Buy a new basketball: How to score!
From ball size to manufacturer: Important questions when purchasing
When it comes to lightning-fast dribbling or the perfect throw, the same applies to beginners as to the big stars of the NBA like Dirk Nowitzki or LeBron James: The right ball plays a decisive role. Basketballs have striking differences, especially in the following points:
- Height and weight
- Material and grip
While young players and newcomers particularly focus on a fancy appearance of the new gaming device, ambitious players put their attention on the functionality of the basketballs. The leading manufacturers such as Spalding, Everlast or Nike offer differently designed balls for each stage. Whether vivid colourful combinations or the classic variation in orange, it is up to your taste - and of course does not affect a match. The situation is different with the most important criteria that you should always pay attention to when you want to buy a new basketball.
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Buy a basketball: Size matters!
Above all, the size of the ball determines whether your desired model suits you. It depends on age and gender and is marked with numbers from 1 to 7. Thus, the scope and weight of the game device are fixed. The size 1 is rarely offered and refers to mini balls. Overall, the tolerance values also differ. An NBA ball and a FIBA ball may vary slightly in their dimensions - but only as a side note. More important for you:
- Size 3: Suitable for children from primary school age. The weight is correspondingly light and the circumference can be well grasped even by delicate hands.
- Size 5: This junior ball is ideal for older children and teenagers.
- Size 6: Size 6 basketballs are intended for ladies. With their dimensions these lie exactly between the youth and men's models. They are aligned to the generally daintier physique of female players by lighter weight and a smaller circumference.
- Size 7: This is the ball size of the official game ball for men. Its circumference is 75 cm with a weight of 600 g.
Stay on the ball indoor and outdoor
If the right size is found, your favorite playing field will help you in the question: Which basketball to buy? The luxury models made of genuine leather are preferably used in the hall. In order to avoid slippering in the hall, you should have suitable basketball shoes. Thus, a perfect gaming experience and security are guaranteed. Composite leather is the more robust (and less expensive) version of it and can withstand outdoor use. While these two types of material appeal more to professionals, beginners benefit from high-quality rubber balls (nylon).
The so-called grip also determines how well a ball works on a hard outdoor ground such as asphalt. Grip is an important topic and basically states how well the ball "sticks" to the hand while playing.
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