Spalding 74-097E Basketball - NEVERFLAT Reviews
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Spalding 74-097E Basketball - NEVERFLAT

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Not just an ordinary basketball

Apr 15, 2008
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Pros:Long Lasting, Indoor and Outdoor use, Excellent grip and control

Cons:Expensive and takes awhile to break in. But well worth it.

The Bottom Line: Besides the fact that it is more expensive than any other ball, this is by far the best ball I have ever had the privilege of owning.


I started playing basketball at the age of 5. Having a good ball wasn't all that important to me until I got to junior high school when I started playing more competitively. When I was in the 7th grade, my parents bought me my first basketball. It was the Spalding TF-1000. I loved that ball up until it got stolen at a basketball tournament. The downside to that ball, was that I would have to fill it with air every so often. I finally replaced my ball with the new Spalding Never Flat Basketball. It is just as nice as my old ball, but it isn't supposed to lose any air for at least one year. That is if you are using it all the time too.


Composite Leather

I have had my fair share of basketballs throughout my life and having one with a good grip is a must. The never flat ball is made with finest composite leather, to not only give the player exceptional grip on the ball, but control as well.

Long Lasting

The Spalding NEVER FLAT Basketball is the first ball to be made with Pressure Retention Technologies. Meaning that the membrane of the bladder inside the ball is tightened to retain air pressure, making it the ball take longer to lose air. The NEVER FLAT is also the only ball out there that is guaranteed to never lose any air for at least a year. That amount is ten times longer than any other ball made.

Indoor and Outdoor Use

Growing up playing basketball, it was nice having a rubber ball that you could use inside and outside. With the new design of the NEVER FLAT, you can even have a leather ball that can be used for both. I personally have never used my ball to play outside with, but I just wish I would have had this ball as a youngster.

Specially Designed Valve

The new design of the air valve has a cap to prevent any air from leaking out, as well as keeping all the dirt from getting in. This is an important feature for the NEVER FLAT, because it would defeat the purpose of the new design, to have air leaking out the valve.

Price

The NEVER FLAT ball is a little bit higher priced than the traditional basketball. This is due to the fact that it is meant to last longer than any other ball. I don't mind the up in price, because it is well worth the extra money to have that type of amazing quality in a ball.

After using this ball for a few years, I tell everyone about it. Anytime I play basketball with it, I make sure people know how good of a ball it is. I would recommend it to people of all ages.


Recommend this product? Yes


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