Nike Ordem – New Official Match Ball for Top Leagues in Europe
Posted: July 17, 2014 at 5:35 pm
Nike has released the official match ball for three of the biggest leagues in Europe – La Liga, EPL and Serie A. The Ordem is claimed to be Nike’s most innovative, technologically advanced and aerodynamically tuned ball to date.
Each year, Nike looks to perfect their soccer balls to bring the best of their advances to the world’s best leagues. In this case, the new Nike Ordem ball is engineered of 12 fuse-welded panels in a three-layer casing system, and a poly-blend wrapped, free-floating carbon latex bladder. The top feature is the Nike Aerow Trac grooves, an innovations that improves upon the traditional paneling on most soccer balls. The groves were designed to channel the air better and to ensure accuracy while in flight.
Meanwhile, the graphic design on each ball, aptly named RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response), is meant to increase visibility for players and improve their awareness of where the ball is at all times even through their peripheral vision. Each league will receive its own color combination: tones on pink for Serie A, orange for La Liga and blue for the Premier League.