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Will more air inside a basketball make it bounce higher?

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More air inside a basketball will make it bounce higher. The additional air hardens the leather or composite shell of the ball, making it more buoyant.

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When a basketball has less air, the ball will not bounce as high. The shell of the ball is softer and compresses as contact occurs with another surface. A flat basketball is similar to a beach ball tossed around with less air. When the air in a basketball is increased the ball springs off the surface when contact is made.

Players used a soccer ball for the first game of basketball, and bouncing was not required in the original version of the game.

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