PVC vs TPU

The two main types of material used in bubble soccer balls is PVC or TPU. TPU is the higher quality material and recommended if the balls are used on a regular basis.

TPU balls are more flexible allowing for more bounce. They are also less likely to get scratched, scuffed and torn, and are more resistant to harsh temperatures. TPU material will not only last longer and save you money in the long run, but they are much safer. The last thing you want is for the ball to pop when two people collide.

PVC balls have the tendency to harden when exposed to low temperatures. PVC balls are heavier than TPU balls, and are less environmentally friendly. PVC balls also have the tendency to attract an odor more easily. The only real benefit to PVC balls is the price is lower.

They are both good options, you will just need to figure out how much use you will get out of them.

Handles and Straps

Aside from the ball material, you will want to look at other features to ensure that the safety and comfort of participants isn’t compromised, and your wallet isn’t being taken advantage of.

Check to make sure that the handles are not made from hard plastic. Hard plastic can be very unconformable to the person playing bubble soccer. They can also break with ease, causing the entire ball to be in jeopardy.

Make sure that the bubble soccer suits have straps. Straps are very important to keep participants safe and secure. And make sure that the straps are adjustable.