Basketball Reviews






Hoops Fiend Rating: Baden Elite Indoor Basketball Bounce: 4.3/5 Grip: 5/5 Feel: 4.3/5 Durability: 4.5/5 Value: 3.8/5 Overall: 4.4/5 Main Features Hidden valve helps to minimize the chance for funky off-center bounces Cover is super tacky and will make it easy for most basketball players to grip or palm the Baden Elite […]

Baden Elite Indoor Basketball Review


Hoops Fiend Rating: Spalding TF-500 Basketball Review Bounce: 4.5/5 Grip: 4.3/5 Feel: 5/5 Durability: 5/5 Value: 4.5/5 Overall: 4.8/5 Main Features Shares lineage with the legendary Spalding TF-1000 indoor basketball Cover has the perfect balance between durability and feel for an indoor/outdoor basketball Value is decent with a price point around $30, […]

Spalding TF-500 Basketball Review




Hoops Fiend Rating: Under Armour 295 Basketball Bounce: 4/5 Grip: 4/5 Feel: 2.5/5 Durability: 5/5 Value: 3.5/5 Overall: 3.8/5  Main Features The Under Armour 295 features the UA Gripskin composite for optimal grip and feel Has deeper channel design and extra channels that feature the Under Armour logo Extra durability compared to the […]

Under Armour 295 Basketball Review


On the cutting edge of basketball technology is the uprising of sensor embedded basketballs that allow you to track your shooting accuracy and improve your shooting game overall.  The newest edition to this budding technology is the Wilson X Connected Basketball.  A clear response to the successful 94Fifty Basketball, Wilson […]

Review of The Wilson X Connected Basketball


Hoops Fiend Rating: Under Armour 495 Basketball Bounce: 3.5/5 Grip: 4/5 Feel: 4/5 Durability: 4.5/5 Value: 3.5/5 Overall: 3.9/5 Main Features The Under Armour 495 features the UA Gripskin composite leather for optimal grip and feel Has a shallow channel design that is not extra deep but fairly wide Features full […]

Review of the Under Armour 495 Indoor/Outdoor Basketball



Hoops Fiend Rating: Spalding NBA Street Basketball Bounce: 3.5/5 Grip: 2.5/5 Feel: 2.5/5 Durability: 4.5/5 Value: 4.5/5 Overall: 3.5/5   Main Features As of 6/2/15, the #1 Selling Basketball on Amazon Performance Rubber Cover that is Durable and Designed for Outdoor Play Has a Good Bounce Compared to Other Rubber Basketballs […]

Spalding NBA Street Basketball Review


Hoops Fiend Rating: The Rock Indoor Basketball Bounce: 4/5 Grip: 5/5 Feel: 4.5/5 Durability: 4.5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 4.4/5 Main Features Unique deep set channels allow for easy handling and a smooth feel Extremely deep pebbled channels for superb grip; unlike other balls in its class Channels are pebbled giving […]

BOB Review: The Rock Indoor Basketball


  Hoops Fiend Rating: Wilson Evolution Indoor Basketball Bounce: 4.5/5 Grip: 5/5 Feel: 5/5 Durability: 4/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 4.7/5     Main Features The #1 selling high school game basketball in the USA Deep and wide channel design emphasizes grip Channels are pebbled giving greater universal tact Air tight butyl […]

Wilson Evolution Indoor Basketball Review





 Hoops Fiend Rating: Spalding Never Flat Basketball Bounce: 4/5 Grip: 4/5 Feel: 3.5/5 Durability: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 3.7/5 Main Features Uses a proprietary membrane and NitroFlate technology that keeps air in and prevents leaking The Never Flat basketball comes inflated and is guaranteed to stay inflated based on Spalding’s warranty Has […]

Spalding Never Flat Basketball Review





Hoops Fiend Rating: Baden Contender Basketball Bounce: 4/5 Grip: 4/5 Feel: 3/5 Durability: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 4.6/5   Main Features Features the total feel technology for enhanced grip and feel during play Designed to have the performance for indoor play while having durability that can handle the outdoor elements Stealth soft […]

Baden Contender Basketball Review



Hoops Fiend Rating: Molten GM7 Basketball Bounce: 5/5 Grip: 4.5/5 Feel: 5/5 Durability: 4.5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 4.8/5 Main Features Features a durable composite leather cover designed to perform indoors and handle the elements of the outdoors Has a 12 channel design with two tone color scheme that is approved by […]

Molten GM7 Basketball Review


Hoops Fiend Rating: Spalding Replica Game Ball Bounce: 4.5/5 Grip: 4/5 Feel: 5/5 Durability: 3.5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 4.9/5   Main Features High quality composite leather that works to maximize three things: grip, feel, and control Looks just like the NBA Official Game Ball while providing a durability suitable for indoor/outdoor […]

Spalding Replica Game Ball Review


Hoops Fiend Rating: Spalding Zi/O Basketball Bounce: 2/5 Grip: 3/5 Feel: 3/5 Durability: 3.5/5 Value: 2.5/5 Overall: 2.8/5 Main Features The Spalding Zi/O Basketball is an official sized basketball that is designed for indoor/outdoor use Features full ball pebbling that is typical of more premium indoor/outdoor basketballs Has a foam backed design for improved […]

Spalding Zi/O Basketball Review