With the patented Dual Core Technology, the breakpoints cut into the palm to allow for position specific defense and it enables the gloves to close naturally. Similarly, the palm lining is the same as the outer shell for consistency, easy pocket formation, and a quick break-in. Rawlings has helped with the already quick break-in as each glove features an 80% factory break-in.
Much like that of the Heart of the Hide baseball glove, the top 5% Heart of the Hide soft leather shell is put together with the Tennessee Tanning rawhide leather laces which adds structure, durability, and strength. Last, but not least, each glove will come with padded thumb loops for added comfort. Rawlings: The Mark Of A Pro! Rawlings Heart of the Hide Fastpitch Softball Glove: PRO568SB-3B features a 12.50 inch pattern, a basket web, and a deep pocket that is popular among both outfielders and pitchers. Break-In: 20% Player, 80% Factory.Heart of the Hide Soft Leather Shell - Cut From Top 5% Of Rawlings' Hides. Palm Lining Same As Shell For Consistent Break-In & Pocket Formation. Patented Dual Core Technology - Position Specific Breakpoints Enable Natural Closure. Specifically Designed For Elite Softball Players.
Tennessee Tanning Rawhide Leather Laces - Adds Structure, Durability, & Strength. TIP: Many of the premium gloves including Rawlings Pro Preferred & Heart of the Hide, Wilson's A2000 & A3000, Mizuno's Classic Pro and Pro Limited, etc. Are somewhat stiff when brand new. A quality glove conditioner will do much to reduce the break-in period for any stiff new glove. Almost all glove conditioners will generally darken the leather and appearance of lighter colored gloves.
TIP: Regardless of whether you prefer the natural method of breaking in a glove, sooner or later you will have to recondition your glove! Personally, I recommend cleaning and conditioning a glove each and every year after a good season of use. All leather gloves will start to dry out and laces will become brittle when subjected to regular use. Prolonged exposure to sand and dirt, wind, rain, hot sun, etc. Will take its toll on even the very best glove.PLEASE stay away from those cheap oils, foams or other liquid products out there on the market. The foams don't work and liquids such as oils are absorbed deep into the glove, add a tremendous amount of weight, and are nothing more than a magnet for attracting dirt and debris. Also, PLEASE don't ever bake your baseball glove in the oven or microwave or soak it in the tub to aid in the break-in process.
You will invariably destroy a very fine piece of leather and take years off a gloves life! Personally, I never use anything but a paste type glove conditioner. Although I prefer Wilson Pro Stock Glove Conditioner, there are comparable products on the market from manufacturers such as Easton, Nokona, etc.
Regardless of what brand of paste type conditioner you choose to use, do yourself a favor and make sure it contains lanolin and vitamin E. Nothing is better at restoring and revitalizing the leather on your glove! With a little care, your glove should last for many years and most likely outlive your baseball career. The item "RAWLINGS HEART OF THE HIDE (HOH) PRO568SB-3B FASTPITCH SOFTBALL GLOVE -12.5 RH" is in sale since Friday, May 18, 2018.This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Team Sports\Baseball & Softball\Gloves & Mitts". The seller is "120290" and is located in Utica, Michigan.
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