Thursday, August 15, 2013

Review: SKLZ Agility and Quickness Reaction Ball

It's funny how times change. Some years ago the SKLZ Agility and Quickness Reaction Ball would have been marketed as "crazy ball" or "whacky bouncer." The ads would show kids and adults laughing as they tried to catch the ball when it makes unpredictable hops.

Today, though, this is sold as a tool for those interested in "gaining the winning edge in sports." The ball is designed, says the product description, to improve hand-eye coordination, peripheral vision and "position awareness." The picture on Amazon shows a very serious boy baseball player preparing to catch the ball.

In the 21st Century, everything even a bouncing ball must have a serious purpose. Sigh.

All that said, this is kind of a fun ball. You bounce it off a hard surface or a wall and try to catch it, which is not always easy. You and a friend can bounce it between each other.

I don't know if it's going to make you or your child a sports star. But you might like it anyway.

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