Now it's time to use and abuse them--toss some wallballs at the athletes and let them go to town (Slaters, I suspect we'll hear the word "Karen" soon). I'll be looking at some tweaks to optimize the mounting hardware--we initially made them with a few extra holes so we could bolt them to pretty much anything until we found what worked best (they will remain compatible with a 5/8th's or 1/2" rig, don't worry). I'll also be investigating our options for different paint and powder coat finishes, although the bare steel has received enough positive feedback that I'd like to keep it as an offering. As a bonus, the bare steel should be pretty simple for customers to work with, if you're interested in applying your own custom paint scheme.
Prototype wallball target specs:
-Precision laser-cut 0.188" steel plate
-Easily attaches to training rigs. Holes sized for 5/8th's and 1/2" hardware.
-Two distinct target zones spaced 12" apart. Traditional use would be to hang them at 10' and 9' (men's and women's Rx training height)
-No sharp edges or corners to damage wall balls
"Soon" is the best I can honestly offer for expected public release; I find it infuriatingly vague but there are a couple of steps in the setup process beyond Warcry's direct control. Setting up the back-end inventory and shipping is proving tricky, but we've made some good progress in the past few days and are on our way to the finish. The goal is to have them in your shopping cart in a few weeks!
On another front, I'm happy to report that we've been talking to some hand-picked experts about providing content for the Warcry info databases, and the response has been enthusiastic. These are some very smart folks who are very good at what they do, and it's awesome to see them excited about getting their knowledge out into the world where it could do some good. Expect to see this free, open information resource launching soon. There's that darn word again...
Until next time--see you in the box!