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Answered 2014-09-17 17:40:54

The leather is put on the Basketball for grip, wear and tear, and consistency. The bounce of the ball comes from the rubber bladder that the leather is surrounding. Air pressure and the quality of the ball effect it's bounce more than the leather.


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A rubber basketball will bounce higher than a leather basketball of equal internal pressure. The leather covering adds additional weight and is less flexible.

A leather basketball has a inner rubber bladder which is inflated with air.

Yes, a rubber basketball WILL bounce higher than a leather one, but leather balls generally have better grip and are mush easier to shoot and control on the dribble.

The pressure from the air inside of it

Yes. If it is colder the ball will bounce less than when it is warmer.

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Because when something is not inflated fully then it is partially flat. Which will affect its ability to bounce

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Answer Yes. A basketball with no air will not bounce as much as a basketball with the right amount of air .

Because the temprature is responsible for the pressure inside the ball.

yes, if under it will not bounce correctly and i fover inflated sometimes ball become deformd causing bubbles.

you bounce a ball in basketball by hitting the ball against the ground.

I would say yes but it all depends on how much air is in the basketball in question.

it depends if they use different types of wood because different wood means different dencity ,and a more solid foundation for the ball to bounce higher

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no basketball can't not bounce with rubbing alcohol because that is not something that can bounce a basket ball. I am just using my opinion

The WAVE has grooves on the leather and the regular basketball is smooth on the leather.

yes it will imangine a flat basketball will it bounce? not at all.

the ball wont bounce high enough for you to bounce it.

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