Soccer Balls

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SOCCER.COM dissects the adidas Smart Ball

After taking the revolutionary adidas MiCoach Smart Ball out to the training field to see what it is capable of, we were thoroughly impressed with the different functions, precise measurements and slick phone application that takes the guesswork out of perfecting your free kick and general ball striking technique (see our review here). This new…


Introducing the Conext: official match ball of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup™

The countdown to 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada™ goes up a notch today with the release of the tournament’s official match ball: the adidas Conext. The technology of the ball mimics that of the adidas Brazuca, the official match ball of this year in Brazil, but with a slightly different design. As does the…

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New hi-vis version of the Ordem

Nike ordem 2 Hi-Vis is a high-performance ball that is easy to spot no matter the weather conditions. A high-contrast pattern – Nike’s RaDaR – creates a powerful visual signal in low-light conditions – as the ball rotates the contrast helps to provide an immediate, true read on flight trajectory and spin. Geometric precision distributes pressure…

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Study shows Brazuca is better than Jabulani

Soccer is part art, part science. When it comes to the adidas Brazuca, the revolutionary ball bound for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, the artists (players) have already offered near universal praise for the ball’s true flight and touch. Now the scientists are weighing in with research that backs up player perception. “The goal of…