THE AFL has ditched its silver ball experiment for the remaining two AFLX tournaments in Melbourne on Friday night and Sydney on Saturday.
Complaints from broadcasters in Adelaide on Thursday night saw traditional yellow Sherrins used for the final three games, including the Grand Final won by the Crows over Geelong.
The broadcasters' main issue was the silver football was difficult to see at night, a criticism shared by the players on the field.
An AFL spokesman confirmed to AFL.com.au that yellow Sherrins would be in use throughout the final two tournaments.
The AFL made the decision based on feedback from the AFL clubs, players and broadcasters at Thursday night's AFLX Adelaide Tournament.
Geelong midfielder Mitch Duncan, who played three games on Thursday night, found the silver balls tough to adapt to.
"During the daylight the colour of the ball was not too bad but I think it was a great idea to change it to yellow for the night-time footy," Geelong midfielder Mitch Duncan said.
"They made the right call there."
West Coast's Liam Duggan said the silver ball was "a little bit hard to see".
"It was a little bit of a different shape as well, just a little bit smaller," Duggan said.
"It was new to everyone but the yellow footy at the end was much better.
"A couple of boys said it (the silver ball) was swinging a bit more than usual - I'm not sure if that is an excuse for poor kicking or not but the yellow footy was an improvement."
Like Duggan, players noted the silver footy felt smaller, but the AFL says it's exactly the same size as red and yellow balls used in the season proper.
"It felt a different size," Geelong's Duncan said.
"It's just a new Sherrin, you need to kick them in a couple of times for them to get a good shape.
"But a good tradesman never blames their tools."
Adelaide's Kyle Cheney found the silver ball "a little bit difficult to kick".
And Port Adelaide's Dan Houston also felt the ball was "different".
"I didn't think it was like a normal footy, ... if you kicked it well, it was a normal footy and if you didn't quite get it, it was a bit odd shaped in the air," he said.