Decathlon's football brand offers you useful advices for your football practice.
At KIPSTA, we have four types of balls:
1. CASUAL FOOTBALL
TO PLAY ON GRASS
For playing on grass, you will need an intro ball which maintains its shape and has a good bounce quality while you play.
FOR PLAYING ON GRASS AND SAND
For playing on grass and sand, you will need a comfortable, lighter ball that is less painful to kick in bare feet.
FOR PLAYING ON ALL OTHER SURFACES
For playing on any other surface, you will need a highly durable ball made of rubber material.
2. 11-A-SIDE (Training and Matches)
For 11-a- side football (football academies), we recommend choosing a durable ball with a butyl bladder to guarantee the ball maintains its shape and rebound quality.
The ball panels may feature different stitching (handstitching, machine stitching, thermobinding) which also help the ball maintain its round shape and resistance.
All KIPSTA 11-a-side balls are put through a 7-stage protocol approval test (weight – sphericity – circumference – pressure loss – water absorption – consistent rebound) to guarantee optimal quality.
Finally, there are different ball sizes to choose from: for the smallest players, choose a size 1 or size 3 ball (lighter and more manageable for kids). For children under 8, choose a size 4 ball, for children ages 8 to 12 a size 4, and a ball size 5 for children over 12 years. The ball size is written on the ball.
FOR BEGINNERS AND OCCASIONAL PLAY
If you're just starting out and play occasionally, you need a durable ball. We recommend a machine stitched ball (this type of ball maintains its shape and rebound quality during play)
FOR TRAINING AND REGULAR PLAYERS
If you do regular training and matches, you need a durable ball that will stay well inflated and provide extra playing comfort. For this we recommend a ball from the HYBRID range. This type of ball features a revolutionary hybrid construction, with hidden stitching on the inside of the ball for extra durability and added foam that provides extra playing comfort.
FOR WEEKLY MATCHES
If you play matches on a weekly basis, you need a durable ball that will maintain its shape and provide optimal playing precision (balls that comply with FIFA standards). For this we recommend a thermobound football. The ball's structure gives it a perfect round shape and excellent water-resistant qualities, while it's textured material provides optimal precision.
3. FUTSAL & 5-A-SIDE
For futsal, we recommend a heavier size 4 ball with a lower rebound. This ball will have a controlled bounce.
For playing 5-a-side on a synthetic turf surface, we recommend a ball with a semi-controlled bounce.
All our balls are unique, with their own durability, pressure and precision.
It is important to carefully check your ball's pressure for easier play and greater ball durability.