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Kowabunga!™ Beach Balls

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Item No. 71-590 / Unit: Set of 6 / Availability: In Stock
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Description

The sheer strength of this beach ball will have you screamin' "Kowabunga!"

The new wave of balls has an extra-thick cover and thicker valve so they can take hit after hit and hold air for months! Vibrant colors and unique styling stand out in the crowd, making them easy to see and track. Set of 6 includes 1 of each Rainbow® color. Also available in Screamin’ Orange® for even greater visibility.

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Better than regular Beach Balls Date:
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Out of the six Kowabunga Beach Balls only one lost air during our two week unit. We used these balls with K-2 grade students to work on Volleyball/striking skills. They are much more durable than regular beach balls.
Anonymous - PE Professional
Lusby , MD
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I bought a set of the 18" beach balls to use in my upper elementary volleyball unit. The balls are definitely more durable than the regular "heavy duty" beach balls but I still had one go flat after a week of use. The surface is much more slippery than a regular beach ball so catching it was a little more difficult. They are heavier than regular beach balls so they don't float as well, in other words they are more difficult to control compared to regular "heavy duty" beach balls. Quite expensive too (about $6/each). I am going to give the next size up a try to see if the kids can handle them better when volleying. I went back to my regular beach balls during my unit and only used the Kowabunga balls at a skill center where kids could try the "expert" ball instead of a regular beach ball.
Dave - PE Professional
Clarksburg , MD
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Response from Gopher:

By Gopher, Vice President of Supply Chain, February 03, 2014

"Dear David, Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry that one of the Kowabunga!™ Beach Balls that you had purchased went flat after one week of use. We also appreciate the feedback that surface is much more slippery than regular beach balls and that the ball are much heavier and harder to control. I will pass on your comments to the appropriate Category Manager to see what modifications we can make to this particular ball. In the interim we want to make sure that you are 100 % satisfied with your experience so as you had suggested we would be more than happy to exchange the product you have an upgrade you to the next size up. Please contact us at customercare@gophersport.com or 1(800)533-0446 and we will be happy to fix your situation. Thank you, Mike Prochaska Vice President of Supply Chain"


didn't hold up after a couple of uses Date:
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After the first couple of times using these, they would develop a hole.
Anonymous
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By Gopher, Vice President of Supply Chain, November 22, 2013

"Dear Jeff, Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry that the Kowabunga!™ Beach Balls that you purchased didn't hold up after a couple of uses and developed a hole. We really appreciate your feedback and value you as a customer. We want to make sure that we solve this matter to your satisfaction so we can continue to earn your business. We would like to replace the product you have or upgrade you but I am not sure which Kowabunga Beach Balls you purchased. Please contact us at customercare@gophersport.com or 1(800)533-0446 and we will be happy to fix your situation. Thank you, Mike Prochaska Vice President of Supply Chain"


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