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  1. candrew

    candrew Well-Known Member

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  2. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Wilson jet from early-mid-80's was maybe the best basketball ever made. Loved mine. Wore it completely out. And the 2nd one was just as good. Good change.
     
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  3. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    The Evolution is a ****** basketball lmao. No way they are going to use a composite leather ball in the NBA
     
  4. candrew

    candrew Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea if they're going to use the Evolution or not -

    And Evolution is a good indoor ball - it's certainly the one most commonly used.

    Sorry it couldn't fix your broke jumper..
     
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  5. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    It's a great ball if you have dry hands and just started the game. If you actually play hard and sweat, it's an awful ball. All composites are. The compounds they use are cheap and get slick to wetness where real leather balls improve with moisture. If they use the Evo players will flip out
     
  6. mellow

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    Spaulding has kept that contract fora long time. Wonder how they lost it.
     
  7. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    ****** leadership.
     
  8. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    Wilson makes the NCAA ball right now. I guess the NBA is the same with slightly wider grooves.
     
  9. Xthren

    Xthren Well-Known Member

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    to be honest i hope they do more with the ball then just the ugly orange
     
  10. Xthren

    Xthren Well-Known Member

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    maybe start making balls for each arena. Make fans have to go out and purchase more merchandise
     
  11. Xthren

    Xthren Well-Known Member

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    i was just thinking of a ball with the jazz gradient on it.
     
  12. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    The NBA uses an all leather ball. NCAA uses a composite ball. I don't think Wilson has an all-leather option, so I am interested to see what they do.
     
  13. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I'm guessing they go all leather for the pros. The evolution is a great ball for pickup and shooting around... feels great, but if you sweat a lot it gets slippery... all them dudes sweat a lot.

    Got a game played leather ball from a buddy that worked for the Warriors... was surprised how hard and heavy it felt. They feel like the heavy rubber balls you play with outdoors, but the ability to handle moisture was the big benefit. I think Spalding likely lost the common player market, because everyone went Evolution... and no one wanted to play with the pro ball... even though it is what the pros use.
     
  14. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    It's harder/more expensive to produce and they take time to break in. It's why they tried to stop using it years ago.
     
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  15. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I much prefer a leather ball. One of my rec league I played in years ago tried to change from leather to composite and it sucked. Everyone complained so they went back. The next year it cost more to register a team to cover the "extra" cost of the ball, which was actually negligible.
     
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    tfivas Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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