Most people are using this ball wrong and they are WAY over inflating it. 1.5 pounds is hardly anything. You should be able to squish it down easily. If it says it’s a P1000K then it is 100% the 10″ ball that most people are inflating all the way to 12″ inches +. Then they wonder why they rupture. Of course, if it lands on a sharp stick it will break i’m sure. Hasn’t happened to us, but these are not basketballs or soccer balls. The very concept of a kickball ball makes it be somewhat vulnerable. It’s not the brand, it’s the type of ball you are using. This is a RUBBER ball. Understand rubber. Anything stronger and you would not have a kickball.
1) P1000K should be about 10″ when properly inflated. If you don’t have a gauge that is ultra sensitive, then get a tape measure and estimate.
2) They are not meant to take direct sunlight for prolonged time. That is, don’t leave them laying exposed in the sunlight when not in use. I doubt the rubber is UV stable.
3) Deflate them in the winter when not in use. Rubber warps when cold as it tries to shrink, but, because of pressure, can’t.
4) Try to avoid sharp objects in the field (this goes without saying, but, reading reviews, maybe not)
We use these every week at our compound and they are great. So much fun. Don’t forget to warm up a little 🙂
Life is good!
September 14, 2017
February 4, 2015
I have not experienced any problems with the ball and I’m not sure I’ve even had to re-inflate it over the course of the season.
It’s a recreational ball. We’re adults playing kickball. This is the right ball.
Pro tip: It does take well to Sharpies. Everyone else will also have this ball, so write your team name on it a lot.
August 6, 2017
July 15, 2016