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    My son currently uses a Muzino power close 11 inch glove. The glove is getting too soft so it's time for an upgrade. He's began to take baseball more seriously so I have no problem with getting him something nice, something good. My son is 9 years old, 4'9'', he plays shortstop & pitches.

    It seems like he is in an "in-between" stage for gloves, as an adult 11.5-11.75 glove is too big for his hand/body & the Muzino 11 inch is too small.

    I was looking around online & came across this one:
    It's 11 inches, but catered to youth hands & made of better materials.
    http://www.homerunmonkey.com/homerun...-with-bag.html

    The question is, the Mizuno is also 11 inches as this Rawlings one is & was wondering if anybody had experience between a Rawlings 11 inch & other brands. How does it run, etc?

    Any insight on a good glove for this in between stage would be appreciated.

  • #2
    Rawlings Primo is a really heavy glove.

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    • #3
      http://www.justballgloves.com/produc...s-youth/14318/


      Best of the best.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SC_Josh View Post
        Rawlings Primo is a really heavy glove.
        Thanks. Even though it is specifically designed for a youth player?

        "# Pro Taper model designed for the young baseball player wanting a fit to accommodate a smaller hand size and improved glove control
        # Pro Taper design features a modified pro pattern, smaller hand opening and lowered finger stalls"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by orickx View Post
          Thanks. Even though it is specifically designed for a youth player?

          "# Pro Taper model designed for the young baseball player wanting a fit to accommodate a smaller hand size and improved glove control
          # Pro Taper design features a modified pro pattern, smaller hand opening and lowered finger stalls"
          I would assume so the primo leather is really heavy. For most middle infielders till they get to highschool so i'd assume it would be too heavy for your 9 year old.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SC_Josh View Post
            I would assume so the primo leather is really heavy. For most middle infielders till they get to highschool so i'd assume it would be too heavy for your 9 year old.
            Perhaps this would be a better option & a step up from the Mizuno?

            http://www.rawlingsgear.com/baseball...s/gg1102g.html

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            • #7
              Don't buy that Primo glove from HR Monkey. I bought my kid the same glove except it is the Pro-Preferred shell. It is just the shell that is the higher quality leather, so it is light, but the gloves are really small. The width of the glove isn't big enough, the length is fine. Only a SS or 2B is going to like the glove and it will probably be too small for them.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by orickx View Post
                Perhaps this would be a better option & a step up from the Mizuno?

                http://www.rawlingsgear.com/baseball...s/gg1102g.html
                This is a much better option. The Gold Glove Elites that they sell at Dick's are really good. I have one and a few of our players have them and everyone loves them.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by orickx View Post
                  Perhaps this would be a better option & a step up from the Mizuno?

                  http://www.rawlingsgear.com/baseball...s/gg1102g.html
                  If you go this route, don't pay that price. You can get this glove for 60-70 bucks if you look around.

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                  • #10
                    Until my son was a teen I only bought him a $29 Rawings Derek Jeter model. It meant he could have the most suitable size that year. He never had to grow into a glove. Now he gets them free from Louisville Slugger.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by orickx View Post
                      Any insight on a good glove for this in between stage would be appreciated.
                      I just bought an 11 inch Rawlings Gold Glove Gamer Pro Taper glove for my 6 year old (he's big, and it's a Christmas gift so he won't use it until next spring):

                      http://www.rawlingsgear.com/baseball...FYFo4AodQH8AiA
                      GG1100G_xl.jpg

                      I grabbed this because it was 33% off and I'd had my eye on it for a while. Unfortunately they seem to have run out of this model. But keep your eye on the Rawlings site, the other 11 inch pro taper glove that someone mentioned may get put on special at some point. It's also cheaper at various retailers sometimes (in other words don't spend more than $75 on it).

                      I've examined the glove carefully, and it looks to be very well made. Good quality full grain leather, but not stiff. Nice lining for the palm, good quality stitching and lacing. From what I hear these are some of the very best kid's gloves made. And personally I really like the looks of it.

                      Wish I could report on my son's experience with it, but as I mentioned it's going to be a Christmas present (he's using an old Rawlings 9.5 inch Derek Jeter model right now, it's getting a bit small for him).

                      I would go with the GG1102G, just bide your time and grab it on sale.

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