Footballs/Soccer balls - all info, pics, questions here [1]

Discussion in 'Soccer Boots' started by appleCORR7, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Pangu

    Pangu Member

    Jan 4, 2004
    Australia
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Does anyone remember the Nike Geo Merlin, i just found mine. This thing flies off the boot! Its definitely up there as a contender for best ball for me :)
     
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  2. newone88

    newone88 Member

    May 2, 2006
    San Francisco
    So there boots for speed, power boots, control boot, accuracy boots, etc...
    Now I just saw this ball that would help you with your knuckle , swerve, curve and bend your shots...(-;
    I never heard of this company before or tested this ball but I'm intrigued. I know it might a gimmick but might give it a go and see...(-;
    http://benditsoccer.com/
    have anyone tried this ball before?
     
  3. derbyyank13

    derbyyank13 Member+

    Nov 8, 2008
    Niigata, Japan
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    Never even heard of it. Their taglines are not great.
    "We don't wait four years to launch a classic"

    Yeah neither does adidas......

    Also their regular price for a ball pump is $18????? That's stupidly overpriced.
     
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  4. cs2016

    cs2016 New Member

    May 28, 2016
    Club:
    AC Milan
  5. john_mizuno8

    john_mizuno8 Member

    Olympiakos
    Greece
    Mar 16, 2012
    Club:
    Olympiakos Piraeus
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    anyone tried Sondico Venata ?
    [​IMG]

    it's the cheapest Fifa quality ball out there I think..
    I'm going to buy one and see but if anyone already has it please give me some feedback!

    thanks!
     
  6. Corkin23

    Corkin23 Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    N.Ireland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Northern Ireland
    Yes my mate has one for our 5 a side league and it's a quality ball, one of the best i've played with for price if i'm honest. Would purchase one myself if i didn't have a joma.
     
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  7. john_mizuno8

    john_mizuno8 Member

    Olympiakos
    Greece
    Mar 16, 2012
    Club:
    Olympiakos Piraeus
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    I bought the ball I said(Sondico Venata), it's a good ball I played on artificial turf, the only bad thing is that it's not completely "round"....

    anyway, another ball I have looses air slowly(2-3 days) can I fix it somehow?
    is this going to work?:
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. appleCORR7

    appleCORR7 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Where did you get that from? 1975?! ;)

    appleCORR
     
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  9. john_mizuno8

    john_mizuno8 Member

    Olympiakos
    Greece
    Mar 16, 2012
    Club:
    Olympiakos Piraeus
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    lol :p just found it on ebay... any other solution?? :confused:
     
  10. appleCORR7

    appleCORR7 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    If you haven't it for very long return it to where you got it from and see what they say. Most top of the range balls come with some sort of guarantee (it usually says it by where you pump the ball up). I had a Champions League ball a few seasons ago and there was a light hole where the panels were glued together. I took it back to where I had it from. They stuck it in a sink full of water and saw that air was coming out and gave me a full refund.

    Have to admit I've never heard of 'Ball Doctor' but if you cant do the above and it isn't expensive I'd give it a go you have nothing to lose if you still want to use the ball that's releasing air.

    appleCORR
     
  11. shrtysskat8

    shrtysskat8 Member

    Aug 3, 2005
    Chicago
    +1 to Voit. Been using one for a good part of the year on turf and crap fields, still very nice to play with and looks good. Well worth the 45-70 price tag you find them for. It does remind me of some Nike balls from few years ago, which is a good thing imo
     
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  12. Pangu

    Pangu Member

    Jan 4, 2004
    Australia
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Any one have any experience with the Adidas finale top training ball?
     
  13. cadmonkey12

    cadmonkey12 Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I had an older one, it had a soft padded feel to it and was pretty decent for the money, but it was SUPER grippy!!!
    Too grippy for most of the guys I play with. I don't know if the newest ones are the same.
     
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  14. derbyyank13

    derbyyank13 Member+

    Nov 8, 2008
    Niigata, Japan
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    One of the best balls for under $50.
     
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  15. newone88

    newone88 Member

    May 2, 2006
    San Francisco
    I second that.

    we had few of these balls last year when I coached a U14 team and players would fight over these balls :)
     
  16. Pangu

    Pangu Member

    Jan 4, 2004
    Australia
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    [​IMG]

    Got a really good deal so I bit the bullet and got a new set of training balls. Had a run out tonight and they were great!
     
  17. appleCORR7

    appleCORR7 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Love those - I was so disappointed when my Wembley final ball got a slow puncture as the glue hadn't been applied properly. when I took it back to the store they'd sold the other one :( usually though if you look after them they seem to last forever. I'm still using my Teamgeist. And I've got back ups but this one doesn't seem to want to give up the ghost!

    appleCORR
     
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  18. Pangu

    Pangu Member

    Jan 4, 2004
    Australia
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Alright. Here's one for you guys. I went to a store today and they had two fevernova match balls. The guy said he's had them since 2004, they felt legit but I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with counterfeit fevernova or perhaps reissue balls? Are reissues made to the same specs or more just aesthetics for display? Cheers!
     
  19. derbyyank13

    derbyyank13 Member+

    Nov 8, 2008
    Niigata, Japan
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    They normally only do reissues for the World Cup years and that is a fairly recent trend...Although Adidas has been offering all of the previous world cup matchballs as a set every year there is a world cup. I don't know. We have an original one on the wall at work so I do some due diligence if you need...
     
  20. Jenny Thomsan

    Jenny Thomsan New Member

    MU
    Germany
    Jan 14, 2020

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