Toys & Games

Super Ball (1964)
SuperBall
These were made of a synthetic rubber called Zectron under extremely high
pressure, and exhibited incredible bounce; they would return to approximately
92% of the starting height if simply dropped, and if thrown down with some
force, they could easily bounce over a 3-story building.

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There are 5 comments for this item.

Posted by sandrak320 at 7:55 pm (PDT) on Wed June 15, 2016   
Did you know if you hit one just right with a hammer, it exploded?
Posted by freddo30 at 9:42 pm (PDT) on Sat April 2, 2016   
Fabulous. Over our 2 story colonial and into the back yard. Also darn near lethal at the handball courts down at the YMCA.
Posted by chrisbroz at 7:54 pm (PST) on Mon November 24, 2014   
Yes indeedy!!!  Amazing that many of my comtemporaries (I'm 65) don't remember this little gem...

CB in FL
Posted by Doot at 10:18 am (PDT) on Wed September 7, 2011   
I was in 8th grade when Super Ball first came out and quickly discovered a use for it. If you threw a Super Ball down a school corridor, at an angle so it would hit the floor, lockers, ceiling, lockers and floor again continually down the hall, it would make quite a commotion (WHAT FUN!) and would guarantee some detention time if caught - but it was worth it.
Posted by Duff at 3:13 am (PDT) on Tue September 6, 2011   
Yes, indeed. I bounced one over our single-family house once and never found it again.

Also, if you didn't throw it straight down, the ball would reverse its spin on each bounce, resulting in some very weird behavior. For instance, if you threw a Super Ball at the wall so it bounced on the floor first, it would then bounce back and forth from floor to wall, floor to wall. And if you bounced it under a table, it would come back toward you rather than continue out the other side of the table.

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