mikasa mva200 indoor volleyball

Mikasa MVA200 Indoor Volleyball Review

The Mikasa MVA200 Indoor Volleyball changed the way we all look at volleyballs. Its striking and unique design stands out and boost performance. This dual-color 8-panel swirl design volleyball has been approved by the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB). The Mikasa MVA200 Indoor Volleyball has become the ball of choice for all nations and the FIVB. In fact, it was the official game ball for the 2008(Beijing), 2012(London), and 2016(Rio) indoor Olympic Games.

Specifications:mikasa mva200 indoor volleyball

  • Playing Field: Indoors
  • Material: Leather
  • Color: Dual-color (Blue and Yellow)
  • Size: 5 (Official)
  • Product Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 7.5 x 3.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Model: MVA200
  • Brand: Mikasa Sports


  • Unique 8 panel swirl design allows for more hand contact area on the ball resulting in greater accuracy, better feel, and improved passing plus control
  • Dimples on the ball create a truer flight pattern allowing you to be more creative with your serves and spikes
  • Advanced aerodynamic engineering offers better stability and ball control
  • Cemented panel seams allow air between panel and carcass for a softer feel
  • Exclusive soft micro-fiber cover
  • Embossed and dimpled surface
  • Nylon wound center
  • The blue and yellow pattern is very visible and allows for better player reaction time.
  • Official size and weight
  • FIVB approved and the Official FIVB game ball for all world competitions
  • The official game ball for the 2008(Beijing), 2012(London), and 2016(Rio) indoor Olympic Games
  • 2-year warranty

Unique Eight-Panel Swirl Design

The Mikasa MVA200 Indoor Volleyball features an eight-panel swirl design that allows for more contact-area on the surface to improve passing and control. The contrasting colors of this ball makes it easier to see during play allowing for better player reaction time.

The Double Dimple technology is used to minimize the air resistance which allows the ball to fly through the air in a truer form. You can be extra creative with your serves and spikes. The aerodynamic dimpling ensures better stability and ball control. It also makes it easier to perform overhand float serves.

Another great feature of the Mikasa MVA200 Indoor Volleyball is its original Microfiber with PU material design which was co-developed by Mikasa and Kuraray, creating the highest quality volleyball with Anti-sweat functionality. The exclusive soft micro-fiber cover and nylon wound center make this ball durable and comfortable to handle. It also features a leak-shield butyl bladder for better air retention.

Designed for Competitive Play

The Mikasa MVA200 Indoor Volleyball is truly designed for competitive play. Beginners, especially kids, may find this ball a bit hard to use. But an intermediate or advanced  player will experience it as perfect for practice and official games. In addition, this ball is shipped in a protective plastic transparent bag. It may arrive with creases as a result of being shipped deflated. But once inflated, the creases will disappear.


  • Product is durable
  • The dual-color swirl design makes it easy to gauge the ball’s spinning speed and direction.
  • High-quality ball for the price.


  • For optimal performance, additional inflation may be required. Ball pump not included.
  • The synthetic cover creates a slippery feel.
  • The ball is pricey.

Overall, the Mikasa MVA200 Indoor Volleyball provide a great volleyball experience with its iconic 8-panel dual-color swirl design, advanced aerodynamic engineering, exclusive soft micro-fiber cover, nylon wound center and Leak Shield butyl bladder. It is definitely a must-have!

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Molten FLISTATEC Volleyball Review

Molten is known for their innovative technology and superior craftsmanship in making impeccable quality products. One of Molten’s top-notch product’s is the Molten FLISTATEC Volleyball. It is the official game ball of the NCAA Men’s Championships. This ball can boast with exceptional performance, including increased ball control, improved visibility, enhanced flight stability and more accurate overhand passing and sets.

SpecificationsMolten FLISTATEC Volleyball

  • Material: Premium micro-fiber composite cover
  • Type: Indoor volleyball
  • Size: Official
  • Weight: Official
  • Color: Tricolor (white, red and blue)
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Item Model Number: V5M5000-3USA
  • Brand: Molten
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Ball is shipped deflated
  • Ball pump not included


  • Official volleyball of USA Volleyball championship
  • FIVB approved
  • Official volleyball of NORCECA
  • Official volleyball of the 2014 USAV Adult National Championships
  • FLISTATEC Flight Stability Technology
  • Improved air-current around the ball
  • Uniquely designed hexagon surface layer
  • Enhanced flight stability
  • Increased ball control during play
  • Softer, thicker micro-fiber layer
  • Secure nylon wound layer
  • Improved visibility and smoother rotation motion through the three streamlined panels on each side of the volleyball
  • Additional inflation creates optimal performance

Flight Stability Technology

Molten FLISTATEC Volleyball is an FIVB approved ball which features special Flight Stability Technology. The Flight Stability Technology enables enhanced grip, control, and consistency during play by optimizing the air-current around the ball. FLISTATEC significantly reduced the irregular flight patterns of the ball. Through FLISTATEC, Molten was able to achieve a stabilized flight path by controlling the air disturbance around the ball through the placement of raised hexagon shaped designs on the surface of the ball.

Durable Construction

Another great feature is the composite leather with a micro-soft layer which ensures that the synthetic material is as soft as a genuine leather ball. This feature is the reason behind the outstanding durability, soft touch texture and superb consistency of the ball. The softer microfiber layer enables the players to achieve more accurate and firmer overhand passes. In addition, the composite leather with micro-soft layer also absorbs perspiration to keep the surface dry. The new surface and design features also increase the grip, allowing the server more control.

Molten FLISTATEC Volleyball’s composite leather cover fuses with a thread-woven lower layer for a better feel and ultimate durability. A secure Nylon wound layer is also added so that this thread-woven construction achieves an ideal soft touch. Another great feature is the dual-layer laminated butyl bladder with extremely low air-permeability that prevents leakage.

Improved Visibility

Molten FLISTATEC Volleyball features a tricolor design of white, red and blue. These colors improve visibility for players of all abilities. The three streamlined panels on each side of the ball significantly improve the visibility of the ball in any environment. Consequently, the streamline panels of a FLISTATEC volleyball also visually creates a smoother rotating motion.


Molten FLISTATEC Volleyball is shipped deflated. The reason given by the manufacturer is that the air pressure can damage the ball during shipping. The manufacturer also points out that putting air inside the ball will consider the ball as used.


  • Great ball, amazing grip and very stable in the air.
  • At first, the ball will be pretty hard but the more you play with it, the softer and more rubbery it will feel.
  • The ball can hold air for a long period of time.
  • The ball responds well to passing and hitting.


  • The ball may come with permanent creases, due to the packaging method.
  • The package does not come with a pump.
  • It is a bit pricey.

Overall, the Molten FLISTATEC Volleyball offers consistency, exceptional performance, improved control, increased visibility, and enhanced flight stability for more accurate passing and sets. If you’re looking for a good lightweight, soft composite leather ball that is easy to control and has a great grip – then this is the perfect ball for you.

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