Archive by Month April, 2011

  • Driving by Numbers

    Post by The Bounceologist on April 30th, 2011

    The Bionic Salesman
    A Journey around Thailand

    So much for the rain. The newspapers were full of flood warnings as I set off on the second leg of my journey around Thailand, but it rained only three times on a three-week trip.

    Those three rain storms all came on the first day as I drove down the east side to catch the ferry to Koh Samet. The rain came in blocks of sky, an aggravated shout that soon ran out of breath. For a while it was like driving through a liquidiser. Mostly, there was brilliant sun. (Read more…)

  • Kasey – April’s Baller of the Month

    Post by Jordan on April 27th, 2011

    If you tilt your head to the left, it looks like the balls are spelling an L, which must stand for Love. We’re feeling it, and we’re sending it right back to Kasey Bryan, April’s Baller of the Month, for taking and sending us this picture. She and her friends were playing Waboba in Panama City Beach, Florida and got other folks hooked on Waboba from watching them play. What a gal, that Kasey. Today, we’re sending Kasey a prize pack of Waboba products that will add to her collection and hopefully (fingers crossed) make her fall in love with us more and spread the love to others. If that doesn’t work, then maybe we’ll call in cupid. Surely, this is his slow season.

    Thanks again, much love, and congratulations to Kasey!

    Do you have a Waboba story, picture or video to share with us? Please email jordan@waboba.com your fun experience and you’ll be entered to win a future Baller of the Month. It could be May, June, July, August, etc., and who knows what year because we plan on doing this for a while. So let’s see your stuff. :)

    Happy Bouncing!

  • New! Baller of the Month

    Post by Jordan on April 13th, 2011

    If you own a Waboba ball, you are a baller! So starting in April, which is now, we are going to pick a monthly Baller of the Month and give out prizes to a selected winner. The winner will be announced the last Waboba Wednesday of each month. If you look at your handy dandy calendar, that would be April 27. So how does one enter to win and be featured as Baller of the Month?

    The catch is simple.

    Share your story/photo/video of Waboba with us! Whether that’s of you playing with Waboba at the beach, water fountain, lake, pool, or any body of water for that matter. Maybe even your bathtub; just make sure to wear a bathing suit and life vest. Or maybe you’ve fallen in love with the new Street and found different ways to play. However way you play with Waboba, share it with us. Post on our Facebook page. Mention us on Twitter. Share a picture on Flickr. Make a YouTube video. Write a blog post. Naturally, you could always email us too. Send an email to jordan@waboba.com or connect with us by clicking on the Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr buttons below!

    Now go play, have some fun, and be sure to share your Waboba experience with us so you could be our next Baller of the Month!

  • New Waboba Surf and Street

    Post by Jordan on April 13th, 2011

    In case you haven’t met the new members of the Waboba family, here they are:

    The Street is the first Waboba ball designed to hit the pavement. But as you can see, it’s not just any ball. Besides, how would a ball that bounces on the ground be a cool invention if it was nothing new? So we took it up a notch and created the Street to be a new ball with attitude. With it’s patented design and shape, it has an unpredictable bounce depending on how you throw it. The harder you throw, the straighter the bounce. The slower, the more wacky. Try different surfaces and run around to catch it. The other day, I played with it on open grass, which made for an exciting game considering the bumpy ground offers an added unpredictably. Then later, I decided to play a classic game of wall ball at the local library. Sadly, I got too excited and my ball landed on the roof. If I was playing with people who were masters at parkour (which this ball is perfect for), then I would have made them do their ninja-like moves to get on the roof to throw it down for me. But I didn’t. So maybe the janitor is playing with it now.

    The Waboba Surf is the newest addition to our line of water bouncing balls. We love the challenges of the Extreme and the Pro, but realized that not everyone can handle their force, speed and bounce. We also know that kids love the Blast ball because it is softer and easier to play with. So, we created a ball to be like the Extreme, but with the softness and friendliness of the Blast that would play well in the ocean as well as in the pool. It’s great for all around family fun and for beginners, but even athletes enjoy playing with the Waboba Surf.

    Both the Surf and the Street will soon be available online for purchase. Which one are you anxious to play with?

  • Waboba High in the Sky

    Post by Jordan on April 5th, 2011

    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Waboba Street!

    You can imagine the amount of eyebrows raised when 50 people came together in Guangzhou to join us for our first flashmob and bounced 100 Waboba Street balls high in the sky. At a given signal, everyone threw the new Street balls as hard as they could against the ground to make them bounce. Given the picture above, it’s safe to say some people gave their balls massive air! Fortunately, the Street balls are soft, so there were no tears, only lots of happy faces and laughter!

    We also hosted a Waboba game competition with the Street and handed out free samples to all the kids. Some of which quickly invented their own game on rollerskates. It was awesome to grab attention from people walking by and to have them take a break and join us for some fun. It truly was a great day for all and we hope to launch more flashmobs in cities around the world. Don’t worry, there will be a video coming soon!

    Want to host a Waboba flashmob in your city? Send us an email to jordan@waboba.com and we’ll help you organize it!