Sil-x Implosion Jugglng Ball 78mm
The Sil-x Implosion is identical to the regular Sil-x in weight size and how it juggles the only difference is the shell of the ball is made with clear PVC and the silicone inside the ball is pigmented. Some juggler prefer the aesthetic look of this ball over the normal silicone-x ball. The clear shell needs to be cleaned regularly with Isopropyl Alcohol, as it will get cloudy over time. Just put a dash of Alcohol in a paper towel and wipe the surface of the ball till it is clear again. The Implosion is another type of Russian ball has a much thicker rotomolded PVC shell as apposed to the much lighter blow mold Polyethylene Radfactor Thin shell russian ball or Fill Your Own russian ball. Some juggler prefer this type of ball over the thin shell ball, as it has much less of a russian effect and the ball does not wobble when thrown with a slight spin or uneven throw.
The balls have a much less noticeable russian effect because they are partially filled with liquid silicone, rather than sand, millet, glass beads or bird seed. The silicone moves down to the bottom of the ball much slower than any of the solid filling. These balls come in four sizes.
With the Sil-x balls you need to take care the the plug does not work it way out over time, and then leak silicone. Before you juggle look at the plugs and make sure they are pushed flush with the ball. The plug stays in by friction, there is no glue. If the ball starts to leak, take out the plug and carefully clean the hole with a pointed paper towel, and then insert the plug again, this should stop all leakage.
The SIL-X 78mm Implosion is a fairly large sized ball 3 1/8 inch. This sizer could be used for three ball juggling for most people. But is pretty large to hold 3 balls in one hand for five ball juggling. Some people with large hands it would be suitable for up to five balls, but not more, unless you are well over six feet tall. It is a good size for contact juggling.
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The SIL-X Implosion
size 3 1/8 inch (78mm)
weight 5.3 ounce 150 grams
silicon non-toxic (used in the food industry as a lubricant)
made in Italy by Play