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Hide and Play
Wilson’s 2023 A2K lineup brings six premium gloves to the diamond, offering patterns designed for professional-caliber players across all positions, including a new look for the brand’s classic A2K made with Pro Stock Select leather consisting of only the top five percent of Wilson hides.
FANCY A BAG?
The next evolution in sublimation comes from FSGA’s (Fancy Sports Gear America) fully custom Specialty Bag Line. All of the bags feature unlimited colors and logos with sublimation, along with seatbelt grade webbing and rivets at stress points.
Taking It To Heart
Crafted from premium Heart of the Hide steer-hide leather, Rawlings’ 11.5-inch HOH R2G ContoUR fit infield glove is for young players who want a pro-level glove with a fit tailored specifically to them. This R2G infield glove features its 23-pattern for more ball control and quicker transfers while offering slimmer, lowered finger stalls, a tighter hand opening and an adjustable, pull-lace wrist system for a more custom fit.
Put On A Game Face
Softball players looking for protection and comfort can turn to the Markwort Universal Game Face Softball Mask, billed as the safest non-helmeted face mask and the only mask to withstand impacts of more than 80 mph. The mask never fogs, it reduces glare and features a ventilated airflow system.
It’s safety first with Champro’s HX Rise and HX Rise Pro with Mask batting helmets that maximize safety, airflow, visibility and comfort. The weight-optimized shell is durable ABS and features its maximum comfort pad system with BioFresh and Dri-Gear technology.
Glad for Vlad
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s signature series model, the Turning Model VG27, is similar to a C243 model, one of Louisville Slugger’s oldest and most popular big-barrel models. It is made of birch, the fastest growing species with professional players, and features a combination of surface hardness and flexibility for increased durability. Hard like maple, birch provides great sound and feel on contact.
Petrified And Improved
The newest line from BamBooBat is its Petrified Hickory Hybrid bats, available in the same two turnings of 271 (shown in photo) and 243, but in different color ways. The 271 balanced bat comes with a brown handle and natural barrel and has the rubberized grip handle and is available with a large Petrified graphic or a small Petrified logo on the barrel.
Bringing together performance, durability and style, Alleson Athletic’s Crush Fastpitch Pant is a 14-ounce, mid-calf pant with a double-layer reinforced knee, while the back of the knee is a dura-light vented panel to keep players cool and comfortable. A gripper inside waistband holds the jersey in place.
Who You Gonna Call?
The newest member of Easton’s Ghost family is the Ghost Unlimited fast-pitch bat, promoted as the brand’s most advanced one-piece bat. The Ghost Unlimited is a one-piece bat featuring Easton’s patented Double Barrel EXT construction and a one-inch longer barrel, providing the highest allowable performance across an even larger hitting area, creating a bigger sweet spot.
Taking It To The Limit
Taking basketball system technology to a new level, Gared’s Outer Limit Arena Portable System is a jet-black unit loaded with convenience features, such as a compact weighted base with 360-degree wheels and forklift slots and full multi-media capabilities for televised broadcasts and live-streaming.
Zip It Up
Sanmar’s Sport-Tek Circuit Hooded Full-Zip is designed for warmups or cooldowns and moves with an athlete throughout practice, game or even for everyday wear. It features a tear-away removable label, three-panel hood, Vislon front zipper and secure front pockets.
GET A GRIP
No need for a towel to wipe away sweat with Badger Sport’s innovative line of stock performance apparel called Sweatless Get a Grip. This two-in-one design features lightweight sweatband panels sewn into key action areas of performance garments to provide grip and performance, eliminating the need for a towel.
Lighting It Up
The Light LS2 from Light Helmets is nearly half the weight of other football helmets. A lighter helmet reduces fatigue while reducing the kinetic energy of impacts experienced on the field. The LS2 absorbs impact and dissipates force to reduce the kinetic energy from collisions, while a new D3O Fitment Kit is designed with D3O foam that improves impact protection while allowing the LS2 to be customized for
virtually any head shape.
In a Pickle(ball)
It’s all about pickleball these days and two new products from Champion Sports are right on target.
• Recommended for new and seasoned players alike, the Shadow-X Pickleball Paddle (above) is its most versatile yet. Made with a honeycomb core and a solid grip, its lightweight feel allows players a weight:power ratio for maximum control and confidence.
• The Rhino Deluxe Pickleball net (below) is versatile and can be used on any flat surface on or off a court. With sturdy four-inch locking wheels, this system offers heavy-duty stable construction and easy portability and a constructed black nylon mesh net with all-round nylon binding and a heavy-duty powder coated steel frame complete the package.