How long an outdoor basketball last depends on the quality (material) of the basketball, how much time you spend playing with it, and how you take care of it. For example, if you played with an outdoor basketball made of rubber every day for 1-3 hours, it would last about 3-6 months before the grip is gone.
How long should basketballs last?
We’ve done the work to bring you the answer. An average person’s basketball can last up to five years. However, the NBA only uses a basketball for one to four games. Of course, you can use the same basketball to play for longer than this, but it might not be of the greatest quality.
How do you maintain an outdoor basketball?
A few tips for keeping your basketball in top shape include:
- Store at room temperature.
- Keep the right amount of air in your basketball.
- Wipe off dirt and debris with a damp cloth after use.
- Clean using a mild soap and warm water.
- Do not soak.
- Do not expose to cold, heat, direct sunlight, rain, or other harsh elements.
Will kicking a basketball ruin it?
The ‘Kick ball’ rule states that if a player kicks the ball intentionally during the play, it’s a violation. Accidentally striking the ball with the foot is not a violation. If the violation is done by the offense, the opposing team gets to take the ball from the sideline nearest to the spot of the violation.
Is it bad to leave basketball in car?
Never store the ball in the trunk of a car, where hot days can greatly increase ball pressure, possibly damaging seals. If you inflate a ball more to compensate for cold temperatures, remember to let some air out before bringing the ball inside or exposing to warm temperatures.
Is it bad to use indoor ball outside?
Indoor basketballs are made from softer materials than basketball made for outdoor use. Therefore, indoor basketballs will wear and tear quicker and are therefore not suited for use outdoors. Outdoor basketball courts are mostly made of concrete flooring.
Is the Wilson NCAA basketball outdoor?
Show off your skills at the park or on the driveway with Wilson’s lineup of outdoor basketballs, including NCAA basketballs, youth basketballs and FIBA 3×3 basketballs. Our balls feature enhanced grip and durability, so you can work on your game all day long – rain or shine.