Another season is about to kick off and the guys at the Nike factory have been hard at work in their aerodynamics department to give us the new and improved version of their Total 90 soccer balls called the Total 90 Ascente. To be honest I was kind of sad to hear that the T90 Omni was no longer to be used by the world's top leagues(EPL, SPL and the Italian Serie A). The Ascente takes a bit of getting used to on the eye but once you spend a few moments examining it you realize that it too is a good looking ball now on to the playing. Nike claims that the T90 Ascente dips faster and travels faster than its predecessor so my brother and I decided to put Nikes claims to the test in our own personal free kick challenge. As many of you know all good Nike soccer balls(which is pretty much every single one of them) should come with some padding which makes heading the ball bearable I like this a lot because it means the guys and I can play barefooted in the park without having to worry about breaking a metatarsal from just kicking the ball. My brother and I found out from our free kick challenge that the Ascente ball dips slightly more rapidly than the Omni which may seem insignificant to us who just kick about for pure fun and games but for a goalie...it could be the difference between saving a shot or not even moving as it sails majestically past. This is a great soccer ball and Nike have continued and built on the good work and experience of all the predecessors I really can't wait for the season to start so you better get yours to before than to avoid nasty hikes in prices.