Adidas unveil the new Finale 11 ball for use in the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League.
This tournament is in its 57th season and this will be the 20th season of the UEFA Champions League since being rebranded from the European Cup. Adidas continue their association with the tournament with the release of the new Finale 11 – a new, super colorful version of last season’s ball.
The Finale 11 has undergone the full FIFA rating for weight, water uptake, shape and size retention and will undoubtedly produce superb performance. The new PSC texture advancement from the ‘pimple’ design provides better power, swerve and control and allows the players to control and direct the ball better in all weather conditions.
Star shaped panels are joined using revolutionary thermal bonding technology, for perfect aerodynamics, prolonged the life of the ball as well as a more predictable trajectory, better touch and lower water uptake.
The new colourway of the ball is unique and something we have not seen on a ball before. You may however remember the pattern from a previous post we had here on TRW. We recently profiled the new Fingersave goalkeepers gloves Petr Cech will wear next season (see them here) which feature a similar same ‘rainbow’ colour effect.