All across the world on all the pro soccer pitches all that can be heard is the dire screaming of the goalies. This has been a common problem every since Nike released the best soccer ball ever made, the Nike Total 90 Ascente. The Ascente has revolutionary technology that makes it easy for almost anyone to hit like a pro. All the major soccer leagues, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, and England’s Premier League, use the Ascente. It has set the standards for soccer balls much higher than they ever been before.
There are many pros and only a few cons when it comes to the Nike Ascente soccer ball. The best and most revolutionary feature of the ball is the 360 sweet spot. On all soccer balls there is a sweet spot that when hit gives a better shot than if you were to hit anywhere else on the ball. For most balls this spot is very elusive and hard to hit. It is no problem finding the sweet spot on the Ascente though, because the whole ball is the sweet spot. No matter where you hit the ball it is going to give a beautiful shot and make all effects added to the ball, whether it be knuckle, dip, or bend, accented tenfold. The Ascente also has very small dimples on the ball close to those of a golf ball. This is another more recent addition to soccer balls in order to make them more air resistant than previous models. When taking shots with this ball you can really tell the difference than if you were using any other ball. It flies through the air just as a hot butter knife would cut through butter. Another perk to this soccer ball is the durability. A big worry whenever you buy an expensive piece of equipment is how long it is going to last you. There is no worry with this soccer ball because it is not easily scratched and has a reinforced bladder to keep from pesky pops.
Like with most things, there are always going to be some drawbacks. The Ascente is no different, but it is different in the volume of those drawbacks. The Nike Total 90 Ascente soccer ball runs at about $150 dollars. While this is quite a steep price it is only a little to pay for perfection. The only other real drawback to the Ascente is purely aesthetic. It only comes in a small variety of color and with a design that many may not fancy.
The Nike Total 90 Ascente is truly the best soccer ball ever made. Its biggest perk is the 360 sweet spot technology which really makes your strikes breath taking, on the other hand its biggest and essentially only drawback is that it runs a little on the expensive side coming in at $150. Overall, the Ascente is worth every penny and really lives up to being called the best soccer ball ever made.