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Topic: Super Balls
Message: Posted by: rawdawg (Apr 8, 2010 06:31PM)
Hello all,

My Super Balls that I use in the "3 ball routine" by David Roth have lost their tackiness. Is there a way to rejuvenate the original feel?

Also, I used to buy these balls from Party Supply stores but the ones I went to are long gone. I've been to Wal-mart, Dollar Stores, Toy stores, etc... but all they carry are the big non-swallowable ones. Even the ones packaged for Jacks are 2"+. Any brick and mortar source for these things in a 1" diameter in the So Cal area?
Message: Posted by: patrick1515 (Apr 8, 2010 06:39PM)
They have lost that "sticky" feel due to build up of natural oils and dirt from your skin. If liquid dish washing detergent hasn't worked, then try a product called goof-off or some rubbing alcohol. Use sparingly.
Message: Posted by: rawdawg (Apr 9, 2010 06:28PM)
Thanks, I'll give it a shot... and lay off eating bacon while rolling around the ground.
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Apr 10, 2010 02:46AM)
I used to sell these for my routine and still have a fairly large stock of them. Let me know what you're looking for--I may be able to help you.
Message: Posted by: malaki (Oct 17, 2017 11:31AM)
If the balls are merely dirty, a white eraser may help.

If the balls are showing signs of cracking, you need to replace them. Do an internet search. Many of the toy and party stores carry them in a variety of sizes. Unfortunately, even when wrapped in a monkey's fist they will still talk if used with the C&Bs. Great for finger exercises though, especially when made into monkey's fists. It is like swinging a heavier bat at practice.
Message: Posted by: Doc Svengali (Oct 22, 2017 06:26PM)
I found that washing the balls in a solution of Dawn dishwashing liquid and hot water, followed by rinsing in HOT water and immediately drying them. will restore tackiness that has been lost. This may not work depending on the composition of the balls. It seems to work well with silicone.
Message: Posted by: NightSG (Oct 22, 2017 08:23PM)
No idea about California, but around here the easiest place to find ~1" rubber balls is the gumball machines in various stores and restaurants. Also, Little Caesar's pinball machine gives balls as prizes, though about half of them are rough finish.

Failing that, you may just have to give up on swallowing the balls.
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Oct 26, 2017 09:58PM)
the link is to Dollar tree but I found my sets with very slightly different packaging at Dollar General.

Found these at Local Dollar General Store. Bought 4 packs and now have 5 different color sets. A friend of mine who performs Aldo Columbini's "Get The Ball Rolling" did the same after I told him about them and they work great for him. I also found a pack of several (11 sets I think) "Jacks and balls" sets (as party gifts) at Local Party City Store. The balls were orange and the same size and type as the ones from Dollar General. All the balls I mention here are the same size as my 1" Fakini set of manipulation balls (that I use most).
Message: Posted by: rawdawg (Oct 27, 2017 08:46PM)
Since my original post, a couple of party stores and dollar stores have popped up in my general area. Iíll try washing my old balls in hot water but itís now so much easier just buy shiny new ones.