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Topic: Sponge balls supersoft remedy
Message: Posted by: Carron (Mar 15, 2003 11:14AM)
If your supersoft sponge balls are slow at forming once you have opened your hand then place them in a bowl of water and then squeeze out the water they will be bigger and form much quicker

Tom :bg:
Message: Posted by: BroDavid (Mar 15, 2003 07:55PM)
Washing them out (in a drinking fountain if necessary) before performing with them, is absolutely necessary. Just carrying them in a pocket and getting hand oils on them will cause them to be mishaped.

If you can, wash them out, squeeze them almost dry, and them place them on a doubled layer of flat paper towel and then place another double layer over them top and press them between the paper towells to remove the last moisture, and a 2" ball will appear almost as big as a 3" ball for a while.

But they will be beautifully round and pop up to round and full immediately as you perform with them.

Message: Posted by: Andy Leviss (Mar 15, 2003 08:48PM)
When performing, don't soak the balls. Just add a few drops of water, and work it in. You just want to use enough water to fluff it, but not enough to make it all slimy and cold. To use a technical term, that would be yucky. ;o)

Also, only use cold water. Hot water is bad for sponge balls. :o)

Message: Posted by: truthteller (Apr 21, 2003 02:09PM)
Also, soaking them in soapy water after you first buy them will help "break down" some of the material and will make them more compressible.
Message: Posted by: Gary (Apr 25, 2003 01:36PM)
The supersoft balls do not seem to retain their shape that well and I do not use them.

I have found it better to use the soapy water treatment on normal sponge balls. It works very well. I also store them very slightly damp.
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Apr 25, 2003 06:57PM)
You can also just breath on them, like you would a fogged mirror. Works great, and is actually what the manufacturer (Steve Goshman) recommends.
Message: Posted by: Cabrera (Apr 26, 2003 09:07AM)
Just have your spectators blow on them and as they magically form back into shape, you have another trick!