Product Type: Mitre Ball Sport
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Mitre Ultimatch 18 P
Member Name: newby2
Mitre Ultimatch 18 P
Advantages: looks good
==Mitre Ultra Match Football==
Jack is now taking a little bit more interest in football and Himself is giving Jack a little bit more time of playing with a ball. However up until a few months back they had only been using one of those plastic air filled balls emblazoned with Thomas the Tank Engine and this was not a great look for either of them. So himself went down to our local toyshop and picked out this ball.
The ball was £12 which I thought was pretty expensive but Himself didn't seem to think so. He said that it was a pretty good make and should last us years! Finally Himself is thinking long term - just a shame its about a football!
The ball itself is round as you would expect and it is made from turf patent PU panels of which 18 make up the design and shape of the ball. These panels are not all hexagon like I thought they would be but are longer strips sewn together in various different positions. There is a small valve in which you can pump the ball up should it deflate but this was already done for us at the toyshop and hopefully we won't have to do it because I don't think we have a pump to do it!
The ball design is nothing extra special and to me (as a non-football lover) looks just like any other football. It has a navy, light blue and white design with the logo printed across the front of the ball. You can see the stitching on each of the panels which makes up the ball and these look neat and tight and not liable to split any time soon.
I can comment on the general use of the ball as we often have a kick around in the park and strangely enough the ball doesn't seem to work for me. Every time I seem to kick it, it ends up in a completely wrong direction to where I actually want it to go! However both jack and himself seem to do fine and I think its just a problem with my feet rather than the ball!!
All in all this ball seems like a good one. I thought it was a little expensive but as Himself says think of it as an investment. (they'll probably go and loose it now). It is made to a high standard and they look far better kicking this around than the Thomas ball they previously were playing with. A top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: A good ball