Ever wonder why a Waboba ball bounces on water? Well thanks to the excellent Waboba research done by Professor Tadd Truscott at Brigham Young University, Daily Planet, a TV show on Discovery Channel in Canada, interviewed Tadd about his experiments with Waboba balls. Click below to watch the clip. Then skip to 3:30 and learn why!
Many thanks to Tadd Truscott and his research team for playing with Waboba and discovering the science behind it.
Over the weekend, I tried to shoot a Waboba ball with a slingshot so it would bounce across the river, which given the title of this post, turned out to be crazy fun and a success! It worked best with the Waboba Surf and Extreme, but not the Pro as it was too heavy. You can watch it in action in the video below.
However, Tim, representing Waboba in Thailand, didn’t have the same luck with the Waboba Big Gun he made to launch his Waboba Extreme. Watch his failed attempted. ( Sorry, Tim)
So given these attempts to see the different ways we can launch a Waboba ball other than throwing, we have a proposition for you crafty Wabobians and engineers. Create and build your own Waboba launcher and the first person to upload their video to YouTube and share it with us on our Facebook page or as a comment here, wins an awesome Waboba prize! How would you launch a Waboba? Let’s see it in action.
Moms rock! Meet our Waboba Mum and greatest supporter. Anna is wife to inventor/founder Jan von Heland, and proud mother to their four sons. Even though she didn’t give birth to everyone who works for Waboba, she is truly the Mom of the company and takes great care of all of us.
We asked her to share some wisdom for our fans, which she said, “Just like a Waboba ball, you have to learn by doing and practicing in life with a never-ending wish to advance. Never give up if you believe in something.” So in other words, one day she will be able to play better with the Pro and Extreme and her boys will stop teasing her. For 6 years, it’s been hopeless for her to play, but ever since we came out with the Waboba Surf, which is easier and made for beginners, she’s been playing and practicing much more. Look out boys, your Mum’s going to beat your butts in a game one day!
Tell us about your Mom. What is she like? Does she play Waboba?