Slurve Ball

Price/Acquisition Method:  $7 for a two-pack.
Size:
  Baseball
Construction:  Three piece; very rigid plastic; teardrop-shaped holes on one side of the ball; plastic band around the circumference of the ball.

Pros:  Solid plastic doesn’t dent when hit.  Holes on the top resemble the wiffle ball pattern.  Size is equal to a baseball. Thicker plastic gives it more weight so you can throw it faster while still getting good movement.

Cons:  Originally comes with a blue or red band around the middle which makes it easier for the batter to pick up the spin. Will tend to dent or break more bats due to the heavier weight.

Grade:  B

9 Replies to “Slurve Ball”

  1. I bought 6 of them today and 5 of them split open when hit! 🙁 Anybody else have this problem! We love these balls though and the pitches you can throw. Our neighbors have one and we played with it alone for a week or so and no problems and the ones I bought are the same but 5 of the 6 cracked right in the middle!

    1. Bob,

      We haven’t seen the issues that you’re describing. All of our Slurve balls have been very sturdy, even standing up to my dog chewing them a bit. We noticed the red and blue bands are garbage, but generally, we liked the balls. Sorry to hear you’re having rough luck with them. We know one thing, though, the classic wiffle and bit of sandpaper is a can’t miss when it comes to playability and durability. If you must do something different, Blitzballs are exceptionally made and are also very fun, although they can get a bit pricey.

      1. Thanks. I bought them off of yoyo.com So I don’t know if I got a bad batch or what but we do like them. So with the the normal wiffleball I noticed you had cuts on yours? We put 3 rings of electrical tape around middle. But the marks seem to work? I just watched the blitzball it looks pretty cool! Thanks!

        1. There are a lot of ways to get consistent break on a wiffle ball. Some people cut balls, some sand them, it’s a personal preference thing. We’ve noticed that cutting balls means they’ll break much easier, and sanding them keeps the balls much more durable. The idea is to generate turbulent airflow around the ball. In other words, a scuffed ball moves more consistently than a smooth ball. I’d start with about 80 grit sandpaper and sand the entirety of the ball. Throw it a few hundred times and then cut a ball and do the same. Figure out what you like best. If it’s any indication, this weekend I sanded 48 balls because it’s faster than cutting and I wanted them to last. They worked very well and were very consistent ball to ball. In the end, it’s your decision. Good luck. Let us know if you have any questions.

    2. I love these balls…they have a bit of grip to them and they have a little-bit more weight to them than the ORIGINAL Wiffle Ball and thats key to play wiffle ball in Canada the wind won’t disrupt the pitches…..we don’t always have the greatest weather like some of you guys in the southern U.S…..You can also throw them the same way as Wiffle Balls. The only flaw is they crack right in half if you have a bad batch….and I don’t think they are made in the U.S.

  2. ay my local kroger/Fred Meyer’s store i found these n bulk for a buck a piece. needless to say i’m stocked for summer.

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