Our friends over at Aviata Sports have released some pretty sick new soccer balls as they look to expand in the soccer market, and they gave us exclusive access to the balls first. We received the two balls a few weeks back and have been using them to see what they have to offer, the Volantes and the Velo-Max.
Not only have they found ways to produce very high performing balls, but they have also managed to do it at an extremely attractive price range. Both balls actually remind me of some other high-end brand balls, except these ones are less than half the price and they are manufactured without child labor.
Check out some images of the balls below and read our thoughts on both. For anyone interested in buying a ball, we have a special 10% code that can be found at the bottom of this post.
The Volantes is seen to be the high end release of both. The bold Gold colorway is pretty sweet and really lets the ball stand out as a top market choice. In a sense, this one kind of reminds me of the Nike Tracer ball, the same one used in the EPL this past season. The paneling is different but the texture placed on the ball is very similar.
As per the image below, an oval pattern is applied to add extra dimension to the ball and give it a more aerodynamic feel as it moves through the air. Each of the 32 panels on the ball feature the same pattern.
This is honestly a fantastic ball and I’ve found myself choosing it over older Nike and Adidas balls. There is a real pop as you strike it, yet it feels comfortably smooth as you take it out of the air or look to control it off a firm pass.
Still seen to be a match ball, the Velo-Max offers a completely different playing experience to the Volantes. What makes this one different is the pin-print like textured pattern that runs across the surface of the ball. It is consistent through the 32 panels of the upper. I’m sure this is actually pretty nice for keepers as it adds some dimension on the ball to hold onto without messing with the spherical nature of the ball.
Again, there is a great ping off this ball and it keeps a steady. straight trajectory when you strike it. There is a more firm feel to this ball that you can feel more when striking long balls compared to the Volantes. For the price, this boot is absolutely pure value for money, but I see the Volantes as a better match ball. This one would be ideal for high paced training sessions where there is a competitive nature.
* Right now, both balls a re marked down in price as part of the Aviata release special. These prices are only valid for a limited time and are likely to be removed in the next few weeks. If you are considering buying, now would be the time! PLUS, as an added bonus, use code SC101 during checkout to get an extra 10% off.[poll id=”31″]