GEL BALL BLASTERS - AMMO.
What’s the most important accessory for your gel blaster? Gel balls!Read More
Welcome to our collection of gel blaster balls! We have softer gel balls and harder gel balls for higher-velocity gel blasters. All safe and easy to use, our gel balls provide a lifelike experience for modern tactical gaming.
Get all your gel ball supplies at TacToys USA today!
What Are Gel Balls Exactly?
Gel balls, also known as gel blaster balls or gel pods, are tiny spongy balls used as ammunition in gel blasters. Gel balls are typically made of a water-based biodegradable polymer that is non-toxic, making them safe for children and adults alike. It must be noted though that gel balls aren’t food-grade SAPs (super-absorbent polymer) so better keep them away from children or pets to ensure they don’t swallow or eat them.
How Are Gel Balls Made?
Gel balls in the packet are dehydrated and much smaller than their final size. They are soaked in water for a few hours and in the process, absorb much. Once hydrated, water makes up about 95% of the mass of these gel balls.
How Long Do Gel Balls Last?
The lifespan of gel balls depends on factors such as the type of gel blaster used, the climate, and the storage conditions. They will typically last longer if they are stored in a cool, dry place.
If you expose gel balls to high humidity or temperatures, they may not last as long. If they are kept in a cool, dry place, they will last for around six months. If they are kept in a warm, humid place, they will last only for about three months.
Why Does It Matter How Long Gel Balls Last?
Gel balls will eventually dry out and become unusable. The lifespan of gel balls is important because of two reasons: first, you’d want to be able to use them as long as possible; and second, the longer they last, the less often you’ll need to buy new ones to replace them.
By learning important tips on how to make gel balls last longer, you can save time and money in the long term.
Tips on Making Gel Balls Last Longer
If you’d like to know how tips on how to make gel balls last as long as possible, read on to learn tips for both beginners and advanced players.
First, as previously mentioned, store them in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing them in plastic bags as doing so can cause the gel balls to quickly deteriorate.
Second, avoid exposure to heat and sunlight.
Third, keep them away from sharp objects, as these could puncture the balls.
Fourth, don’t over-compress the gel balls when loading them into a gel blaster.
Finally, coat the gel balls with a sealant. This will help keep the moisture out of the gel balls and lengthen their lifespan. There are quite a few sealants on the market specifically designed for this purpose.
By following these tips, you can prolong the lifespan of your gel balls and have fun playing with your gel blaster for longer!
How to Know When Gel Balls Are Ready for the Battle
- Firmness - Gel balls should be firm to the touch. Too soft gel balls mean they won’t have enough needed power.
- Bounces back - Bounce your gel balls off a hard surface. This is to gauge how much power the gel balls have. If they bounce back with enough force to sting, they’re good to go. If they fall flat or disintegrate upon impact, the gel balls are not ready or it may be time to find new ones.
Some of Our Best-Selling Gel Ball Packs
100,000 Gel Balls - Milky Whites (7-8MM)
With our 10 x 10,000 pack of Milky Whites Gel Balls, you’ll enjoy playing with your gel blaster for a long time without running out of ammunition! These gel balls are hardened, competition-grade balls so you can be sure you’re gonna have the best shots, whether you’re just casual playing or in a formal competition!
Even better, these gel balls are non-toxic so no need to worry about dangerous chemicals and whatnot. Environment friendly, these gel balls also leave no residue or stains because they dissipate after time. This means no mess for the player!
How to prepare these gel balls? Simply add them to water for at least four hours. The balls will grow to 7-8 mm. To store, put them in a sealed container in the fridge.
Titan 2.0 - 50,000 Gel Balls - Extreme Hardness
Exclusive to TacToys, these new gel balls are likely to be the hardest gel ball on the market, as they are made EXTREMELY HARD, and extremely consistent at the same time. These gel balls are competition-grade balls so you can be sure you’re gonna have the best shots, whether you’re just casual playing or in a formal competition!
These gel balls are also non-toxic so you’re free from dangerous chemicals and other hazardous elements. Expect no mess from these gel balls as they dissipate over time and leave no residue or stains. They’re environmentally friendly as well!
Included in the pack are 5 x 2.0 Titan 10,000 packs of Gel Balls (Extreme). To prepare for gaming, simply add them to water for at least four hours. The balls will grow to 7-8 mm. To store, put them in a sealed container in the fridge.