32″ circumference pattern, Spiral-Lock web, open back Akadema’s unique Grasp-Clasp wrist system, and deep pocket created for the severe youth catcher. Developed by Hall of Famer Gary Carter, the AGC-98 features brand-new patent pending “Tension Wedge” technology, located in between the forefinger and thumb, the Praying Mantis provides shock absorbing security for the hand versus injury and sting when getting the ball. The Hoping Mantis also provides 2 additional “Finger Hammocks” allowing the fingers to be strongly located and more secure in the glove. Extra functions consist of the “Double-sided Slim Padding” permitting increased pocket size and easier ball retention. Uniquely created shape enables the throwing hand much easier access into the pocket, leading to a quicker glove to hand transfer and faster times to second base. The Hoping Mantis likewise includes a “Double Flexhinge” makings the glove snap closed on contact. Hand-crafted with select U.S. Steerhide pocket, AkademaLyte leather on the back, and Akadema 1/4″ Rawhide gray lacing. Right or left hand throw.
- 32″ area Hoping Mantis pattern
- Spiral lock web
- Open back
- Deep pocket