Jet Competition Game Basketball from Wilson
One of the most common balls you’ll see on sport Megastore shelves is the Jet competition game basketball from Wilson. Featuring Wilson’s patented Laid in Channels (which give you extra grip) and exclusive Cushion Core Technology, this basketball is an ideal Indoor/Outdoor practice ball. The composite feels soft in your hands and from our experience (and pretty much any online reviews you’ll find) it’s especially durable. It’s an NFHS (National Federation of State High School Association) approved game ball, giving it some extra credentials. Though a bit pricy compared to other Indoor/Outdoor basketballs, no one can claim the Wilson Jet is a bad buy, because chances are it’ll outlast any other composite basketball you’ll find for less.
Jet Competition Game Basketball from Wilson Scorecard:
Pros: Durability, Feel
Price: Usually $46.00
Value for money: 8/10
Jet Competition Game Basketball from Wilson Reviews:
Wilson Jet Competition Game Basketball Review 1: Pahaunteas “Outstanding ball. Used for an outdoor tournament and was as good for the championship game as it was for the opening tip for the first game.”
Wilson Jet Competition Game Basketball Review 2: Jason (Brooklyn, NY) “This ball has the best grip ever, I left it outside once for a whole winter, yeh most of the grip was gone but it was still better then my other basketball and this ball was 3 yrs old.”
Wilson Jet Competition Game Basketball Review 3: Penguin QX (NY) “This is an excellent very durable synthetic leather basketball. I highly recommend this for outdoor use, as it is very very durable. Many indoor/outdoor synthetic leather balls lose their grip after a short period of outdoor use. That is not the case with the Wilson JET. Even on a highly abrasive rocky driveway, this ball has held up nicely.
It is extremely soft, and handles exceptionally. The softness of the ball helps you to guide the ball better, and prevents the leather from getting torn up.
Dribbles well, no over or under bouncing.
Works fine in water, although it does tend to absorb more than the usual ball, due to its soft spongey leather.
This is one of the few outdoor balls that can withstand the wear and tear of outdoor courts. Another great alternative is the Spalding Z/io, which I have also written a review on.”