That's the new Premier League ball whose revolutionary design worries the goalscorers


By CAPosts 29 June, 2020 - 04:02pm 43 views

That's Flight, the new Premier League ball (@luisferpo)

The World Cup in South Africa will be remembered for several aspects, such as the consecration of Spain, the deafening sound of the bubucelas and the Waka Waka dsyra, but above all the memory of the Jabulani will prevail. Rarely before that moment had a ball been so protagonist of a contest and this was because its innovative design made by Adidas generated that every time the spherical reached great speed in the air, it became unpredictable for both kickers and archers.

It was then that the a Company Nike decided to develop an opposite design. In 2012 the multinational began experimenting to find a ball that is as predictable as possible and after eight years achieved the expected results.

Thus, on Sunday, it was announced that Flight will se be the official 2020/21 Premier League ball. "A new football that changes everything but the heart of the game," announces the official website of the American company that claims to have manufactured a unique product in history that will primarily favor the best kickers in the world.

Grooves will allow air distribution so that the ball can travel at a greater distance (@luisferpo)

The design features a relief that redirects the air between its grooves so that the spherical can reach the destination without last-minute changes. Thus the completely smooth surface will go down in history, as this new format will stop unpredictable movements at high speed.

This will be an advantage for the archers, who will not be surprised by an unexpected turn of the ball in any direction resulting from the air resistance, but also for the best scorers in the world, who will be able to direct the ball wherever they like, without major inconveniences.

"Perfected for 8 years and 1,700 hours of testing, the football Nike Flight is a revolution in constant flight. Molded grooves and 3D printed ink fine-tune the flight through the air to help players place the ball exactly where they want it," explains the site that already sells the product at $160 in white, or black colors.

The ball will be beneficial to the archers (@luisferpo)

"We tracked players on the field. We spent years in the lab. The result? The Nike Flight Ball has 30% more flight than its predecessor, the Nike Merlin. Does that mean every shot will go where you want it? No. But means less wobble in the air for a more predictable and consistent flight. Each football has an unpredictable movement in flight due to the forces it encounters in the air. Nike Aerowsculpt technology helps those forces move around the ball more easily for a more stable flight. Are small grooves that make a big difference."

thinth could be harmed are the goalscorers whose main characteristic is strong shots. With today's sphericals, a shot with too much power makes the fate of the ball many times impossible for archers to calculate, but with Flight this will no longer be a challenge.


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