SIL-X LIGHT - Soft shell - Partially filled with silicone oil
The SIL-X LIGHT comes from the combination of the soft SRX shell filled with the silicone oil already used in our SIL-X balls. More and more professional jugglers have requested this type of combination during the last years and their reaction was so enthusiastic that we simply had to add this ball to our range! SIL-X LIGHT results to be quite similar to Russian balls in terms of shell/filling weight ratio, which means that you juggle a very light Russian ball avoiding the "funny" behavior of heavy fillings like sand of other types of grains. A light ball that is perfect for training endurance with big numbers and it's at the same time easy for stalls and foot work. It will roll on the floor a bit more than classic Russian balls but still won't go too far. The extremely soft shell is very pleasant to manipulate and helps dramatically the collection of many balls in one hand.
Please check the video of our friend Gustaf Rosell using the SIL-X LIGHT. Lots of really cool tricks!
Our shells are made of 100% Phthalates-free soft PVC. They are available in 5 sizes and 2 different thicknesses for a total of 8 options. Extremely elastic, durable and easy to wash with any type of detergent. When you don't juggle them, we recommend to keep your balls stored in a separate bag since PVC can easily get permanently stained getting in contact with inks as from the pages of a review or pens and markers. SOFT shells are approx. 2 mm thick. As soft as beanbags, they are more forgiving on collisions and tempt to roll much less on the floor. These are the shells used for MMX, SRX, TTS, TT1 and SIL-X Light balls. ELASTIC shells are approx. 4 mm thick. They feel solid, precise and allow to work easier on head and body rolls. These are the shells used for SIL-X and HYBRID balls. SURFACE FINISH 62-67-70-75 mm MATTE (soft touch) 78 mm GLOSSY (ultra grip)
The value 1/2 it's just indicative for under-filled balls. The actual amount of filling you will receive it is what we recommend and use in the manufacturing of our most popular juggling balls. It can vary from a minimum of 1/3 to a maximum of 1/2 of the internal shell volume depending on the shell's diameter and thickness. It is digitally weighted with high precision devices for every single ball.
The plugs can be removed allowing to adjust the weight of the balls and to re inflate them in case of need (like after a flight during which the difference in pressure and temperature in the aircraft's hold causes a "deflation" of the ball with consequent dents of the surface).