# FAQ: How To Inflate Basketball?

## How do you inflate a basketball without a needle?

4 Ways To Pump A Basketball Without A Needle

1. Use your tubeless bike’s valve stem. If you have a tubeless bike and a pump, you may use one of its valves to pump your basketball.
2. Use a can of compressed air.
4. Use a pen ink tube to craft a needle.

## How do you inflate a basketball at home?

Blow up the balloon as much as possible. Then, using a paper clip or clamp, close off the balloon’s lip to keep the air inside. Next, attach the pump needle or straw/stirrer to the balloon and insert the other end into the ball’s hole. Release the paper clip or clamp, and the air will begin to transfer into the ball.

## How do you inflate a basketball with a manual pump?

Cradle the ball in your arm to keep it secure while you insert the needle tip into the basketball hole. Hold the base of the pump with one hand while you pull up on the handle. Push down on the handle to force air into the ball. Repeat pumping until the basketball is inflated.

## Why do basketballs go flat?

When soccer balls and basketballs are left out in the cold they go flat. When the gas in a balloon is cold, the molecules have less energy, move more slowly and don’t collide as hard or as often with the side of the ball. The ball decreases slightly in size and it becomes flat.

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## How much PSI is in a NBA basketball?

An NBA regulation ball is inflated to between 7.5 and 8.5 psi. By regulating a basketball’s air pressure, the NBA can ensure fair playing conditions.

## How pumped should a basketball be?

NBA rules dictate that basketballs should be inflated to between 7.5 and 8.5 pounds per square inch. If the basketball is inflated below this level, it won’t bounce correctly. If it is inflated above this level, the basketball could be damaged or burst.

## How do you pump up a gym ball?

Inflating an Exercise Ball:

1. Remove the ball plug. Use a ball plug remover if needed.
2. Use an air pump to inflate your ball. Any air pump (electric or manual) can be used to inflate your exercise ball.
3. If you are inflating your ball for the first time, inflate the ball to 80% of its suggested diameter.

## Can you pump a basketball with a bike pump?

Below are a few types that can be used such as a hand pump, a bicycle pump or an electric pump. Basically, you need a basketball pump that can connect to the needle. Some air pumps come with built-in pressure gauges which can show you the air pressure as you are inflating the ball.