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What are the characteristics of the leather used to make footballs?

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It's not pigskin if that's what your asking. It's coarse grain cow-hide.

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An American football was made from a deer hide or other animal hide along with a pig's bladder when the ball was first created. Currently, football teams have their own engineers to make the footballs to specifications with plastic bladder or rubbers with plastic coverings. Leather is rarely used to make footballs.


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A tanner prepped leather and made leather products. There are several steps to make leather useful for use . Cobblers needed smooth leather to make shoes, saddle makers used leather, people who worked in some jobs needed leather aprons so a lot of leather was used.


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Because it helps the leather sofen to help bend teh leather into shape


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