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The patented bladder is made of high performance natural latex. The Zero Wing concept has been developed to ensure that not only the ball but also the bladder is as round as possible. Many other balls are fitted with butyl bladders, which have the disadvantage of the bounce becoming subdued. SELECT solely uses latex bladders in our balls with build-in balance point at the opposite side of the valve hole. This, together with the Zero Wing concept, ensures a perfectly balanced ball with a very lively bounce.
To stabilise the ball and to ensure that it remains round; its 32 panels are lined with several layers of textile material. The lining helps to adjust the softness and improves the contact between the ball and the foot. At the same time, it helps to keep the ball water resistant. The composition of the materials used in the lining is extremely important and therefore varies from model to model. Through a great number of tests, we have managed to ensure the optimal combination of linings to guarantee the stability and playing qualities of each individual football. We therefore use many different types of linings, each with their own individual strengths.
The outer layer of the ball is made of synthetic leather in polyurethane (PU). The surface of this material can be either ”shiny” or ”grain” and consists of lots of PU fibres. Combined this gives the football a strong surface with consistent softness. BRILLANT SUPER, SUPER and VISION are the only balls made using elastic microfiber, which ensures unique playing qualities.
The rubber material used in our valves is well known for being airtight and together with the Double Lock system, where the air must pass through two ”gates” to escape, the ball is even more airtight than the requirements demanded by FIFA.
All balls in the Pro and Club Series are hand stitched. The 32 panels are sewn together using 630 double stitches and 60 corner stitches and are closed off (especially for SELECT) with a double knot. The ball lasts longer this way.