Summer 2021

Comment Choisir un Ballon de Basketball

Que vous soyez débutant ou que vous souhaitiez vous améliorer, choisir le bon ballon de basketball vous permettra de bien vous entraîner et d’atteindre des performances spectaculaires. Voyons quel ballon vous conviendra le mieux.

UTILISATION : Qui l’utilisera et où?

Avant d’envisager toutes les options qui vous sont offertes, réfléchissez à la taille du ballon dont vous avez besoin et à l’endroit où vous l’utiliserez : à l’intérieur ou à l’extérieur.

Types of basketballs 

Composite Basketballs: Composite basketballs are perfect for outdoor and indoor courts. Although they have a leather-like material, they are usually made of other materials. Use these for an enhanced performance on the court. 

Ballons de basketball en caoutchouc : Rubber basketballs are best for outdoor courts, such as asphalt, due to their bounce.



DIMENSIONS

Official Size (Size 7): Official-sized basketballs weigh 20 to 22 ounces and have a circumference of 29.5 inches – the official size regulated by the National Basketball Association (NBA). These basketballs are ideal for males aged 13 and over. 

Mid-Size (Size 6): Mid-size basketballs weigh 18 to 20 ounces and have a circumference of 28.5 inches – the officials size regulated by the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). These basketballs are perfect for males aged 9 to 13 and females aged 9 and over. 

Youth-Size (Size 5): Youth size basketballs weigh 16 to 18 ounces and have a circumference of 27.5 inches. These basketballs are ideal for children aged 9 and under. 




JARGON

Bladder: The inner part of the ball that maintains the air pressure for proper inflation and air retention. 

Winding: Souvent en nylon; le bobinage procure une longévité et une intégrité structurelle au ballon.

Carcass: The basketball carcass provides shape, structure, and protection for the inner components of the ball as well as air retention. This is often also found in composite basketballs. 

Cover: The cover of the basketball provides grip to the player. The cover can be made up of rubber or composite materials. 

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