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Re: Funda Ball Ammo
Reply #60 - May 31st, 2013 at 7:05am
 
Oh yeah, they were never a consideration for Funda ball..  The sili-balls are strictly for sling golf...
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Reply #61 - Mar 28th, 2015 at 11:46pm
 
So, it's been nearly a couple of years on this topic since the last post...  Has anyone found a possible candidate for the Funda Ball?  I still have yet to give the nerf ball with a sili-core a try, but I think I will give it a go this week.

Seems like the best candidate so far is really just a standard tennis ball, but I had a crazy idea.  I wonder if it would be possible to cut a shape out of a tennis ball that would allow you to collapse it into a biconical shape?
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Reply #62 - Mar 29th, 2015 at 11:09am
 
i have cut a tennis ball and formed it into that shape sorta, it ends up looking more like a taco then a bioconical shape. Grin
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Reply #63 - Mar 29th, 2015 at 2:37pm
 
Hmm..  Tacos don't strike me as being aerodynamic, LOL. Grin
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Reply #64 - Mar 29th, 2015 at 6:12pm
 
Yeah, we should try that... I wonder if that might actually work.  Huh
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Reply #65 - Mar 29th, 2015 at 10:45pm
 
My only thing that I have to say is don't use tennis balls, because if you hit someone they will probably pass out, in fact one of my friends was slinging past one of my other friends and he released a little to late and it hit him in the neck, short story is that he is okay but the only reason that he's alright is because he is a karate instructor so he can take a hit, anyways he almost past out, he couldn't breath for a few seconds, and remember that was one of the tennis balls going 120mph and hitting him on the neck. so moral of the story is don't use tennis balls, unless you want to pass out get a welt and be injured
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Reply #66 - Jun 4th, 2016 at 10:15am
 
Alright, so an update.  I finally found some time for the sili-core nerf ball experiment. 

    Fail...

    The silicone I injected into the football did seem to add some weight to it, but that was the only good it seemed to do.  The accuracy problem was not helped at all by the extra weight.  The problem with the nerf footballs is that (on medium to strong throws) they collapse a little bit and distort during the throw.  This causes them to fly in a corkscrew fashion, which does not lend itself well to accuracy...

*Sigh..*  Back to the drawing board...
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Reply #67 - Jun 4th, 2016 at 11:10am
 
has anyone tried the pocket sized nerf football with the tails? I have done it a few times, but thst was last year. I don't remember too muvh of it really. might have to try again
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Reply #68 - Jun 4th, 2016 at 11:12am
 
vetryan15 wrote on Jun 4th, 2016 at 11:10am:
has anyone tried the pocket sized nerf football with the tails? I have done it a few times, but thst was last year. I don't remember too muvh of it really. might have to try again
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Reply #69 - Jun 4th, 2016 at 3:11pm
 
I've tried using the ones with the tails and for the most part my sling ended up grabbing the tail and ripping it out of the main ball, sadly. Sad
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Reply #70 - Jun 5th, 2016 at 4:15am
 
from the very few times I do remember doing it, it went well. the tails did stay on, the distance wasn't to bad. I will try again.
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Reply #71 - Jun 15th, 2016 at 10:57am
 
I'm thinking about experimenting with large "weighted" marshmallows. jumbo marshmallows don't hurt a bit when slung, but they skew off into strange random arcs. They also don't go very far (15m-ish). Perhaps a silicone center in a customer shaped stale marshmallow - like material?
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Reply #72 - Jun 15th, 2016 at 11:01am
 
or padding simular to paintball gear, but designed like old armor. The teams can choose a uniform armor style and color.
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Reply #73 - Jul 9th, 2016 at 7:40am
 
Another Idea struck me as I was watching late night television a couple of days ago.  There is the awesome stuff called Flex Seal.  It's basically liquid rubber in a spray can.  Now, though, you can get paint cans full of it and pour it into molds!  And when it dries, it looks pretty spongy, but also dense.  Might be the perfect stuff.   I was thinking about trying to make two half bi-conical molds, suspend a golf ball in the middle of them (cause I'm pretty sure it'll still need a bit of extra weight) and glue them together with some sort of epoxy.  Should come out with a nice little football shaped thing with a golf ball center.

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Reply #74 - Jul 9th, 2016 at 11:50am
 
Sound pretty genius to me. Let me know how it turns out. Smiley
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