Best Balls

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  1. Mrs. Q

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    We use Four Squares brand balls at my son's daycare/preschool. They are the standard-size kickballs that can double as a basketball/dodgeball, etc. I agree with not getting a football for young kids -- they definitely don't do as well with them.
     
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    The toughest playground balls are Tachikara, Baden, and Mikasa. We have not had good luck at all with Olympia or especially Voit. The two biggest killers of playground balls are fences, trees and bushes with sharp points on them, and overinflation! Don't let the kids pump them up or they will overinflate them. Buy a good quality air gauge and use it. Most balls show the max pressure right on them, but even if they don't, just don't exceed 1.5 psi and they will be fine. Don't leave them in the hot sun for long either. As far as sitting on them, I don't believe it hurts them as long as they are not overinflated. I have sat on and even bounced on a 10 inch playground ball many times, and have never had one pop. And I wear a size 16/18! Just don"t overinflate them and they can last 2 or sometimes 3 years.
     
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    Is this gonna be a contest with who has.....
     
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    Wow, I didn't know there could be such lengthy stuff written about balls! The playground variety! Hey, Irishdave, you in NC now?
     
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    Our PE teacher always buys Gopher. She says their good quality & she knows they belong to the school by the brand name. :D
     
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    So to recap this thread, then:

    S&S Worldwide has great balls.
    Discount School has great balls.
    US Games has great balls, and they're really great balls.
    Gopher has great balls.
    Four Squares has great balls.

    But who has the greatest balls of them all?

    (sorry!)

    MathManTim
     
  8. Major

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    Sounds like some teachers really love gopher balls....... Who would have thunk it?:lol::lol:
     
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    I Cracked up at your posts Dave and Tim! So funny! Thanks for the :lol: Laughs! :lol:


    I love that the teachers on this site have a sense of humor! :)
     
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    I love that this thread keeps popping back up. It makes me laugh when I see it.
     
  11. scholarteacher

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    I love that the teachers on this site have a sense of humor!

    Warped as it may be!
     
  12. teacherSMK

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    :rolleyes:My husband was just peeking over my shoulder and wanted to know why teachers were discussing who had the best balls!:spitwater::lol::eek::spitwater::lol::eek:
     
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    (he saw the thread title on the main page) :lol:
     
  14. Upsadaisy

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    I feel very strongly that David Beckham has the best balls ......
     
  15. teacher333

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    Touche, Upsadaisy! Mrs. Beckham would agree!
     

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