Archive by Month October, 2012

  • Winners of the Trickshot Video Contest!

    Post by Jordan on October 25th, 2012

    Finally, it’s the moment we’ve been waiting for before we even announced the contest back in June! The winners of the How Ridiculous/Waboba Trickshot Video Contest are:

    Noah Miller: Best Trickshot, $1,000 USD
    Sam Hogan: Craziest Catch, $600 USD
    James Wolfe: Most Epic Bounce, $400 USD
    Steve Manassah: Funniest Blooper, $200 USD

    Thanks to all those who showed off their Waboba skills and entered the contest! And of course, BIG CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS.

    Want more? Check out the finalists of the Waboba trickshot competition here.

  • Wabobin’ in Pamukkale, Turkey

    Post by Jordan on October 17th, 2012

    Back in July, we suggested you play Waboba at the natural rocks pools in Pamukkale, Turkey. So, William Hearn did and bounced a Waboba across 3 of the pools, and said it was amazing. Thanks for the pics, William!

  • First Waboba Dogball Championship in Portugal!

    Post by Jordan on October 11th, 2012
    The very first Waboba Dogball championship was held on Saturday in Olhão, Portugal. It was an excellent afternoon that exceeded our expectations! We had a great turn out with 15 teams of various breeds – a mixture of experienced water dogs and their owners to beginners that were afraid of water, but could not resist our Waboba Dogball.
    The great initiative, insight and organization by ACAP – Portuguese Water Dog Association and their president, Carla Peralta, the luck of having the mother of the Waboba Dogball, Anna Von Heland, and of course the brains behind the Waboba balls, Jan von Heland from Sweden, gave the whole event a touch of class and excitement!
    The judges were fantastic. They were strict with experienced dogs, but with a touch of obvious experience and the help of dog trainer Michaela, Judge Luis Ramalhete was lenient with beginners and helped owners learn how to best throw the ball and helped dogs loose their fear of water.
    ACAP handmade recycled plastic rosetas were pinned on by Jan, and Anna had the pleasure of giving out the prizes: a Waboba ball and towel to each of the  happy owners and their champions.
    Winners
     1st Team História Interminável – 30 points
    2nd TeamInseparavel – 29 points
    3rd Team Maravilha da Ria – 28 points
    Congratulations to winners and all participants! Everyone is anxious for the next one and have begun asking Carla for tips on how to train. Finally, a fun training item for dogs and their families! Follow Waboba Dogball Iberia on Facebook for training tips, and to find out the next championship!