What Basketball Did The Molten BG3800 Replace?
The Molten BG3800 basketball is the latest model and replaced the very popular BGMX range of balls in 2020. The feel of this basketball is completely different to the previous range, as Molten have radically changed the grip style. The pebble grip has gone and been replaced by a textured surface. With this mind, Molten say it has 95% more surface area so should provide a better grip handling.
How Does The BG3800 Basketball Compare To The BGM Basketball?
It is hard to compare the Molten BG3800 to the Molten BGM basketball as they are so different. The BG3800 did replace the BGM ball in 2020 but the feel of the ball is completely different. Uniquely the biggest change is the textured leather finish, which is a move away from the traditional pebble grip. Regretably the first impression of the ball was mixed. Some loved the new look and whiter colour of the inlaid panel. But the grip was a Marmite moment, with some loving the new style and others not so keen. After playing with the balls though, we all felt the grip was better than the old pebble style.
This is the lowest quality ball specifically for indoor use. It is good to see this model is available in sizes 5, 6 and 7.
What Else Is New On The Molten BG3800 Basketball?
- Original leather textured surface – premium leather look
- Increased surface area – better grip
- New colour of the infill panel – now a brighter white colour
- Minimal design – Text and logo’s are now 25% smaller
- Constructed with a heat embossed textured PU surface – Composite cover
- FIBA Approved
What Do Molten Say About The BG3800 Basketball?
|Cover Material||Composite Leather|
|Grade||Competition, Training / Recreation|
|Surface Texture||Original Leather Texture|
|Quantity in shipper carton||36|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand|