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Spalding NEVER FLAT basketball
From: SPALDING SPORTS WORLDWIDE

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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 9 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category:Outdoor Fun



NitroFlate is a groundbreaking technology developed by former NASA and Dupont scientists and is now applied to the world of b-ball. At the center of the first-ever basketball guaranteed to hold air up to 10 times longer than traditional basketballs are the seepage-fighting NitroFlate molecules that form a protective barrier to help keep the Spalding NEVER FLAT ball fully inflated (it is guaranteed to stay fully inflated for at least one year - with no additional air needed during that period). Dunk all you want, this thing will bounce back.
— "NEVER FLAT has been the top selling (#1) basketball in the sporting goods category for the past 18 months," said Lynn Luczkowski, PR for Spalding Sports. "The NEVER FLAT technology and nitroflate air molecules are also being used in Spalding’s recently introduced NEVER FLAT Volleyball and soon to be on the market, Spalding NEVER FLAT soccer ball!"

Featured in:Outdooors Products (1/1/2006)


TDmonthly Review:

at Is It?
Itís a basketball. A Spalding basketball. A Spalding composite leather indoor/outdoor basketball (29.5Ē). So itís the real McCoy. But hereís the twist: It has NitroFlate, a groundbreaking technology developed by former NASA and Dupont scientists, which is guaranteed to keep this basketball holding air up to 10 times longer than traditional basketballs (it is, in fact, guaranteed to stay fully inflated for at least one year ó with no additional air needed during that period). Now thatís a basketball.
 
What We Thought
My 7-year-old son is just learning the ins and outs of b-ball (Iím a former Pali High grad, and we lived basketball, mostly for spare change and as a feeder school to UCLA) so we took to the park Saturday morning for a game of hoops. We dribbled, we passed, we dunked (I held him on my shoulders). We kicked the ball around. We played handball with it, dodge ball, and we even dropped the thing from the top of a 10-story building (donít try this at home; Iím a professional toy reviewer). The ball held up like an NBA champ. And we did it the next Saturday, too. And the next. It is now four months later, and the ball is still as dribble-able (is that a word?) as the day we first tried it. Hasnít lost a breath of air. Now thatís some basketball. Itís been in pickup games, was lent to a girlsí basketball team for an inside game, and was dropped a few more times from the 10-story building. It definitely lives up to its guarantee.
 
Why Theyíll Want It
For a general, all-around, never-worry-about-it basketball, this is it. No muss. No fuss. No pumps. No saggy ball. This gets our full, whole-hearted recommendation. On the Kobe Bryant scale of 1 to 81, this gets a Wilt Chamberlain 100.
-- TDmonthly Staff, 4/24/06


ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6396      (added 1/6/2006)








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