My 12-year-old son received this ball for Christmas. It comes flat in the box and has to be inflated. After reading the reviews, I was a little wary as to whether this was a good selection. However, he has had 2 other balls stolen at games, so he wanted something distinctive. It must be hit or miss with this product. We have a size 4 and eight months later, it's fine. He used it for indoor winter and spring soccer practice. He has used it with friends on a artificial turf field for scrimmage. We have had to pump it up a few times because it has gone soft, but it's never gone flat. It's the correct size and we were careful when we inflated it the first time, using a presure gauge to get the right pressure. It is more purple and yellow than the other colors of orange/green, but everyone knows it's his ball which has prevented it from being stolen or lost. The color does scratch off with play. He likes this unusual ball and it has worked out for us.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]