Much like in the insect world where the
Praying Mantis is known to devour its competition,
Akadema's new catcher's mitt will do the same to conventional catcher's mitts.
The Praying Mantis is the most innovative catcher's
mitt ever to hit the market, with many unique features setting it apart from the
With new patented "Stress Wedge" technology
located between the index finger and thumb, the Praying
Mantis offers shock absorbing protection for the hand against injury and
sting when receiving the ball. The Praying Mantis
also offers two additional "Finger Hammocks" allowing the fingers to be firmly
positioned and more secure in the glove.
Additional features include the Double-sided Slim
Padding allowing for increased pocket size and easier ball retention. Uniquely
designed shape allows the throwing hand easier access into the pocket. resulting
in a quicker glove to hand transfer and faster times to second base. The
Praying Mantis also features a "Double Flexhinge"
which makes the glove snap closed on contact.
The APM 42 Model features a 32.5" circumference,
Praying Mantis Pattern, Spiral-Lock web, Stress-Wedge technology, Double-sided
Slim Padding, Triple Hammock, open back, medium/deep pocket. Right hand throw