DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

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Location: Berlin
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Posted:Hello HOP, it's been a while wink

I want to make some rebounding bouncing ball poi for percussive purchases.

Would bounce juggle balls be what I need? in terms of attachment I was thinking about making a hole through the centre and putting a rope through.

Any better ideas?


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willworkforfoodjnr
willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Member Since: 8th Aug 2007
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Posted:Rubber bounce balls could work, just be careful what surfaces you bounce them on as that will seriously affect the bounciness!

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Mynci
Mynci

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Posted:I would also imagine that putting a hole and rope through would probably slightly reduce the bounce as some of the force will be lost through the rope, not a lot.

Also may be tough going through the rubber ball, the gap is likely to close if it's not big enough.


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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willworkforfoodjnr
willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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Total posts: 1046
Posted:Thinking about it, do you need the ends to be bouncy? Its fairly easy to 'bounce' poi off things anyway, and a wooden end would be cheaper and make more noise if its percussion you're after?

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Mynci
Mynci

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Posted:Hollow ends may be even more percussive, a tennis ball should be bouncy enough and would be a lot easier to mount on a rope / string. and you can get that "thwock!" noise if there is room for a little air to escape.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
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Posted:You could also put them inside something non-shock-absorbent?

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liquidtrance
liquidtrance

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Location: Scotland
Member Since: 29th Nov 2005
Total posts: 336
Posted:i've experamented with this a few years ago. hard rubber bouncy balls don't work very well for it, they loose most of their bounce once they are drilled and they also fall apart quite quickly. i did have moderate success however with a ball i found in pet store for dogs, it was a bit squidgy, fairly bouncy and was made of what looked like rubber foam, much less dense than a normal hard bouncyball. the dog balls retained most of their bounce after being drilled and proved to be durable, they ended up on a meteor I gave to someone in the end

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