Nike's T90 Ascente Football Ball Has More Engineering Than Most Cars

I would have thought that there is a finite amount of engineering that could go into a football / soccer ball, but the Nike T90 has proven me wrong.

The new ball was designed for the three big football leagues (England's Premier League, Spain's La Liga, and Italy's Serie A) and it will undoubtedly lead to less games that end regulation tied 0-0. Essentially, Nike has expanded the sweet spot to cover the entire ball using a three-layer construction that will equate to longer kicks, greater accuracy and better speed. They have even updated the ball with a high tech look to increase visibility. If I had $US140 and I wasn't an American with little interest in soccer, I would be all over this. [Nike via Crunchgear]

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