Euro 2008 official Matchball

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Postby BGbeast23 » 03 Dec 2007, 01:28

Davidson9 wrote:$129 holy crap, why is it so expensive

That's the price of every "Official Match Ball" these days.
On the plus side, here's the old Aerow ball discounted 50% :) :
http://www.prodirectsoccer.com/prodinfo.asp?PID=PDS-005-009-400&DEPT=5&BRAND=9&SS=1

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Postby Davidson9 » 04 Dec 2007, 14:12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pXuBibPeeU&eurl=

a video about the process of making the ball, its really interesting

heres another one about the Teamgiest, its cool too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSpJJhgAxh8&eurl=

EDIT: The RoboFoot thing is really cool

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Postby DouDou » 04 Dec 2007, 14:50

Just ordered the ball, I will let you know how it feels.
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Postby Davidson9 » 04 Dec 2007, 14:52

DouDou wrote:Just ordered the ball, I will let you know how it feels.


ok thanks :D how much is it in Euro's

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Postby DouDou » 05 Dec 2007, 02:02

I live in New Jersey mate, I payed for it in US dollars, $130. So it should be around 90 euros.
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Postby Ballack13 » 05 Dec 2007, 02:09

I think that looks really nice, im loving that adidas are keeping those curved panels, like with the world cup 06 match ball and the champ's league ball. I just want to jump into the picture and kick it!
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Postby DouDou » 07 Dec 2007, 15:04

I got the ball this morning, I kicked it around my living room, it is really nice, I think I like the my WC Teamgeist better though, just because it was the first ball with 14 panels
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Postby ratherton » 07 Dec 2007, 17:33

You have to be retarded to pay $130 for a football.
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Postby ScottyBoy » 07 Dec 2007, 17:42

Davidson9 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pXuBibPeeU&eurl=

a video about the process of making the ball, its really interesting

heres another one about the Teamgiest, its cool too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSpJJhgAxh8&eurl=

EDIT: The RoboFoot thing is really cool


i cant beleive how frustrating doing that thing where they paint the stickers would be

if i was doing that for 12 hours a day i would never kick a football again

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Postby unknown » 07 Dec 2007, 18:20

hah yea but the videos where really nice to watch thnx 4 tha links

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Postby DouDou » 07 Dec 2007, 20:06

ratherton wrote:You have to be retarded to pay $130 for a football.


No need to be mean mate, it is a free world, i am not using your money to buy the ball, besides Official match balls are of superior quality and last much longer. I have had my WC Teamgeist for about 18 months now, I use it 3-4 times a week and it still feels and looks great, so overall i think an official match balls is a better investment than a replica.
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Postby ratherton » 07 Dec 2007, 21:52

DouDou wrote:
ratherton wrote:You have to be retarded to pay $130 for a football.


No need to be mean mate, it is a free world, i am not using your money to buy the ball, besides Official match balls are of superior quality and last much longer. I have had my WC Teamgeist for about 18 months now, I use it 3-4 times a week and it still feels and looks great, so overall i think an official match balls is a better investment than a replica.


Just my opinion, thats all. Manufacturers are just exploiting people with all these must have items. Its just a ball with different patterns on it. As long as its regulation weight, size and keeps its shape, thats all that matters and you don't need to spend that much.
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Postby ScottyBoy » 07 Dec 2007, 22:11

ratherton wrote:
DouDou wrote:
ratherton wrote:You have to be retarded to pay $130 for a football.


No need to be mean mate, it is a free world, i am not using your money to buy the ball, besides Official match balls are of superior quality and last much longer. I have had my WC Teamgeist for about 18 months now, I use it 3-4 times a week and it still feels and looks great, so overall i think an official match balls is a better investment than a replica.


Just my opinion, thats all. Manufacturers are just exploiting people with all these must have items. Its just a ball with different patterns on it. As long as its regulation weight, size and keeps its shape, thats all that matters and you don't need to spend that much.


why not if you can afford it? personnaly i wouldnt but people pay ridiculous amounts off money on stupider things. i dont think you should slate people for for paying £70 for a ball because it sounds like he's getting good use out of it and its his hobby/passion/life whatever you want to call it

theres no question they are better quality. same with boots. dont know about you but when i buy boots (predators for example) i would buy the top of the absolutes insted of the absolados or whatever for the same reason they are better quality

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Postby BGbeast23 » 07 Dec 2007, 22:15

It's like the same thing as if a musician buys a guitar. If he pays lots of money for it, nobody thinks it's stupid because that's his passion. If you buy an expensive ball than nobody should care unless they're some kind of jealous twat(not that you are one, ratherton).

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Postby Croatianblood1 » 07 Dec 2007, 22:19

The ball seems really nice and its similar to the World Cup 06' ball so im sure it performs well. Personally i would not buy a ball that expensive because i would be too afraid of popping it or damaging it but if someone really likes that ball then i dont see any problem with buying it.
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