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Topic: Rubber ball distributors?
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Oct 31, 2008 12:52PM)
I have been looking for a place that sells rubber balls reasonably cheap. I thought there was a chance that someone here has stumbled on one.

I am looking for relatively large numbers (50-100 each) of 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", 1 1/8", and 1 1/4".

I have several places that sell a little of one, a little for the other. I'd like one place.

Any help would be appreciated.
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Oct 31, 2008 01:03PM)
Try distibutors from China. They have all kinds of balls but they need quantity orders.
Message: Posted by: Tom G (Oct 31, 2008 01:41PM)
Josh, here's a big secret... try McMaster Carr. They have every kind of material and size you could want. They are a big general supply house.

Tom
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Oct 31, 2008 01:55PM)
Yeah, I buy from them quite a bit. the problem is these will be cores for balls that will be sold, the McMaster-Carr rubber balls are spendy for what I need, and missing some sizes.

Thanks for the idea though. I'm kind of looking for those cheap kids toy balls. Hoping against hope. I doubt anything will be exactly what I need.
Message: Posted by: Epiphany (Oct 31, 2008 03:02PM)
Josh,
convert your fractional sizes into milimeters and do a google search :) You'll find distributors in the US and overseas. A lot of vending companys in the US will have the sizes you need.

If you can't find what you are looking for, nudge me over the weekend, I'll be home from school and can give you some leads.

Epiphany Jean
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Oct 31, 2008 03:51PM)
I found a lot of these at Texas Novelty Distibutors, formerly Texas Balloon and Novelty.

BTW, sometimes the metric sizes are VERY approximate.

There are some soft rubber paintball pellets that you can get, as well. They don't contain paint.

http://www.rap4.com/paintball/news/news_article.php?news_id=12

http://www.airgundepot.com/43-caliber-orange-paintblls-450-count.html
Message: Posted by: dcjames (Nov 2, 2008 12:14AM)
Check out the Oriental Trading Company.

Here's the link to their rubber balls:

http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/search/processRequest.do?Ntt=rubber+balls&requestURI=searchMain&Ntk=all&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&N=0

Hope this helps,

dc