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Is it possible to make these? (I'm on my third set - can't stop losing them!)

Has anyone ever cut a no-bounce open to see what's inside?
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No bounce balls are Butyl rubber which is used in trainers for shock absorbtion...

http://www.dunecraft.com/resources/viceversaball.htm
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Yep...cross trainer (running) shoes.

Mark. Smile
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Great info! Thanks.
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Wait a minute...butyl rubber? I use that stuff at work -- it's packed in a caulking tube and applied as a sealant in construction. I don't think I wanna mold that goop or in any wise work with it more than necessary. Wouldn't it have to be vulcanised to be usable as a ball? That means molds, heating apparatus...this doesn't sound very economical.

(Not to rain on a parade here, just looking at the cost-to-benefit ratio and thinking out loud.) Smile
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On 2008-10-23 19:37, mindyourmagic wrote:
No bounce balls are Butyl rubber which is used in trainers for shock absorbtion...

http://www.dunecraft.com/resources/viceversaball.htm


Thank you for sharing this link. I found the short article very interesting.

Epiphany Jean
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I have an old book somewhere that I never returned to the library when I was a kid. It explains how to make these with a rubber handball. Cut a small slit in one with an exacto knife and use a funnel to fill it with sand. Glue up the slit (do this along the seam of the ball so there's no difference in appearance) and you've got a non-bouncing ball. Heavy as hell I imagine, but non-bouncing.

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On 2008-10-26 14:14, Epiphany wrote:
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On 2008-10-23 19:37, mindyourmagic wrote:
No bounce balls are Butyl rubber which is used in trainers for shock absorbtion...

http://www.dunecraft.com/resources/viceversaball.htm


Thank you for sharing this link. I found the short article very interesting.

Epiphany Jean


You are welcome Epiphany, I only just realised that it may have applications for your company... By the way, I look forward to getting my grubby little hands on my new cups Smile

Bri
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This may seem a stupid idea,but has anyone ever thought of making a dual use ball,one half bouncy the other half dull.
I should imagine getting a tennis size ball and making the two halves,one receptive and one dull,pretty easy,though for the life of me I can't think of an application for it.
As I said,maybe a stupid idea?
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Epiphany
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I was curious about possibly changing the composition of existing super bounce balls. I just finished trying several different types and one brand in particular worked. I just need to find out which company my father purchased these from.

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I remember when I was a kid getting a set which allowed you to mould your own bouncy balls as a stocking filler. Not sure if you could play with the components used and make your own... I'll try to find something online but it was over 25 years ago!
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Well, it looks like they are still available (which doesn't make me feel too old!)

http://www.jokeshop.co.uk/cgi-bin/sitewi......jokeshop

Not sure if they would work but I guess you could add something to the powder to stop it bouncing, either way you get a few moulds....
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