- Rated 4 stars
- Mizuno Prospect GXS101 Youth Fastpitch Catcher's Mitt Review
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Mizuno produces gloves for all ages and different skill levels, and they have been making them for many years. The Prospect GXS101 is one of their best gloves for youth catchers, and it combines different technologies to make it easy for players to catch balls, close the glove and also enjoy the game. The technology includes PowerClose, V-Flex Notch, Adjustable Wrist Strap and ParaShock Palm Pad. The mitt also has a closed back design, H-Web, and a deep pocket.
Features and Design
- Power Close: The Power Close system on this glove makes it easy for young players to close it and it also makes catching balls easier for them. This mitt also uses a V-Flex Notch to initiate the closure, and this makes it easy for youth catchers.
- ParaShock Palm: This impressive padding design will absorb any shock that comes with repeated use, and it ensures that the young players get sufficient protection and it also makes the mitt very comfortable.
- Design: It is an H-Web Glove that has a closed back design, and this is just what young players need as they are learning to play the game. The mitt also has a deep pocket, and this makes it easy to catch any types if pitches.
- Adjustable Wrist Strap: The adjustable wrist strap is one of the things that will impress most catchers because it not only gives them a quick and secure fit but also makes it possible to get a custom fit.
- Size: it is a 32.5 inches glove that is suitable for use by youth catchers.
- It has a fantastic padding on the palm that offers adequate protection.
- Price is perfect, and it is hard to find anything better that costs the same as it.
- The glove is soft enough and ready to use without any break-in.
- It is lightweight, and this makes it an excellent choice for young catchers.
- If looks matter to you, the attractive appearance of this mitt will impress you.
- The closure is very secure thanks to the hinged heel.
- A catcher can be sure of minimal stinging when using this mitt.
- It is flexible enough, and it will make catchers enjoy the game.
- This mitt will not serve you for long.
- It is not rigid enough, and it feels flimsy.
- The glove might feel a little small and tight for some kids.
- Some catchers complain that is not forgiving if the ball does not land on the pocket.
- You do not get the opportunity to choose from a variety of colors.
Youth catchers that play Fastpitch softball require a comfortable glove that also offers them sufficient protection like the Prospect GXS101. The padding on this glove will impress any catcher, and the good thing is that it is soft enough off the box and so it requires minimal break-in. There are many other things that catchers will love about this glove, but the appearance and stitching are enough to convince most of them to buy. But, you should not overlook the few complaints from buyers such as the fact that it will not last for many seasons and the fact that it looks and feels a little flimsy. If you weigh between the positive and negative things about this glove and you factor in the affordable price tag, you will see that it is worth trying out for youth catchers.