Conventional soccer balls have lousy aerodynamics. The round shape and smooth surface cause air to stick to the front of the ball and slow it down-or send it hooking or slicing. Puma's Cellerator Shudoh flies as much as 20
percent farther, thanks to hundreds of golf-ball-inspired symmetrical dimples on its surface. The dimples reduce
air friction, redirecting turbulent air around the back of
the ball. This results in less drag and straighter, smoother flights. Price: $100.