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Molten Introduces X-Series Basketballs Featuring Improved Touch and Enhanced Visibility

Date: 1/19/16

Reno, NV -- January 8, 2016 – Molten USA, a manufacturer of competition quality sports balls and equipment, has announced the release of the elite Molten X-Series basketballs in the United States, Canada and Latin America. The new Molten X-Series basketballs will succeed the popular BGL, BGG, and BGM basketball series.

The X-Series combines Molten’s Advanced Basketball Technology with subtle modifications to provide even more functionality for elite athletes across the globe. Included in the changes are a uniform surface texture and an increase in the color contrast of the signature 12-panel GUIGIARO design. By integrating tradition with innovation, Molten’s X-Series aims for maximum grip and control, consistency in contact, and increased visibility.

The X-Series BGL7X and BGL6X models will be used as the official basketballs in all FIBA sanctioned international games as well as the official ball of numerous elite leagues and organizations through 2018. Molten continues to develop and provide products with sophisticated design and superb functionality for the entire basketball community and maintain its commitment to the brand statement, “for the real game.”

■    X-Series Product Features

1. Consistent Touch
To improve consistency of touch, the shape and placement of each pebble was modified and aligned to create a uniform surface texture, revolutionizing the traditional pebble pattern.

2. Enhanced Visibility   
Increased contrast between the ball’s feature colors provides the ultimate experience in ball visibility. Players can focus on every movement of the ball. Additionally, the rotation of the ball can be seen at greater distances, allowing fans to see every detail of play.

■ Product Overview






Flat Pebble Surface, Full Flat Seams, X-Series Technology

X-Series Technology

X-Series Technology


Genuine Leather

Premium Composite Leather

Synthetic Leather


Indoor Use

Indoor Use

Indoor / Outdoor Use


Official 7, Intermediate 6

Official 7, Intermediate 6

Official 7, Intermediate 6, Junior 5

■   Official Game Ball of FIBA
As a global sponsor of FIBA, Molten has been their official game ball supplier since 1982 and Molten’s top leather basketballs have served as the official game ball for numerous international tournaments, competitions and associations across the globe.  The newly designed GL7X and GL6X will continue to be used as the official basketballs in all FIBA international games.

■   About Molten USA
Founded in 1958, the Molten Corporation is one of the leading global manufacturers of competition quality sports balls.  The Molten Corporation manufactures a wide range of athletics balls in several sport categories and continues to raise global standards, supplying the official game balls for the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), NCAA Volleyball Championships, USA Volleyball, American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and numerous other elite organizations, federations, leagues and teams around the world. For more information on Molten USA, Inc., please visit www.moltenusa.com.

Media Contact (Molten): Jenny Snaza, Marketing Manager - marketing@moltenusa.com

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