Umbro has officially unveiled this year™s official FA Cup ball, the Umbro HI VIZ Neo, which will be used for the first time on November 6th during the first round proper.
Designed in a classic orange colour that inspires memories of famous FA Cup encounters from the past, the Umbro HI VIZ Neo is designed to be easier for players to see and, like the original neo, uses laser technology to provide an incredibly accurate and ‘truer’ flight. It™s the ball that goes where it should.
Design performance features on the new Umbro HI VIZ Neo include:
– A bright orange colour system to aid player visibility
– Laser cutting to help provide better grip when the ball is caught
and optimum flight performance
– 14 panel construction
– Larger panels give the ball a clean strike zone for boot interaction
– Quicker shape retention and an increase in the overall speed of the
These unique design specifications mean the Neo will help compliment
England’s oldest running Cup competition.
With current champions Chelsea and the other big Premier League teams not joining the competition until round three, it is the turn of Championship and non-league sides to battle it out in the first two rounds with the potential of that money spinning tie waiting for them. The new Umbro HI VIZ Neo will be there every step of the way.
We’ve always had a soft spot for the Neo, no matter how many people play with the ball in the FA Cup, you never hear anyone complain about it – it’s truly a quality bit of kit.
And the detailing on the surface of the ball is really exceptional, rather than being a flat orange colour, the Neo has a lovely textured finish that really sets it apart from the crowd.
Look out for the Umbro HI VIZ Neo on pitches across the UK from November 6th!