DD, who is 17U now, switched at 15U.
She was gonna focus on slapping, but she mostly hit away for the first few years.
This helped her reach her goal of becoming a triple threat.
It's nice to be able to switch between hitting away and slapping, especially if one isn't working :). She...
She switched in the winter and had time to adjust.
Played B level in spring and did fine.
She has no problem swinging it, but each kid is different...
She is now 120 lbs and playing PGF...
Working on slapping...
Best bet is to talk to Casedawg51 about the BV1929-L.
He is one that recommended that I didn't need to spend more money on smaller glove for DD when she moved to SS.
Bought 2 gloves from him and almost a third...
14U DD who started in CF and transitioned to almost full time SS uses a 12.75" Vinci RV-1961-L.
When I asked her if she wanted a shorter glove for SS she said she liked the extra reach the 12.75" gives her.
She also has fast ball transfer so the extra size doesn't slow her down.
This glove I've...
14U DD - 5'3" 110 lbs with larger hands has used a RV1961-L 12.75" from Casedawg since 12U.
She played CF in 12U and now plays SS.
I asked her if she wanted a smaller glove for infield, but she says she prefers the 12.75" for the additional range it provides.
She is very quick and she is able...
Vinci RV-1961-L - 12.75 inch glove with dual web.
At 12U used this for outfield. At 14U using for SS.
Currently 13yr old, 5'3".
Took a long time to break in and DD wasn't too pleased with it.
Now that it is broken-in she loves it...
DD was swinging 32/22 CF5 -10 and I got her a 2014 32/21 LXT -9 and Xeno 32/22 -10.
The LXT seems around the same weight as the -10 bats and is easier to swing (more balanced?) than the Xeno, which seems a little end-loaded.
I will eventually weight these bats to get actual figures.
Did notice the JCV-22 doesn't open as much as her old Mizuno glove.
Took her a while to adjust to the Mizuno and I haven't noticed any pronounced issues with the Vinci yet.
She just changed to the JCV-22 and we'll see if she starts dropping balls once she fully gets used to it.
Fall ball starts...
12 year old DD just got a JCV-22 to replace her loaner Mizuno GXC93 and loves it.
She wanted something with more padding...
Moved up to 14U and was catching pitcher 50mph+ with no problem or pain!
The JCV-22 breaks in faster and I believe is lighter than the JCV-VM.
Got this from CaseDawg.
DD just got a new helmet that came with one of these and didn't like the way it looked and took it off right away.
Her old borrowed helmet didn't have one and most girls I see catching don't wear one.
She too has been taught to drop chin to protect throat.
Just make sure the chest protector is...
Some super deals on Amazon:
$39.12 - Mizuno Frenzy Super Lite Fastpitch (-12) Bat - 33/21 - not sure has new stamp.
$99.95 - Mizuno 2014 Whiteout End Load Fastpitch Softball Bat - 32/23
$99.95 - Mizuno 2014 Whiteout Fastpitch Softball Bat 32/19.5
Little lighter bat but out of your $ range...
Daughter just got a Vinci JCV-22 catchers mitt to replace the Mizuno borrowed from the coaches daughter. So far it's a keeper.
Break in took a couple of weeks, a lot easier than the Vinci RV-1961-L which took 2 - 3 months!
Got both from casedawg51. A great guy to deal with and both...