Thursday, March 25, 2010
Today’s Soccer Ball
Soccer balls that are made today consist of three layers. The outer layer that can be seen is the surface or cover. This is usually made of a synthetic leather. The next layer is the internal lining. The internal lining has a few different layers of polyester or cotton. The last layer of the soccer ball is the bladder which holds air. This is made of latex or butyl. Once the layers are put together, thirty-two panels are cut into the ball. These panels consist of twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons. The best soccer balls are made in Pakistan. They are hand stitched and professional soccer players use them. Today’s soccer ball has come a long way from its origin.