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Nike Incyte ball set for FA Cup debut

Nike Incyte ball set for FA Cup debut

This season’s FA Cup will be played with the latest in football technology as Nike introduces into the competition the Incyte Ball – the brand’s most technologically advanced football to-date.

The mango colored Nike Incyte Ball will be used in all FA Cup matches for the 2013-14 season. The exclusive colorway enhances visibility and incorporates graphics to generate maximum visual contrast in-flight helping athletes see the ball earlier, react faster and make split-second game changing decisions.

Continuing the tradition of making the most technologically advanced footballs in the game, the Nike Incyte Ball features performance innovations that increase reaction, touch and ball flight:

1. A high-elasticity layer on the surface allows for a cleaner strike and helps the ball travel with more speed. The micro-textured casing also delivers a more accurate ball trajectory than seen before.

2. Five-layer construction optimizes the feel of that all-important first touch, allowing the athlete to bring the ball under control quickly and with ease.

3. Nike RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response) technology maximizes the ball’s visibility allowing players to see the ball earlier and react faster.

The Nike Incyte Ball will make its debut in the FA Cup First Round Proper on Nov. 8 and is available for purchase beginning Dec. 1.