Control-A-Ball Set

SKU: 27519-5
Control-A-Ball Set

Control-A-Ball Set

SKU: 27519-5
Regular price $299.99
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5 different balls make up this innovative skills system adding a new dynamic to your training session to enhance player awareness on the field.

All 5 balls look the same but each one is different:

The Match Ball: normal weight and grip pattern of the Gilbert Match Ball.

The Heavy Ball: around 650g, players must adapt to catching and passing a ball of different weight.

The Light Ball: as above however this ball only weighs 300g.

The Gripless Ball: no grip pattern present at all, making this ball difficult to catch particularly in wet weather.

The Unstable Ball: This ball weighs in at 400grams + 280grams of water, within the pack there is a pump that allows you to fill the inner bladder with water. This makes the ball completely un-stable as the water moves within it.

In the most testing games of rugby, players need to be aware of every situation and be ready to react to anything their opponents may throw at them.

In order to enhance their ever developing skills, players need new initiatives to test their reactions. This is why Gilbert have worked with former Springboks, Blitzbokke, Scotland and current Montpellier skills/contact coach, Richie Gray, to design the ultimate catch/pass system to increase player awareness and skill level.

Using these different balls at different times before using a standard ball challenges the player and advances their responsiveness in a match situation.

If you are wanting to enhance your performance when it counts, the Control-A-Balls are exactly what you need to take training to the next level this season.

Each of the balls will arrive deflated, so they will need to be inflated to 9-10psi for optimum performance. The unstable ball will then also need the water added, below is a guide on how to do this.

Unstable ball preparation guide

  • Inflate the ball as normal, as described above.
  • Place the ball in a sink and, ensuring the inflation needle is attached to the pump, unscrew the handle end to allow you to pour water into the pump.
  • Working quickly and over the sink, add the water into the pump, screw on the handle and then insert the needle into the ball valve.
  • Depress the handle to push the water into the bladder; repeat this process until you have added 280 grams of water to the ball (approximately 3 pumps full).

Tips: Try not to over fill the ball. If too much water is added, you can remove by inserting the inflation needle into the valve (as you would to deflate it) and hold over a sink with the needle at the bottom of the ball and gentle squeeze the ball to remove some water. Then check the weight and proceed.

Shipping:

Q: Can I track my order?
A: All parcels are packed with extreme care and are trackable. To do this simply go to the Australia Post website and enter your tracking number to check out the status of your delivery Visit: http://auspost.com.au/track/

The tracking number will be emailed to you once your order has been shipped from our distribution centre.

Q: How long will delivery take on my order?
A: Expected delivery for standard items is approximately five working days.

Q: Where will my order be shipped from?
A: Your order will be shipped from our warehouse in Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia.

Q: Where do you ship?
A: We ship to all areas Australia-wide.

Q: How much does delivery cost?
A: Shipping is $11 for orders under $50, with free shipping on orders above $50. For Gilbert Rugby tackle equipment, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Q: Do you ship to PO Boxes?
A: Due to the size and nature of most of our products, we are unable to ship to PO Boxes. All parcels are sent via the terms and conditions of the carrier and may require a signature upon delivery. In the event that there is no one in attendance at the nominated delivery address, couriers including Australia Post may leave a parcel collection card or instruction for arranging redelivery.

 

Orders:

Q: I have a discount code, where do I provide this?
A: Once you reach the checkout phase, you will have the ability to add your discount code in the box provided.

Q: What is your returns policy?
A: Should you need to return a product to us, please contact our sales team for a Return Authorisation Number (RA#). All returns must be sent within 14 days of original invoice date. Any returns other than defective goods must be returned in their original packaging, unopened, with no labels, stickers or writing on the product box. The return of goods considered to be defective is subject to testing by the manufacturer to determine credit or exchange of goods. No refunds or exchange is available on Special Buy In items unless they are deemed faulty by the manufacturer.

Q: How do I return my purchase?
A: To return an item, please contact our sales team (sales@gnsports.com) for a Return Authorisation Number (RA#).

Q: Can I exchange my purchase?
A: Any returns other than defective goods must be returned in their original packaging, unopened, with no labels, stickers or writing on the product box. The return of goods considered to be defective is subject to testing by the manufacturer to determine credit or exchange of goods. No refunds or exchange is available on Special Buy In items unless they are deemed faulty by the manufacturer.

Q: How long does it take to receive my refund?
A: Refunds will be processed within three to five working days.

 

General:

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We offer Credit/Debit Card or PayPal payment methods. All payments options are securely processed via the respective third-parties: StraightsSell for credit and debit cards, PayPal for PayPal payments. You do not require a PayPal account to use the Credit/Debit Card option. We accept Visa and MasterCard only.

Q: Will you be receiving more stock on sold out items?
A: Possibly. If you would like to find out more information, get in touch via the Contact Us page.

Q: I have a question about a product – how do I get in touch?
A: You can contact us via the form, email orders@gnsports.com or call 03 8541 9999.

 

Product:

Q: What is the difference between Size 5, Size 4, Size 3 and Size 2.5?
A: Ball sizes are used as a guide by the age of each player. A player aged between six and eight years will usually require a Size 2.5 ball, with players aged 9-10 using a Size 3 ball. A Size 4 ball is regularly used for players between ages 10 and 12, with the Size 5 ball being fully sized for all players over the age of 12.

Q: Do you have size charts for clothing?
A: Yes. Size charts are available on each clothing product page.

Q: Do you have size charts for protective gear?
A: Yes. Size charters are available on each protective gear product page.

Q: How much do I pump up my Gilbert?
A: The recommended PSI can be found on the ball, but is usually around 9-10 PSI. After 5-7 days of usage, they may require more pumping to top it up.

Q: Are you able to customise gear such as balls and clothing?
A: Yes. Our teamwear team is able to fully customise clothing. Balls are also able to be customised with embroided team club, sponsor or school logos.

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