Mitre’s size 2 training ball that is endorsed by Futebol de Salao, a Leeds based company which teaches Brazilian type techniques in Soccer Schools. Available in a size 2 option only as is specified by Futebol de Salao, the Samba Trainer ball is highly recommended for use on dry grass, astro and indoor surfaces.
The reliable 18 panel construction is manufactured to the highest and tightest specification to deliver optimum shape and size control. Manufactured using a PU material for optimum ball control and accuracy in play, but with a reduced rebound specifically for the Futebol de Salao game. The Samba Trainer ball uses a high air retention bladder to ensure that it doesn't require inflation before every use, ideal for people short on time.
To avoid damaging your Mitre football, care should be taken when inserting the inflation needle into the ball when using your Mitre pump, particularly on first inflation (remember your Mitre ball will be shipped deflated). We recommend you use Mitre Glycerine to lubricate the inflation needle, this will allow it to be inserted smoothly and carefully. Once inserted, inflate your ball to the desired pressure; there is a recommended pressure printed by the valve and the maximum pressure should not be exceeded. The amount of pressure inside the ball will significantly affect performance and could affect ball lifespan. To check ball pressure we recommend you use a Mitre Pressure Gauge, this will help set the ball pressure before use and ensure you get the most from your football. For match play, we recommend you inflate the ball to the maximum recommended pressure; for training, a pressure at the lower end of the recommended tolerance is advised.
After care – if you use your ball in wet/muddy conditions, we recommend that you clean off any excessive dirt with a damp cloth (do not clean in a bath or shower), before allowing to dry naturally in an airy place and away from the cold (use a Mitre Mesh Ball Sack to store where possible). Balls should not be force dried with heat as this may damage the ball.
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