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Old 08-10-2006, 11:40 AM   #11
Tim Runnette
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Looking at following Pierre's instructions for a slam ball. What size? I am planing on buying a rubber junior basketball for $9.99; its 27" so its smaller than the regulation size. I assume rubber is the right material as well...not composite or leather.
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1025091&cp=2363468 .2363469.2363492&cp=2363468.2363469&fbn=Basketball +Cover+Material%7CRubber&f=PAD %2FBasketball+Cover+Material%2FRubber&fbc=1&catego ryId=2363492&parentPage=search &searchId=18222789972
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Old 08-13-2006, 03:07 PM   #12
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Tim that will work, just be aware that you wont get it as heavy as a larger ball, but it looks fine.
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Old 08-13-2006, 07:49 PM   #13
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This has probably been answered before, but how heavy would you recommend making your first ball? I'd like to go for the full 20 lbs but I tend to bite off way more than I can chew.
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Old 08-14-2006, 09:53 AM   #14
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Will 20lbs is reasonable, if you are relatively capable of moving weight around than it should be just fine. If you were a cyclist or a triathlete or a very tiny girl I might say go anywhere between 10-20lbs.
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:41 AM   #15
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20 lbs it is, then. Thanks, Pierre.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:55 PM   #16
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I just went to auto part store and just found plug repair kits (shove in with auger and pull out auger) and rubber cement patch kits.

Does the combo of these two elements suffice or am I looking for something else...I thought you mentioned epoxy.

Ended up with a 28.5 Nike Outdoor ball for $10.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:18 PM   #17
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Tim,
The epoxy thing is long gone! It was too complicated. The new instructions are at

http://www.crossfitmobile.com/media/...mmerV0.002.pdf

These are way simpler and the only addition I think you will require is shoe goo!
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:13 PM   #18
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Thanks Pierre. Hopefully my Nike Ball has a thick enough wall. Off to buy shoe goo. Have 2 bags of sandbox sand in the garage I assume will do the job.
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:17 PM   #19
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I'd kind of like to make a lighter ball, say 5 or 6 pounds, for playing Hoover Ball. Any suggestions on what to fill it with?

Sorry for the hijack.
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:59 AM   #20
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Throw some old t-shirts in it to take up some space without weight.
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