Inflation Levels Change Your Game:
- Over-Inflated: Caution: An over-inflated ball presents an unnecessary head injury risk. Not recommended.
- Power: Maximum velocity and distance traveled per kick.
- Accuracy: The perfect combination of power and control increases accuracy and allows for putting spin or bend on your kicks.
- Control: Ideal for smaller fields and harder surfaces, this range is for precise passing and easier settling of the ball.
- Under-Inflated: Allows for safer heading practice and usable for play in very confined areas. Limited bounce.
FIFA Regulations allow for balls to be inflated from 8.5 to 15.6 psi (.6 to 1.1 bar).
How Does It Work?
BallTune uses the bouncing characteristics of a soccer ball to compute its inside pressure non-intrusively.
Why Does Pressure Matter?
In most ball sports, pressure tests and techniques are mostly designed to validate a regulated pressure range.
Basketball: NBA regulations require basketballs to be inflated between 7.5 to 8.5 PSI.
Soccer: FIFA regulations require soccer balls to be inflated between 8.5 to 15.6 PSI.
Note that the regulated range for soccer is 7 times wider than the basketball range, and different balls have their own manufacturer’s recommended range within the legal spectrum.
Most amateurs and officials test for the regulated range by “feel” and bouncing it on the floor and head. A pressure gauge is typically not used as ball design and materials across different brands caused different behavior at the same pressure.
This human test basically allow users to know whether their ball is under-inflated, over-inflated, or “okay” (within regulation pressure range).
Raise Your Game with Balltune:
BallTune gives you new information in order to improve your game.
Within the “regulation pressure range,” BallTune gives you the info you need.
“Tune” your soccer ball according to your desired behavior and environment.
Just like when a tennis player strings a racket for control or power, soccer players can tune their ball.
In addition to desired behaviors, players should tune their balls for the appropriate environment: grass, turf, concrete, etc.