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Hybrid Football F500 Light Size 5 - White

$149
Ref. : 8610671

We designed this F500 Light ball for use by children. It is lighter, making it easier for children to learn to play, whether recreationally or at a club.

Learning to kick a ball and get it off the ground is not as easy as it looks. That's why we created this ball, which is 15% lighter than traditional balls.

Color: snow white

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Products benefits

Durability

The ball stitching is inside, making it invisible and more durable.

Lightweight

This ball is 15% lighter than a standard ball of the same size.

Lasting air retention

Guaranteed to keep ball pressure for longer thanks to Butyl et Latex bladder.

Precision

Hybrid ball for better sphericity, guaranteeing high precision.

Bounce

Technical components provide a consistent bounce.

Technical information

Design

We watched players on the pitch to design this hybrid football which combines the comfort of a machine-stitched ball with the durability of a hand-stitched ball. The wound bladder (2 km of thread is wrapped around the bladder) ensures durable inflation and better sphericity.

Lighter than a regular ball

This ball is considered light because it is about 15% lighter than a regular size 5 football. What difference does that make? Thanks to its weight, young football players can kick or head the ball more comfortably. It's also easier to aim and execute long passes.

Circumference

Between 68.5 and 69.5 cm.

Sphericity

We measure the football's sphericity at 4500 different points and then examine any differences.
If the difference is greater than 1.5% (FIFA Pro Standard), our engineers are tasked with improving the sphericity to guarantee consistent bounce.

Maximum pressure loss

We inflate the ball to the recommended pressure (meaning 0.8 bar).
72 hours later, the ball must not lose more than 15% of its pressure, meaning approx. 0.1 bar. The pressure after 72 hours must, therefore, be at approx. 0.7 bar.
This also means that it is quite normal for a ball to lose pressure after a few days.

Maximum water absorption

We simulate rainy playing conditions in a lab, leaving the ball to sit in 2 cm of water on a pivoting support whilst subjecting it to 250 compressions.
By the end of the test, the ball must not have absorbed more than 15% of its weight, which in the case of this F500 Light Size 5 is approx. 50 g.

Bounce

Between 125 and 155cm with a maximum difference of 10cm between the ball's highest and lowest bounce. Each ball is dropped 10 times on a steel plate from 2 metres in height.

Shape and pressure retention

The most demanding test that this ball is subjected to is the machine shot test.
Withstands up to 2500 shots against an inclined concrete surface at 50 km/h at a distance of 2.5 m.
At the end of the test, we check:
- the ball's general state: stitching must withstand this test
- the circumference: must not have increased by more than 1.5 cm.
- the sphericity: it must not have varied by over 1.5%
- the pressure: loss of pressure must not exceed 0.1 bar.

Warranty

2 years

Product concept & technology

Product Composition

Outer shell 100% Polyurethane Bladder 100% Synthetic Rubber Inner fabric 100% Polyester

STOCK ADVICE

After use, store your ball in a dry and ventilated place.

TESTS

Complies with international federations standards.

Maintenance advice

Dampen the needle.

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