Superball

The reason the word ‘BOING!’ was invented.
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If you're sitting there wondering what a humble bouncing ball is doing on a cutting edge site like Firebox, then you've obviously not witnessed the awesome pent-up power of Wham-O's stupefyingly impressive Superball. Fair enough, in today's gizmo-loaded marketplace a bouncing ball may seem about as exciting as an episode of Heartbeat, but this is no ordinary bouncing ball, no sir-ee! This is a very, very special bouncing ball with an illustrious history as one of the most popular toys of all time!

Superball

The Wham-O Superball is compressed under 50,000lbs of pressure and it bounces higher than any other ball in the universe. Probably. In fact, when the original Superball was launched way back in the 60s, ball-bouncing records were shattered, no, smashed to smithereens throughout the world. A bouncing ball craze ensued, and sales of this spherical lump of genius exceeded 20 million! But despite the Superball's staggering success it was eventually taken off the market as an influx of cheapo rip-offs flooded the market and besmirched the SuperballÂ’s impeccable name.

But all that's ancient history, because relentless pressure from Superball fanatics has finally persuaded Wham-O to re-issue this classic ball and give it a bit of a post-millennial makeover for good measure.

Superball: discovery of Zectron

The all-new Superball is still made from Zectron™, the amazing space-age compound discovered by chemical engineer Norman Stingley. Apparently, Zectron™ is a combination of polybutadiene and sulphur. We'll have to take his word for it though, as the engineers charged with analysing the Superball here at Firebox HQ couldn't stop playing with the darn things – incredibly, a couple even managed to boing their way from our subterranean lab, straight up our open plan stairwell and into the CEO's penthouse on the 22nd floor!

Superball

Indeed, the Superball's phenomenal bouncability (yes, we just made that word up) is what makes playing with it so addictive – hurling it at the floor, watching it disappear into the stratosphere and then attempting to catch it as it hurtles towards terra firma is an experience you'll want to repeat again and again. There's really not much more to say about the Superball, apart from the fact it's one of the most relentlessly entertaining, value for money, pocket-sized playthings you'll ever see. Boiiiiiiingg!!

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    Description

    If you're sitting there wondering what a humble bouncing ball is doing on a cutting edge site like Firebox, then you've obviously not witnessed the awesome pent-up power of Wham-O's stupefyingly impressive Superball. Fair enough, in today's gizmo-loaded marketplace a bouncing ball may seem about as exciting as an episode of Heartbeat, but this is no ordinary bouncing ball, no sir-ee! This is a very, very special bouncing ball with an illustrious history as one of the most popular toys of all time!

    Superball

    The Wham-O Superball is compressed under 50,000lbs of pressure and it bounces higher than any other ball in the universe. Probably. In fact, when the original Superball was launched way back in the 60s, ball-bouncing records were shattered, no, smashed to smithereens throughout the world. A bouncing ball craze ensued, and sales of this spherical lump of genius exceeded 20 million! But despite the Superball's staggering success it was eventually taken off the market as an influx of cheapo rip-offs flooded the market and besmirched the SuperballÂ’s impeccable name.

    But all that's ancient history, because relentless pressure from Superball fanatics has finally persuaded Wham-O to re-issue this classic ball and give it a bit of a post-millennial makeover for good measure.

    Superball: discovery of Zectron

    The all-new Superball is still made from Zectron™, the amazing space-age compound discovered by chemical engineer Norman Stingley. Apparently, Zectron™ is a combination of polybutadiene and sulphur. We'll have to take his word for it though, as the engineers charged with analysing the Superball here at Firebox HQ couldn't stop playing with the darn things – incredibly, a couple even managed to boing their way from our subterranean lab, straight up our open plan stairwell and into the CEO's penthouse on the 22nd floor!

    Superball

    Indeed, the Superball's phenomenal bouncability (yes, we just made that word up) is what makes playing with it so addictive – hurling it at the floor, watching it disappear into the stratosphere and then attempting to catch it as it hurtles towards terra firma is an experience you'll want to repeat again and again. There's really not much more to say about the Superball, apart from the fact it's one of the most relentlessly entertaining, value for money, pocket-sized playthings you'll ever see. Boiiiiiiingg!!

     

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    • The ball itself is made from a compound called ZECTRON and compressed under 50,000 pounds of pressure. The stored energy available in this finished compound is fantastic. The recovery (bounce) is approximately 90% - (Hold the ball out at arms length and drop it on a hard surface without moving your hand, it will almost return to the full height.)
    • ZECTRON also has an extremely high coefficient of friction (against other surfaces). Put the ball on a clean surface, with a little downward pressure, attempt to slide the ball. This extreme friction causes the ball to do strange things. For example, bounce the ball to someone 15 ft. to 20 ft. away with 2 bounces – you will note the ball picks up forward speed on the second bounce. Try this – bounce the ball on the floor in such a way that it strikes the wall while it is going up. The friction will cause the ball to bounce back into the wall again. In fact, tests have resulted in as many as 5 bounces into the wall with one throw.
    • Caution – Super Ball is made of ZECTRON, and exotic material and must be treated with care. If ball is thrown violently or bounced excessively on rough surfaces, BALL WILL BREAK. Naturally Super Ball canÂ’t be guaranteed against breakage. Handle with care and you will have many hours of pleasure.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you bounce the superball too hard, it will break. Really. You wouldn't think so, but it will. How hard is too hard? You'll know when you break it...

     

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