Tennis Ball Back Massager




Introduction: Tennis Ball Back Massager

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This is a quick and easy way to relieve your back pain.  Your back will love you!

Use it on your own by rolling on it on the floor or have a friend run it up and down your back. 

Step 1: Materials

Step 2: Tape Tennis Balls Together

Lay the duck tape sticky side facing up.  Place the two tennis balls on top of the tape a couple inches from the end.  The balls should be touching and the tape should be right in-between. 

First take the few inches of tape left on the end and wrap it around the junction where the balls meet.  Press the tape towards the meeting point to close any gaps.  Now roll the balls along the tape pressing in the tape towards the center as you go. 

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    is this one is helpful in Disk Slip Problem ? i read a similar Lower Back pain Factors but i m confuse witch excercise i do

    hi, just wanted to tell you that the tape that you are using is called duct tape and not duck tape, hope it helps great instructable by the way

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    No no, it's called duck tape. It was originally created for waterproofing military ammo crates, earning it the name "Duck tape". Check your facts before you correct others. Read the first paragraph. There is also a brand "Duck Tape", but I assume you mean this by the "water resistant sealing tape for ammo cases".


    NEVER USE WIKIPEDIA TO WIN AN ARGUMENT.... Wikipedia is created by users who think they know things. Usually it is correct in general, however among what is correct, can hide things incorrect. It's just never smart to use a database that is maintained by those who view it, for an argument.

    so instead of using a source with thousands of people that can contribute, correct, and clarify, we should use a source maintained by very few people?

    how do those people get their facts?  do they do every bit of research themselves?  no, they ask experts, they outsource.

    i think wikipedia is better.  and at the very least, it’s no worse.


    It's your choice, I'm sorry I even said anything. I just know that I can jump on wiki and have my updates that are ENTIRELY incorrect sit there for weeks, as I've done in the past to prove a point. I'm just stating that in my opinion, Wikipedia isn't a reliable enough source to use to debate, or argue over.

    And as you stated, it's maintained by the general population.... how many times have you been able to get the inner working of a nuclear reactor from a person you meet on the sidewalk, or can joe shmoe tell you how an aircraft's gyro works? Not likely, and those that can.... probably won't waste their time typing it all out on wikipedia, since there are THOUSANDS of other area's to reference that material.

    History is not any less of a task to get correct, than a reactor, so why would you leave it up to those who think they have something to contribute, or have read something in a magazine?! I'd rather know from a reputable source, and in my opinion, wiki is not even close.

    But hey, it's my opinion, and everyone is entitled to one... so yours is just as valid, have a good one!

    Wikipedia is a horrible information source! My wife is a Librarian and is always down on Wikipedia because any schmo can change information on a whim. Some do it to just to be mean.

    Yes, but other readers can see it, even experts, and correct it. Usually there is a moderator that is notified whenever changes something, and can go to check for spam and incorrect statements.

    That's the best explanation of why Wikipedia shouldn't be used for specific facts....its great for an overview of a subject but for dates, historical facts etc. its not always accurate.

    "Duck tape" is a sister brand like gorilla tape, sprouted from the misconception between "ductworking tape" and the word "duck". (ironically, most building codes within the US now frown upon using duct tape for duct work) "Duck tape" is by "Duck productions", who is a division of "ShurTech Brands" who is a sub of the parent company "Shurtape Technologies" who owns the trademark of the name "Duck tape". Duck tape is trademarked by the logo with a duck on the inside of the roll ( ) There is no logo on the inside of the roll in step one, so it is a generic roll of hardware store "Duct tape". Both Duct and Duck tape exist.Duck tape is more commonly used for crafts because it comes in a variety of colors, is not known for it's supportive taping properties, and using a different polythene mix. Yes, the term "duck tape" was coined in military use, perhaps because of it's water proofing properties, but it also went by "hurricane tape", "riggers' tape" and a few others which have not stuck around. It was not ONLY refereed to as "Duck tape". Check your facts before you correct others. (I can not believe I just wrote that much on duck/duct tape...)

    We in the theater tech and film industries call it by the generic name gaffer tape, although I also believe there's a brand called 'Gaffa'. There is also a joke in that duc[k/t] tape is like The Force (Star Wars) - it has a dark side and a light side and it holds the universe together :)

    actually, it's original purpose was for making canvas plane repairs, and was nicknamed 100 mile an hour tape, soldiers quickly found that it could be used for a variety of other things, and when it reached civilians, it was marketed as a way of connecting air ducts, hence the name "duct tape"

    There is still 100 mile an hour tape, and it is not the same thing as commercially available "duct tape" as my dad always insisted we call it, used by parachute riggers and other paratroopers.

    Another explanation is that the cloth used was similar to cotton duck cloth, which is a canvas type material used for tents, tarps and other military type applications. The original tape was a cloth like this with adhesive on it. See the article below for more info. They have citations dating back to 1945. I wouldn't edit it. Nice work to the author. vince

    if you look at the duck brand... um.... rubber fabric tape, then it says "duck brand duct tape". therefore, when you say duck tape, it's like saying kleenex - it's technically a brand name, but nobody cares. if you say duct tape, it's like saying tissue - it's the generic name, but again, nobody cares.