PUMA already launched the next generation of its v1.08 ball, complete with numerous technological advancements that help you get the ball to the goal even faster, but here is some more information about the d3o material used in the ball. PUMA’s v1.08 ball is a revolutionary concept with the new d3o™ cushioning layer that makes this ball the world’s first intelligent football. PUMA and UK-based material developers, d3o™, have collaborated to develop a revolutionary new football.
The v1.08 ball is designed for players seeking the perfect blend of soft-feel, precision, stability and speed. The patented 24-panel design reduces the internal radii variance for unsurpassed roundness and the unique dimple outer casing reduces drag for a superb aerodynamic performance. However, the most exciting development is hidden beneath the surface. Sandwiched between the outer casing and the inner woven textile backing is layer of the revolutionary new material, d3o™. "The new v1.08 PUMA match ball takes you into the future of football technology with its reactive foam cushioning that makes it the world’s first intelligent ball," said Filip Trulsson, Business Unit Manager, Teamsport, PUMA. "The harder you kick it, the faster it flies. The softer you touch it, the softer it feels."