?Molten launches a brand-new volleyball, the FLISTATEC®V5M5000, in the UK this week.
Developed using Molten FLISTATEC, which stands for Flight Stability Technology, this new ball is approved by FIVB (the international volleyball federation) and is set to revolutionise volleyball design.
The new FLISTATEC volleyball boasts increased ball control and improved visibility. By improving the air current around the ball while in flight Molten has succeeded in increasing ball control during play.
Ground-breaking research revealed that by placing raised hexagonal-shaped designs on its surface, Molten has been able to enhance the flight stability of the ball.
Further improvements include the adding of a softer, thicker microfibre layer to the ball which, when combined with the secure nylon wound layer and the uniquely designed hexagon surface layer, increases grip and allows for firmer, more accurate overhand passing.
Improved visibility has been achieved by placing three streamlined panels on each side of the volleyball, complementing the existing panels of white, red and green.
It is widely accepted that the colour white is easily recognisable in any kind of environment yet, by adding a combination of red and green colours to this streamlined panel design, Molten has created a smoother rotation motion and thereby greatly enhanced the visibility of the ball.
Bob Hope, chairman of UK and Ireland’s Molten distributor, says: “The new Molten FLISTATEC volleyball is stunning. Both accuracy and visibility have been greatly enhanced by the introduction of this new technology.
“Top athletes from around the world, who have already tested the new ball, are delighted with it and have stated how much easier it is to control than a traditional volleyball.”
The Molten FLISTATEC volleyball has already been appointed as official match ball for British Universities and College Sports Championship Finals in Sheffield in March 2010 and the London Youth Games in London in July 2010.
It’s manufactured in 18 panels, laminated with a PU cover and is available in a white/red/green colour combination in size 5. RRP: £42.