Official MacDowell Precision Kicking Ball by Gilbert
Dream. Believe. Succeed.
Robin MacDowell, former Rugby Canada International player and 7's coach, has teamed up with Gilbert to develop a rugby ball that will enhance the rugby player's kicking game.
Featuring a Truflight Valve, a unique valve shape and placement that redistributes weight along the seams of the ball to improve rotational stability and enhance accuracy in the kicking game. 3 ply poly-cotton and cotton laminate panel means that the ball will weigh slightly more. The ball will perform better on longer kicks and passes, and generally hold its shape better than a ball of 2 ply construction.
The design includes a sweet spot target and inscriptions reflecting the MacDowell vision, reminding players to Smile, Dream, Believe, Succeed. It also includes pointers for hitting your mark, such as 'Target, Trajectory, Breathe, Head Down, Sweet Spot'.
This ball is one part of MacDowell's goal to grow the game of rugby. He looks to develop untapped talent and inspire young players to 'Dream. Believe. Succeed.' His vision is to develop athletes on and off the pitch, by giving them the tools to support their academic, athletic, and life aspirations.
- Match ball
- Hand stitched
- Standard Gilbert grip
- Truflight valve - positioned in seam to help augment spin and flight
- Grippy rubber compound surface
- Synthetic latex bladder
- 3 ply backing material - for better performance on longer kicks
- Color: Red, Black, and Silver accents
- McDowell branding and GILBERT branding