The name Spalding says it all, as this brand of basketball is well-known throughout the world and has been since the late 1800’s. In particular the Spalding TF 1000 basketballs are known to be state of the art when it comes to technology as the balls have a far better grip and are far more consistent than their counterparts. They are extremely strong and durable and when playing you won’t have to worry about the ball breaking like the old models of leather basketballs.
However, there are some of the professional basketball basketball legends players that have stated that they don’t’ like the new basketballs and still prefer the old balls. This is merely a matter of opinion and it all depends on what one get used to. Professionals want to know of the new basketballs really do what the manufacturers stipulate they do. Well we will only find out when the new NBA basketball season starts which is in October 2010.
The new Spalding TF 1000 basketballs do not bounce as high which means that when the ball is passed on the fast break the technique could be slightly different. The TF 1000’s bounce off the rims slightly more as they are stickier as opposed to their counterparts which will allow the players to make better plays around the basket, as the basketball has a far better grip.
There seems to be some mixed feeling among the professional basketball player, as some have stated that they think the balls grip is much better which will enable them to perform more tricks, and then others have stated such as Shaquille O’Neal that changing the technology was not a good idea. For instance Dwayne Wade has stated that the grip is really good and that he prefers it to the old basketballs.
Many of the professional basketball players state that the most ideal ball would be that feels the same as the older models, and that the basket ball feel comfortable in all situations. In my opinion I think that the Spalding TF 1000 basketballs are going to prove those that oppose the ball wrong and that when the basketball season starts in October many of the professionals will be switching to the TF 1000.
The Spalding TF 1000 basketballs are going to become a sought after basketball due to the state of the art technology whereby the ball has a far better bounce and a far better grip. Once the players get acquainted with the feel this will most definitely be the basket ball of the future.