Jan 8th 2016

Molten Introduces X-Series Basketballs Featuring Improved Touch and Enhanced Visibility

Reno, NV – Molten USA, a manufacturer of competition quality sports balls and equipment, has announced the release of the elite Molten X-Series basketballs in the United States, Canada and Latin America. The new Molten X-Series basketballs will succeed the popular BGL, BGG, and BGM basketball series. 

The X-Series combines Molten’s Advanced Basketball Technology with subtle modifications to provide even more functionality for elite athletes across the globe. Included in the changes are a uniform surface texture and an increase in the color contrast of the signature 12-panel GUIGIARO design. By integrating tradition with innovation, Molten’s X-Series aims for maximum grip and control, consistency in contact, and increased visibility. 

The X-Series BGL7X and BGL6X models will be used as the official basketballs in all FIBA sanctioned international games as well as the official ball of numerous elite leagues and organizations through 2018. Molten continues to develop and provide products with sophisticated design and superb functionality for the entire basketball community and maintain its commitment to the brand statement, “for the real game.” 

■ X-Series Product Features 

1. Consistent Touch 

To improve consistency of touch, the shape and placement of each pebble was modified and aligned to create a uniform surface texture, revolutionizing the traditional pebble pattern. Traditional pebble placement Uniform pebble alignment 

2. Enhanced Visibility 

Increased contrast between the ball’s feature colors provides the ultimate experience in ball visibility. Players can focus on every movement of the ball. Additionally, the rotation of the ball can be seen at greater distances, allowing fans to see every detail of play. 

■ Product Overview 

TechFlat Pebble Surface, Full Flat Seams, X-Series TechnologyX-Series TechnologyX-Series Technology
CoverGenuine LeatherPremium Composite LeatherSynthetic Leather
UsageIndoor UseIndoor UseIndoor / Outdoor Use
SizesOfficial 7, Intermediate 6Official 7, Intermediate 6Official 7, Intermediate 6, Junior 5

■ Official Game Ball of FIBA 

As a global sponsor of FIBA, Molten has been their official game ball supplier since 1982 and Molten’s top leather basketballs have served as the official game ball for numerous international tournaments, competitions and associations across the globe. The newly designed GL7X and GL6X will continue to be used as the official basketballs in all FIBA international games.