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jamie_1930
12-28-2009, 03:24 PM
Hey guys I'm just wondering of anyone has the link to buy orbit balls or the name of the company that produces them. I searched all over usfirst.org and couldn't find it anymore.

P.S. I've got a hunch about the game pieces this year :)

artdutra04
12-28-2009, 03:32 PM
These are the only ones still in stock:

http://logoloc.com/first/RNR/2009GameKits/FRC-OrbitBalls-orange-purple.html

Andy Baker
12-28-2009, 03:33 PM
Hey guys I'm just wondering of anyone has the link to buy orbit balls or the name of the company that produces them. I searched all over usfirst.org and couldn't find it anymore.

Do you actually need orbit balls? After helping out at a few off-season FRC events, we at AndyMark have about 400. Currently, they are in the form of a Christmas tree after being displayed. The TechnoKats (http://www.technokats.org/) took these balls and created a 10-foot-tall orbit ball Christmas tree.

Send me a PM if you are wanting any Orbit Balls.

Sincerely,
Andy Baker

Akash Rastogi
12-28-2009, 03:35 PM
1323 also has around 300 (IIRC) left over from their offseason. PM rc_cola1323.

jamie_1930
12-28-2009, 03:41 PM
Do you actually need orbit balls? After helping out at a few off-season FRC events, we at AndyMark have about 400. Currently, they are in the form of a Christmas tree after being displayed. The TechnoKats (http://www.technokats.org/) took these balls and created a 10-foot-tall orbit ball Christmas tree.

Send me a PM if you are wanting any Orbit Balls.

Sincerely,
Andy Baker

Sadly no I'm not looking to take everyone orbit balls from them, what I mainly want to do is look at the rest of the products the company that manufactures them has because Bill's Blog a while back was talking about them securing contracts with certain companies and my hunch is that we'll be getting our game pieces this year from the same manufacturer. So anyone know who makes them?

And artdutra04 thanks for the link, but I couldn't find the company from there. It mention Logo Loc, but they're expertise is in marketing and shipping not making the balls.

artdutra04
12-28-2009, 03:45 PM
Sadly no I'm not looking to take everyone orbit balls from them, what I mainly want to do is look at the rest of the products the company that manufactures them has because Bill's Blog a while back was talking about them securing contracts with certain companies and my hunch is that we'll be getting our game pieces this year from the same manufacturer. So anyone know who makes them?

And artdutra04 thanks for the link, but I couldn't find the company from there. It mention Logo Loc, but they're expertise is in marketing and shipping not making the balls.Blip Toys (http://www.bliptoys.com/landing.htm) made the Orbit Balls.

jamie_1930
12-28-2009, 03:50 PM
Blip Toys (http://www.bliptoys.com/landing.htm) made the Orbit Balls.

What a disappointment, It doesn't look like any are possibilities unless FIRST moves the game pieces to 2" diameter.

Thanks for your help

wendymom
12-28-2009, 04:54 PM
Do you actually need orbit balls? After helping out at a few off-season FRC events, we at AndyMark have about 400. Currently, they are in the form of a Christmas tree after being displayed. The TechnoKats (http://www.technokats.org/) took these balls and created a 10-foot-tall orbit ball Christmas tree.

Send me a PM if you are wanting any Orbit Balls.

Sincerely,
Andy Baker

Please take pictures and post them. It sounds wonderful!

JaneYoung
12-28-2009, 08:38 PM
Oh, silly me - I'm looking in the Gallery section of the TechnoKats website but I can't seem to find the tree. Has anyone found it?

Sorry...:p

Edit: Nevermind, I looked in 'Off-Season Fun And Events'. That's awesome!

http://www.technokats.org/off-season-fun-and-events

Chris is me
12-28-2009, 08:40 PM
You know, the Orbit balls seem like decent enough toys. Light and flexible, if they were still around I'd buy a few just to play it.

James Tonthat
12-28-2009, 08:46 PM
You know, the Orbit balls seem like decent enough toys. Light and flexible, if they were still around I'd buy a few just to play it.
If they weren't $10 a pop. I literally spent something like $300-400 on balls, as well as 5 hours with of driving. But yes, they're fun to kick and throw around.

Andrew Schreiber
12-28-2009, 08:53 PM
You know, the Orbit balls seem like decent enough toys. Light and flexible, if they were still around I'd buy a few just to play it.

Actually they are, a coworker and I used one to play catch with while we were trying to figure out a problem.

jsasaki
12-29-2009, 03:12 AM
Do you actually need orbit balls? After helping out at a few off-season FRC events, we at AndyMark have about 400. Currently, they are in the form of a Christmas tree after being displayed. The TechnoKats (http://www.technokats.org/) took these balls and created a 10-foot-tall orbit ball Christmas tree.

Send me a PM if you are wanting any Orbit Balls.

Sincerely,
Andy Baker
hey mr. baker
I was wondering if you were selling a few of those orbit balls? our team only has 2 and it's a bit hard when we have demonstrations so I was wondering if you still had a few to sell? (maybe 10) We wanted to get more but wal-mart on maui only had one.
thanks
jun
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Kage
01-03-2010, 03:20 PM
I could never understand how teams ended up with SO many balls!
There are 4 teams in my city, and the other three have HUNDREDS!
my team still has the 8 that we had all build season :|
We were even the HOST of an off season competition at our school! We still only had those 8 balls afterwards

We did get lucky though, when a few teams around town were getting tired of holding all the balls...so they gave us a few.
I now have an orbit ball and a super cell sitting on my computer :)

We also have alot more to practice with!

the man
01-03-2010, 03:36 PM
I wonder if my team could host an off season event this year...