Nike’s Match Ball for the FA Cup Final
Nike’s most technologically advanced football, the Nike Maxim FA Cup ball, will be used at Wembley this weekend for the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic.
As supporting partner of England’s FA Cup, Nike began supplying match balls for the semi-final fixtures and has produced a limited edition ball emblazoned with the team names and match date for the Final on 11th May. The partnership between Nike and The Football Association, the oldest football association in the world, was announced in September 2012.
Featuring design and performance innovation that offer superb responsiveness, touch and ball flight, the Nike Maxim is enhanced with Nike RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response) technology, a lab and field-tested standard of visual performance that allows players to see the ball better and helps them make split-second, game-changing decisions.
To maximize first touch and distribution, five-layer ball construction guarantees optimal first touch while a 360° sweet spot provides consistent response off the foot. Aerodynamic textured casing called Geo II Balanced Technology delivers an accurate and powerful strike, no matter where you hit the ball.
Check out our review of the Maxim Match Ball here