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Flight of the Bumble Ball

World Cup goalkeepers complain that the new Adidas soccer ball behaves differently from the traditional ones constructed from hexagonal panels. Article here suggests possible reasons why. See Wired News: Flight of the Bumble Ball.

There’s probably a sense of déjà vu here for Kiwi rugby supporters, after Adidas’ first attempt at a rugby ball was described by some as “a pig and a lemon”, and was dropped in favour of another brand. Still the lemon (it was fluorescent yellow originally) might be back soon. See Game gets kickalong as new ball passes test – Union – www.theage.com.au.

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