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Discussion: Wide Receiver glove as a batting glove

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June 27, 2007
Lecak
Men's 55
1006 posts
Wide Receiver glove as a batting glove
I tried something new substituting for the traditional batting glove. Was in Sports Authority and noticed in the football aisle wide receiver gloves by NIKE. SpeedtackIV. Tried them last nite and they worked great. The gloves fit very well to the hand and as advertised very tacky feel when holding the bat. If you try a pair they ran one size larger for me. I tried them on in the store before purchasing. The only thing being so new is durability issue we'll see. If they are durable this will be my answer.
June 27, 2007
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
I've been doing the same thing for a few years since I've weaned myself off of pine tar (firm grip). the older models lost the tacky feel too quickly. If the ones you are talking about are the new Nike gloves with the glossy finish on them, at $40 a pr. I hope they last a little longer. I'm left handed and only use one glove to hit with, so I'm trying to talk a team mate into buying the other glove. keep us posted on the durability.
June 27, 2007
Lecak
Men's 55
1006 posts
Corky the ones I purchased were $30.00 and were a very smooth tacky leather. The one thing I noticed was the gloves picked up the dirt easily but quickly cleaned up and regained the tackiness. I'll post on the durability and abbility to hold the tacky feel at a later date.
June 27, 2007
tattooball
605 posts
Trump makes both of these and sell for 19.95.
Go to theseniorsoftballstore.com and search trump-bg1* trumpbg2* and trumpbg3*
June 27, 2007
armiho211
Men's 70
409 posts
TRUMPBALL- trump makes one called "THE ROCK", i bought a pair in florida approx 4 yrs ago, i am sure i have used them for approx 500 to 600games. i am still using them, they both have a couple of small holes in the palms. i use these basically for league games. i have 2 more pair in my bag for tournaments. the ones i use have PVC RUBBER on the palms and the inside of each finger. the pvc rubber provides a great grip. they do run a size small, you need to be careful on this. i think the last pair i bought was from anaconda sports for 14.00-15.00 bucks. they are great, the receiver gloves are too pricey and so are the mizuno techfires which also provide a tacky grip.
June 28, 2007
tattooball
605 posts
The glove you refer to is the trump-bg2, It is possible that your hands run a size big.
Dec. 16, 2007
doker
Men's 60
168 posts
HEY GUYS!! THE RECEIVER GLOVES ARE REALLY GOOD BUT MUCH TOO EXPENSIVE!!! WE HIT AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK DOWN HERE IN TEXAS WEATHER PERMITTING AND I FIND THAT MECHANIX GLOVES ARE THE BEST FOR PRACTICE AS THEY ARE THICKER AND DON'T LEAVE ANY CALOUSES...IF USED WITH THE TANEL GORILLA CLOTHS THEY ARE QUITE STICKY..AND GRIP VERY WELL..AS FOR AS TOURNEY GAMES I'VE FOUND THE TANEL LEATHER BATTING GLOVES TO BE THE BEST...BUT I CAN GET THEM CHEAP ..I THINK THEY RUN 27.95 RETAIL A PAIR IF BOUGHT FROM TANEL SITE.....JUST ADDING TO THE CONVERSATION...DOKER
Dec. 16, 2007
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
I use them and got them a size larger and then put wool insert into them and makes a great cold weather batting glove for my BP sessions here in the north in low/mid 20's.
Dec. 16, 2007
UWM#6
Men's 65
2 posts
I have used shooting gloves (shotgun-trap or skeet) the last two years cost less tan $20 a pair. In 2007 I played about 70 games with one pair. Shooting gloves are lighter than normal batting gloves. I also wear one on my gloved hand for fielding.
Dec. 17, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
593 posts
Hey everyone - After reading about the receivers gloves I ordered some. In using them: 1 - I found that they got too hot during our California weather for me to use comfortably.
2 - The grip was almost too good and after swinging hard it hurt my fingers using the overlap grip with 2 fingers below the knob, probably some arthritis kicking in but unnoticed before that. The gloves that I found worked extremely well for me are the Mizuno Techfire gloves. I try hit 150-180 off the tee every second day + 2-3 leagues during the week + 22 or 23 tournaments this last year. Under that amount of use I go through about 3 pair a year (using the old ones for BP). I've found if I watch ebay I can get them for $15-$20 a pair opposed to the $29 they ask in the stores. They have a real good grip and are comfortable in all climates.
Dec. 17, 2007
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
PeteD: Those gloves are made for us hardy soles in the North who venture out into the cold to participate in our great sport.
Dec. 17, 2007
taits
Men's 65
4334 posts
One problem is for us that do only use one glove. I've got 2 new Mechanix gloves for the right hand I'll probably never use.
A good glove option is the open fingered weight lifters glove. Most have padding in a good place as well.
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