I think it is safe to say that anyone who has kids or works with kids who are into sports has come across the annoying issue of flimsy ball inflation needles. Usually, the kids want to be helpful and find it fun to inflate flat basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, etc but more often than not they are a bit rough and end up breaking the needle.
Sometimes the needle bends from the kids messing with them or, more often than not, the inflation needle ends up breaking right inside the ball. At that point, you usually try using needle nose pliers to get it out but that doesn’t always work. Even I’ve broken a few inflation needles but going through multiple packs with the kids was starting to get a bit pricey. I decided to search for a truly flexible ball inflation needle.
I discovered that many companies that sell traditional metal needles claim they are unbendable or unbreakable but I’ve found the opposite to be true. Maybe they stood up to a few uses but eventually broke. It doesn’t help that usually, the kids end up dropping them and losing them that way. Finally, I discovered the ultimate ball inflation needle for anyone but particularly those who need something kids can use safely. It is the Vevo Sports Ball Spike.
Vevo Sports developed a really amazing product that actually holds up to its reputation of being a flexible ball inflation needle. I was impressed to say the least.
Here are a couple things I really like about the Ball Spike.
- The inflation needle is really flexible so it’s perfect for kids that accidentally bend the needle.
- It is a fun color so the kids don’t lose them as easily.
- The kids don’t have trouble inserting them into the balls like the old metal ones.
- They are a great price for the quality- I no longer have to buy a bunch of needles.
- The needles work universally on any ball we have so I don’t have to worry about the kids trying to inflate a ball with the wrong tool.
- I think they are safer for kids since they are pretty much a bendable and flexible ball inflation needle.
Having such a great product in my sport’s equipment means I spend less time trying to re-inflate flat balls and can spend more time with the kids. The kids also can help me out without frustration on both our parts and they get to spend more time playing. If you’re looking for a new inflation needle to try, buy a pack of Vevo Sports Ball Spikes.