Soccer Ball recommendations...

Discussion in 'Soccer Boots' started by BrianJames, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. BrianJames

    BrianJames Member

    Jul 30, 2000
    I'm looking to purchase a ball but am not sure what type/dollar amount will get a good ball. I've purchased a couple cheap ones which ended up lopsided or wouldn't hold any air. Obviously $15 is not going to get a world class ball, and I'd like to get one that plays well and lasts longer than a couple months, but doesnt cost $100+.

    I found the MLS Kappa replica for $40, which looked ok. Any recommedations?
  2. calcioguy9

    calcioguy9 New Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Wisconsin, USA
    Brine Phantom. $40-50. Excellent ball.
  3. BrianJames

    BrianJames Member

    Jul 30, 2000
    Thanks calcio...we used a Brine ball (not sure which one or how much) in high school and it was a good ball.
  4. Hupholland4

    Hupholland4 New Member

    Jun 28, 2004
    the euro 2004 replica ball is good as well
  5. roaryblanton

    roaryblanton New Member

    Jun 17, 2004
    I find that most nike balls are good and resonably priced...However, the Brine balls are top class as calcioguy9 said, and are a very good price for their quality.
  6. Numero_9

    Numero_9 Member

    Mar 31, 2004
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Brine balls suck. Theyre all heavy and hard. Other balls like Nike r hard too but theyre lighter and i play more comfortable with them. I have the Nike T90 Catalyst ball and so far its a very good ball but the only problem im having is that some of the air still seems to get out even thought the ball has some syatem to keep it in. Maybe im kicking the ball to hard or the ball bouncing on concrete makes some of the air escape.
  7. m7792

    m7792 Member

    Aug 5, 2004
    Vancouver, B.C
    I only trust Adidas/Nike/Umbro/Mitre/Puma
    Go with the big names
    They are usually quite reliable

    I had a Adidas Tremor MS and it's a good trainning ball.
    The Euro 2004 replica is good as well
    I recently got the Geo Merlin off Ebay. It's fantastic
  8. goalhappy27

    goalhappy27 New Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    Oregon USA
  9. smith07

    smith07 New Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    i would agree is feels like you are kicking a basketball
  10. Numero_9

    Numero_9 Member

    Mar 31, 2004
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Im not sure about the first ball but the second one looks fake. If u check the eurosport catalogue the little 90 on the ball is black and on the one in ebay its blue. Then the premiership logo that the real ball has is as small as the 90 but on the ebay ball the logo is huge.
  11. Middle Of The Shed

    Middle Of The Shed New Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Not sure about the first one as they have positioned the ball so the writing bit isn't showing. As for the second one I'm pretty sure it is a cheaper version of the total 90 ball called the toal 90 swift PL. It's a bit of a rip off cause where I live it's only a tenner and he's charging £20. :D
  12. Korsaaven

    Korsaaven New Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    i recommend the adidas finale sportivo which retails $30-$40

    i have tried the adidas fevernova glider and nike electra t90 and loved the finale sportivo over these soccer balls
  13. rgrayson

    rgrayson New Member

    Jan 20, 2004

    Seeing as with the first one he cut off where it shows which ball it is im gonna say its the cheaper version. Id say the 2nd one isnt the top notch one either.

    i mean a ball is a ball when it comes down to it :). In some parts of the world they play with bare feet and rocks...
  14. mkb3

    mkb3 Member

    Jul 11, 2000
    San Francisco
    I love the feel and durability of the Select brand balls. Danish company. They can be found in better soccer stores. The "Number 10" model is around $40 and is a great ball that lasts me several seasons and keeps its shape nicely.

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