TTS - Soft Shell partially filled with plastic micro spheres
Introducing the brand new TTS. Truly fantastic balls (currently our favourite of the whole PLAY range!), suitable for virtually any juggling styles. The plastic micro spheres, being slightly lighter than quartz sand and millet seeds, occupy a bigger volume for the same weight. This feature, together with the fact that the spheres slide perfectly between each other, make of the TTS an extremely easy ball to handle even on body rolls, stops and balancing. The TTSs stop immediately when they drop to the ground, just like ordinary Russian balls, but the exceptional softness of the shell gives them unparalleled handling and tactile pleasure. Ever since we started experimenting with plastic micro spheres as filling,every juggler who has visited our factory walked out of it with a set of TTS in his pocket.
ADVANTAGES OF PLASTIC MICRO SPHERES FILLING:
The 67 mm MMX filled with millet seeds weighs 135 g, the 67 mm TT1 weighs 120 g, making it more than 10% lighter. A noticeable difference when playing with 5 or more balls.
Unlike seeds, which crumble over time, reducing their volume and leaving the ball 'emptier', microspheres cannot be broken, maintaining the balls' consistency and softness over time. This also allows the balls to be reused indefinitely instead of being thrown away at the end of their life.
Some people are allergic to millet seeds while the plastic balls are totally hypoallergenic.
- PERFECT SPHERICITY
The micro spheres measure 0.8 mm in diameter and are all identical and perfectly spherical. Thanks to this characteristic the spheres slide beautifully together, accentuating the soft feel of the balls.
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).