I am in charge of a local football team and one of my duties in doing so is to but the training equipment. Seeing as how the local league uses these balls, not so long ago I placed an order for 10 of them for training purposes. Now first and foremost is to note that these are very expensive balls and cost £39.99 a piece. This is not the sort of ball to buy a kid for a playing in the streets with, this is a ball for match play and training purposes especially as in our case used by the league.
Mitre have for years been making good quality balls and this Ultimax MLS ball, named so as it is used in the American League, is no exception. It's a solidly designed, well made and superbly crafted piece of kit and you get what you pay for. Here you have a ball which is durable, does not loose inflation quickly and performs all round.
You will simply not need to change this ball for years if used in training etc as its so solid and well made, not even the decorative pattern fades quickly. Its rare for a ball to look good as new after a few uses, but this does. It has new technology to make it more resistant to rain so that the ball doesn't soak up too much and it feels a joy to play with.
All in all this is another superb ball from mitre and one which I would certainly recommended highly!