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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.

Order A Custom Glove- Receive Free Vinci T-Shirt with Your Own 2 Digit Number on Back

Monday, April 29th, 2013

This week only, Vinci is offering a free Vinci Make the Play T-Shirt with your own custom 2-digit number on the back with any custom glove order. To get your free t-shirt, simply order a custom glove at www.vincipro.com. Customization offered on 22, Limited, Limited Mesh, and our newest line the Optimus series of baseball and softball gloves!

 

Engraving a personal name to any of our regular stock gloves from the series mentioned above will also qualify for the free t-shirt give away

 

Click here to see our Vinci Make the Play t-shirts

To get your free t-shirt (a $19.95 value), after selecting your custom glove from our shopping cart system, enter our apparel store and select your t-shirt size, enter your 2-digit number and proceed to check out. At check out, in our coupon code section enter “freet” and click submit. All t-shirts are ash grey with black lettering, and have Vinci Make the Play on the front. 1 free shirt per customer and is only available to our retail customers. Free t-shirt offer valid from Monday April 29th to Saturday May 4th. All custom glove orders will take 4-6 weeks for processing.

 

Look at all the amazing options Vinci has to offer, take advantage of our wide selection of custom gloves and get your free Vinci Make the Play t-shirt!

 

Click here to see our Custom Glove Options

 

 

Questions with Wayne Vinci Product Specialist

Friday, April 12th, 2013

We spoke with our product specialist Wayne Wright, asking him some common questions we get in the order department. Here are the questions along with Wayne’s answers.

How long does it take to get a custom glove made?

WAYNE: Because of our quality control it takes 4 to 6 weeks to build your custom glove. Once the order is placed. 1.The leather is cut. 2. Name embroidered on the flat leather. 3. Leather and padding is sewn together. 4. Web and lace is added. 5.The glove is then inspected and shipped directly to you.

What is the difference between the glove I can purchase and the gloves the Professional Players use?

WAYNE: Nothing… We use the same leather, padding, and lace that we use for the Pros.

If I want to order a glove and have expedited shipping what do I do?

WAYNE: Our gloves go out with 3 major shipping companies now. USPS, UPS, & FEDEX. They all have ways to expedite shipping for an additional charge. You can call us at 888-529-6864, email me at askwayne@vincipro.com or simply put a note in the comment section of check out.

There is no store in my area. How do I purchase a VINCI glove without worrying about if I will like the glove or not?

WAYNE: We guarantee you will like our products. If you get a product from us and you are not completely satisfied, you may return it within 15 days in NEW condition, not conditioned or broken-in in any way. We will replace the product with another of equal value or issue a full refund.

What do I do if a glove I want shows out of stock on your website?

WAYNE: Call or email me and I may be able to help you with a suitable replacement or let you know when that glove will be available. We are constantly making more gloves.  Our production line is busy especially this time of year.

How do you feel about the new Optimus gloves?

WAYNE: I love them!!! The leather is the best quality leather I have ever seen!!! I only wish these gloves were around when I played ball… Maybe my grand kids will get to use them!

New Vinci Baseball and Softball Gloves Now Available

Monday, March 25th, 2013

New Vinci Baseball and Softball Glove Models In Stock and Ready To Ship

Spring is here! So are 3 NEW Vinci glove models. Two are additions to our extremely successful  Optimus series glove line. The other is a new color that we have added to our CP Series. The JV20 in cream with dark brown, which has already been a hit in black, as well as Navy with white.

 

Optimus PJ

Optimus PJ 13 Inch

Optimus PJ 13 inch

The Optimus PJ 13 inch is a great glove for either baseball or softball. Our top of the line walnut leather has been tested at the major league level for the past two years. Carlos Torres of the New York Mets calls it “The best glove I’ve ever seen”.

 

Optimus JS

 

Optimus JS

Optimus JS

 

The Optimus JS is a 12 inch baseball glove that’s great for pitchers and infielders. Because of it’s deep pocket, it can also be used in softball for infield positions.

Another new feature is the ability to customize any Optimus glove that you would like. Check out the custom Optimus Glove page here: Custom Optimus Baseball or Sotball Glove

 

The JV20

JV20

JV20 Cream and Dark Brown

 

 

The CP Series JV20 is sure to be a hit! This glove is modeled after the glove worn in the minor leagues by Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees.

11.5 inch Baseball glove Model JV20 Cream and Dark Brown is the perfect glove for the middle infielder with style, or the avid collector. It is one of our most popular gloves. Pictures do not do this product justice. Wait till you see it in person.

If you have any questions on the above models or any Vinci product, we’d love to hear from you. Give us a call at 888-529-6864.

 

 

New Vinci Glove Series: Optimus

Friday, January 11th, 2013

The BEST Vinci Pro Gloves Yet!

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.

Starting Monday, four new gloves from this series will be made available to the public for the first time. The Optimus JV, Optimus BM, Optimus BV and Optimus JC gloves will be the first in this series available for purchase with more to follow.

Every glove in this new series features a new top of the line leather, never before used in a Vinci glove. The new leather is exclusively available in Walnut color. 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 available on Monday will be carried stock 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.

Initially, gloves in the new Vinci Pro Optimus Series will be available at lower, special introductory pricing. Not only that, but each glove also comes with a FREE Vinci glove bag and Vinci glove conditioner.

Vinci Santa Brings Baseball & Softball Gifts – Winning Videos

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

The winners of the Vinci Santa Wish List Video Contest have been selected!

From November 21 through December 23 Vinci fans were able to create a video depicting which Vinci Pro product that they wished to receive from Vinci Santa. After reviewing all entries, a panel of judges was to select a winner for each of the five contest categories: Adult Limited / Mesh, Batting Gloves, Sports Sunglasses, Mini-Glove / Business Card Holder, and Youth Glove. The contest received several entries but zero entries in the Mini-Glove / Business Card Holder and Batting Gloves categories. So, Vinci judges were only able to select a winner in the other three categories.

Check out the winning videos:

Adult Limited / Mesh: http://youtu.be/ieWUBi9HNs8

Vinci Sports Sunglasses: http://youtu.be/n274RpkFt2I

Vinci Youth Glove: http://youtu.be/p95pQ-Slnhg

Congratulations to the winners who will each receive the Vinci Pro Baseball or Softball Gift they selected.

All those who submitted a video will receive an email from Vinci soon with good news! So if you entered, be sure to check your inbox for correspondence from Vinci regarding this contest. We would like to thank everyone who submitted a video as well as all those who took the time to watch them!