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Old 04-21-2007, 11:49 AM   #1
Brandon Michael Enos
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With my new job, Im making more, and therefore have more to spend so Im looking into treating myself with some medicine balls. What sizes should I get? I know I need a 20, any other sizes that I should get?

If it makes a differnce, I primarily want them for Ball Slams and Wall Ball.
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Old 04-21-2007, 03:11 PM   #2
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Different size basketballs, 3 bags of sand & 3 rolls of duct tape then spend the extra change elsewhere :biggrin:
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Old 04-21-2007, 03:40 PM   #3
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That's what I was going to do, but I want them to bounce and from what I've read on these forums, the homemade ones dont bounce.
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Old 04-21-2007, 09:43 PM   #4
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My 24lb homemade ball definitely does not bounce.
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:09 AM   #5
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I have not seen a WOD that required a bouncing Med Ball at least since November 2005. Don't slam a bouncing med ball, wallballing one could be troublesome too.

A friend of mine has a 40 pound D-ball for really challenging slamming. My wife started with a 14 pound one and uses it sometimes as opposed to the 20 pound, as have others (male) that have just started.
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:48 AM   #6
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My 24lb sand-filled bball has just enough bounce for good ball slams (it bounces very similar to my 20 lb official "D-Ball"). Any more bounce and it couldn't be used for ball slams.

So, the sand-filled ones do bounce a little.
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:17 PM   #7
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Brandon,

A bouncing slam ball could put your eye out. Joking aside you do not want a slam ball to bounce. The D-balls are popularly used for slamballs by many crossftiters however, the plug tends to fail after a while and they are expensive. Buy a cheap basketball, some sand and a tire plug kit and make your own slam ball, no bounce required. We build a few of these and they bounce the same as the D-balls but I like them better because the basketball texture allows for better grip. As far as wall balls go, the Dynamax balls are what we use for walls balls. The come in sizes up to 20 lbs and are great for wallballs, medicine ball cleans, ensuring proper squat depth when doing air squats, ect.

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