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Waboba Wingman Artist Series Flying Disc, Cheetah, 150 x 150 x 15 mm

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An elastic ball that bounces on water, the Waboba water ball flattens like a pancake when it hits the water surface, increasing its lift and propelling it upward. When it hits the water at a shallow angle, it too creates a bowl-shaped depression. But because it is soft, the ball flattens into a disc-shape when it hits the surface and this allows it to aquaplane efficiently across the surface. And the angle of the bowl-shaped depression causes it to launch into the air where the ball regains its shape, making it look as if it has bounced. The process is remarkably similar to the way stones skip across water, even though they are denser than the liquid. A shallow impact with the water surface creates a bowl-shaped depression that launches the stone into the air as it leaves. [13] Naval use [ edit ] Big Kahuna, the biggest and most versatile Waboba ball for all water environments - lakes, oceans, and pools. This was the principle employed by WW2-period British inventor Barnes Wallace when he developed the "bouncing bomb" used in the famous " Dam Busters" raid against the Ruhr District dams. [15] He had been inspired by the story of a technique historically used by the British navy that bounced spherical cannon balls off the ocean surface to achieve accurate hits against enemy ships. Wallace worked out the physics by bouncing marbles, steel spheres, and various sizes and shapes of balls across a pond and then a long trough before progressing to larger-scale experiments. Even solid steel balls would bounce across water. [16] Swedish outdoor toy company The original Waboba ball and the beach in Sweden where it was invented.

a b c "Ball that bounces on water is summer craze". Telegraph.co.uk. 1 August 2008 . Retrieved 9 November 2017. To date, there are 10 different types of Waboba balls (Pro, Extreme, Surf, Blast, Zoobers, Big Kahuna, Tides, Sol, Zag, and Fetch for dogs). [4] Waboba Lacrosse - in 2014, Waboba partnered with STX to release water lacrosse using FiddleSTX and a Waboba Extreme ball. [6]

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Researchers with the U.S. Navy's University Laboratory Initiative have been studying the mechanics and elasticity of the Waboba balls. The military branch is interested in how elasticity affects motion in water. [14] Center, Family Review. "Family Review Center is proud to announce that Waboba Balls have won the GOLD Award!". PRLog . Retrieved 9 November 2017. On April 1, 2016 Waboba was featured on The History Channels' Million Dollar Genius for Jan von Heland's invention of the ball that bounces on water. (Season 1, Episode 7 "Bigger is Better") [5] Geographical spread [ edit ]

Waboba - Bounces on Water | AblePlay - Play products for Children with Disabilities and Special Needs". Archived from the original on 2014-03-04 . Retrieved 2014-07-31. bouncing bomb". YouTube. 5 April 2009. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15 . Retrieved 9 November 2017. National Physical Laboratory (27 August 2009). "Barnes Wallis Experiment Slow Motion Video". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15 . Retrieved 9 November 2017.r00stercom (15 June 2007). "Do Tennis Balls Skip On Water? (JTE Short Edition)". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15 . Retrieved 9 November 2017. {{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list ( link) The Waboba Water Bouncing Ball was first introduced in Sweden in 2005, where it was sold for two years before it was introduced to new markets in Europe, United States, and Australia in the summer of 2007. As of 2019, Waboba products are distributed in over 75 countries. [6] Products [ edit ] Water Bouncing Balls [ edit ]

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