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Is it worth the price or would it be better just to buy a GG Gamer Rawlings for $100?
The quality of the leather on this Akadema Praying Mantis Series (APM40 Catcher's Mitt) will be considered slightly higher than the leather quality featured on a GG Gamer from Rawlings. Overall, I would say that this Akadema will have higher potential durability then a GG Gamer. As well, I would note that here at JustBallGloves, we do have a 100 day guarantee on all our gloves that allows customers to purchase a glove and use it, then if within 100 days of the purchase date they decide that the glove is not to their liking they can send it back to us for a full refund or exchange. Ultimately you would risk no money if you wanted to try both of gloves!
I am tying to decide between this or the Mizuno Samurai GXC31. Which one will be stiffer out the box and which will last me longer?
The Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM40 Catcher's Mitt will be slightly more broken in compared to the Mizuno Samurai Pro Series: GXC31 Catcher's Mitt. As for the durability of the two, there will not be a significant difference if both gloves are cared for the same way.
Is this mitt for baseball or fastpitch softball use?
The Akadema Praying Mantis Series: APM40 Catcher's Mitt is designed for baseball use.
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Glove Care Kit
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