Can you put a softball in the microwave?
Do not put your glove in the microwave or use detergents to soften the glove, as this can damage the leather. Never put glove oil directly on the glove.
What does microwaving a softball do?
From what is being said on the internet microwaving a ball heats the core and increases the compression apon cooling.
What happens when you freeze a softball?
Scientists have known for years that the deep-freezing of metals changes its microstructure. According to research published by Worth Sports Company, cryogenically treated bats result in a 2 to 4% greater hit distance.
How do you make a softball glove tacky?
Spread glove oil on the glove’s palm and fingers. Rub it in deeply, then put a baseball in the middle of the pocket. Wrap a belt around the middle of the glove and pull it tight. Leave the glove like this overnight, and do this process three nights in a row.
Why does the ball slip out of my glove?
A new glove (not broken in) will cause this as well. Palming the catch is common for younger catchers. Receiving pitches in the palm of the glove is like catching the pitch with a trampoline. Encourage your catcher to guide the pocket to the ball as the ball is caught.
How do you break in a softball glove in the oven?
Rub some oil or shaving cream into the glove to condition it. Place it in the oven for around 3 minutes, just long enough to soften the leather and let the oil soak in. After you take the glove out of the oven, allow it to cool to the touch and then put it on and play a few passes of catch with it.
How do you know if a softball glove fits?
HOW SHOULD A SOFTBALL GLOVE FIT? The fit of your softball glove is crucial to your ability to catch the ball or transfer it from the glove to your hand. For proper sizing, measure from the tip of your index finger to the start of your wrist in inches. Your glove should have a snug fit.