As valid from 1 October 2016 IFA published an updated list of IFA approved fistballs on its website. As new balls the “Unique F300” for men and the “Unique F301” for women and minors are accepted. Both balls are made of synthetic leather and playable as all-weather balls indoor and outdoor. The Theodor Drohnn-Ballfabrik Hubert Kurtz is based in Wolfenbüttel, Germany and also signed a contract as official ball partner including sponsoring rights. So fare IFA had only two approved manufacturers Sportastic and Ludwig which fulfilled the requirements.
Balls for international fistball matches and matches of the highest national leagues could only be used if they are “IFA approved”. A fistball is a hollow ball filled with air. Its basic colour is white, but up to 20 per cent of the surface can be made up of several smaller coloured pieces. The ball must be fully inflated and throughout the entire match the ball must satisfy e.g. the following requirements:
– weight 350 – 370 grammes (males) or 320 – 340 grammes (females)
– circumference 65 – 68 centimetres
– air pressure 0.55 – 0.70 bar