SRX - Soft shell partially filled with quartz sand
Once more Play innovates ages before anyone else! The SRX (SOFT RUSSIAN), manufactured by PLAY since 2005, is the first Russian Style Ball on the market that keeps the common features of this kind of ball (dead drop, easy foot/body catches, lightness) while providing a truly unique shell softness. SRX can be partially filled either with very thin quartz sand or millet seeds. The sand provides the typical Russian ball's behavior with a weight concentration in a smaller volume, while the millet seed confers a less dramatic "Russian ball effect" making the ball more versatile and much easier for contact and body rolls. The shell has a MATTE finish on the 67mm and 75mm versions which makes them less "sticky" and therefore more suitable for MULTIPLEX throws, and glossy finish on the 78mm version which makes them look shiny on stage and confers an excellent grip.
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).