Hello everybody! Anton with you again with a new lifehack video! First video on how to repair a match ball got lots of views and likes And I decided to make a new tutorial based on your comments 1st theme – how to repair nipple. 2nd theme – how to repair flaking off plates Both lifehacks are suitable for official match balls (Fifa Quality Approve or Fifa Quality Pro) These balls are made with thermal connection So let’s go! «What can you do with ripped valve that doesn’t hold the pressure» There are two reasons why this may happen. Factory defects and improper use of the pump/needle. There is one more thing – ball’s age issue. The rubber could be ruined over time, but I think that it is much more of a human factor. Let’s move on to the tutorial. Make sure that the air is coming of the nipple. Then take a small screw and slightly push it in the valve for a half with your hand. Then screw it as long as it hides behind the upper layers of the ball. If you need to pump the ball just pull of the screw This method may sound weird but it works pretty well. Unless you hit the ball too hard for several hours. This ball is more like a training ball now Not a match-play stuff. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any other effective ways to repair this valve But I will give you some important tips That would help you to prevent such situations The main reason is improper use of the pump. Most of the amateurs don’t even know basics. The rubber of the nipple is not intended to be smashed with metal needle. So use synthetic lubricants every time you pump up the ball. You can find it at any auto-parts store. But you can even use oil or any kind of water for that. It is better than nothing anyways! Be careful with the pump and needle. Always hold them tight to prevent twitching etc The ball would be thankful for that 🙂 By the way You don’t need to deflate the ball every time you play or train. Especially if you do it more often than once a week. Valve is rather sensitive for such manipulations. Also it is better to pump the ball inside in winter Cause the rubber won’t get pleased with the frost like -15 So let’s move on to the next part of the tutorial. «What can I do with ripped layers (panels)» This situation can be also caused by factory defects or hard improper use. I put 4 main things for this life hack Acetone, Glue Gel, sandpaper and the tape. You need glue gel exactly just because it includes polyester. It is rather similar to the material used in producing panels Don’t use any super-glue! That would ruin the ball! So the first thing to do is to pump the ball in a half (0,5 bar for professional balls) Then take sandpaper and grind all the factory glue etc Be caredull and gentle Then you need to degrease all the parts using acetone. You can use vodka or nail polish remover instead. Don’t forget to pull on some gloves. Afterwords put some glue gel evenly on the ball and panels Wait a minute and press the panel hard enough for 15-20 seconds Some glue may get out on the stitching. That’s good. You just need to avoid air pockets behind the panels. Then stretch the tape over the ball. The panel should take it’s proper place. Leave the ball for 10-12 hours and watch the tape being stitched. Then pull of the tape and put some glue on the stitching. You can tape the panel one more time, but it’s not necessary. Wait 24 hours and that is it! You can achieve pretty good results following all the steps right. It would look and perform as a factory match ball. Keep patient and you will achieve the goal! If you liked this video don’t forget to give me a big thumbs up I am thinking over another life hack but with boots next time. Comment all your questions down below and see you next time! Anton, freekicksRUS, Chao!