new ball is egg shaped?

Discussion in 'Soccer Boots' started by rgrayson, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. rgrayson

    rgrayson New Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    eurosport sent the ball deflated like I asked them NOT to but luckily I found a pump and pumped it up. Now today (1 day later) the ball is slightly egg shaped. Will this fix itself? thanks.

    its the adidas replica champions league ball btw.
  2. onfirst

    onfirst Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    There is a greater chance that a ball will be damaged if it is shipped inflated, so I dont think a company would ever send a ball inflated. Keep it fully inflated for a couple of days, it should bounce back.
  3. appleCORR7

    appleCORR7 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    If you use the ball it might get its shape back. But i always find with the cheaper Adidas balls that they dont tend to hold their shape well anyhow.

  4. rgrayson

    rgrayson New Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    50$ is cheap? yikes. it didnt have much of a shape to hold lol i just pumped it up yesterday.
  5. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Remember that there is an inner bladder and an outer shell, with quite a bit of friction between them. It is likely that the inner bladder is not pressing equally on the shell in all places due to how it was inflated. After the ball has been kicked around a little it should equalize.
  6. rgrayson

    rgrayson New Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    ok if its still the same after the weekend ill call eurosport. thanks to everyone.
  7. erictheking

    erictheking Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    I think you may have purchased what is called a 'Rugby Ball'. If I was I'd send it back and buy a 'Football'
  8. redalert101

    redalert101 New Member

    Jan 14, 2004
    Streets of Florida
  9. rkeane15

    rkeane15 New Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Go knock it around a little bit. I've had a few balls look a little off center, and after playing w/ them they look better.
  10. diablo_nyc

    diablo_nyc New Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    i usually inflate and deflate it a few times just to loosen up the rubber inside.

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