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It is a great idea, if it works like they say it does :) .

I've seen foam footballs before... (after google search):

http://www.decathlon.es/balon-futbol-de-espuma-kipsta-foam-i...

and they're much cheaper than the proposed one (you can get them for 1-2 dollars), but probably way less durable.

"A lion at the Johannesburg Zoo, who would go through six regular balls a day, played with two balls. A German shepherd spent a year biting on a ball. In every case, the balls withstood the abuse."

That does sound durable. As stated, U$ 40 is way too expensive for a ball, so the only way it will work is if they continue giving them away as part of relief efforts.

Unicef: "“compared to the $2.50 we pay for a regular football, the current cost difference for the more durable solution is currently too high.”"

And the shipping problems are also a hindrance.

"because the balls cannot be deflated, they are more difficult to ship"




Build a factory "over there" and provide employment opportunities. This helps develop infrastructure in a sustainable useful way.

This also provides income replacement for the little children who are no longer stitching traditional footballs.

(http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-27/rest-...)

[1] Sorry for the "over there" which is a lazy perhaps offensive way to refer to the developing world.

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http://www.aliveandkicking.org/what-we-do/

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I've seen foam footballs before...

I've played with it, my son has one. It has a weird way of bouncing, compared to inflated ones.

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Is it "soft" foam, or "hard" foam like the author describes?

Do you think it could be durable as the OneWorldFutbol?

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Soft. And no, this kind of ball are not very durable.

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