In the world of basketball, especially talking about most important piece of equipment of this game – ball, there are several brands that are recognized very well and these are Spalding and Molten. We are sure that you have heard about them at least once in your life even if you are not familiar with basketball. We picked them as top companies who produce wide range of basketball equipment. Spalding and Molten are two acknowledged companies for making top basketballs to buy for any fan and various skill level players. They make not only balls but all the equipment for basketball including hoops, clothing and so on. Spalding is more recognized in the USA because it’s an official supplier of balls for NBA championship. Molten is better known in Europe as it’s an official game ball for many local leagues. Let’s take a look at each of them.
The American company Spalding – the world leader in production of sports goods for basketball, baseball and soccer. The Spalding basketballs – permanent attribute of NBA games since 1983. This partnership is still live today and it screams about what a good job the company is doing to maintain quality of their products. They are making balls for indoor play and outdoor game, different technologies are used to maintain durability of the ball and keep the quality for any type of basketballs games.
In February, 2014 140 years from the date of the basis by Albert Spalding of firm on production of sports goods were executed. On February 4, 1874 Albert Spalding with his brother founded Spalding in Chicago for production of sports balls and other sports equipment, and in 1876 their first shop opened. Brothers invested in the firm the starting capital of 800 dollars.
Albert Spalding combined in the business a business intuition with skills of the professional baseball player. It founded the first baseball league which first hundred years of existence the Spalding ball was its official ball. in 1878 Spalding wrote the first rules of the game.
In 1894 Spalding created a ball for playing basketball, having made it an official ball of this game.
Balls were also developed for volleyball and golf by Albert Spalding.
In 1983 the Spalding basketball became the official NBA ball, and in 1997 – the women’s WNBA tournaments. In 2004 the Spalding balls were recognized as official balls of league of the American soccer of AFL, the junior Pop Warner Football championship, beach volleyball Tournament, championship on street basketball of Entertainers Basketball Classic.
Molten – it a name most often can be seen on a basketball tire. At the same time, it is not important at all whether you play in the yard or you watch competitions of professionals. This brand became a synonym of qualitative sports equipment for basketball and other game sports.
The range of Molten basketballs in online store is huge so let’s observe a few popular balls.
The company under this name delivers production since 1958 that is a guarantee of excellent level of execution of the made goods. They conform to the most serious requirements of standards. Constant control of process of production and introduction of new technologies allow the producer to hold leadership strongly. Since 1982 balls of brand are official in all competitions of the international scale which are held under the auspices of FIBA, including the World Cups, Europe and the Olympic Games.
The model range includes options of amateur, training, casual games and professional levels.
- Amateur. Usually such products are made of rubber that is advantage as they can be used safely not only in the hall, but also on the street asphalted platforms. BGR7-O well will be suitable for such purposes.
- Training. The tire for balls of a training class is more often made of material on the basis of PVC. Such decision also allows to use them not only in halls, but also in the open air. BGE7 will become excellent option of a shell for trainings.
- Game. As top material for products of this level prefer to use strong polyurethane, it differs in high game qualities. Production of such level passes tests in the accredited laboratories, and receives certificates of FIBA Approved, for example BGM7X.
- Professional. Such products differ in excellent execution which will be estimated by professional athletes. They also pass serious tests to confirm faultless execution. Many models are made with a tire of genuine leather, for example BGL7.
In an assortment line of a brand not only goods for basketball are presented. In other sports shells of this brand are also successfully used. In our shop a number of balls for beach volleyball is presented, among them there is an amateur model with bright design – V5B1502-O. It differs in the reasonable price and high game qualities. It is excellent option for games in free time and entertainments on beaches.
Molten – one of those producers which quality of goods is guaranteed.