If you want to upgrade your freestyle skills then it’s not gonna come easy. It’s going to take months and months of focused training, but having the right ball for the job will go a long way in making the hard work more enjoyable.

The street- and freestyle balls from Monta are some of the best in the business and everything about them is specially made and engineered for the small-sided game or pulling off the most elaborate tricks and flicks.

At first glance they appear to be the same, but they are in fact quite different. The Monta FreeStyler is made with a much softer touch and greater bounce, which as you might imagine makes it far better suited for pulling off freestyle moves than its dampened street football counterpart - the Monta Streetmatch.

I won’t claim to be one of the greatest street player and least of all freestylers in the world, but luckily PWG is and hearing what he thinks of the two balls turns out to be very enlightening. For the best street footballers in the world, there is no doubt that the Monta Streetmatch is the weapon of choice. It’s as simple as that – the best ball around for panna, 3v3 and 2v2 street matches.

On the freestyle front, the Monta FreeStyler is very well suited for people trying to learn new tricks, because it’s so controlled. If you have already shown an affinity for freestyle and want to increase your repertoire of skills, then this is the ball our resident freestyle-god PWG points to.

Want to get your hands on either the Monta Freestyler or Streetmatch? You can find them on our site here.