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Old 01-12-2009, 09:03 AM   #1
David Boll
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Best slam ball?

What is the best ball to use for ball slams that dont bounce at all or minimally? I did see someone use an old basketball where they cut a small slice and then loaded it with gravel, getting it to 20 lbs exactally. I thought about doing that, or buying one. Most balls I have seen to buy though tend to bounce more than I want.

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Old 01-12-2009, 12:05 PM   #2
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Re: Best slam ball?

I like Dynamax Medicine Balls myself. About $100 for a 20lb. ball. Quality stuff.
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:01 PM   #3
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Re: Best slam ball?

can't beat dynamax
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:12 PM   #4
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Re: Best slam ball?

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What is the best ball to use for ball slams that dont bounce at all or minimally? I did see someone use an old basketball where they cut a small slice and then loaded it with gravel, getting it to 20 lbs exactally. I thought about doing that, or buying one. Most balls I have seen to buy though tend to bounce more than I want.

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Get a DBALL.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:31 PM   #5
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Re: Best slam ball?

i did the basket ball trick... works great. i used sand and then glued the slit closed and wrapped the ball in 100 mph tape. i use it for everything.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:52 AM   #6
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Re: Best slam ball?

Everything mentioned so far will break. Especially the $100 dynamax ball. We use a Dankin 10lb "toning" ball. They're $20.00 on Amazon, bounce minimally, and after a year of use are proving indestructible. I'd buy heavier but that's the biggest they make.
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Re: Best slam ball?

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Everything mentioned so far will break. Especially the $100 dynamax ball.
Agreed -
It is a huge waste of money to slam a Dynamax ball. That was NOT their intended use.

The D-ball is better, and come in much heavier weights, but over time (much longer time than a Dynamax ball) they tend to begin leaking their sand - or whatever it is that's inside of those things.

Note - I've only used the YELLOW D-Ball which is the non-bounce type. i notice they also have an Orange D-Ball for low bounce. Perhaps these are better from slamming? I do not know.

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http://www.d-ball.com/
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:57 AM   #8
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Re: Best slam ball?

Make one homemade, follow the directions found on this board, then add duct tape as needed. I have made 5 of these thus far, used sand, for around $10.00 per ball. Make sure to use the Shoe Goo, it really works well.
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