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Old 07-10-2006, 05:05 AM   #1
Jerry Hill
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Well, I made 4 slammers in about 2 hours and tested them today in camp.
One mistake - I forced extra sand in my jr. Ball - reversed the shop vac and blew it in.
I think there needs to be some space to absorb the shock cause that one broke. Of course it could have been the cheap ball also.

The other 3 held up fine and I'm going to make a ton more!

Here is a video:
http://www.fitforcecamp.com/Video/jjj100.htm

Thanks for the directions Pierre!



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Old 07-10-2006, 10:59 AM   #2
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Maybe the guy who broke it was an animal!
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:52 PM   #3
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Oh he is an absolute WRECKIN' MACHINE!
That Slammer didn't stand a chance...

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Old 07-12-2006, 06:58 PM   #4
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Target sells 'target brand' basketb, fballs, soccer balls for $3.50 a pop!
They are in an end isle bin, the BB are either all black, blue or yellow - the few I made filled from 21-23lbs.
They seem pretty durable, so far so good.
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:35 AM   #5
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Awesome information Jerry. Where did you find the shoe goo? After all the floods down here in DC we had a lot of sand come up out of Rock Creek so I got my sand for free! I just hate paying for dirt!
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:57 AM   #6
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Jen,
Bought mine at Modell’s Sporting good store, $4.

Make sure the sand is dry and fine.
I bought $4 silica playground sand from toys-r-us. My 3 year old daughter was with me...the next day she kept asking where her new sand was - had to go out and buy a couple 100lb's more!


I followed Pierre's directions to the T.
It took an hour for 2 balls, even got to enjoy a few beers and a cigar. I have 6 all-together!

Get it done, you will love it!

Today’s video has a shot of ball slam right in the beginning: http://www.fitforcecamp.com/Video/jjj222.htm

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Old 07-14-2006, 02:26 PM   #7
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Just read all the posts - awesome, I think I'll start making my own! However, right now I have 2 split D-balls, any ideas on fixing 'em?
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Old 07-14-2006, 02:40 PM   #8
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Carrie,
I'm sure someone would have posted this up if there was a solution to your problem. I remember reading that there is a warranty if it is not split at the plug.

Shoo-goo works wonders but have never seen a real D-ball...

Good luck,
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:40 PM   #9
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Be careful with the generic Target brand b balls. When I made 5 slam balls a few months ago I got 4 generic and 1 good 'Spaulding' street ball.

3 of the generic ones burst doing slams. I kept adjusting the pressure inside trying less and more air, but they all broke. Now I only do slams with the good one. No problems yet.
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:48 PM   #10
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Hey Jeremy yeah I noticed some of the much cheaper generic balls are junk. BUT there is still hope, in the updated manual I note that the Huffy sports cheapos are as good as any of the more expensive balls. They are really quite thick and heavy! Not so great for B-Ball but great for slam balls.
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