Field Hockey Balls Designed for Solid Performance
You may not give much thought to the field hockey balls you and the other athletes are smacking around. Yet that little sphere, 5.5 to 5.7 ounces of plastic and pain, is the key to a great game.
What is Inside Field Hockey Balls?
The 8.8 to 9.3-inch circumference field hockey ball that works so well on artificial turf, natural grass is not the same as the indoor ball. Outside all the balls is a tough plastic shell, either smooth or dimpled. Inside is one or two of three different things:
Cork and rubber give the ball stability and solidity, increasing resilience and providing an added quickness to the ball. Cork also prevents the thick plastic shell from spalling, or breaking off in small fragments inside. When you hear practice field hockey balls rattle, you know it is from spalling.