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Old 04-23-2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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Question whats the best basketball for outdoor?

I'm pretty sure this has been posted before but I can't find it. Is the neverflat from spalding the best one? Thanks y'all
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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Most people swear by Neverflat, but I prefer just using a regular outdoor ball with grips (I think it's made by Spalding or Wilson) and using a pump every few weeks. I had a Neverflat for a while, but it only lasted like four months before it started to go flat. Oh, and don't get one of the ones with the built in pumps; I had one for like a month and it developed this big ass lump where the pump's supposed to be.

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Old 05-23-2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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Just go to wal-mart and they have 15 dollar balls which are pretty decent. They all seem to have NCAA on them.
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:04 AM   #4
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I hate neverflats. They feel like they bounce differently than regular balls. I would just get whatever is cheap.
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Old 05-23-2009, 05:04 PM   #5
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dont buy a neverflat. i use the Spalding NBA streetball.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:28 PM   #6
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Default Re: whats the best basketball for outdoor?

I scooped up some NCAA ball from Target the other day. Good ball for only 20 bucks IMO. Just stay clear from those pump ones and neverflats like stated above.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:35 PM   #7
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Default Re: whats the best basketball for outdoor?

Try the Wilson Ultra

they have them for $20 at Sports Authority, awesome ball. you can't go wrong

Wilson Jets are really nice too but they can be expensive/ hard to find

I've heard mixed reviews about the Neverflat. Seems like people either hate it or love it

I reccommend the ultra though
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:51 PM   #8
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dont buy a neverflat. i use the Spalding NBA streetball.
yeah. the neverflat sucks.
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Old 05-30-2009, 07:51 PM   #9
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http://www.sportsauthority.com/produ...entPage=family
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:24 PM   #10
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Some of the best basketball I have ever seen outside!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIHt1_45Jm4
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:08 PM   #11
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http://www.eastbay.com/product/sku:1...0/id:185613902

^ this just came in the mail

probably the best basketball i have ever used, awesome price too

HIGLHY HIGHLY reccomended
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:55 PM   #12
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Default Re: whats the best basketball for outdoor?

I always go Spalding; they seem to have better durability and grip. For outdoor, it's either the Zi/0 excel ($35), or the Tack-Soft ($25). The tack soft is real sticky and grippy.

http://www.sportsauthority.com/sm-sp...i-1381057.html

http://www.sportsauthority.com/produ...entPage=search

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Old 06-15-2009, 08:26 AM   #13
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The Spalding NBA one has a great feel to it, even if the grip sort of smooths up. I use the Molten FIBA ball though.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:43 PM   #14
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The Spalding NBA one has a great feel to it, even if the grip sort of smooths up. I use the Molten FIBA ball though.

how are FIBA balls? any big differences?
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:20 AM   #15
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how are FIBA balls? any big differences?

They're MUCH smoother than most, but still have excellent grip. Helps my shooting a bit. Don't know why, but it feels much more natural than with rough ones. It's a good buy. A bit pricey, but it is worth every penny. My first lasted around 2 years til it kinda shed out, but it was the GF7 I got, which isn't as good as the GG7. 3 months in and the GG7 still looks like I bought it a week ago.
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