Philippines to use new type of balls in SEA Games volleyball
Mark Escarlote on Oct 21, 2019 05:41 PM
A new type of volleyball will be used in the Philippines' hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
TOKYO --- The Philippines will be using a new type of volleyball when it hosts the 30th Southeast Asian Games next month.
Japanese sports equipment brand Mikasa got the deal to supply competition balls for crowd-drawing volleyball in the biennial meet.
The new V200W ball features a perfectly balanced, 18-panel aerodynamic design for better control. The volleyballs will be designed with the SEA Games logo and its tag line "We Win As One".
The Nationals got a chance to sample the new balls on Monday during the start of their training camp in Sagamitama High School here.
“Para siyang pang beach volleyball. Hindi siya nagpu-float compared to the old ball. It takes so much power dun sa palo mo kasi di siya [nagda-drag] kapag tinamaan,” said Alyssa Valdez, who is known for her powerful spikes. “Iba ang feel. Parang mas magaan lang siya.”
Setter Jia Morado felt that the ball increases the speed of the game.
“Parang yung ball is designed for additional speed more than the float,” the playmaker said.
Mikasa is also supplying the SEA Games’ beach volleyball and water polo competition balls.
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