This ball smells so bad, I thought after a few weeks it would dissipate, but after a couple of weeks of having it in the house we had to move it outside because the chemical plastic smell was overwhelming! It is in the garage now for over a month and still smells!
I was excited to recieve my new exercise ball. When I opened it and blew it up the smell of moth balls was so strong it was nauseating ! It smelled up my whole house. So outside it went hoping that it would go away. One month later it had toned down some so I brought it back inside. It had only been inside for 30 minutes and the house stunk again. I would not recomend this ball unless you like the smell of moth balls ! I would send it back , but I didn't keep the box. I guess I am out the money !
I bought this exercise ball primarily as a computer chair, as I tend to slouch in my desk chair. I now swap between the two (I'm sitting on the ball as I type this) and due to its large diameter it works quite well. Not only does it improve my posture while I'm on the computer, but it only takes seconds to scoot back and do crunches, so it ought to improve my core strength as well.
It does have a strong chemical right out of the box, but I washed mine with hot, soapy water and aired it out in my backyard and garage for days at a time to combat this. It's been a few weeks now and while still present, the scent is noticably less strong. I imagine it will become negligible within a few months.
It holds air fairly well, requiring topping off only once a week or so with regular use.
All in all, a very good value in my opinion.
The rubber is thck and durable, and textured so as to prevent slipperiness.
It's pretty much exactly as advertised.
The little foot pump to inflate it is super cheap and it takes a long time to complete this task. But it does work and have several valves and you only need to inflate it once, except for periodic booster shots. It does hold air pressure well (the ball, no the pump).
How accurate was the sizing? Very
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Solid quality
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
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