Founded in 2011, The International Sphaeralogical Society was created to celebrate the history and dynamism of the Super Ball®. Invented by chemist Norman Stingley in 1965 and sold by the Wham-O Manufacturing Co., the iconic toy has been the subject of fascination and play for almost half a century. The I.S.S. is dedicated to exploring and promoting the allure of this bounciest of balls.
As you can imagine, Sphaeralogists tend to be a pretty sophisticated bunch. Prone to reflexion and perambulation, they often find a cane a great support to their ramblings. You'll find here examples of two hand made custom walking sticks made for the founders of the I.S.S. If you too find yourself weak from considering the Coefficient of Restitution of your favorite ball, you may need one of these customs jobs for yourself.
Founder Henry J. Simonds was proud to have a piece (SJ1-PR, 2011) featured in the silent auction at this year's Slideluck Potshow Annual Fundraiser. Featuring several dozen works, including those of Patrick McMullen, Spencer Tunick, and Shepard Fairey, the annual event and auction raises money to support Slideluck's event programming and educational initiatives.
Check the links here for the auction items and for future Slideluck Potshow events.