What is Spalding NEVERFLAT®?
The Spalding NEVERFLAT® ball is the first ball ever with improved air retention technologies. Breakthrough NitroFlate® air treatment enables the ball to maintain air pressure 10X longer than traditional inflated sports products. So you can spend time playing ball and not waste time finding your pump and needle.
What is NitroFlate®?
NitroFlate® is a proprietary air mixture that Spalding® uses in the NEVERFLAT® balls. This air mixture which contains both small and large molecules is a key ingredient in the NEVERFLAT® ball's ability to maintain air pressure 10X longer than traditional balls. The larger air molecules cannot seep out through the balls natural pores and actually "block" the smaller air molecules, dramatically slowing their escape.
Does the NEVERFLAT® ball meet performance specifications?
Absolutely, the Spalding® NEVERFLAT® meets or exceeds the strict standards of the category for product performance including weight, durability, and balance. The NEVERFLAT® plays like any other high quality ball, yet is the only one in the marketplace that is guaranteed to stay inflated 10X longer than traditional balls.
I left my NEVERFLAT® ball outside and it is a bit flat, is there a reason why that might happen?
Just like traditional balls, if you stored your NEVERFLAT® ball in cold conditions, the product will not bounce to the height of a ball stored at room temperature until it is "warmed up". To ensure optimal performance, always store the Spalding NEVERFLAT® ball at room temperature.
Will Spalding stand behind this product?
You bet. Spalding® is so confident in this 10X inflation guarantee that we are backing it up with a warranty. The NEVERFLAT® warranty is 12 months from the date of purchase and for the original consumer only. Warranty covers materials and workmanship, provided the ball has been used and cared for properly and not abused, altered or damaged through act or neglect.
I removed the valve cap and/or inserted a needle into the valve before the 12 months have passed. Is the warranty still valid?
No. The warranty is only valid if you do not remove the valve cap and/or add or release air via a standard inflation needle. This is stated both on the sticker that covered the valve when purchased and on the packaging bottom.
Why do I need to keep the valve cap on during the first year?
The valve cap is a critical component of the NEVERFLAT® ball. This cap eliminates dirt from getting inside the valve chamber. It also ensures the proper balance of NitroFlate® molecules remains constant.
Is NitroFlate® dangerous or flammable?
No. NitroFlate® is harmless and non-flammable. This has been tested and approved by OSHA. The consumer product safety group.