Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Equipment

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-20-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
Troy Archie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 515
Default Balls

I'm looking to buy a good multi-functional ball, good for slams and wall-ball type exercises. Does something like that exist or is it one or the other?
__________________
Healthy body sick mind...
Troy Archie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 11:53 AM   #2
Eric Jones
Member
 
Eric Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 63
Default

D-Ball
Eric Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2008, 07:34 AM   #3
Ken Urakawa
Member
 
Ken Urakawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 206
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric Jones View Post
D-balls work well, but they break like crazy using for slamball. And I believe the company has stopped replacing them, saying that they aren't intended to be slammed.
Ken Urakawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2008, 10:55 AM   #4
Eric Kerr
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 39
Default

I was slamming a D-ball this morning and watching the filler puff out of the stopper.

A Dynamax ball is much more forgiving on your face if you miss a wall ball rebound than a D-ball.

For a slammer I'd recommend making your own out of a basketball (much cheaper than a D-ball if you don't count time invested).

Pierre Auge had a nice write up on how to make one. I think I posted my How-To on making a wall ball over on the Xfit boards under equipment that was based on Pierre's instructions.

For weight variation you can fill them with things other than sand. Bird seed for lighter. Steel or lead shot for heavier (lead is cheaper as I recall).

Sand can actually be a pain if it isn't completely dry.
Eric Kerr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2008, 03:52 PM   #5
Patrick Donnelly
Senior Member
 
Patrick Donnelly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 720
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken Urakawa View Post
D-balls work well, but they break like crazy using for slamball. And I believe the company has stopped replacing them, saying that they aren't intended to be slammed.
Then what are they for?
Patrick Donnelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2008, 09:51 PM   #6
Eric Jones
Member
 
Eric Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 63
Default

The old versions were never intended to be slammed, but the entire line was redesigned with CrossFitters in mind a few months ago. The wall thickness was doubled and the filler port was reinforced. We have the old versions and new versions at Rogue and have yet to have a new one pop on us yet.
Eric Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.