UBC People | Aug. 26, 2010

New Nike soccer ball tested by UBC Aerolab

The new Nike Total 90 Tracer soccer ball was tested in the wind tunnels of UBC’s Aerolab.  The UBC-tested ball, found to be the most aerodynamically efficient ball in the marketplace, made its debut at a Manchester United vs. Newscastle game on Aug. 16 at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Aerolab’s relationship with Nike began in 2003. Other products tested in the lab include more than 100 balls (Nike prototypes, competitor balls), Nike track suits for the Sydney Olympics, baseball bats, Tour de France bikes and wheels and more. 

For more information on UBC Aerolab wind tunnels, visit http://mech.ubc.ca/research/aerolab

For more information on the Nike Total 90 Tracer, visit http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid={48C41513-A376-4D1F-981D-660FC5BB193E}&newsid=6651371

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