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    Default Single hinge vs. dual hinge mitts?

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of catcher's mitt? DD currently using a dual hinge A1000, but it seems the majority of catchers I see are using single hinge models.

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    Maybe single hinge are available more. I am betting most catchers won't know what you are talking about. I just think that it is personal preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by #10 View Post
    What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of catcher's mitt? DD currently using a dual hinge A1000, but it seems the majority of catchers I see are using single hinge models.
    Dual hinge mitts better mimics the hand than a single hinge mitt. One hinge mimics the fold between the thumb and palm, and the other hinge mimics the fold between the pinky-ring finger and palm. A dual hinge catchers mitt tends to have a deeper pocket because it pulls the thumb forward a bit which is better suited for softball. Also, a dual hinge mitt opens flatter when blocking. I'm fairly sure the majority of fastpitch catchers mitts are dual hinge.
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    Dual hinge. Period. IMHO, single hinge is a baseball design (and encourages poor blocking technique).
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    I'm finding that smaller hands seem to do better with a single-hinge mitt.

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    My daughter uses a Vinci fast pitch catchers mitt. Is that considered a dual hinge mitt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverfox1589 View Post
    My daughter uses a Vinci fast pitch catchers mitt. Is that considered a dual hinge mitt?
    Yes, it is.
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    I have been looking for mine for weeks now...we moved the TV to another room and the DVDs all got moved as well, and the NECC DVD disappeared. This is the time of year I'd really like to have it for our catchers, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salina View Post
    I have been looking for mine for weeks now...we moved the TV to another room and the DVDs all got moved as well, and the NECC DVD disappeared. This is the time of year I'd really like to have it for our catchers, too.
    Uh, what's this about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by salina View Post
    I have been looking for mine for weeks now...we moved the TV to another room and the DVDs all got moved as well, and the NECC DVD disappeared. This is the time of year I'd really like to have it for our catchers, too.
    Welcome to DFP, salina.

    However it seems you may have posted your comment in the wrong thread. This is about catcher's mitts, not the NECC DVD.

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