Precautions And Care
Si Boards Rope Balls bounce with extreme energy and rebound. Take
caution in using Si Board Rope Balls. Children should always
be supervised. Use on a solid surface. Do not use where people or
property may get damaged. Follow all safety precautions and guidelines.
- Si-Boards Rope Balls are intended as training devices for sports and fitness and not as toys.
- Children should always be supervised.
- Use the Rope Ball on a solid and smooth surface such as concrete. Avoid loose gravel and jagged brick or rock walls.
- Do not use the Rope Ball against walls made from drywall, plaster, glass or other fragile material.
- Do not use where people or property may be damaged. If you let go of the rope while using the Rope Ball it will continue to project into the air and will roll. Do not use in direct line of people, windows or other unprotected items.
- Keep your focus on the Rope Ball. Do not use to the point of hand fatigue or bad form. Stop when you cannot keep a firm grip on the rope.
- Do not use in positions where you may get injured. These include being in direct line of the Rope Ball rebound and trajectory from the rope.
- Ensure you have a proper standing surface and will not slip.
- The Rope Ball is made of solid urethane and does not compress like an air filled ball. These Rope Balls may be more difficult to control for beginners.
- Keep a tight grip on the rope at all times. Wearing gloves will help provide grip traction. The further the ball is from your body the more control is required.
- The Rope Ball should be bounced off the middle of the ball and not on the top rope cap.
- Ensure the top rope cap is secured into the top of the ball and the rope is fully protected. The top of the rope should not come in contact with the ground.
- Check all knots and secure the rope before using. The ball should be secure within the rope before using. Ensure all parts are in proper condition and well maintained before starting.
Care And Maintenance:
- When you first receive your rope ball, the texture may feel slippery. This is the silicone mold release used during manufacturing. You can wash the mold release off with dish soap.
- Once the silicone is removed the Rope Ball will not look shiny and will have a naturally tacky feel.
- Check your Rope Ball for any damage, cracks or splits. A damaged half ball should not be used. Minor scuff marks are ok.
- Store your Rope Ball indoors and out of the elements such as rain, extreme heat and cold and sunlight exposure. Do not store your items in contact with water, oils or solvents.
- Check the rope caps for splits, tears and any other signs of damage. The caps should have a secure fit into the ball.
- With continued use, periodically take the top rope cap out of the top of the ball and inspect all surfaces. Pull the rope out of the top cap and inspect the inner core for solid construction. A damaged top cap should bot be used.
- Check the bottom rope cap for a secure fit into the bottom of the ball.
- Check the rope for any signs of abrasion due to excessive friction, glazing or melting of the fibers giving it a hard glassy surface, any increase or decrease in rope diameter, discoloration from exposure to chemicals, loss of flexibility, core fiber exposure or kinking/twisting of the rope. These are signs of excessive abrasion, heat wear, broken fibers or exposure to outside agents. These conditions will weaken the rope and can cause serious injury.
- Check all knots for a tight and secure fit. The knot at the bottom of the rope should have enough space to avoid coming loose.
- With continued use we suggest replacing the rope and caps on a yearly basis.