What do you think about the Rawlings Pro Preferred Series: PROS17ICBR?
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What is the difference between a Pro Preferred and a Heart of the Hide? I want a high end, durable glove, but do they have a different feel or anything like that?
Pro Preferred models use a higher grade Kip Leather. This leather will be stiffer and require a decent break-in period. Pro Preferred's hold their shape generally longer than the Heart of the Hide models. Heart of the Hide's use Steer Hide. Heart of the Hide's will also require a break-in period but will not be as stiff as the Pro Preferred's.
How does this leather compare to a Wilson A2000?
The Rawlings Pro Preferred Series (PROS17ICBR) has a higher quality leather than the Wilson A2000. The Kip leather keeps the glove stiff, but provides it with a lighter feel. The leather used in the Pro Preferred is more comparable to the leather used in the Wilson A2K.
Because this glove has the Wing Tip feature, does that make it better than the other Pro Preferred's?
The Rawlings Pro Preferred Series (PROS17ICBR) and the wing tip feature will add strength to the back of the glove. I would say this is a great feature but will not change the overall durability or performance of the Pro Preferred Series.
Rawlings Pro Preferred line is, and always will be one of the most elite line of gloves available. The Pro Preferred Series is back again this season with a fresh new look and that same quality of construction and materials. The Pro Preferred Series was revamped this year with different color combinations and Pittards performance sheepskin palm lining that wicks away sweat from your hand. Made from supple kip leather that provides a tight grain structure for a smooth look and feel, the Pro preferred series is sure to turns some heads on the field this year. Carefully crafted from the finest leather, this glove will break-in fast and easy. And for comfort, fit and durability, the Pro Preferred has no equal. It is used by numerous Major League ballplayers because of its durability and ability to be broken-in quickly. Pro Preferred Series gloves are easy to break in because of the Kip Leather which is soft and very durable. This Rawlings Pro Preferred series glove is Rawlings top of the line baseball glove. The 100% wool padding ensures long-lasting wear and a custom fit with easier break in. The laces are pre-tested to 100 lb tensile strength for durability. Use what the pro's prefer; Rawlings. Free Shipping!
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Glove Care Kit
The Glove Care Kit is designed to help you break-in your new glove the correct way and help maintain your glove from season to season. This unique package that cannot be found anywhere else provides everything you will need to get the glove game ready in the shortest amount of time. The Glove Care Kit includes:
- "The Perfect Glove" Brochure
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- Oversized Shaping Ball
- Two Applicator Sponges
- Two Oversized Shaping Bands
- Wooden Break-In Mallet