Mitre have come a long way with their footballs in recent years
Still traumatised by old’ memories of kicking concrete-solid ‘Multiplexes’ around on weekend mornings,’ we’ve been a’ bit wary when a new Mitre ball comes around.But since the rather excellent ‘Revolve’ ball (which is still hugely popular in the SPL & Football League) we’ve been more welcoming of the British brand.
So, without further adieu, here’s Mitre’s latest offering; the Mitre Tensile!
However, to back it up Mitre say that the Tensile offers up the following features:
•New 10 hand-stitched panels, designed to create excitement on field and on screen.
•The exclusive Mitre 10 panel design has been matched with advanced Clarino micro fibre material and balanced cincap lining system.
•The aerodynamic surface ensures almost equal grip in all weather conditions giving the player increased control.
•The unique panel configuration with reduced seams delivers powerful and accurate straight or curved shot with equal precision.
•The graphic design is completely unique; with each of the 72 Football League clubs and 12 SPL Clubs for the new season each having their own TENSILE matchballs printed in club colours and their club badge.
•30 per cent less stitching than a normal ball. This optimises power and efficiency, improving airflow and reducing drag on the ball. This increases the average speed of a shot.
Nick Crook, Marketing Manager for Mitre, says, “Mitre are committed to ball performance,’ we are very proud of the TENSILE and the innovation and technology used to create the ball underlies what Mitre has been associated with for nearly 200 years.
“The TENSILE is a players ball , uses the very latest technology and we’ve no doubt it will add to the excitement and spectacle of the new season – and hopefully more goals!”.
Sounds like interesting stuff, right?
We definitely like the sounds of some of the techology at use in the Tensile, less stiching seems like a great idea – especially when you consider that both Nike and adidas have been using thermabond-technology to join the panels on their top-flight ball.
The Tensile’ is available for pre-order now, and is expected to retail at’ £74.99