THE ORIGINAL 32 PANEL futsal BALL CONSTRUCTION

Every single futsal ball from SELECT is based on the revolution from 1962, where our founder, Eigil Nielsen, invented a ball made of 32 panels. The overriding desire was to create the most reliable ball with the most predictable, straight flight and a bounce neither too high nor too low.

It was impossible to make a perfectly round ball with just 18 panels, which was the standard construction of a ball in the past. With the 32 panels - 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons - SELECT succeeded in creating the roundest ball ever seen.

Later, a group of American scientists won the Nobel Prize for discovering that the molecules of carbon with a special irradiation organize themselves as a complete round ball - something Eigil Nielsen had already discovered and realized in his football with 32 panels, why the reinvention was named “the football molecule”.

A ball with optimum roundness is essential to obtain reliable aerodynamic - a straight flight and a controlled bounce. The ball’s classic construction with 32 panels means that the ball meets resistance at a later point in its trajectory through the air, thus retaining a steady, high speed over a longer period of time. This provides a stable and more predictable flight.

All of our balls today are still based on Eigil Nielsen’s original invention of the 32 panel ball construction, as we never compromise on quality, playability or durability.



QUALITY COMES FROM INSIDE

Hand-stitched Futsal – Futsal Super

FUTSAL SUPER is our finest futsal ball with a reduced and reliable bounce according to the official rules of Futsal for optimum control. The futsal ball consists of five crucial elements: Surface, stitching, lining, bladder and valve.

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Bladder

Hidden behind the elegant exterior of the futsal balls hides a specially developed butyl bladder with microfibres inside. That ensures a very reliable low bounce compared to a normal football making it much easier to control.

Lining

To stabilize the ball and ensure that it remains round, the 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.

PU Surface

The outer layer of the ball is made of synthetic leather in polyurethane (PU). The surface of this material can be either ”shiny”, ”grain” or “pattern” and consists of lots of PU fibres. Combined this gives a strong surface with consistent softness.

Butyl valve

All our futsal balls have a butyl valve inside covered by foam to avoid the bladder from puncturing when inflating the ball.

Hand-stitching

FUTSAL SUPER is stitched by hand. 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.
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