Self Inflating Sleeping Pad

Our family likes camping and we also have hunters. Having a self inflating sleep pad can make all the difference in your trip experience. However, do not let your imagination stop there. A sleeping pad can be used for home use too. A extra bed for the grandkids, guest or in an emergency. What is… Continue reading Self Inflating Sleeping Pad

SONGMICS Outdoor Beach Blanket – Giveaway

Summer is a time for relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends. What is better than having a picnic date or even a impromptu  lunch.  Maybe you are going to a outside concert, fireworks or movies in the park. Maybe you are like my family. So many times we are out driving, stop for… Continue reading SONGMICS Outdoor Beach Blanket – Giveaway

A Double Camping Hammock and Collapsible LED Lantern Giveaway

Nicecho Double Camping Parachute Hammock Father’s day is just about here and we all want our fathers to enjoy their special day. What better way then to combine the two things they like so much. When I think of dads I think camping, hunting, fishing, backyard barbeques and campfires. I also think of them being the… Continue reading A Double Camping Hammock and Collapsible LED Lantern Giveaway

YUYUGO’s Chipping Collapsible Training Practice Net Giveaway

Most families have golfers in their family. Any golfer will want to learn more about the YUYUGO chipping collapsible training practice net . Quick to set up or take down. YUYUGO’s chipping collapsible training practice net comes with its own carry bag. Because of the bonus carrying  bag you will find it makes the chipping net easy to transport. Great for all… Continue reading YUYUGO’s Chipping Collapsible Training Practice Net Giveaway

A Trail Cam allows you to enjoy the wildlife while offering security

Living in the country has it fine points, but it does not mean we are exempt from problems. Having a trail cam in our yard is important not only to look out for our pet’s safety, but for our own safety as well. With a trail camera in the yard it gives a sense of… Continue reading A Trail Cam allows you to enjoy the wildlife while offering security

The Original Watermelon Ball

Even though winter is upon us it is still never too soon to think about summer family fun activities. We have a swimming pool and we spend a lot of our time in or poolside all summer long. I recently was introduced to the Watermelon ball which appealed to me due to the ability to play a number of different games. What is unique about this ball is what is can do and how it was invented.

The Watermelon ball was invented by a student after they were told by a pool manager if they continued to make a mess in the pool with a real watermelon he would ban them. A real watermelon has bouncy and that is what made it fun to play with in the water. Though, with a real watermelon you can imagine how messy it would become with a bunch of rowdy college age kids playing with it. In order to keep their fun going one student meet the challenge and keep the fun going.

The Watermelon ball was made to resemble a round seedless watermelon. The ball is made of a thick walled membrane that can hold up to the rough play. The ball is about 9 inches in diameter. The Watermelon ball has the ability to be bounced, tossed, passed, rolled and carried all while in the water. The ball has the bouncy that is necessary to stay underwater when you want it to, but can rise to the top also. The ball can be used to play basketball, football, rugby, dodge ball and so much more.

Overall, I found the Watermelon ball to be well made of high quality materials. The membrane of the ball is very thick feeling and should hold up great to the rough play. The ball has all of the veining and it is about the size of a seedless watermelon. I am unable to test the Watermelon ball in the swimming pool at this time due to winter weather. I was able to test the ball indoors. The first test I did was to fill the ball with only air. The ball bounced, was easy to toss and carry. The ball inflated easily and was easy to deflate. The ball comes with two adaptors one to fill the ball with water and the other to inflate with air. The second test I did was to fill the ball with air and water. I followed all of the instruction that come with the ball. The water feels differently when the water and air are mixed. The ball will still bounce slightly outside of the water. The Watermelon ball did stay under the water in the bathtub when I pushed it under the water and it did bounce up and down the way I thought it would. I did like that the air was easy to remove the water is a little more difficult so storing it indoors maybe a better option. I am really excited to see how this ball will function in the swimming pool. I was provided this product as a sample. I am pleased to be able to share my experience with this product. Receiving this product as a sample did not influence my opinion or findings in anyway.


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