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SHERRILLtree HighBall Throw Weight 12oz

SHERRILLtree HighBall Throw Weight 12oz
Item #: HB-12
$17.95
The first thing users will find appealing about the Highball is negative bounce—meaning that ricochets are minimized. Second is the round shape that’s nearly impossible to “wedge” into tight crotches, that pops up nicely over twig clusters, and doesn’t settle on branches during returns—a real annoyance when a large branch is directly beneath the target crotch.

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In 1848, it was discovered that imperfections such as scratches and dents on the surface of a golf ball (then made of dried tree sap) caused it to fly straighter and farther. Within 2 years, the dimpled golf ball was born! 

While examining pear-shaped fabric throw weights in action, both hand-thrown and launched, we noted that the first few feet of flight consisted of considerable pitch and yaw, until line drag straightened the nose. Such wobble can be visibly detected during a BIG SHOT launch and surely shaves momentum from both techniques. Oblong shapes also play havoc with BIG SHOT launches because they present a lopsided projectile that must be weight-centered carefully to dissuade “flop-out.” 

Besides killer accuracy, important to users is maneuverability within a tree’s canopy.

The first thing users will find appealing about the Highball is negative bounce—meaning that ricochets are minimized. Second is the round shape that’s nearly impossible to “wedge” into tight crotches, that pops up nicely over twig clusters, and doesn’t settle on branches during returns—a real annoyance when a large branch is directly beneath the target crotch.

The Highball is not merely easy to maneuver, aerodynamic, and BIG SHOT friendly, it is also tough, easy to spot in foliage, and environmentally friendly. Molded from a high-tenacity modified natural rubber latex jacket and filled with steel shot (not lead), each Highball lasts longer and, if somehow lost, doesn’t present environmental risk to wildlife.

Caution: Due to the natural properties of rubber High Ball becomes very stiff and brittle in extreme cold or when exposed to moderate cold temperature for long periods. We recommend that the High Ball not be used when frozen, it can easily be thawed in the hand, jacket or heated vehicle.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 1.00 lb.
Brand SHERRILLtree
Color Red
Diameter No
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Great product Review by Andrew Giordano Bottom 2 Top Tree Service
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Awesome.. Shoots straighter out of the big shot than canvas bags.. Minimal ricochet and hard to get stuck.. (Posted on 8/12/2016)
much improved Review by Andrew
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lightweight and flies straight. very much improved over the last version. new metal ring prevents tearing of the former nylon web. great product wouldn't use anything else (Posted on 3/28/2015)
Flys nice but can't handle cold impact Review by Rob
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I used this for five shots before it had an indirect impact with a 4" limb, on a day that was 5deg Celsius. The outer shell cracked. The balloon inside that holds the bb's never broke so I tried gluing it back together and now just use it for hand throwing. It lasted most the summer for that use before the glue separated again. It might last longer if you don't put it into use under 10-15 degs C. - but in Canada?! (Posted on 10/25/2014)
GREAT! except in cold weather Review by damon
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Hate to sound like a broken but these throw balls are great except cold weather wish you could make them hold up in cold weather. EVEN if you live where it gets cold buy a couple of these they are better then any other throw ball I've used just put them away when it gets cold out and start using them again when the warm weather returns. Only other complaint I have is I wish they would bring back the 16 ounce. These things are awesome except in cold weather! (Posted on 8/25/2014)
good product, but needs some improvements Review by Craig Eby
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I love the way these throw balls fly compared to any other weight I've used. But I've had the ring unscrew out of top at some of the most aggravating times. I wish they were designed without that ring being able to unscrew. And yes, you do not want to use them in the cold without warming them up first. (Posted on 4/12/2014)
What Happened? Warm Weather Only Review by Arbor Ed
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I've been using these for the past 4 yours like a charm in comparison to a throw bag previous 20 years of climbing,throw ball worked great. Winter 2014 had 3 of these shatter at around 35 degrees (expensive).. Stow away for 40 degree plus days. (Posted on 4/4/2014)
Had to try it! Review by Fronedog
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Purchased the 12oz., took it in my backyard to try when i got home. It felt good throwing , but the second throw was a direct hit on a branch and cracked the ball in half. The temp was around 35* and I was only outside for maybe 5 minutes. Although not totally disappointed because it did exactly what everyone else said it does, I feel the hard plastic material along with a direct hit leads to the ball busting (Posted on 3/28/2014)
WARNING! Review by Otis
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I purchased two (12oz.) and cracked the casing of both on the first day of use. Do not use in cold weather. Caveat emptor. (Posted on 2/13/2014)
close... but no cigar Review by Gabriel Malek
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What! Noooooo! This would be one of the best products ever invented if you could use it in cold weather. The ball broke after the first attempt to use it. If you live in southern california or warm weather areas this is a great product for you! (Posted on 1/23/2014)
oky while they last Review by brian
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they work great when they last cold weather cracks them an the other day I had one un screw on me an it fell from the top of the tree good thing it wasn't being launched from my big shot its an upgrade from the last high ball (Posted on 1/20/2014)
Accurate every shot Review by David
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This throw weight is very accurate. Until recently I would recommend it over any other. In warm weather it is awesome! In cold weather the plastic turns very hard. In 19 degree weather the ball busted upon impact with the tree and I was peppered by little bbs. I will be trusting my old canvas weight until warmer weather returns. I have the updated version. Overall I would highly recommend it but be careful in extremely cold weather. (Posted on 1/7/2014)
accurate/consistent Review by David Birnschein owner of Colonial Tree Service
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I have found this to help with placement due to its consistent and pin-point accuracy both with throwing and the Big Shot. (Posted on 10/7/2013)
12oz highball Review by Rocky
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I found the highball to be a lot more accurate with the big shot. I find it harder to get it down due to lighter weight then 14oz bags, and it gets stuck more in tight crotches. For high shots I'll use it, otherwise I have better luck with the 14oz throw bags. (Posted on 10/4/2013)
Very Accurate Review by Ryan
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You can reach a higher target with much more accuracy than before. Throwline manipulation was much easier. However I have had 2 of these and they both have come apart the black web that holds the ring is fragile and breaks easily on tight crotches. also the hard plastic plug separates from the shell and rains BB's down on you if you strike a limb dead on.<BR><br><font color="#800000">SherrillTree is reworking this product to improve the design for durability and should have the improved version for sale in late 2012.</font> (Posted on 8/7/2012)
Appreciate the innovation Review by Bob Lubbers, 23 yr owner of Piedmont Tree Experts, Certified Arborist, Charlotte Arb. Assn. President
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Just wanted to let you guys know how much we appreciate your new innovations related to our industry. We recently ordered your new "high ball" for the "big shot". Wow! It is one of the highlights of our day. You guys really hit the ball out of the park on this one.We were a little skeptical at first since throw bags have been standard since I can remember, but from the first shot we realized that Tobe and the rest of the gang had set the bar once again. We actually tested the accuracy versus the throw bags and it was roughly about 30-35% better. We hit our shots about 75% of the time. Several of our fellow arborists in the area have had pretty much the same experience. Makes our job a little easier and everyone can appreciate that, the way it bounces a little and not too much makes throw line manipulation a lot quicker. Please give our thanks to your designers. Little things like this make life a little easier for the production climber. If only the dimples on my golf balls were as accurate as the dimples on the high ball I would REALLY have it going on. There is. always next year, right? Oh well, it's worth a shot. Thanks again. (Posted on 10/31/2011)