custom gloves. One from PM Custom and one from Crunoz. You pick your leather, colors, style and size. They are on par with the Rawlings Heart of the Hide and Wilson A2000. Those are the only two custom gloves I have owned. I have heard…"
Oct 3, 2016
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Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves

I was wanting to get my son a custom glove from small business group like Rico or Rolin. Does anyone have a reason why I should or should not look at custom?
Oct 3, 2016
Bill Stanton left a comment for Transplant Dad
"Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! I am the Founder of this baseball community and excited to have you with us. Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well.…"
Aug 9, 2016
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Aug 5, 2016

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At 7:50pm on August 9, 2016, Bill Stanton said…

Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! I am the Founder of this baseball community and excited to have you with us. Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!

 
 
 

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