What makes the Tarmak R700 and its Magic Jam so special?
The Tarmak R700 ball is incredible and one of a kind. Balls that slip out of your hands, barely bounce, and can't be repaired are a real pain. We wanted to offer a solution. This ball has a synthetic leather outer and contains a green gel made of rubber microparticles that get sucked into holes by the air outside the ball and not only fill but also reinforce these areas. This stops too much pressure being lost so that you can keep playing. We've named this gel Magic Jam.
Is the R700 really puncture-proof?
The Tarmak R700 ball won't go flat for up to 10 punctures of 2 mm in diameter. If you find a hole, bounce the ball at least 10 times. This causes the Magic Jam to move around and fill in the hole before hardening on contact with air. If the ball loses too much pressure, simply re-inflate it (to 0.62 bar for ideal bounce).
How much should you inflate your basketball?
A basketball that is overinflated or underinflated doesn't give you the best match experience. The recommended pressure is clearly marked on the ball by the manufacturer. Ideally, you should use a pump with a pressure gauge so that you can be more precise. At Tarmak, we recommend a pressure of 0.62 bar. Enjoy your match!
What ball should you use?
The ball size depends on the player's age and sex. Baby basketball: size 1 to 3. Girls and boys under 10: size 5. Girls aged 10 and up, women, and boys aged 10 to 12: size 6. Boys over 12 and men: size 7.If you want a very durable ball, go for a rubber ball. If you want a ball with a good feel, leather or synthetic are the right materials.
What height basket should you choose?
The official height of a basketball basket is 3.05m (rim height). If you want a basketball basket for your child, you need something that will grow with them. For younger kids there isn't an official height so you can choose whatever suits them best. Up to the age of 10, club baskets are set at 2.60m. After the age of 10, both girls and boys play with 3.05m baskets.
Did you know that all TARMAK products are tested in the lab and in match conditions?
The design team behind the TARMAK products is based at Kipstadium in Northern France. It is constantly aiming to make basketball a more enjoyable experience. All Tarmak products have been tested in real-life situations by actual players for a number of weeks. These regular tests, along with customer feedback, help us develop our products. Lab tests are also carried out to check our products' various properties
Who designs the Tarmak basketball products?
Tarmak is a team of keen basketballers who develop products especially for playing basketball. The entire product range is designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding basketball players and to give you maximum enjoyment during training and matches.
What gear to get, how to train: explore our basketball tips!
Tarmak is here for anyone playing basketball, from beginners to regulars. Check out our tips for training, kitting yourself out, and playing alone or with friends.https://conseilsport.decathlon.fr/conseils/basketball-al_33