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Glow Glider is a special kind of soccer ball that lights up with LED lights and is safe to use indoors. Due to aero glide technology, it'll glide across the floor while hovering slightly above it, instead of rolling across the floor or ground like an ordinary soccer ball. Each Glow Glider has a shock absorbing ring around the outside, so it'll bounce off of virtually anything and continue gliding. With this ball, you'll be able to have fun alone or in a small or large group.
The cost of Glow Glider is $19.99 plus $4.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Glow Glider by paying an extra fee of $0.00 for a total price of $24.98. This price was obtained from the As Seen on TV commercial page found at glowglider.com; however, the company has since ceased selling Glow Glider and has taken down the website. Glow Glider may still be found for sale on Amazon or Ebay.
This indoor soccer ball works by virtue of aero glide technology, which means that each one has a high-speed fan within it that causes air to flow downward. The force of this air is strong enough to lift the ball off the ground and cause it to hover slightly above any floor as it glides along. Therefore, you'll be able to play with it indoors without worrying that it'll cause damage to your floors, as it'll come close to them but never actually touch them.
You can use this ball without lighting it up, but if you want it to start displaying multicolored lights, all you'll need to do is flip one switch and you'll have a light show. The lights within each ball are of the LED variety, a type of light that tends to last longer than other types that are available these days. Even if you play with your Glow Glider frequently, the lights within may keep burning bright for years.
Each ball has an outer shock absorbing ring, so if it comes in contact with a wall, furniture or another object as you're playing with it, it'll bounce right off without getting damaged.
The Glow Glider comes in sets of two, so you may want to keep one for yourself and give one to a family member or friend. Alternatively, you could keep both for yourself and get two going at once for an extra-challenging game or activity.
You'll be able to use this ball on various types of flooring, such as wood, carpet or tile. Regardless of what your floor's made of, it'll glide along in the same way without quite touching it or making any marks.
Aside from babies and toddlers, this soccer ball is safe for people of all ages to use, provided that they're not ill or injured at the time. It may be a good toy to get out if you've got a large number of family members over and you're looking for an activity that'll entertain everyone. The ball could also be a hit at birthday parties, regardless of the exact age and gender of the guests.
The Glow Glider is a great toy to use with almost any group, but you can also have just as much fun with it if you're playing alone. Setting up obstacles and trying to navigate the ball around them, or seeing how far you can make your ball glide will likely improve your soccer skills, including your outdoor soccer skills, too.
If you're not quite sure what to do with your ball on any given day, you can consult the Fun Guide that's included with each ball. This guide is chock full of games and challenges and instructions for how to carry them out.
While the Glow Glider can be used outdoors, it's not the ideal ball to bring outside. If pieces of grass, gravel, leaves or other natural objects were to get stuck in the fan, that might interfere with the fan's performance. Since the fan is the thing that keeps the ball hovering, a faulty fan means that it may no longer hover, and may scrape the floor and damage it instead.
The ring around the outside of each of these balls is shock absorbing, but the objects that yours ends up hitting may not be. If you were to play with the ball in your living room and it bounced up against a fragile antique chair, that chair could end up getting damaged. The same goes if you happened to have a porcelain statue on your living room floor. That's not to say that you shouldn't play with the ball in your living room—just move delicate objects out of the way first.
The Glow Glider is meant to stay near the ground, and it's definitely not meant to be thrown through the air like a Frisbee. If it were to hit someone or something while airborne, it's almost a given that the person would get hurt or the object would end up broken. If you're playing in an area without fragile objects, like a school gym, you might want to incorporate a real Frisbee into your soccer game, but don't use the soccer ball as a Frisbee.
Since this ball glides so easily due to the fan within, you won't need to kick it very hard in order to get it moving. A tap with one foot will do. You definitely shouldn't kick it as hard as you would an ordinary outdoor soccer ball, as the force of your kick could send it into the air and out of your control. It also might end up so far away from you that you wouldn't be able to find it.
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