Baden Contender Composite Basketball
Deluxe composite leather cover with patented Cushion Control Technology for superior grip and durability. Exclusive "Perfection" design for enhanced balance. Ideal indoor and outdoor basketball for competitive play, schools and parks and rec departments. Precision nylon-wound 100% butyl bladder for increased air retention. NFHS approved. Please choose size.
Deluxe synthetic leather cover
Exclusive symmetrical design
Exclusive hidden valve system
Eliminates bad bounces
Exclusive Sure-Grip provides a tackified pebble surface
100% 2-ply butyl bladder
Wide channel Design
Official size and weight
Item # B301 (Official), B285W (Intermediate), B251 (Youth)
Indoor & Outdoor
Good ball for the price. Can be used inside and outdoors, but probably better for indoor use. Decently deep channels and the cover has a good grip. Would be 5 stars, but some of the new Spalding and Wilson basketballs have such a good cover (albeit at a higher price) that I would give it a 4 out of 5 stars.
We have used the Baden basketball for our youth program and will continue to do so. The balls are perfect for using on our black tops, as well as for games on our indoor courts. The covers feel nice and the channels are deep to help our players hold onto the ball during games. The price is very good too. We used to use the Spalding TF-250 but this ball is just a better all-around product at a better price.