Volleyball - Buyers Guide, Recommendations

 

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RECOMMENDATIONS :

THE MOST POPULAR BALLS - INDOOR :

 

INDOOR (Junior - Adult)

  

TACHIKARA SV5WGOLD

MOLTEN V58L-3N

PRO TOUCH

MOLTEN IV58L-N

SUPER TOUCH

MIKASA MVA200

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Approx. Price: $44.29   

 

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Approx. Price: $43.99

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Approx. Price: $49.99   

 

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Product: Indoor - Premium Leather

 

Manufacturer: Tachikara
 

Model Number: SV5WGOLD

Product: Indoor -

MPSF Collegiate Men's Volleyball

 

Manufacturer: Molten
 

Model Number:

Pro Touch

V58L-3N

Product: Indoor -

Collegiate Women's Volleyball

 

Manufacturer: Molten
 

Model Number:

Super Touch

IV58L-N

 

Product: Indoor -

Official Olympic Indoor Volleyball

2008

 

Manufacturer: Mikasa


Model Number: MVA200

Product Description:

SV5W GOLD White Premium Leather

Approved for High School competition.

Dual Bladder Construction (DBC), Tachikara's latest innovation in patented manufacturing methods and technologies. Select premium leather cover and dual internal bladders greatly enhances the overall control, performance and responsiveness of this volleyball at the highest levels of competitive play.


MSRP: $52.95

Circumference:

25.6

Weight:

9.1 - 9.8 oz.

 

Product Description:

 

Official volleyball of the NCAA® Men's National Collegiate Championship
 

Official volleyball of USA Volleyball

Indoor use

Premium Japanese leather cover

Nylon wound

2-year warranty
 

MSRP: $69.99

Product Description:

 

Official volleyball of the NCAA® Women's Championship

 

Indoor use

Premium Japanese leather cover

Uni-bladder cotton wrapped construction

2-year warranty
 

MSRP: $74.99

 

Product Description:

Official Indoor Volleyball of the 2008 Olympics. 

This ball changes the way we have thought about volleyballs. The eight panel design allows for more hand contact on the ball for greater accuracy and better feel. The dimples on the ball create for a truer flight pattern allowing you to be more creative with your serves and spikes. The FIVB loved it so much it has become the Exclusive FIVB Game Ball.

MSRP: $59.99

 

 

 

THE MOST POPULAR BALLS - OUTDOOR :

 

 

OUTDOOR Beach & Grass  (Junior - Adult)

SPALDING 72-055E

WILSON WTH4308

AVP OFFICIAL GAME BALL

MIKASA VLS200

BEACH CHAMP

 

WILSON WTH4100

Approx. Price: $39.99

    

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Approx. Price: $49.99

    

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Approx. Price: $52.95

    

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Approx. Price: $54.99

   

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Spalding King of the Beach All-Weather Volleyball:
  • Ultra-durable All Weather Corley Composite Leather.

  • Withstands inclement weather conditions

  • Stitched 18-panel construction to maximize playability

  • Ideal for high-level outdoor competitive play (beach or grass)

  • Official ball of prestigious associations and tournaments, including:

    • California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA)

    • USA Volleyball Jr. Beach Tour

    • Mother Lode

    • Estero

    • Six-Man

    • Karch Kiraly Invitational

    • Florida Beach Volleyball Tour

Manufacturer: Spalding


Model Number: 72-055E

 

AVP 2009 OFFICIAL GAME BALL

(New pattern for 2008)

 

Official Game Ball of the AVP Pro Beach Tour

New Pattern for 2008 - New bright yellow panels for better visibility - now forming a distinctive X.

Top of the line Wilson premium microfiber composite leather cover.

Made to international specifications

18-panel hand sewn construction

More durable than leather Greater resistance to dirt and moisture

 

Manufacturer: Wilson


Model Number: WTH4308 

Official beach volleyball of the Summer Olympic Games

(2000, 2004, 2008)

 

FIVB Tour Volleyball

 

Composite Leather

 
 

 

Specs:
International size of 67 cm. +/- 1 cm. Official FIVB approved. 1-year warranty.

 

MSRP: $54.99

 

Manufacturer: Mikasa


Model Number: VLS200

AVP Traditional Game Ball

(Official AVP Ball, Pre-2003)

Leather


Full grain leather ball made to traditional specifications

 

18 panel hand sewn construction

 

Multi=ply lining provides extra layer of softness and maintains true ball shape

 

2-ply rotationally molded thermal polyurethane bladder

 

Manufacturer: Wilson


Model Number: WTH4100

 

 

 

THE MOST POPULAR BALLS - YOUTH :

 

 

YOUTH (Under 12)

YOUTH (8-14)

Oversized 31", Light-weight

OFFICIAL SIZE, Light-weight  (see standards below)

 7.0 oz

5.5 oz

7.5 - 8.1 oz

Approx. Price: $25

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Approx. Price: $27

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Approx. Price: $35

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Approx. Price: $28

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Approx. Price: $25

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Manufacturer: Tachikara
Model Number: 

Primary  OTB-10 (30.5",   6.5 - 7.2 oz)

Manufacturer: Mikasa
Model Number: 

Starter Two VT2

(31", 7 oz)

Manufacturer: Mikasa
Model Number: 

Starter One VT1 (5.5 oz)

Manufacturer: Molten
Model Number: 

VB Lite

(8.1 oz)

Manufacturer: Mikasa
Model Number:  

VUL500 Youth Starter (8 oz)

Manufacturer: Tachikara
Model Number: 

SVMN

Volley Lite (7.5 oz)

Manufacturer: Wilson
Model Number: 

4900 Light (8 oz)

Product Description:

 

Oversized 30.5",  

6.5 - 7.2 ounce 

Our lightweight, oversized "Primary" ball combines a greater hitting surface with slower velocity to give youngsters an opportunity to gain confidence in their skills for the game. The first ball recommended for teaching the fundamentals of volleyball to elementary age children.

Age Recommendation :

12 years & under

Circumference:

30.5

Weight:

6.5 - 7.2 oz.

Cover:

Cordley Composite

Construction:

Stitched

Bladder:

Butyl

Color:

White

 

Product Description:

 

Oversized 31", 7 ounce 

Product Description:

Official size and under weighted to 5.5 oz. Synthetic leather optic yellow cover. stitched cover. Low Impact.

Product Description:

Molten's lightweight soft volleyball for younger players weighs in at 8.1 ounces. This all-new ball has a micro cell ultra soft composite cover in red, white and blue. OFFICIAL SIZE.

Product Description:
 

 

Product Description:

 

Regulation size and special light-weight ball is designed to assist the novice player in achieving skills necessary to accomplish the game, without fear of heavy ball impact. For ages 12 & under.

 

Age Recommendation :

12 years & under

Circumference:

25.6

Weight:

7.0 - 7.7 oz.

Cover:

Sensi-Tec Composite Leather

Construction:

Single Unit

Bladder:

Butyl

Color:

Whit

Product Description:

 

Stock Number:

H4910

Bladder:

Butyl

Cover Material:

Composite Leather

Player Type:

Indoor

Size(s):

Official


 

 

STANDARDS FOR BALLS (based on the International Rule Book of the FIVB):

 

     The ball shall be spherical, made of a flexible leather or synthetic leather case with a bladder inside made of rubber or a similar material

 

     Its colour may be a uniform light colour, or a combination of colours.

 

     Synthetic leather material and colour combinations of balls used in International Official competitions should comply with FIVB standards.

 

     Circumference is 65-67cm (25.59-26.38 inches)

 

     Weight is 260-280g (8.36-9.00 ounces)

 

     Its inside pressure shall be 0.30 to 0.325 kg/cm2 (4.26 to 4.61 psi) (294.3 to 318.82 mbar or hPa).

 


 

BALL MANUFACTURERS

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