My Story:

The fourth ball of the Finale range is also nicknamed the Finale 4 or the Dark Red stars.  This time round the technology is similar to the Roteiros and Pelias which basically uses the thermally bonded technology debuted by the Roteiro during the the 2004 UEFA European Championships held in Portugal.  Another year in Adidas, another technological advancement.  Read the official story below for the thesis.


The Official Story:

Sophisticated ball design and new production technology allow players at the UEFA Champions League level to utilise their skills to the fullest on the pitch.  Each season Adidas provides the provides the championship match ball for one of the most passionately competitive tournaments in the world.  The UEFA Champions League, which pits Europe’s top clubs against each other.  Team and national pride are at stake with every pass and every shot, so the match ball must perform as well as the players themselves.

Adidas Power Balance Technology yields a new level of accuracy power transfer through the most precise, consistent shape and feel ever offered in a ball.  A true champion’s ball.

The game of football is faster and more technical than ever before.  Traditional ball construction has reached its limits.  Consequentially a new ball production concept has been developed – providing consistent quality and performance from one ball to the next.

The new Finale ball by Adidas, with Power Balance Technology has a seamless surface design and revoluntionary new carcass.

A new themal bonding technique replaces traditional hand stitching, creating a smoother, seamless surface with a responsive and sensitive ball contact.  The result is predictable trajectory, substantially minimal water uptake and maximum abrasion resistance.

The Finale’s new carcass (the innards) features a new lamination technique that works in combination with a machine stitched process.  The benefit ties in the most uniform dynamic properties for optimal balance and maximum energy return regardless of trajectory origin.

(Reference: the original Adidas box)


Technical Story:

Made in Thailand.

FIFA Approved Code: 202.J1P

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