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Mizuno Fastpitch Softball Gloves
Mizuno fastpitch softball gloves are one of the most popular in the sport. They have been an industry leader in providing quality sports equipment for more than a hundred years. Here is what sets Mizuno fastpitch gloves apart from the others.
When you compare baseball gloves to softball gloves, there is a huge difference. It all centers on the size and depth of the pocket and the size of the player's hand using them. The physics behind these differences is easy to apply. There are two main reasons that a fastpitch softball glove is what you need to make that great catch.
A baseball has a 9-inch circumference and a fastpitch softball is 12-inches. You need a bigger pocket to make the great catch in fastpitch softball. In addition, the larger the glove spread, the easier it is to transfer the ball to the throwing hand.
When you consider the differences between slowpitch and fastpitch gloves, there are a lot of similarities. However, fastpitch gloves have important differences. One is the length of the glove. Slowpitch gloves can be up to 15 inches in length. Fastpitch gloves on the other hand, are between 11.5 and 13 inches.
Women's Fastpitch Gloves
The extra glove length can actually become a hindrance. Mizuno fastpitch softball gloves also conform to the rule that limits the length of the fielder's glove to no more than 14 inches. The game is faster, so a long, cumbersome slowpitch mitt will not help you make the great catch. In addition, the female hand is smaller on average. So, too large of a glove would be difficult for the average female hand to control.
Not all fastpitch softball players are women, but the woman's game is the fastest growing, most popular female sport in the world. For that reason, there are a series of models of Mizuno gloves whose design is specifically for women.
Palm padding is thicker than a standard slowpitch glove, and the finger holes are slimmer. This helps to first of all, absorb the intense impact of a hit ball in the fastpitch game. In addition, it allows the female hand better glove control.
Most slowpitch gloves are either large models better suited for a larger male hand, or unisex models using the standardized one size fits all approach. However, Mizuno fastpitch softball gloves are specifically for the woman's game.
Fastpitch gloves are specifically designed to help you make that great catch every time. Mizuno fastpitch softball gloves are made under rigid quality guidelines, and they're the glove you need on your hand to make the great catch.