How to fix a dead deadball.
Mar 07, 2018
Hi team! There's nothing more frustrating than a dead, deadball.
Deadballs pop when they are slammed into something sharp, like a bit of gravel - so it's important to always make sure the area is clean before setting up a deadball activity.
If a deadball does pop however, not all is lost - I've successfully been able to repair a broken deadball with a regular puncture repair kit. If it's good enough for a truck tyre, then it's good enough for our dead balls.
The kit I used is available from Bunnings Warehouse and for $8.94 includes 6 patches, and a tube of rubber cement.
To repair the deadball, first you need to find the hole - the easiest way is to get a bike pump and try to pump the ball up, you will find the hole easily as you hear the air escaping.
Next, all you need to do is use the included sandpaper to make the area nice and rough for the rubber cement. Apply the cement in the hole, and in a large area around the hole - let it sit for about a minute until the glue is tacky, and then apply your patch. Then place the deadball upside-down with the ball's weight pressing on the repaired patch and leave if for 24 hours.
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