Nike T90 Ascente Football – Faster, Flashier and More High Tech for the New Season
As you will know, if you watch overpaid sportsmen running around kicking a ball, the new season soon kicks off for the three big football leaguesâ€”Englandâ€™s Premier League, Spainâ€™s La Liga, and Italyâ€™s Serie A.
New season, new balls – Nike has developed a fancy-schmancy ball for them and thatâ€™s loaded with all types of hi-tech as well as being rounder!
Itâ€™s called the T90 Ascente.
Whatâ€™s so damn special about the ball? The Nike bullet points are: â€œ360 Sweet Spot,â€ â€œLonger Range,â€ â€œIncreased Visibility,â€ â€œHigher Accuracy,â€ and â€œGreater Speed.â€
Lemme break it down:
360 Sweet Spot -This refers to the way the ball reacts to being kicked. Usually, footballs have a ‘sweet spot‘ and, apparently the T90 Ascente is one large ‘sweet spot’. That is, wherever you kick it, the ball will react as if youâ€™ve kicked that all important ‘sweet spot’.
Longer range – The ball is constructed in three layers, and this, by some black magic ju-ju and all round clevernes, somehow manages to make the ball travel two ball lengths longer than previous Nike footballs.
Increased visibility. You see those patterns – well, that’s the idea – they create a â€œflickerâ€ as the ball spins.
The T90 Ascenete is also faster than previous balls, traveling at about 22.19 m/s (72.17 feet/s). This is also something to do with that three-layer construction.
Check out the vid over at the Nike website.
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