How to choose a basketball
Whether you’re new to the game or looking to step it up, choosing the right basketball will help you train correctly for a slam-dunk performance. Let’s have a look at which basketball is right for you.
Who will be using it and where?
Before you start looking at all the basketball options that are available, you should consider what size of basketball you require and where you plan to use your basketball, indoor or outdoor.
Composite basketballs are ideal for both indoor and outdoor courts. Although they feel like leather, they’re actually produced of other materials. Use for advanced performance.
Rubber basketballs are ideal for outdoor courts, such as asphalt, due to their bounce.
Youth size basketballs weigh 16 to 18 ounces and have a circumference of 27.5 inches. These basketballs are ideal for kids aged 9 and under.
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The inner part of the ball that maintains the air pressure for proper inflation and air retention.
The winding is often made of nylon and it adds durability and structural integrity to the ball.
The carcass provides structure, shape and protection for the inner components of the ball as well as air retention. This is found in composite basketballs.
The cover provides the grip to the player. The cover can be made up of rubber or composite materials.