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Interesting background about a ball that bounces on water, and its maker… via Land-o-links.

The Waboba ball, which is about the size of a golf ball, has taken off around the world after videos were posted on YouTube.

Made of a combination of plastics with a lycra coating, it is described as having the consistency of a breast implant.

The ball is about the same density as water and floats when at rest, but bounces high and true when thrown. It continues to bounce until it is caught or runs out of steam.

16 thoughts on “Ball that bounces on water…

  1. That is the longest, lamest commercial I’ve seen in a while. It was hard for me at first to know if they were selling a total fit gym, slow motion cameras or bikini wear. You also don’t need a bouncing ball to get other people to make splashes while catching something. Tennis balls work great and are probably a lot cheaper. Do they bounce? No, but this commercial wasn’t about the bouncing, it was about the hot bods and the *lame* jazz cover of a song i can’t remember the name of. I can tell because they took up 3/4 of the time I spent watching the video/slideshow. I wonder what the mullet & mustache-without-beard percentage is of the band that performed that wreck.

    YOU DON’T NEED TO SLOWMO THE MODELS TO SELL A TOY. Doing so cheapens your product and shames the agency/cousin/brother-in-law who produced the video for you.

    Showcase the product! The PRODUCT! NOT those who use it.

  2. Seriously Naikrovek, take a chill pill! Yeah, its not the best video. I found the overlay words a poor size, placement, color, etc. -a bit hard to read. Its not ‘bad’ though. I found the product interesting to watch.

    I don’t think this commercial was about the hot bods though, sorry… seen hotter (San Diego, CA here). So the product looked neat. More demos, close ups… tone down the music and clean up the text and they’ll be set!

    Here’s some positive karma and good luck with your product, anything to get some fat butts off the couch and save us all some long term heart disease and health care costs (which also effects mood btw Naikrovek! ;-)

  3. And here I thought I’d be the first to declare this the lamest video ever.

    I really hope this ball is as fun and exciting as I migh imagine. However, the video makes triple sure that you just cant figure out anything about the product at all.

    It is as fun as watching a slide show of a mime performance.

  4. That looks interesting. However, it is not all that hard to make any ball bounce off water. I learned how to do a “skip shot” with a water polo ball a long time ago. Granted, this looks a little easier, but not exactly rocket surgery.

  5. Agreed – lame video.

    But, I wanted to question the science here…
    “The ball is about the same density as water and floats when at rest”

    In order to float, the density must be lighter than water.
    Also, Is that what makes it “bouncy”? Isn’t it just the lycra cloth and the speed at which it’s thrown make it skip across the water? I’m just saying you would have the same product with a lycra covered tennis ball right? Or a tennis ball with the cloth removed – or one of those super-pinky balls.

    I’m asking cause I don’t know. Feel free to correct me.

  6. Very bad thing.Any ball can bounce on water.Try a rock, they’re much harder.The producers are crazy.Why do they even call it a dumb name. STUPID!

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