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Volleyball-Related Questions and Answers

What is the difference between indoor and outdoor volleyballs?
Indoor volleyballs are molded and the panels glued to the inner lining of the ball. The process makes the outside of the ball more smooth and consistent. As a result, the ball withstands the rigors of indoor use. Outdoor & Beach volleyballs tend to weigh slightly more and are hand-stitched. These two factors help protect the ball from the elements and high winds.

What is the difference between Molten, Tachikara, Wilson and Mikasa volleyballs?
Molten is the official ball of USA volleyball and the Men's/Women's NCAA Championships. Tachikara is the official ball of the NAIA and NJCAA Championships as well as many international professional affiliations. Mikasa was the official ball of the 2008 Indoor/Outdoor Beijing Olympics and the 2012 Indoor/Outdoor London Olympics. Wilson is the official sponsor of the AVP Outdoor volleyball tour. Spalding is the USA Beach Volleyball Official Sponsor.

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What is your best selling volleyball?
Our best selling composite volleyball is the Molten L2. The best selling leather volleyball is the Molten Super Touch. For U12s our best seller is the Tachikara Volley-Lite. The Mikasa King of the Beach Official Tour Volleyball is our best beach & outdoor seller. Finally, our best training or heavyweight volleyball is the Molten MTV5MIT Setter Training Volleyball.

How much do volleyballs weigh?
A regulation volleyball weighs approximately 10 oz. We do also offer Tachikara Volley Lite, Molten VB-U12, and Mikasa Starter for ages 12 and under and the Tachikara TB18 and the Mikasa Setter ball for setters who are looking for a heavier ball to strengthen their fingers.

What is composite leather?
A composite leather is simply a man-made leather. It's texture and surface is produced to replicate the feel of natural leather, but can be offered at a lower price.

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Who and why do some players use a lighter Volleyball?
The 12 and under age group typically play with a lighter volleyball in order to improve volleyball fundamentals. We offer the Tachikara Volley-Lite, Molten VB-U12 and Mikasa Starter.

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What are the official volleyballs for high school?
Any ball with the NFHS stamp can be used for high school games. Since the Fall of 2010, this includes 2-color and 3-color volleyballs. Some examples we offer are the Molten Super Touch IV58L-3-HS, Molten Pro Touch V58L-3-HS, Tachikara SV5WSC, Mikasa VQ2000 and more.

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How do I care for my indoor/outdoor volleyball (inflation, preserve leather)?
Volleyballs should not be left outside or in any harsh environment (car trunks, sheds, garages, etc.). Ideally volleyballs and equipment should be stored in a clean, dry location at room temperature. Additionally, volleyballs should be inflated to the recommended pressure. Each ball has a recommended weight printed directly on the ball. Generally balls are recommended to be inflated between 4-6 pounds of pressure. Over-inflating your volleyballs may lead to split seams and shorter life span.

My volleyball isn't holding air. What do I do?
Any ball that isn't used for a while will loose air, so first inflate it to the recommended pressure and use it. If this is not the case and your volleyball isn't holding air please make sure it has been stored for more than 48 hours in a clean, dry location at room temperature. If the ball is still not holding air, and under the manufactures warranty, call (314) 842-7077 or click "Chat Now" to chat online.

Do we have discounts for quantity purchasing?
YES! We have quantity discount for nearly all of our items which are listed on the product page. We also offer our exclusive Forever Pricing Program for team customers.
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