After the initial reveal of the Nike Ordem as the official ball of Nike federations back in December, it’s new status as official match ball of the English Premier League, Serie A and La Liga has been officially confirmed.
As with previous generations of Nike match ball, the Nike Ordem will boast a unique colour scheme for each league, and here we’re focusing on the Premier League Match Ball 2014-15 edition.
Boasting a tonal blue design flecked with Nike’s now-signature Volt and Gold this is a standout ball design that is not only visually exciting, but technically, too.
After a steady few years, Nike are finally shaking up more than just the graphics with new panels, layering and design – all of which have remained consistent through the Ascente – Tracer – Seitiro – Maxim – Incyte generations of the last five seasons.
Built for the next generation of footballers, the Nike Ordem Premier League Match Ball 2014 – 2015 offers optimal touch with new fuse-welded panels, unprecedented flight control with new aerodynamic NIKE AEROW TRAC grooves and maximum visibility with Nike RaDaR technology to help see the ball quicker.
The Nike Ordem ball is designed and engineered for a highly sensitive feel and explosive response off the foot. The ball consists of 12 fuse-welded panels in a three-layer casing system, and a poly-blend wrapped, free-floating carbon latex bladder.
The Nike Ordem Premier League Match Ball 2014 – 2015 features NIKE AEROW TRAC grooves, Nike Football’s newest proprietary innovation. The grooves are engineered to grip and channel the air to produce the truest trajectory and most consistent flight, which help ensure stability and accuracy in mid-air.
The surface of the Nike Ordem is emblazoned with Nike’s RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response) technology. This is a graphic pattern, unique to each league, which creates a flickering effect as the ball rotates. RaDaR makes it easier for players to see the ball in their peripheral vision, allowing for faster reactions and decision-making.
All in all, a massive overhaul to the Premier League ball – and one we’re excited to see hit the pitch.
After a few months using an Ordem ourselves, the consistency of the flight on Nike’s latest match-ball is outstanding, and the ball continues the Nike tradition of a soft feel that’s appreciated by ‘keepers and outfield players alike – rather than the plastic-y ‘ping’ of some other balls.
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