What is it?
The Industrial Athletic Dead Ball is designed specifically for workouts that will require a ball to be dropped, thrown and/or slammed. Regular medicine balls are not designed to be used for these activities but it's all about the right tool for the job. Industrial Athletic Dead Balls are constructed with an ultra-durable, heavy-duty rubber shell and filled with a fine black sand for fluid movement and instability. A rough textured surface allows for a high quality grip even when wet and the black color is just for the cool factor. Each slam ball comes equipped with an air valve making it possible to adjust the air capacity and overall firmness, and also acts as a safety feature to assist in dampening the blow.
What's its best use?
Industrial Athletic Dead Balls should be the weapon of choice for any of your explosive workouts that involve the throwing, dropping, or slamming of an object to the ground or wall etc. As the technology has grown and we have utilised it for creating larger and larger options of dead balls, we are now seeing these as a very popular alternative to Atlas stones. Safely go for a max lift - without the fear of splitting a toe!
Best Practice Guide
Two things that must be considered for by an owner of Industrial Athletic Dead Balls
- Dead balls should be topped up with air regularly. If they are not, then the pressure on the valve (weak spot) is immense, and can cause failure.
- The sand inside the Slam Balls does settle and become hard like rock. Slamming a compacted and/or cold ball on the ground, can cause a rupture. Slam balls always need to be warmed up before use. This is best achieved by rolling the ball on the ground until the sand feels fluid again, and the ball feels warm.
We have a 6 month warranty on our dead balls. Please ensure you service them as above, warm them up, and look after them.
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Our Customer Say
★★★★★Chris Burke - Owner/Head Coach
So the benefit that I had with going with Industrial Athletic is they've been involved with a lot of fit-outs from start to finish, the professionalism and the experience. There's no other choice, they're at the top of their game.CrossFit Metal Zone
★★★★★Simon Thomas - Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
To get the quality of gear that can handle a high amount of usage, especially when you've got a particular budget to start with, you need to know it's going to last you and it's going to be fit for the use you'll put it through. Make sure you've got something that you are proud of, you're happy with, and is going to last is really critical.Canterbury Rugby
★★★★★Johnny Leo'o - Strength & Conditioning Coach
If you want gear thats going to do the job and do it well and it's going to last, than I'd definitely say 'spend the money on it', and I'd definitely recommend Industrial Athletic because it ticks all the boxes when it comes to gym equipmentSt Thomas of Canterbury College
★★★★★Jan Reyneke - Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
I didn't really look around too much to be honest. I have a good idea of what's out there and have dealt with a few different vendors. So it was a bit of a no-brainer for me - it was a trust thing. I knew the products were good quality, and I knew the service I was going to get from Rob was good and I could trust him.Saint Kentigern College