Spalding Zi/O Excel
The Spalding 64-497 Zi/O Excel is a pure example of everything an indoor/outdoor basketball should be. The official ball of the NBA, it meets all stringent official size and weight specifications. The composite leather construction features the addition of a foam backing under the full ball pebbling to make handling even more precise. The deep channel design is 30 percent deeper for even better grip and dribble control. Additionally our Zi/O Excel ball has a composite leather cover along with deep channel grooves for better dribble control. This ball is designed for competitive indoor or outdoor play.
Durable Cover With the Competitive Player in Mind
Material composition, feel, and weight are all important when it comes to competitive play. The Spalding Zi/O is made with a touch composite leather cover to maintain a soft feel and maintain durability in both indoor and outdoor environments, without compromising on ball weight or bounce.
Official Size and Weight
Each NBA game ball sports the official NBA logo for an authentic NBA look and feel.
Foam Backing Design For Enhanced Feel and Grip
The Spalding Zi/O cover is lined with foam backing to create an improved soft feel and touch, as well as provide a good grip to the ball.
- Exclusive Zi/0 PU composite cover
- Foam backed design for improved feel and grip ability
- Designed for indoor/outdoor play
- Official NBA size and weight
A Division of Russell Brands, LLC, Spalding is the largest basketball equipment supplier in the world, and America’s first baseball company. Spalding is the official basketball of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the official backboard of the NBA and NCAA, the official baseball of the Little League World Series, the official volleyball of the King of the Beach Volleyball Tour and of the “Pro Beach Series” and the official football of Pop Warner. In addition to being a leading producer and marketer of basketballs, footballs, volleyballs and soccer balls, Spalding produces softballs under the Dudley brand. The SPALDING and DUDLEY trademarks are owned by Russell Brands, LLC.
There are core sizes for basketballs: Size 5, Size 6 and Size 7.
The size you require depends on the age of the player concerned and also the sex of the player.
A size 5 basketball, is designed for players up to age 9. The ball has a circumference of 27.75″ and weighs approximately 18oz.
A size 6 basketball, is designed for players between the ages of 9 to 12. This is also the ball specified for Women. The ball has a circumference of 28.5″ and weighs approximately 20oz.
A size 7 basketball, is designed for all male players, 13 years and above. The ball has a circumference of 29.5″ and weighs 22oz.
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Intermediate size and weight: Size 6, 28.5 inches
Zi/O Tournament composite cover
Foam backed design for excellent feel
Shipped inflated and game ready
Designed for indoor and outdoor play