Our design team watched football players in action on the pitch to develop this football.
We wanted to create a ball with optimal durability on hard pitches that would also be waterproof for playing beach soccer.
We also used a bladder with thread winding (2 km of thread is wrapped around the bladder) to ensure lasting inflation and better sphericity.
Between 420 and 445g (Size 5)
Between 68.5 and 69.5g (Size 5)
Average measured variation: maximum 1.5%.
We measure the football's sphericity at 4500 different points and examine the recorded discrepancies.
If the difference is greater than 1.5% (FIFA Pro Standard), our engineers are tasked with improving the sphericity to guarantee consistent bounce.
Maximum pressure loss
We inflate the ball to the recommended pressure (meaning 0.8 bar).
72 hours later, the ball must not lose more than 15% of its pressure, meaning approx. 0.1 bar. The pressure after 72 hours must, therefore, be at approx. 0.7 bar.
This also means that it is quite normal for a ball to lose pressure after a few days.
We simulate rainy playing conditions in a lab, leaving the ball to sit in 2 cm of water on a pivoting support whilst subjecting it to 250 compressions.
By the end of the test, the ball must not have absorbed more than 15% of its weight, or approx. 60 g for this F500 in size 5.
Between 135 and 155cm with a maximum difference of 10cm between the ball's highest and lowest bounce. Each ball is dropped 10 times on a steel plate from 2 meters in height
Shape and pressure retention
The most stringent test we put this ball through is the shooting machine test.
Withstands up to 2500 shots against an inclined concrete surface at 50 km/h at a distance of 2.5 m.
At the end of the test, we check:
- the ball's general state: stitching must withstand this test
- the circumference: it must not have increased by more than 1.5 cm
- the sphericity: it must not have varied by over 1.5%
- the pressure: the ball's loss of pressure must not exceed 0.1 bar
Tips for storage and maintenance
Do not completely deflate the ball because this will damage the thermobonded panels and reduce the ball's life span.
After use, store your ball in a dry and ventilated place.
Restrictions on use
Do not completely deflate or crush.