Footballs - Information
we have been manufacturing hand-stitched footballs SINCE 1963. Over time, we have invested a lot of time and energy in the development of new technologies for different ball components to meet our goal of PRODUCING THE BEst football on the market.
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FIFA Quality Pro • International Match Standard
Derbystar’s football RANGE offers balls in various qualities, weights and sizes. Or to put it another way: the perfect TOOL for every area of APPLICATION! below are brief descriptions and explanations of THE MARKINGS ON our balls.
ADVANCE PERFORMANCE SYSTEM
APS stands for Advance Performance System. It characterizes our balls and constitutes DERBYSTAR’s highest product quality.
TT stands for Team Training. For almost every match ball, DERBYSTAR’s ball range offers a corresponding high-quality training ball.
In THE aps MATCH ball and tt training ball categories, footballs are divided into three quality classes:
"Light" or "S-Light" (Super Light)
Our weight-reduced youth balls are marked as “Light” or “S-Light” (Super Light). Characteristic for these footballs are the blue design for “Light” and the red design for “S-Light”. Light footballs weigh 350-370 g, while S-Light footballs weigh 290-310 g. There are no consistent rules in Germany as to which ball is recommended for which age group and there are differences between different regional associations. An overview of the recommendations of regional associations can be found here.
We use different outer materials for our footballs. The greatest perceivable difference BETWEEN these high-quality PU materials lies in the TEXTURE of the outermost surface. A differentiation is made between design surfaces and structurEd surfaces.
The design surface is a purely optical element. Although a structure is discernible (like the snake design in the picture), the surface is still smooth
The structured surface consists of both a visible and tactile pattern. Small depressions ensure even better controllability, and for this reason balls with a structured surface are particularly suitable for playing on wet (artificial) turf.