Wilson A2000 Baseball Glove Care Kit
The glove is one of the most essential pieces of gear used in baseball, thus it is generally made to be sturdy and durable to handle and do its job remarkably well. Hence, it is not surprising how some players would be willing to pay a huge amount for a premium quality and excellent baseball glove that is efficient and long lasting.
However, through time and high intensity games, the lace may break and wear out eventually.
And while it is easier to get a new one, some opt for repair because of the following reasons:
Whether it is your first ever baseball glove, a gift from your parents or the one that gave you your first of many team wins, it carries too many memories to just let it go. Thus, they can’t blame you for holding on to even the tiniest bit of saving grace left to salvage and use it still.
You will be able to save more money by repairing it than buying a new one.
For some, they just prefer to get it fixed as it may be more convenient and easier for them than going to the store and get a new one.
Thus, this article will walk you through the process of the Wilson A2000 baseball glove lace repair so you will know how to do it yourself in case it breaks and you’re not ready to part ways.
What you will need:
To provide you the help and assistance for the entire process, these tools should be prepared:
- Threading Needle
- Glove Oil
To make it easy and convenient for you, you will be able to find the complete set of baseball glove lace repair kit here.
How to Re- Lace Wilson A2000 Baseball Glove
The thought of repairing and doing it yourself without any professional background and experience is surely daunting and overwhelming. But by following all these steps to the latter, you will realize it is actually pretty easy and not intimidating at all.
To provide you the guide during the process, take a clear picture of your glove, emphasizing on the lace and stitches before starting.This will provide you the visual of how the final output should look like when you start re-stitching the lace later on.
1. Remove the lace. Put on some oil on the glove to make it easy breezy to do. The lace could be stiff and a bit tight especially in between the fingers. Be careful not to over- apply the oil as you don’t want it to be too slippery or slimy either.
2. Before replacing the laces, apply a liberal amount of oil in it as well so it will slip easily as you stitch them.
3. Cut about 45 degrees slit on the end of the lace and screw it to the needle securely. After that, you can go ahead and start re- stitching.
4. You can start on the palm area first, which is the most difficult to stitch since it resembles a curve shape, almost. Keep in mind that when lacing, the shiny side should be on the outer façade. The process starts at the back part of your pinky finger where you lace the needle on the hole, tracing through the lines on the palm.
To ensure accuracy and consistency of the stitching, allow your free hand to assist by feeling the glove’s pattern underneath the glove and how the lace should be. Follow how the stitches run from the old one. When you reach the end, tie off the knot, leaving few inches for tying later.
5. Then when it’s done, proceed on stitching the other parts which is on the bottom of the palm area following the same process and the same stitching as the one replaced.
6. When stitching on the finger part, follow the Wilson style, which resembles a criss-cross on the inside on the palm like what we normally see on most baseball gloves. Start on the bottom hole on the pinky and come out at the top of the second hole. Leave an approximately 4 to 5 inches extra for tying. Continuing stitching to the ring finger and so on again, following your guide. You can adjust the tightness based on how you would want it.
7. After completing the last hole, finish it off with a square knot.
When finished, your glove will be as good as new. The first time will always be tricky, but once you get the hang of it, it will be just a breeze. You might even find the process enjoyable and fun to do. And definitely the succeeding will just be a walk in the park.
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