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Tarmak R500, Beginner Size 7 Basketball

Sale price: $10.00 Regular price: $19.99

This basketball is the official size 7 ball for boys ages 13 and up. Made with foam rubber, it provides good ball feel as well as good durability

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Model: 8642008

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Tarmak R500, Beginner Size 7 Basketball | Official size 7 basketball designed for boys ages 13 and up playing outdoors or indoors.

This basketball is the official size 7 ball for boys ages 13 and up. Made with foam rubber, it provides good ball feel as well as good durability

Ball touch

A pleasant feel thanks to the padded rubber cover.


Pleasing durability thanks to the 1.4 mm rubber cover.

Shape retention

Prolonged period between Chambers thanks to the bladder with 30% butyl bladder.


Good grip thanks to the deep channels.

Bounce quality

Pleasing bounce quality thanks to the bladder surrounded by 100% polyester.

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This was for my daughter who wanted to get into the sport. It’s a good ball and hopefully will last. Nice colours she’s happy with it.

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Poor quality

Pumped up and went flat the next day

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Good quality for the price.

Highly recommend.

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All Round great outdoor basketball

Nothing much to say except a good ball and very worth it for the price

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Thank you

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Hello Maher,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

Have a good day,


Awesome Grip.

Best Ball I have bought. Really good for Dribbling and specially for shooting because it has a good backspin Because of the Good Grip.

Some Issue With Ball.

Not able to fill air fully.

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I love the service and product is high quality and reasonable price......i will recommend it to my friends and family..

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Superb ball

Superb handling

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Great For Practice

Grip is good... good for practice and not a good option for official matches.... because after 2weeks the threads is been seen..



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destroyed after a single match

the external skin got ripped so bad just after a match that it got ripped of from a few places this is really unfortunate the ball does not retain air for more than 3 days

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Additional Product Information



  • 100% Rubber - Natural rubber - Latex

Main fabric

  • 100% Rubber - Natural rubber - Latex


  • 100% Rubber - Natural rubber - Latex

Why learn to play basketball with the tarmak r500 ball?

The Tarmak R500 basketball is perfect for beginners. Ball handling is enhanced by the deep grooves and pebbled cover. Foam rubber (air is injected into rubber, which creates a softer consistency) for softer impacts. Its 100% polyester filament winding ensures good-quality bounce. Very durable for indoor and outdoor use.

What ball size to choose?

The ball size depends on the player's age and gender. Size 1: From ages 2 and up Size 3 to size 5: Girls or boys ages 4 to 6 / Baby basket under 7 age group (depending on levels and clubs) Size 5: Boys and girls ages 7 to 10 / Under 9 and under 11 age groups Size 6: Boys ages 11 and 12 / Under 13 age group Size 6: Girls - Women of all ages over 11 Size 7: Boys ages 13 and up, and men.

What ball should you use?

If you want a very durable ball, go for a rubber ball. If you're looking for a ball with a good ball feel, choose a leather or synthetic ball.

For a good bounce, how much should you inflate your basketball?

A basketball that is overinflated or underinflated will deliver a subpar playing experience. The recommended pressure is clearly marked on the ball by the manufacturer. Ideally, you should use a pump with a pressure gauge for a more precise inflation. At Tarmak, we recommend a pressure of 0.62 bars. Enjoy your game!

Did you know that all tarmak products are tested in the lab and in match conditions?

The design team behind the TARMAK products is based at Kipstadium in Northern France. It constantly aims to make basketball a more enjoyable experience. All Tarmak products have been tested in real-life situations by actual players for a number of weeks. These regular tests, along with customer feedback, help us develop our products. Lab tests are also carried out to check our products' various properties

Who designs the tarmak basketball products?

Tarmak is a team of avid basketball players who develop products especially for playing basketball. The entire product range is designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding basketball players and to give you maximum enjoyment during training and matches.

Get all our tips on choosing the right gear and training!

Tarmak is here for anyone playing basketball, from beginners to regulars. Check out our tips for training, equipping yourself, and playing alone or with friends.



Product testing

Validation test of resistance: Ball withstands at least 2500 shots against a steel backboard performed at 30 mph.

Storage instructions

Store in a dry place.

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