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Hi, I am a professional athlete, I love to play football, and follow the game. I know how to choose a good ball. Come on I did reviews on the balls so that you can choose what you need. Football is played everywhere: in Moscow yards and in favelas of Rio de Janeiro, in African villages and around the Arctic Circle ... The popularity of the game is also due to the simplicity of its inventory. You can play football in any clothes, shoes and (even barefoot!), Without gates and markings. But the ball must be required. Externally different only in coloring, the balls can have a completely different device. What should you know about this and where should you start by going to the store? The main thing - to understand what kind of coverage are going to play. Is the grass natural or artificial, soil or asphalt, popular on the yards, snow or wooden floor in the gym? For each of these coatings produced their own balls, according to the characteristics significantly different from each other. There are three international quality standards for balls, developed by FIFA together with the specialists of the Danish company Select. Typically, professional and semi-professional models are tested. If you see the FIFA Inspected logo on the ball (“checked by FIFA”), then it passed six tests and meets all the basic parameters: weight, circle diameter, sphericity, pressure loss, moisture absorption and rebound. The successful seventh test - to maintain the shape and size after 2000 strikes against a steel plate - gives the right to put a FIFA Approved sign on the ball (“FIFA approved”). But for the use of these logos you need to pay an international federation, so these balls can be up to 20 percent more expensive than similar ones, but not tested for quality. Therefore, there is also the IMS ("international ball standard"), which is generally consistent with the content of FIFA Inspected. In high-quality balls, the frame consists of polyurethane and microfiber lined with a nonwoven material, more resistant to wear. To reduce the cost, many manufacturers, in addition to replacing polyurethane with PVC, make the surface thinner and, in order to meet the standard in weight, use polymer foam as a filler. But it has an unpleasant property to absorb moisture, which significantly impairs the characteristics of the ball when playing - balance, handling ... You should also pay attention to the camera material. The ideal, but also the most expensive option - natural latex, which is better and faster to recover form after a strike and provides a perfect rebound. According to the standard, such a rebound should be 120–165 cm after the ball falls from a two-meter height. To reduce the cost used butyl camera. Always happy to help.

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