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  • Canadian Wabobian Tournament

    Post by Jordan on August 31st, 2011

    Canada has balls. Yep, that’s right. Last weekend, Brett P. of White Rock, British Columbia played Waboba with his friends as part of our Tournament promotion. Brett received balls, t -shirts, bumper stickers and a $250 cash prize for the winning teams from us. I know, I know. That’s awesome right? (There’s still a chance for you to get the same deal. Just email jordan@waboba.com if you think you can do it up like Brett did, cause he rocks.)

    Below Brett shares his recap with us and some photos from the tournament. From the looks of it, they had a blast. How could they not?

    The Tournament
    There were 19 people that showed up; enough for 6 teams of 3 plus a spare. I brought pizza and drinks and we made quite an event out of it. The beach was really busy. It was also perfect because there is a channel for boats right in front of where we played. There was a ton of interest from the general public. Boaters were stopping to look and lots of children were watching too. I heard a kid yelling to his dad: “they have a ball that can bounce on water; that’s so cool! ” The best part was that people of all ages were coming to view. A bunch of teenagers who were playing hackie sack on the beach came by to watch for a bit. A bunch of the people in the tournament were already asking if we can do it again next year.

    The Championships
    My lowly Wizards beat out the fiesty Pirates in the last game of the round robin tournament for our only win. The loss eliminated the Pirates and meant that the The Dark Horse Demons made it to the finals against the very mighty Grizzlies. In the end, the finals went to 10 points with the Dark Horse Demons taking the $150 grand prize with a score of 10-6. The winners couldn’t believe that they actually got to take a $50 bill home with them. They thought that I would be mailing a cheque out. haha. Instead of taking the second place money, each member of the Grizzlies wanted a Waboba ball instead.

    To see more pictures, visit the album on our Facebook page. Congratulations to the Dark Horse Demons and the Grizzlies for winning 1st and 2nd place respectively. Of course, many many thanks to Brett for putting on a great tournament with his friends. It truly was the perfect way to end summer in Canada. Now the question is, do you think your team could beat the Dark Horse Demons?

  • Create Your Own Waboba Launcher

    Post by Jordan on July 26th, 2011

    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.

  • Happy Mother’s Day!

    Post by Jordan on May 5th, 2011

    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?