Everyone be warned that we purchased a six pack of fuel-colored wiffle balls on Amazon listed as 5 inches, and they came golf ball sized. As far as shape and compressibility though, they were the exact same, just shrunk down. I believe they were Rawlings brand.
Pretty sure wiffle balls are measured in circumference, not diameter. Judging by size though, softball wiffle balls looks about the right way to go 12 for $7 Dick’s and other sporting stores probably have them more readily available for quick pickup
We got ours today and I noticed how FIRST went again with the most expensive product out there – Just like last year’s boulders (Both are Gopher products). Wonder if this is a coincidence or if FIRST has found a vendor they like. Surprised they didn’t put their logo on them this year
Designing and calibrating your shooter for an unofficial ball is a mistake you don’t want to make. Unless you can 100% confirm the ones you get have the same properties as well-worn FRC game pieces I would strongly recommend against using anything but official balls.