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Topic: How I carry sponge balls
Message: Posted by: drmolarmagic (Nov 8, 2018 12:43PM)
Hi everyone,
So I've always had a problem when I forget to take the sponge balls out of my case or bag far a few days and I rush to my next performance and they look like they've been beaten up, wrinkled and squashed etc. It take a few minutes to futz with them to get them to spring back and look lively. So I came up with this very simple solution for my problem (boy these should be out biggest problems...right) I went and got a few hair curler tubes, and taped 2 together,then one piece of back to back tape across the bottom. Now the sponge balls stay in the correct shape and nice and springy! when they are taken out for the performance. I tried TP tubes but the cardboard got crushed easily and didn't help, the plastic is nice and the holes allow air to circulate so nothing dries out. This is also good to hold them when they are still a bit damp after cleaning them. Yes! I've invented the Plastic Tube!!!!
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Nov 22, 2018 08:57AM)
Good idea, thanks, but I stopped using curlers years ago, baldness set in. :rotf:

If you use the Super Soft sponge balls, all you need to do is wet the balls and squeeze them out they expand to like new round and fluffy.

Your right though, they take up to much room to carry to shows.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Nov 22, 2018 09:56PM)
I wet the sponge balls and place them in a ziplock bag..
I then flatten the bag with a book or any flat object and then close the zip loc.
The balls remain nice and flat until you need them.
When you open the bag, the balls spring back to life.
Message: Posted by: drmolarmagic (Nov 26, 2018 07:45AM)
do you try to remove the air from the bag or just close it while they are flat, I'm going to try that....
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Nov 26, 2018 07:54AM)
I put the wet sponge balls in a ziplock bag.
I flatten the bag and the sponge balls which squeezes out the air and close the bag while it is flat.
It remains flat and the balls remain wet.
Make sure you get a good bag that doesn’t let the air back in.
Message: Posted by: Xcath1 (Dec 27, 2018 09:10AM)
Cool idea
Message: Posted by: micwize (Jan 9, 2019 03:21PM)
Good idea, thanks for sharing