Copaya is Decathlon's beach volleyball brand!
Copaya, featuring beach (playa) influences and Brazilian flavours (Copacabana).
Designed by a team of volleyball enthusiasts, just for you - whether you're a beginner or more advanced, an occasional or regular player, our range of balls, sets, nets, and accessories are specially designed for Beach Volleyball and adapted to your needs!
This beach volleyball has been designed to meet International Volleyball Federation requirements.
After many tests in use by professional players and in the lab, the Federation recognised and approved the ball's compliance for use in official international competitions.
OFFICIAL SIZE AND WEIGHT
This ball meets the official standards for beach volleyball: Weight: Between 260 and 280 g
SIZE 5: 65 to 67 cm circumference
This 12-panel ball is hand stitched for even greater durability.
It is tested in the laboratory, and after 5,000 shots on a cement plate at a speed of 50 km/h, it retains its shape, does not puncture, and suffers no damage to its stitching.
We conduct a temperature chamber test at 66°C for 6.5 h that serves to accelerate the product's ageing and check that its basic features, like its ability to maintain pressure and durability, are consistent both before and after the test.
We test the ball by rotating it continuously in 2cm of water for 6 hours. At the end of the test, the ball absorbed no more than 15% of its initial weight.
The SEAM CLOSING process prevents water from seeping in and hides the joint seams between the panelling for even greater durability.
We chose to use a bladder made from 80% butyl for a more durable inflation.
The counterbalanced bladder guarantees a better trajectory thanks to its uniform distribution of weight.
THE RIGHT PRESSURE
Did you know that a beach volleyball should be less inflated than an indoor volleyball?! We really can't stress this enough: a well-inflated ball is the key to (or at least a key part of) a great game!
0.18 to 0.22 bars for a beach volleyball / (0.3 bars for a volleyball)
If you don't have a pump with a pressure gauge, just touch it - it should be very soft and flexible to the touch.