Hand-stitched handball – Optimal roundness and perfect grip



Hand-Stitched Handball

Common to all our balls are high quality and long durability. A handball with optimal roundness is based on SELECT founder Eigil Nielsen’s invention of the 32-panel ball, made up of 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons. All our handballs for elite and club level are stitched by hand and then undergo thorough quality control to ensure perfect balance, touch and flight through the air.In a hand-stitched ball, the 32 panels are stitched together using 540 double stitches and 60 corner stitches and are then – special to SELECT – sealed with a double knot. This makes the ball last longer.



Animated Hand-stitched handball - Ultimate



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    Zero-Wing bladder

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Zero-Wing bladder

The bladder is made of high performance natural latex. The Zero-Wing concept ensures optimum roundness of both the ball and the bladder. 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, gives a perfectly balanced ball with a very lively bounce.

Lining

To stabilize the ball and to ensure that it remains round, its 32 panels are lined with several layers of textile material. The lining also helps to adjust the softness as well as the weight of the ball.

Foam

The most important factor regarding the softness of the ball is a layer of neoprene foam placed between the lining and the synthetic leather. The foam maintains its softness and elasticity game after game. ULTIMATE is the only model produced using specially developed Shark Skin Foam. This makes it an even softer and thoroughly fantastic ball.

PU Surface

The synthetic leather used in our handballs consists of an outer layer of ”grippy” PU with a backside of non-woven polyester fibre. In addition to this, the special fibre threads are inlaid in a crisscross fashion to ensure the strength and stability of the material. This ensures a ball with a perfect grip, optimal balance and extreme durability.

Double lock valve

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 becomes very airtight.

Hand-stitching

ULTIMATE 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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