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Gopher Coated-Foam Dodgeballs

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Extra-soft and player-friendly coated-foam balls with a low bounce factor.

Slower in flight and easily gripped, these versatile foam balls are perfect for throwing at targets (bowling pins, cones) or any activity in which a ball might contact a student. Tough outer coating won't peel or crack, even with heavy indoor or outdoor use. Sets of 6 available in traditional Rainbow® colors or our bright Screamin' assortment. Also available individually (colors may vary). 

You simply won't find a better coated-foam ball! From premium virgin foam that's formed into perfect spheres to the pick-proof, moisture-resistant coating that is applied twice to each ball…no detail is spared to make these the highest quality, best performing coated-foam balls on the market! Plus, we stand by our Unconditional 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: If you are not satisfied with a product for any reason at any time, we'll replace it, refund your money, or credit your account. Period.

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I don't review products but we've had too much fun with these Dodgeballs. We bought six of them and anytime my son (10) has a friend over they head to the basement for a couple games of Dodgeball. We also have family matches a couple times a week. The balls are great because they have enough weight that you can throw them with good velocity but they are soft enough that you won't get hurt when you hit your human target. Well worth the money to play Dodgeball in safety.
Scott - Other
Harrisburg , PA
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I am a coordinator of a large after school program along with summer rec camps with approx 180 kids on a daily basis all year round. We LOVE dodgeball it's a favorite with all of our children. We play dodgeball 5 days a week and they are used roughly for 2 hours a day. We have been using this product for the last four years and with the amount of use and abuse they go through we only have to order once every year (which is FANTASTIC!) I have tried many other products in which they become picked apart and destroyed within days. Gopher Dodgeballs truly withstand the test of time! Highly recommended!
Megan
St. John's
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These dodgeballs are a hit at our program! Date:
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I am the Director of a before and after school program with approximately 70 children at each of my locations. I order a set of these dodgeballs every year for each of my locations (this is my third year ordering this product). Our children play dodgeball almost every afternoon and definitely put these to the test! These dodgeballs are high quality and are made to last! We only lose about two each year due to rips in the material. Considering how often we use them and how many children we have, I would say that only losing two is a huge success! I highly recommend this product! I will never order dodgeballs from anywhere else!
Before & After School program - Early Childhood Professional
NE
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Coated-Foam Dodgeball - FANTASTIC!!! Date:
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Let me just say that a trampoline parks knows a few things about dodgeballs. After trying many different ones on the market (cheaper to save $$) we will only buy from Gopher. It was costing us more money because we were having to replace the balls ALL the time because they kept tearing. I can not say enough good things about the product and the customer service. Thanks Gopher!!!
Big Air Trampoline Park - Other
Laguna Hills , CA
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Dodge balls Date:
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I bought these for my son's 14th birthday party-17 teenage boys playing dodge ball in a gym. They were perfect. Soft but easy to throw.I wish I could afford 50 of them!
Anonymous
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Dodgeballs Date:
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great, multi-purpose balls which stand up to a lot of use.
Anonymous
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Choccer Date:
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We play a game called Choccer (basically soccer in a circle, 4 teams, chairs and shooting into the back of chairs) and these balls worked great. Quality was fantastic and have so far held up very well. The sticker logo fell off quickly but the integrity of the ball has been great. We abuse these dodgeball for soccer and they still last a LONG LONG time!
Anonymous - Other
Holland , MI
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Great but small Date:
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Gopher dodgeballs are the best ones out there. I purchased the 5" ones and they are quite a bit smaller than the 6.3", but they're still great.
Anonymous - PE Professional
MI
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Gopher dodgeballs Date:
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Great product, Soft, grippable, the kids love them
Anonymous - Other
Big Lake , AK
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Love 'em Date:
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We love these dodgeballs: Our 1st-5th graders can throw them very hard without hurting anyone and even our adults who play with them can get a medium-effort throw without causing injury! We have to replace them about every 2 years (but we use them almost weekly for 20 minutes or so. The outside plastic coating will begin to tear on some of them by then.
Pastor N8 - Other
Mansfield , OH
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Dodgeballs Date:
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Great Equipment:)
Anonymous - PE Professional
Erwin , TN
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Gopher Premium Coated-Foam Dodgeballs Date:
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The dodgeballs are safe for children and easy for them to hold and throw. I like the density of the foam because it allows for minimal injury.
Anonymous
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lots of fun Date:
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My son wanted these because they have the same ones at his school. He and friends now play dodgeball in our basement. They have lots of fun playing dodgeball.
Anonymous - Other
IN
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Dodgeballs Date:
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These dodgeballs seem to have a better cover than others we have purchased. Time will tell but right now Gopher looks like the brand we want to use for our Dodgeball events .
gusclouse - Athletic Director
Corbin , KY
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Church dodgeball Date:
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I use these balls for a safe dodgeball game with 3rd - 5th graders. They are colorful, big enough to catch, and just the right size that the kids can't get hurt. I've been using them for years and only have to replace them cuz they get lost or stoled. They really are durable.
Anonymous - Other
Maple Grove , MN
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great investment Date:
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We purchased these balls for our youth camp. They were perfect for our dodgeball games of all ages. Good size for our elem. age group to handle. And our teens like the way they traveled thru the air.
ReedK - Other
Franklin , TN
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Perfect!!!!!!! Date:
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These dogeballs are absolutley perfect! I would recommend getting the 7 inch ones because they are perfect for catching, but also small enough that you can grip them with one hand. They will not hurt when hit hart. These are not like the old rubber dogeballs that left welts. I am a youth pastor in a church and these work awesome!!! Definitley buy them!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
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Excellent Product Date:
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When the children throw the ball and hits someone, it does not hurt, definitely does not have an issue with bouncing and a good coating
Matt Roberts - Coach
San Ramon , CA
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Great Balls! Date:
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Very soft balls. Awesome balls. I would recommend these balls to everyone. Anyone who likes balls will appreciate these balls.
Anonymous
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Love those Dodgeballs Date:
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Our school loves to play dodgeball and the Gopher coated foam dodgeballs are the best.
J Kiefer - Administrative
New Albany , IN
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Foam Dodgeball Date:
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Great product! We have 6 of the balls in a very busy childcare setting. These balls have gotten a beating and they are holding up great!!
Mountainside Fitness - Other
Scottsdale , AZ
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Highly Recommended Dodgeballs Date:
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We purchased these for our intramural dodgeball league at our college. We played every Sunday evening after church for several weeks and the balls held up tremendously. One did rip, however, but due to the fact that it hit a sharp corner. Other than that, we have been very satisfied w/ this product.
DJ - Administrative
Santa Clara , CA
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Screamin' Orange Dodge-balls Date:
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We used these dodge-balls for a church dodge-ball tournament and they were awesome! Heavy enough to throw really well yet, no injuries. Nice combination. Our smaller kids used the older smaller ones (also gopher) but our "big kids" whipped these things all over. Great product, would most definitely buy again.
Anonymous - Administrative
Grand Rapids , MI
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Great Throwing Date:
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The Gopher Brand dodgeballs definitely have a better feel than other companies dodgeballs and seem to throw and catch better. Definitely enjoyed my purchase of 6.3 and 7 inch Orange Dodgeballs.
Anonymous - PE Professional
Henderson , NV
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We love using these balls with several activities in our PE class. They are safe and fun for the students.
Snowman
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Great for my preschoolers Date:
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These balls stand up to the beating my 3-5 year olds put them through. We use them several times a week and I haven't ever needed to replace one. They are small enough for little hands, and soft enough to be safe~
Anonymous - PE Professional
Parker , CO
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Quality Recreation Date:
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This is a superb product that is durable and sets a high standard for dodgeball play. I would recommend this product without hesitation.
Anonymous - Other
Clinton , MS
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awesome dodgeball Date:
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Joined a dodgeball league and these are the balls they use. So I had to find the same balls for practicing. Great value and the ball is holding up very well for all the people throwing it around.
Anonymous
Janesville , Wi
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Great to play Date:
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Multi-fun, multi-use, multi age dodgeballs perfect for great PE classes.
Fisruk - PE Professional
Moscow, Russia
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The equipment everyone must have Date:
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Purchasing these foam covered dodgeballs is a great tool to help teach PE classes. We use these balls anywhere from teaching 3 and 4 year old how to pass a ball (volleyball), to dribbling the ball down the court, to hand/eye coordination skills with the upper grades. I would highly recommend this product to any PE teachers.
Anonymous - PE Professional
Bradenton , FL
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Great Product Date:
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Great product to use in physical education classes. It can be used for multiple activities and is safe for all ages. I highly recommend this product to all Physical Education instructors.
Corey - PE Professional
Olathe , KS
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Fantastic dodge balls. we play serious dodgeball and even my 3 year old can take a hit from these balls and not get hurt. These are NOT the rubber kickballs youve played with in gym class..these are foam. Throw well but dont hurt.
Gymbuilder - Other
Syracuse , NY
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Great Quality Dodgeballs Date:
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They are extremely durable and survived everything from tug of wars to being thrown into the ceiling fan numerous times. They are durable but still soft enough not to hurt. I highly recommended these.
JCPCYouth
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We use these balls for a lot of different games. The kids love these balls. They are safe so that all kids will participate and gain confidence in catching and throwing activities.
rebel
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Good Product Date:
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Good safe product. We use them every day. The students are not afraid to get hit with a ball anymore. They know that it is not going to hurt.
Ramman - Coach
Paragould , AR
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Great Balls Date:
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Very Efficient Balls
zinka - Administrative
Hallettsville , TX
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Awesome Purchase! Date:
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These balls are great for every age and for many different activities. I would highly recommend them to any teacher or parent.
becksurvivor - Other
NC
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Gopher foam dodge balls Date:
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Kids love them and they do not get hurt with these foam balls.
Fernando Fuentes - Other
Saint Paul , MN
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Foam Dodgeballs Date:
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The product itself is fantastic. We previously purchased a Rainbow set so this was to add to our collection. This time we decided to purchase different sizes individually. I was disappointed that all of 6 of them were blue. When it said "color varies" I thought I would get various colors. But overall still a great product.
Lara
TX
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Gopher makes great Products Date:
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Extra Soft and kid friendly.
Anonymous
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Dodge Balls Date:
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The dodge balls are great, pretty durable, our youth love them. The only criticism I might have is on the price - it's a little high for what are really just foam balls, even if they are high quality.
Mike - Other
Rochester , MN
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Dodgeballs Date:
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We use these balls in a commercial application and the outer cover does not seem to be holding up, but Gopher has been excellent in standing behind their product and replacing them when necessary.
Anonymous - Other
CA
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AMAZING! Date:
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We use these for PE all the time and they are great. Kids are unable to tear holes in them and they dont hurt!
Anonymous
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AMAZING! Date:
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We use these for PE all the time and they are great. Kids are unable to tear holes in them and they dont hurt!
Anonymous
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AMAZING! Date:
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We use these for PE all the time and they are great. Kids are unable to tear holes in them and they dont hurt!
Anonymous
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good, safe product Date:
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Soft, dense foam. Travels a little slower than our older dodge balls, but my students like them (esp. the bold colors) and they are a pretty safe option.
Anonymous - PE Professional
Chapel Hill , NC
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Rip Date:
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I think the 6.3" dia. are the perfect size for any dodgeball game or throwing activity. We had our first dodgeball rip the other day though only after having it for a month. It did not get any holes in it but instead, the skin on these balls gets really worn and loose and the entire skin ripped off the ball.
Anonymous - PE Professional
PA
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These balls are great for dodgeball and other throwing type activities and games. We're really tough on them at our school as most PE classes are held outside. If properly cared for, they last a long time. However, once there is a breach in the vinyl cover, they are "goners". The students pick on them and put their fingers in holes (to use like a handle), so they are virtually useless with even a little hole. I've not yet found a way to successfully patch them.
smither - PE Professional
Nepal
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Alright purchase Date:
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A little high priced for the product.
Anonymous - Administrative
TN
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High Quality Dodgeballs Date:
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This product is great. Durable, colorful and super safe! You can really get into one and they really don't hurt if you get hit. Good stuff!!
FKPartyBoss - Other
Norfolk , MA
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Pretty good purchase Date:
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pretty durable
Lizzard - Other
Idaho Falls , ID
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Good product Date:
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Our kids love dodgeball, all different games and activities that go with it. Our only problem is the same as any other dodgeball, kids like to see how far they can shove their fingers into the little hole on it, and they bad quickly.
ndarnick - PE Professional
Friendship , WI
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Get the job done Date:
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It is hard to find dodgeballs that don't hurt too much but still have the durability to hold up to our college students. These do (for the most part). We play about 250 dodgeball games a year and 2 sets of 6 will usually last through the season.
UofSouthCarolina - Other
Columbia , SC
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Foam dodgeball Date:
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They fall apart WAY too quickly. Especially for being $10 per ball. I've ordered them about 3-4 times PER year!
Anonymous
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Response from Gopher:

By Gopher, Vice President of Supply Chain, November 12, 2013

"Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry that the Gopher Coated -Foam Dodgeballs that you purchased did not meet your expectations and fell apart. We have not had a lot of similar feedback so you might have just received a bad lot. In order to solve the situation, we would like to exchange the product you have or try one of our new Gopher DuraCoat Dodgeballs which is the strongest , most durable coated foam balls on the market. ( item "s 71-515, 71-516, 71-517, 71-518, 71-519 or 71-527 ). Normally we would contact you directly because of your feedback, but since you chose to remain anonymous we don’t have a way of contacting you to rectify your situation. 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"


Gopher Coated Foam Dodgeballs Date:
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These dodgeballs are good for a short period of time. I work at a summer camp where dodgeball is played on a daily basis. Once the dodgeballs are squished over some time they become too soft and they cant be thrown too far. The foam inside gets worn and when you go to throw them they kinda sink to the ground. They lasted all summer so they are durable in the sense that they didn't rip open or tear. They are very soft, had no injuries, the kids loved dodgeball more then in past years because they were actually able to throw them. Overall this dodgeball is good. It is definitely a great dodgeball for younger children and not bad for kids who are 10-13. They are a little pricey for only 6 of the 6.3" but the guarantee is worth it.
Anonymous - Other
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Response from Gopher:

By Gopher, Vice President of Supply Chain, July 30, 2013

"Dear Brian, Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry that the Gopher Coated -Foam Dodgeballs that you purchased did not meet your expectations and became squishy over time. We have not had a lot of similar feedback so you might have just received a bad lot. In order to solve the situation, we would like to exchange the product you have or try one of our new Gopher DuraCoat Dodgeballs which is the strongest , most durable coated foam balls on the market. ( item "s 71-515, 71-516, 71-517, 71-518, 71-519 or 71-527 ). 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"


Great performance, bad durability Date:
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Our youth dodgeball leagues love these balls for their color, grip and how they fly straight when thrown. Unfortunately they are not durable. The skin doesn't tear but it detaches from the foam in a short amount of time. We have owned a set of screamin' Green and Screamin Orange for over a month and we have one ball that popped from someone falling on the ball and a few have completely loose skin. Since we only use them 2 1/2 hours per week, this seems a bit unreasonable. In essence, they are perfect when brand new but they don't hold up as long as their competitors. I must say their customer service is top notch and I have not encountered any service better.
Steve B - Coach
Souderton , PA
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Very fast service. Easy ordering online.
bean
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