PHOTOS: Premier League reveal new ball for 2018/19
The Premier League revealed the ball which will be used during the 2018/19 season and it looks magical.
Sorry, couldn’t resist going with the wizard theme there...
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The new ball, produced by Nike, looks fresh and it has just four panels, a world-first.
Below you can find some more details from the Premier League on the design and some photos of merlin.
Where there were once 32 panels to a ball, the new Nike Merlin will have just four, a world-first. Fewer panels mean fewer seams, eliminating hard spots and opening the ball up to more sweet spots for Premier League players to shoot or pass with more accuracy.
Revolutionising the design for the 2018/19 season, Nike has integrated their All Conditions Control (ACC) technology in a football for the first time, ensuring optimal touch and control in all weather and pitch conditions. Debossed grooves and 3D inks in the ball will further improve its feel and aerodynamics, helping it move through the air.
And the ball’s colours, a mix of white, black, purple, blue and yellow, will help players identify more easily which way it is spinning, when it will drop, and how fast it is travelling. This will give them crucial milliseconds to decide what magic they will apply next.