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Old 02-20-06, 12:04 PM   #1
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Hi,
a local sport shop has a couple different stability balls for $20.
AN Iron Man and a Dyno Flex. I called the chain at the Mall, theirs
is thirty something, I forget the brand, it's about twice as much.

Is there much difference between brands, or does a particular brand stand out?
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Old 02-20-06, 12:18 PM   #2
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Man i've got a cheapo from Wally world... works fine! just the size is really all you need to pay attn to.

diff. dia. balls for diff. height persons.
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THere is probably some subtle differences between the types of rubber being used. Some balls seem to use a very flexable rubber that seems to deform more when you put weight on it and looks like it would puncture more easily. Still I really don't think it matters that much, just make sure you put enough air in that you can sit on the ball and your knees make a right angle. Also avoid cutting brake and shifter cables into small pieces nearby. Those dratted little pieces of wire have popped two of my stability balls.
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yeah, walmart works. it's just a ball Focker!!
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I had bad luck with a cheap ball ($15) not holding air. Later I bought a $35 ball, and it's been great ever since.. FWIW
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Not really, though I just got a new ball that feels really good because it has small nipples all over the ball. Yowzers, it feels like a freakin massage!

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Old 02-20-06, 10:03 PM   #7
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Sounds kinky. What brand is it?
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I got it at a fitness conference last month. I hope it's out on the market.

Don't be all nasty. It's called "In Touch".

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I got it at a fitness conference last month. I hope it's out on the market.

Don't be all nasty. It's called "In Touch".

Koffee
Koffee, any update on the "In Touch" stability ball? I searched the internet and could not find anything. I will be purchasing a 55cm in the next week or two. Sport's Authority carries one made by Gofit. I will check a couple of other places. Any suggestions please list.

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Anybody had sex on one of those things yet. LOL
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I found that the GoFit balls deform like mad. Thera-band makes a good sturdy ball that is used by PT's. It stays nice and tight and maintains shape (and more importantly size).
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