Semi Customized 22/PC or Limited Series Gloves Now for No Extra Charge!
Thank you for considering making your very own semi custom glove! You might be asking “What is a semi customized glove?” Unlike full customization where you can choose ALL colors, with a semi customized glove you don’t have full color customization options, but you do still have many options. The biggest benefit…NO EXTRA CHARGE for color options.
Below you will find some video examples showing you the part of the glove you will be customizing. Once you go through the videos you will be able to go to virtually any PC/22 or limited series gloves and choose your color options for specific parts of the glove. These include infielders gloves, outfielders gloves, catchers mitts, first base mitts, fast pitch gloves, and slow pitch gloves.
You also have the ability to choose our factory pre softened option where the glove is slightly broken in to speed the time of break in. In addition to being able to choose color options, for additional charge you can add a custom name. BRAND new feature. choose a flag!
Don’t want a custom name or flag? Then there’s NO additional cost.
What are the differences between a baseball glove and softball glove?
Many people often ask, what is the difference between a baseball glove and a softball glove? Although it is possible to play softball with a baseball glove, a softball glove is definitely more suitable for the game. The reason for this is due to the size of the ball used in each game. A regulation softball is significantly larger than a regulation baseball. A softball measures between 11.88 and 12.13 inches in circumference and weighs between 6.25 and 7.00 ounces; a baseball measures between 9.00 and 9.25 inches in circumference and weighs between 5.00 and 5.25 ounces (Source: Dummies.com). The size, pocket depth and fitting of the glove all affect the ease and accuracy of use when playing baseball or softball. But like anything else, this decision is totally up to the player. Both types of gloves are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and web, back, and leather options.
What is a baseball glove?
A baseball glove or mitt is a large leather glove worn by baseball players of the defending team, which assists players in catching and fielding balls hit by a batter or thrown by a teammate (Source: wikipedia). Both baseball gloves and softball gloves come in several varieties based on the position being played. Both baseball and softball gloves have the following: Catcher’s mitts, First baseman’s mitts, Infielders’ gloves, Pitchers’ gloves, Outfielder’s gloves, Right-hand throw gloves, and Left-hand throw gloves.
Catcher’s Mitts, called so because they do not have fingers separated, like you would compare a pair of winter gloves to a pair of mittens, hence why the term ‘mitts’ is used.
First Baseman’s Mitts are also called ‘mitts’ for the same reason. They tend to be wider and longer than infielder gloves and outfielders gloves. This helps the player pickup balls thrown by infielders.
Infielders’ Gloves are smaller gloves compared to a first baseman’s mitt. The pockets are shallower, and the webbing on an infielders’ glove is often an open web to allow any dirt to flow through glove when the player catches a ground ball.
Pitchers’ Gloves mostly have a closed webbing so that the pitcher can conceal the ball as not to reveal the grip he or she has on the ball. They also tend to be on the smaller side in glove comparison.
Outfielder’s Gloves are longer and have a deeper pocket. This helps the player pick up ground balls easier as well as catch fly balls.
So, what is the difference between a baseball glove and a softball glove?
When it comes to choosing a glove for either game, size does play a role because of the differences between the two games. Compared to baseball gloves, softball gloves are larger. Softball gloves are larger because the ball is bigger than a baseball. For example, the average size of a baseball outfielders glove is 13 inches, whereas the average size of a softball outfielders glove is 15 inches. Another factor that plays a part in the size of the glove a player needs is the position that they play. In both games an infielders gloves and a pitcher gloves are usually smaller than outfielders gloves and catchers mitts. Outfielders’ gloves are longer and wider than infielders’ gloves to help them catch high deep incoming balls and make those diving catches with ease.
Pocket size is also different between the two types of gloves. Meaning the depth of the pocket and the length of their pockets. The reason for this is because of the size of the ball the player has to catch. Baseball gloves are smaller than softball gloves so the size of the pockets have to accommodate that aspect. Baseball gloves have a smaller more shallow pocket and may also be slightly longer in length compared to a softball glove, which have a much deeper pocket and are shorter in length. The deeper, shorter pocket allows for better control and less spin of the ball. Both gloves pocket designs are tailored toward the size of the ball used in each game.
How the Baseball Glove and Softball Glove Fit
The fitting also plays a part in the difference between the gloves. While how the glove conforms to your hand should be the same for both of the gloves, how tight it fits to your hand varies. Softball players usually prefer their gloves to have tighter fit to their hand. Having a tighter fitting glove helps the player have better control of the ball. This is why most softaball gloves or fast pitch gloves have a velcro strap back. Fast pitch softball gloves often have a smaller opening for the hand to suit the market of fast pitch players mostly being female athletes.
So these are the main differences are glove size, pocket, and fitting all play a part, as well as the position being played. Choosing a glove suited for the game you are playing is important but the decision is ultimately up to the player.
1). What is the main difference between a baseball glove and a softball glove?
The main differences are the size, pocket depth and fitting of the glove. They all affect the ease and accuracy of use when playing baseball or softball. But like anything else, this decision is totally up to the player. Both types of gloves are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and web, back, and leather options.
2).Why do baseball gloves and softball gloves come in different sizes?
Compared to baseball gloves, softball gloves are larger. Softball gloves are larger because the ball is bigger than a baseball. For example, the average size of a baseball outfielders glove is 13 inches, whereas the average size of a softball outfielders glove is 15 inches.
3). Why does pocket size matter when choosing a baseball glove vs a softball glove?
Pocket size is also different between the two types of gloves. Meaning the depth of the pocket and the length of their pockets. The reason for this is because of the size of the ball the player has to catch. Baseball gloves are smaller than softball gloves so the size of the pockets have to accommodate that aspect.
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Introducing Vinci’s newest bag the Vinci Pro Bat Backpack! We’ll help get you all ready for the upcoming baseball and softball seasons. Tired of lugging around your bats in one bag and your glove and equipment in another? Or do you find your shoulder and arm are sore just from dragging a heavy duffle bag to each game? Look no further than our new best bat back pack that will get you to your game with style and comfort.
All Vinci bags are constructed with high density fabric to allow for maximum durability while still allowing full ventilation to air out your equipment. Measuring in at 24 inches tall, 14 inches wide and 11 inches deep, the Vinci Pro Bat Backpack is spacious and strong without being bulky and cumbersome to carry. Light, durable material means that the bag weighs in at only 5.5 lbs. This allows you to carry all of your equipment with ease.
The Pro Bat Backpack comes with designated pockets on each side of the bag to hold up to four bats. The velcro straps secure your bats into place, allowing you to travel easily. No longer needing a separate bag just for your bats. A vented shoe compartment is perfect for when your cleats get wet or dirty during games. The mesh cover allows plenty of air circulation to dry out your cleats and prevent any dampness or odors.
The top shelf compartment of the bag can easily hold a softball or baseball helmet and keep it safe and protected. The shelf is actually attached to the bag via velcro, so if you ever need to expand the inside capacity of the bag, the shelf is easily removable. Included in that top compartment is a fleece-lined pocket where you can safely put your cell phone or watch or any other valuables that you need to take off during the practice or game.
On the outside of our bag is an insulated compartment for cold drink bottles, cans, or even ice packs you may need for after the game. There are compartments to easily fit up to six standard sized water bottles or cans and will keep your drinks chilled for hours. The middle of the bag is a compartment that can hold your baseball or softball glove. Our front panel is removable by a durable hard plastic zipper that won’t be susceptible to corrosion or rust. When removed from the bag, this panel can be embroidered with a team name or even your own name to add an extra degree of personalization.
Finally, the back and shoulder straps are padded for extra comfort which definitely helps. This comes in handy, especially when carrying a full bag of equipment. Ergonomically designed so that even when full, the bag never feels like it is overwhelming to carry. During the game, the bag is equipped with integrated fence hooks allowing it to be easily hung up in the dugout while you play. This keeps the bag from getting dirty and beat up being placed on the floor or mud. Overall, the Best Bat Back Pack has everything you could ask for in a bat bag this season!
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As the days get warmer and the grass gets greener, you just know that the baseball season is right around the corner. It is considered a rite of passage for many kids in America and if we want our young boys and girls of summer to succeed in the field, we need to equip them with a proper fitting glove. This may seem like common sense but there are many parents out there who take the same approach with baseball gloves as they do with clothing: Buy bigger sizes so that the kids can grow into it. While this may work with clothing, it is easy to spot a kid awkwardly trying to field grounders in the field with an oversized glove. So before the start of the season, we here at Vinci are here to help you choose the best glove for your child’s needs!
Fit and Size:
This is probably the most important factor in choosing the best glove for your child. Their hands are always growing so it is important to properly fit their hands for each season. Many parents try to buy gloves that are much too large for their childs’ hand. Not only will this make it difficult for them to catch fly balls and scoop up grounders, you are risking some potential injury as well. A childs’ bones are not fully developed and if a glove is too large it can be cumbersome on their wrists and hands.
Before buying a glove for the first time, it may be prudent to stop in at a store to try some different gloves on. Ideally, your child should be able to squeeze the glove shut when their hand is inside. There should also be a one to two inch space between the tips of their fingers and the top of the inside of the glove. This will allow their hand to grow slightly, but also give them enough strength to squeeze the glove closed when wearing it. Of course, some gloves may be stiff and need to be worn in, but for the most part junior gloves should have no problem being closed.
The glove itself is measured in size from the heel of the glove at the bottom of the palm to the top of the index finger. Have a store associate measure your child’s hand so that you can find the glove that fits best. Baseball and T-ball gloves start out at about eight inches and go up from there, so if you can find the right size the first time you buy a glove, buying subsequent gloves gets easier as your child grows.
Your child is going to use this glove for every game and every practice, as well as for backyard catch with friends and family. You’re going to want a glove that is durable enough to withstand near everyday use. Most gloves these days are made from either leather or vinyl or some sort of leather-vinyl composite. Generally speaking, leather gloves are more durable than vinyl ones and last a bit longer, but of course can cost slightly more. Vinyl gloves are still durable, but are often harder to break in and just don’t seem to last quite as long as a good leather glove. The benefits are of course a lower price, especially if your child is growing quickly and may go through more than one glove a season. Either way, both materials are durable enough to withstand the rigors of youth baseball, softball or T-ball.