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Old 07-16-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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Games 150lb Medicine ball

Have done a fair amount of searching and can't find anywhere to buy the heavier med balls. I'd actually like to make my own, probably 100 lbs. Made a 20lb with sand and a basketball, any plans floating out there for a larger ball? Did a search here also but didn't find a lot. Thanks in advance for any ideas!
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

I don't know anything about these guys, but the link appears WFS, and this is a 150# med ball. Got $500 to spare?
http://www.prowriststraps.com/inc/sdetail/111288/111291
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

At that weight, I wonder if you are better off making a big sandbag? My army duffel is basically a big ball with just the top wrapped and taped.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

What's the point really? They were all just shouldering them like you'd do a stone anyway. Might as well get an atlas stone instead and just drop it on mats or grass/dirt. And an atlas stone should be less than 100 bucks.

It seems that medicine ball cleans aren't really that good at cleaning medicine balls either.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:08 AM   #5
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

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Have done a fair amount of searching and can't find anywhere to buy the heavier med balls. I'd actually like to make my own, probably 100 lbs. Made a 20lb with sand and a basketball, any plans floating out there for a larger ball? Did a search here also but didn't find a lot. Thanks in advance for any ideas!
Dennis @ D-Ball makes them.

http://www.d-ball.com/300lb-150lb15in.aspx [wfs]
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:00 AM   #6
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

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Might as well get an atlas stone instead and just drop it on mats or grass/dirt. And an atlas stone should be less than 100 bucks.
Great suggestion. Buy a mold from Rogue for $80 and you can make several stones of different weights by adding foam to the core of the stone or adding old iron weight to the core of the stone. Three or more stones for probably less than $150.

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Old 07-17-2012, 06:45 PM   #7
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

Thanks for the ideas, I don't want an actual stone though. With a few calculations I figured out that a sphere with a diameter of about 16" would hold a bit more than 100 lbs of sand. I'm going to buy one of those exercise balls people lay on and do crunches. Wrap it in duct or gorilla tape so it keeps it's shape as I fill it with sand, then seal up the small hole. Will let you know how it goes.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:50 PM   #8
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

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I don't know anything about these guys, but the link appears WFS, and this is a 150# med ball. Got $500 to spare?
http://www.prowriststraps.com/inc/sdetail/111288/111291
I suggest you stay away from this company. I dont want to bash but I personally have had the worst possible experience with that. I ordered something for my wife, never got it, was never charged though. I called and emailed 5+ times each without a single response. There are a number of threads on powerlifting forums with people having very similar dealings with them. I would just hate to see you buy and not get it or waste time trying to reach out.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:03 AM   #9
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

Jackson

We carry the 14" Black D-Balls here http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-mk-14-20-d-balls.php wfs

We can build them up to 300LBS if you like. They get very pricey as lead is used to get them to the heavy weights and lead is expensive $/LB

If you want one shoot us an email to team@roguefitness.com and we will get you hooked up. They are made in Ohio

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Old 07-21-2012, 04:59 PM   #10
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

So I haven't been able to find a good 16" ball yet for my 100 lb medicine ball, but I did create another great tool in the process. Had an old heavy bag that was obsolete due to rings being torn off the top. Cut it down to approximately 24" long and filled with sand. Punched holes around the top, used an old shoelace to cinch it tight, then wrapped entire thing in black gorilla tape. A perfectly oblong sandbag of 157 lbs. amazing how something so small can weigh so much. Have used it for cleans like the Games, and bear hugging it for front squats. Awesome.
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