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Vinci Sports Sunglasses Winner!

Friday, September 6th, 2013

While Vinci Pro Baseball is known for its high-quality baseball and softball gloves, Vinci also manufactures several other products that are helpful to players including glove conditioner, softball pants, and Vinci sports sunglasses.  Vinci sports sunglasses are not only great protection for baseball players, they are great for those who play other sports as well including golfers, skiers, runners, hunters and more.  These Vinci sports sunglasses are made with a wrap around design which gives athletes a larger range of view and protects the eyes from debris.  The protection doesn’t stop there.  Made with polycarbonate lenses, these sunglasses are impact resistant and also provide 100% protection against UVA and UVB rays.

Each pair of Vinci sports sunglasses comes with three sets of lenses and the frames are available in red, grey, white and black.  Perhaps the coolest aspect of these sunglasses is the “pop out” feature. When facing impact, the lenses tend to ”pop out” which can protect the face from injury it may otherwise sustain when wearing other sunglasses.

Recently, Vinci Pro Baseball, gave fans a chance to win a pair of these unique, high-quality sports sunglasses.  Entrant were able to select the frame color of the pair that they wanted to win, then enter to win it.  The entire sweepstakes was run via an application on the Vinci Baseball Facebook page.  We are happy to announce that Mark T. is the winner of the Vinci Baseball Sunglasses Sweepstakes 2013.  Mark will be hearing from Vinci soon!

Didn’t win this time? Vinci is hard at work putting together the next opportunity for you to win.  Be sure to “like” us on Facebook and check in often.  Tell us what products you love on our page and we’ll use your feedback to pick out something great for the next giveaway!

Vinci 1st Annual Tournament

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

We’re both excited and proud to announce the 1st Annual 18U Vinci summer kick off wood bat tourney. Hosted by the Westchester Academy Baseball. Who will be crowned champion of the tournament?

Check out the times and dates below:

June 28th through
June 30th,2013

1st ANNUAL 18U Vinci
SUMMER KICK OFF
WOOD BAT TOURNEY
@ Disbrow Park (Rye, NY)

Registered Teams (8 Team Limit)

TEAMS IN BOLD ARE PAID IN FULL

1. WESTCHESTER ACADEMY 18U Elite
2. WESTCHESTER ACADEMY 18U Grey
3. Croton Bombers
4. Connecticut BLUE JAYS
5. Seminoles Baseball
6. Legit Baseball
7. Williamsburg Bombers
8. Fairfield Cardinals

Tournament will consist of FOUR guaranteed games.

First THREE games will be in POOL PLAY, FOURTH game will begin the PLAYOFFS

Friday – Games will be played at Disbrow Park (141 Oakland Beach Ave, Rye, NY 10580), Rec Park in Port Chester (593 Locust Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573) and Harrison HS Lower Field (255 Union Ave, Harrison, NY 10528)

Saturday & Sunday – Games will be played at Disbrow Park in Rye, NY. The address for the complex is 141 Oakland Beach Avenue, Rye, NY 10580.

Good luck and HAVE FUN!!

The staff at Vinci

Introducing Two New Optimus Gloves

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Introducing Optimus First Base Mitt and Catchers Mitt

The Vinci Research and Development department has been working for the past two years to bring you the newest Vinci Pro glove series, the Optimus series. The Optimus series already made its way into the Major Leagues as gloves in this series were tested throughout the 2012 season at the Major League level.

Every glove in this series features a top of the line leather. This leather has proven to be very durable and provides a unique feel that we think Vinci Pro fans will appreciate. Gloves in the Optimus series are also made with rolled welting which makes for a better looking glove. By far, this is the best Vinci Pro Baseball glove series to date, which is why it was named “Optimus,” which is the Latin word meaning “BEST.”

Optimus Firstbase Mitt
Optimus First Base Mitt
13 Inch
Closed Back
Reinforced Dual Web

Optimus Catchers MittOptimus Catchers Mitt

33 inch

Traditional Web

 

Introducing Optimus First Base Mitt and Catchers Mitt

Carlos Teller Shows How To Throw A Curve Ball

Monday, June 10th, 2013

We recently had a special guest visit us at Vinci headquarters. While visiting our friend Carlos Teller made a short video showing how to throw a curve ball the way a professional baseball player does. Carlos pitches in the San Francisco Giants organization.
Find out more about Carlos Teller here

Keep an eye out for future videos containing Carlos Teller offering other helpful tips about the game.

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Girls Fast Pitch Softball Gloves

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Girls Fast Pitch Gloves

Looking for a premium girls fast pitch softball glove? After years of research Vinci has come up with designs on catchers mitts, first base mitts, as well as for pitchers and fielding positions. Our limited series gloves are built to the identical standards of those wearing in Major League Baseball. These gloves are built tough and made to last. If you’re looking for a glove to help elevate your game to the next level, you’ve found it.

Designed specifically for girl’s, these gloves will help you catch a fast pitch softball due to the depth of our pocket. At the same time, the finger stalls will snugly and comfortably fit your fingers. If you prefer a lighter weight glove, with a quicker break in time, check out our -22 series girls fastpitch softball gloves.

All Vinci girls fast pitch gloves come with an adjustable Velcro back. All gloves in the fast pitch series can be customized by choosing (limited series) leather color, lace color, style web, mesh back option,even embroider your own name/and or number. -22 series only leather color option is black.

To see our entire stock of Girls Fast Pitch gloves, visit our Website to choose your model today! Thinking about specific color combinations? We can do that too! Visit our Custom Glove page to design your very own Vinci Girls Fast Pitch glove.

How To Break In A New Baseball Glove

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

All baseball gloves and softball gloves need to be “broken in” before use in order to provide a proper fit and to play a better game. Many companies use industrial machines to simulate the natural breaking in process. At Vinci, we find that this method often results in “floppy”, ill-fitting gloves with significantly shorter product lives. The individual nature of a player’s hand size and shape, catching style and glove preference lends itself better to a more customized break in process. The steps below will provide you with some basic tips on how to quickly and effectively incorporate your new Vinci glove into your game.

The two basic goals of breaking in a glove are softening the leather and forming the pocket.


Baseball Glove Break In Kit
1) To properly soften the leather, use exclusive Vinci Glove Conditioner with every new glove.** Using latex gloves, apply conditioner to all leather areas of glove including the pocket, laces, and rear. Too much conditioner can actually shorten the life of your glove by speeding up deterioration, so a good rule of thumb is to never apply more than a pea sized amount at a time. Usually 3 – 5 pea sized applications will
sufficiently treat each side of a new glove.

2) Let your glove sit for 24 hours allowing conditioner to fully absorb into leather. Wipe off any excess using a clean, dry cloth. Do not apply more conditioner for at least 2 weeks.

3) Move the heel of the glove firmly back and forth in a “shoe shining” motion. Do the same with the fingers and where the bottom of the web meets the glove. This movement will help to loosen the fibers of the leather and interior linings.
Besides playing catch there are many ways to form a pocket into your baseball glove.

4) Get a baseball or softball depending on your needs for the glove (some players prefer using a hollow plastic ball like the one pictured in the Vinci Break In Kit). Place the ball firmly into the pocket area of the glove.

5) Using 2 Vinci Glove Bands (string, elastic bands, belts, or bungees will work as well), wrap the outside of the glove in an “X” pattern, closing the ball firmly into the pocket. Allow the glove to sit overnight.

6) Remove the bands and toss a ball firmly into the pocket area 50 – 100 times.* Taking time to press and twist the ball into the leather.

7) Repeat steps 3 through 6 until your glove is sufficiently broken in.

You may also use a glove mallet like the one included in the Vinci Glove Break In Kit to hammer into the pocket. The tapered handle of the mallet can be used to size the finger holes of the glove if they feel too tight on your hands. Place the tapered end of the mallet into the fingers of glove and rotate slowly to expand the size of the openings.

Introducing NEW Black Optimus Leather

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Introducing the Addition of NEW Black Optimus Leather

New Black Leather Optimus

Do to popular demand we have researched and found what we believe to be the finest Black Leather in the industry.

Here is information on some of our current line up of Optimus series gloves.

The Vinci Research and Development department has been working for the past two years to bring you the newest Vinci Pro glove series, the Optimus series. The Optimus series already made its way into the Major Leagues as gloves in this series were tested throughout the 2012 season at the Major League level.

Every glove in this series features a top of the line leather. This leather has proven to be very durable and provides a unique feel that we think Vinci Pro fans will appreciate. Gloves in the Optimus series are also made with rolled welting which makes for a better looking glove. By far, this is the best Vinci Pro Baseball glove series to date, which is why it was named “Optimus,” which is the Latin word meaning “BEST.”

The Optimus JV comes in Walnut with a black mesh back and black lace. This 11.5 inch glove is great for any infielder looking to up their game in style and the sophisticated look is just the beginning! With an I-Web style of web and an open back this could just be your next Vinci glove! The pocket design is just right for quick catch and release of the ball during play.

Outfielder’s will enjoy playing ball with the new Vinci Optimus BM Baseball Glove. Vinci’s signature deep pocket design makes catching fly balls a cinch and the longer length of this glove helps extend player reach and range. This 13 inch Vinci features a closed back design and dual H-Post web style and it comes in walnut with a black mesh back.

Vinci’s new 11.5 inch Optimus BV will make any pitcher the center of attention with its walnut leather, open back, black lace, and solid web design.

Made for both Infield and Pitcher positions, the Vinci Optimus JC is an all-leather glove with open back and Net-T web in an 11.5 inch size.

These four gloves being made in the sizes noted above, but can be customized in sizes up to 13.5 inches. Vinci will also allow color customization on gloves in this series with multiple color options for the lace and mesh. Mesh colors available include navy blue, gray and black. The name personalization feature is also available for an additional charge. Call Vinci Pro at 1.888.529.6864 for details on glove customization.

Each glove also comes with a FREE Vinci glove bag and Vinci glove conditioner.