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General Information about Wham-O

What is Wham-O?

Wham-O is a pioneering toy company that has been at the forefront of creating and marketing some of the most iconic recreational products since its inception in 1948. Founded by Richard Knerr and Arthur "Spud" Melin in Southern California, our company started with the Wham-O slingshot, aimed at training falcons and hawks. Over time, we have evolved into a beloved brand that has shaped generations of childhoods with our engaging and enjoyable products.

What types of products does Wham-O offer?

Wham-O offers a wide array of products that cater to a diverse range of ages and interests, emphasizing outdoor play and physical activity. Our product line includes the Frisbee®, Hula Hoop®, Slip 'N Slide®, Super Ball®, and many others that have become staples of outdoor recreation. To explore all the toys and brands we offer, we encourage you to navigate to the "Brands" section on our website.

Where can I find information about Wham-O's trademarks and patents?

You can access the complete list of trademarks and patents filed under Wham-O® by visiting the footer of our website and clicking on the “Trademarks & Patents” tab under the"About" section. For direct access, you can also go to This link will allow you to view and download all the details regarding our intellectual property.

Arctic Force ®

What is Arctic Force?

Arctic Force is a Wham-O® brand dedicated to snow-based play, featuring a range of toys designed for snowball fights and snow games. The lineup includes snowball launchers, snowball makers, and other snow play accessories, all crafted to enhance your winter fun.

What age group are Arctic Force products designed for?

All Arctic Force products are suitable for children aged 8 and above, ensuring that the toys are safe and enjoyable for this age group.

How can I learn to use Arctic Force products?

Each Arctic Force product comes with instructions for use. Additionally, you can find pictures and videos on our product pages showing the toys in action, often demonstrated by kids, providing a clear and fun way to learn how to use each item.

What safety guidelines should be followed when using Arctic Force products?

When using Arctic Force products, ensure safety by:

  • Reading the instructions provided with the product or on the box before use.
  • Using only soft snow to prevent injuries.
  • Not aiming at people or animals.
  • Wearing protective goggles.
  • Playing in open, safe areas, preferably under adult supervision for children.


What is a boogie®board?

Boogieboard is a product line by Wham-O that includes a variety of water boards such as traditional boogie boards, kickboards for swimming lessons, and skimboards. These products are designed to enhance water play and learning to swim, offering fun at the beach and at the pool.

What age groups are Boogie Board products designed for?

Most Boogie Board products are suitable for ages 5 and up, making them accessible to a wide range of children. However, the 41.5-inch boogie boards and the skimboard are designed for ages 12 and up, requiring more skill and strength to use safely.

 Do boogieboards come with wrist leashes?

Yes, all Boogie Boards, except the 17-inch models, come equipped with a wrist leash. This safety feature helps keep the board close to the user, reducing the risk of losing it in the water.

 Is adult supervision required when using Boogie Board products?

Yes, adult supervision is recommended for all Boogie Board products, regardless of the age recommendation. This ensures that children can enjoy the products safely, especially in water environments.

Foam Party™

 What is Foam Party?

Wham-O's Foam Party brand offers a range of products designed to create a foamy wonderland for kids and families. The Foam Party brand brings the ultimate foam-tastic experience right to your backyard, making it easy to dive into a world of bubbly excitement.

How can I set up and install my Foam Party product?

Setting up your Foam Party product is straightforward. There's a detailed instructional video available on the product page under the "HOW TO SETUP AND INSTALL" section, which will guide you through the entire process step by step.

What are the ingredients of the foam used in Foam Party?

The ingredients of the foam can be found on the product's package or label. Rest assured, the foam is non-toxic and safe for children to play with.

Is the foam safe for all ages?

The foam is non-toxic and designed for fun for ages 3 and up, making it a safe addition to any child's playtime. However, adult supervision is recommended to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Q: What do I need to operate the Foam Party product?

To enjoy the Foam Party, you'll need to connect the product to a standard garden hose. This provides the water necessary to create the foam, turning your backyard or event space into a foamy wonderland.


What exactly is a Frisbee®?

A Frisbee® is a gliding toy or sporting item that is generally disc-shaped and is thrown and caught for recreation. It is designed to fly aerodynamically when thrown with a spin, providing hours of outdoor fun for individuals of all ages.

How do you play with a Frisbee®?

Playing with a Frisbee® involves throwing it in such a way that it flies smoothly and steadily, making it easy for another person to catch. The basic technique includes gripping the disc with your thumb on top and your fingers underneath, drawing your throwing arm back, and then flicking your wrist as you release the disc to give it a spin. You can play catch with another person or engage in various games like Ultimate Frisbee or Frisbee golf.

Why does the weight of a Frisbee® matter?

The weight of a Frisbee® affects its flight characteristics. Lighter discs are typically easier to throw for long distances, while heavier discs provide more stability, especially in windy conditions.

What are the different types of Frisbee® available?

Wham-O offers a variety of Frisbee® types for different uses:

FRISBEE® ULTIMATE®: Standard for the sport of ultimate Frisbee, weighing the standard for the sport at 175 grams with a diameter of 10.75 inches, designed for competitive play.

FRISBEE® SKIPPER: Crafted for beach fun, this disc is designed to skip on water surfaces.

FRISBEE® MAX FLIGHT COASTER: A ring-shaped Frisbee® that is engineered for maximum distance throws.

FRISBEE® FREESTYLE: These are specialized for freestyle play, allowing players to perform intricate tricks and maneuvers.

FRISBEE® MINI POCKET FRISBEE: Made with soft, foldable fabric for easy portability, fitting comfortably in your pocket and ensuring a comfortable catch.

What are the differences between the types of Frisbees in the FRISBEE® DISC GOLF (3 PACK)?

The FRISBEE® DISC GOLF (3 PACK) includes three types of discs, each designed for specific parts of the game:

Fairway Driver: It is a sharp, beveled edge frisbee disc with most of the mass concentrated on the outer rim. Built for aerodynamics and is meant to cover maximum distances at high speeds, ideal for tee-off and long fairway throws. 

Mid-range: A duller edge and moderate rim width frisbee disc, offering more control and accuracy than drivers but with a shorter range. Used for approach shots, as well as for tee-off situations where precision is more important than distance.

Putter: For slow, straight, and predictable flights. Perfect for shots close to the basket. Essential for achieving controlled, accurate final throws to complete each hole.

 Can Frisbee® be played professionally?

Yes, Frisbee® can be played professionally. The Ultimate Frisbee Association (UFA) hosts semi-professional leagues and games, which you can watch on Additionally, the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) serves as the global governing body for disc golf and offers various resources at

What age group are the Frisbee® products designed for?

All of our Frisbee® products (except for disc golf frisbees) are designed for ages 5 and up, ensuring that they are safe and enjoyable for children at this developmental stage and beyond. They are perfect for a variety of outdoor activities that children aged 5+ can enjoy.

Are there any age recommendations for the Frisbee Disc Golf products?

Our Frisbee Disc Golf products are designed for a slightly older group due to the hardness of the discs. These are recommended for ages 12 and up to ensure proper handling and safety during play.

What if I have kids younger than 12 that want to play with the Frisbee Disc Golf products?

We have a version of our Frisbee Disc Golf that is suitable for the same age range as our standard Frisbee® products, which is 5 years and older. This makes it a great option for younger players who are interested in disc golf.


What is GAME TIME! by Wham-O?

GAME TIME! is a Wham-O brand that features a collection of dynamic outdoor toys and games, including Trac Ball, Pickleball, and other engaging backyard activities designed for family fun and fitness.

What age is suitable for GAME TIME! products?

GAME TIME! products are generally suitable for children aged 5 and up, except for Trac Ball, which is recommended for ages 8 and older due to its play complexity and skill requirements.

How do you play TRAC-BALL®?

TRAC-BALL® is played similarly to lacrosse. Each player uses a racket with a basket and a pocket designed to catch and hold the ball. To catch, position your racket so that the incoming ball lands in the basket. To launch the ball, make an overhand throwing motion with the racket, which will propel the ball out of the pocket and send it flying forward. It's a game that combines skill, coordination, and movement for an exciting outdoor activity.

 Can I get replacement balls for my TRAC-BALL® set?

Yes, if you need replacement balls for your TRAC-BALL® set, Wham-O offers a pack of 3 spare balls. You can purchase them directly from our website by visiting Game Time Spare TRAC-BALL® Pack of 3.

How do you play paddleball and pickleball, and what are the differences?

Paddleball is typically played with a small rubber ball on a solid paddle, where the objective is to hit the ball against a wall in a manner that your opponent cannot return it. Pickleball, on the other hand, is played on a court similar to tennis with a perforated plastic ball and combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The rules and court sizes for paddleball and pickleball differ. For an in-depth guide on the rules and how to play each game, check out this link: Paddleball vs. Pickleball Guide.

How do you play with the BIRDIE GOLF SET?

The BIRDIE GOLF SET is played much like traditional golf but with a twist. Set up the portable hoop with a flag on various spots on the ground as your "holes." Players use the included golf clubs to hit the birdie ball, aiming to land it inside the hoops. The distance at which you place the hoops can vary to increase the difficulty, and players can assign point values based on these distances to create a scoring system. It's a creative and fun adaptation of golf that can be enjoyed in your own backyard.


What is the history of HACKY SACK®?

 HACKY SACK®, also known as footbag, was created in the early 1970s by John Stalberger and Mike Marshall as a fun, challenging way to exercise. The game quickly gained popularity for its simplicity and the high level of skill it can develop. Wham-O acquired HACKY SACK® in the 1980s, helping to further popularize this engaging activity worldwide.

What materials are used to make a HACKY SACK®?

HACKY SACK® is typically made from a soft, durable fabric exterior, often synthetic suede, and filled with small grains such as plastic pellets or sand. This construction allows for easy manipulation with the feet and keeps the sack's shape during play.

How do you play with a HACKY SACK®?

The primary goal in HACKY SACK® is to keep the sack off the ground using any part of the body except the hands and arms. Players often form a circle and pass the sack to each other, attempting to keep it airborne for as long as possible and performing various tricks. It's a game of skill, balance, and coordination.

What is the recommended age for playing with HACKY SACK®?

HACKY SACK® is recommended for ages 5 and up. It's a great activity for developing motor skills and coordination in younger players, while older players can enjoy the challenge of mastering more complex tricks and sequences.

What is the recommended age for playing with HACKY SACK®?

HACKY SACK® is recommended for ages 5 and up. It's a great activity for developing motor skills and coordination in younger players, while older players can enjoy the challenge of mastering more complex tricks and sequences.

Can HACKY SACK® be played indoors?

Yes, HACKY SACK® can be played indoors, provided there's enough space and breakable items are cleared away. Its soft, lightweight construction makes it less likely to cause damage or injury, making it versatile for both indoor and outdoor play.

Are there different types of HACKY SACK® games?

 Absolutely! Beyond the basic circle kick, there are numerous games and competitive formats in the footbag community, including footbag net, freestyle, and golf. Each offers a unique set of rules and challenges, catering to various skill levels and play styles.


What is the history of the hulahoop®?

The hulahoop® is a classic toy that has been around since ancient times but was popularized in the modern era by Wham-O in the late 1950s. It became an instant sensation, captivating users of all ages with its simple yet engaging form of play. Since then, Wham-O has expanded the line to include more innovative products that encourage active play.

 What products are included in the Hula Hoop® line?

In addition to the original hulahoop®, the product line has expanded to include jump ropes and the Flexi-Skipper. These additions are designed to complement the active, fun nature of the hulahoop®, providing a variety of ways to stay active and have fun.

What are the recommended ages for these products?

The hulahoop® and jump ropes are suitable for children aged 5 and up, making them accessible to a wide range of kids. The Flexi-Skipper, with its slightly more complex play pattern, is recommended for ages 6 and above.

how do you play with the Flexi-Skipper?

To play with the Flexi-Skipper, place the ring around one ankle and allow the rope to extend out to the head on the other end. Swing the connected leg to initiate the head's circular motion, and as the rope comes around, hop over it with the free leg. It's a fun and challenging way to improve timing, coordination, and physical fitness.

Can hulahoop® products be used indoors?

While hulahoop® and jump ropes can be used indoors with sufficient space, it's important to be mindful of surroundings to prevent damage or injury. The Flexi-Skipper, due to its swinging motion, might be better suited for outdoor use or in larger indoor spaces to ensure safety.

Locker Board

What is Locker Board?

Locker Board is a Wham-O brand featuring compact skateboards designed to fit in lockers and backpacks, perfect for skaters on the move. These portable boards allow for easy storage and transport, making skateboarding more accessible for active lifestyles.

What are the age recommendations and weight limits for Locker Board skateboards?

The "GROM" Locker Board is recommended for ages 6-12, with a maximum weight limit of 110lbs. The "CRUZ" model is suitable for individuals aged 8 and above, with a higher weight capacity of 220lbs.

Where can I find the dimensions and detailed information for each Locker Board model?

Detailed dimensions and specifics for each Locker Board model, including the "GROM" and "CRUZ," can be found in the product descriptions on our website. This information will help you choose the perfect board for your needs.

Slip ‘N Slide®

What is Slip 'N Slide®?

Slip 'N Slide® is a water slide toy that provides endless outdoor fun. Users lay the slide on a flat surface, connect it to a standard garden hose, and enjoy sliding on a wet, slippery surface. It's perfect for cooling off and active play during warm weather.

Can you tell me about the history of Slip 'N Slide®?

Introduced by Wham-O in 1961, Slip 'N Slide® quickly became a summer staple in backyards across America. It's simple yet ingenious design offered a new way for kids and families to enjoy the outdoors and beat the heat. Over the years, it has evolved with new features and variations to keep the fun fresh and exciting.

 What variations of Slip 'N Slide® are available?

In addition to the standard Slip 'N Slide®, Wham-O offers versions with added features for even more fun. Some models come with inflatable boogie boards for enhanced sliding action, others include bowling pins at the end for a playful twist, and there's even a Water Knee Hockey version designed for playing a slippery game of hockey on your knees.

How should the SLIP 'N SLIDE® WATER KNEE HOCKEY be played safely?

For safety, the Water Knee Hockey version of Slip 'N Slide® should always be played on your knees, not standing up. This ensures a safer sliding experience and reduces the risk of injury. Always follow the safety guidelines provided with the product for the best and safest play experience.

How should the SLIP 'N SLIDE® WATER KNEE HOCKEY be played safely?

For safety, the Water Knee Hockey version of Slip 'N Slide® should always be played on your knees, not standing up. This ensures a safer sliding experience and reduces the risk of injury. Always follow the safety guidelines provided with the product for the best and safest play experience.


What is snowboogie®?

The snowboogie® line is Wham-O's winter brand, dedicated to bringing excitement and fun to the snowy season. It features a wide range of sleds, including inflatable sleds, foam sleds, and sleds with metal alloy frames, designed for various snow adventures and preferences.

What are the safety guidelines for using Snowboogie® sleds?

For a safe sledding experience with Snowboogie® sleds, always grip the handles firmly during use to maintain control. Ensure all parts of your body remain within the sled's surface area to prevent injury. Avoid sledding in areas with obstacles or insufficient landing space, and always wear appropriate winter safety gear.

How should I care for my Snowboogie® sled?

Proper care extends the life of your sled. For inflatable sleds, avoid over-inflation and sharp objects. Foam sleds should be stored away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Metal alloy frame sleds should be wiped down after use to prevent rust. Always refer to the specific care instructions provided with your Snowboogie® product.


What is Splash® by Wham-O?

The Splash® line is Wham-O's collection of fun and colorful inflatable pool floats designed to make pool time more enjoyable. Crafted from durable vinyl, these floats are perfect for adding an extra splash of fun to any pool day.

 What age group are Splash® pool floats designed for?

No, Splash® pool floats are not intended to be used as life-saving devices. They are designed for recreational use only and should not be relied upon for safety or flotation in emergency situations. Always supervise children closely and ensure proper use of appropriate life-saving flotation devices when necessary.

Can the Splash® floats be used by adults?

While Splash® floats are primarily designed with children in mind, many are also suitable for adults looking to relax in the pool. Always check the weight limit and dimensions of the float to ensure it's appropriate for adult use.

What safety guidelines should be followed with Splash® pool floats?

To ensure a safe experience with Splash® pool floats, always supervise children during use, avoid flipping over while your body is through any donut-shaped floats to prevent entrapment, and ensure the float is fully inflated before use to maintain its structure and stability. Additionally, avoid using the floats in rough water or strong currents, and keep them away from sharp objects to prevent punctures.

How do I care for my Splash® pool float?

To maintain the longevity of your Splash® pool float, rinse it with fresh water after each use, especially if used in saltwater or chlorinated pools. Allow it to air dry completely before deflating and storing in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. For minor punctures or leaks, use a vinyl repair kit that can be applied following the instructions included with the product.


What is Splash N' Score® Smash Ball?

Splash N' Score® Smash Ball is a dynamic and engaging pool game similar to the popular land-based games that involve volleying a ball off a net. It's designed to float in the water, providing a new twist to the game by adding the challenge of playing in a swimming pool.

 How do you play Splash N' Score® Smash Ball?

The game is played with two teams of 2-3 players each. The objective is to hit the ball onto the net so that it bounces off towards the opposing team, who must return it without letting it hit the water. Each team has up to three touches to return the ball onto the net, and points are scored when the opposing team fails to make a successful return.

Can Splash N' Score® Smash Ball be played outside of the water?

Yes, Splash N' Score® Smash Ball is versatile and can also be played on land. It's just as fun on the grass or sand, making it a great game for both pool parties and beach outings.

What age is suitable for playing Splash N' Score® Smash Ball?

Splash N' Score® Smash Ball is a fun game for all ages, but it is generally recommended for age 4+ or for players who are comfortable in the water and have a basic level of swimming ability to ensure safety and enjoyment of the game.

What are some safety guidelines for playing Splash N' Score® Smash Ball?

Always ensure that all players are competent swimmers and that an adult supervises if children are playing. Keep a safe distance from the edges of the pool and other swimmers. Avoid diving or jumping onto the net, and make sure to clear the surrounding area of any obstacles if playing on land.


What is Stay 'N Play, and where can I learn how to play the games?

Stay 'N Play is a collection of indoor toys and games by Wham-O, designed to keep the fun going indoors. Each game is crafted for engaging play within the comfort of your home. For instructions and demonstrations on how to play each game, check out the videos available on the product description pages on our website.

Are parts for Stay 'N Play games replaceable?

Parts for Stay 'N Play games are not sold separately and are non-replaceable. If you need a specific part, a new set must be purchased. 


What is the history of Super Ball®?

The Super Ball® is a classic toy with a rich history, first introduced by Wham-O in 1965. Invented by chemist Norman Stingley, it gained fame for its incredible bouncing ability, thanks to its unique composition of Zectron®, a type of synthetic rubber. The Super Ball® became an instant sensation, captivating users with its high bounce and durability.

What is Super Ball® made of?

Super Ball® is made from a proprietary material known as Zectron®, which includes synthetic rubber and other ingredients that give it its extraordinary elasticity and bouncing capabilities.

What surfaces should be avoided when playing with Super Ball®?

Avoid using Super Ball® on rough or uneven surfaces, as this can make the bounce trajectory unpredictable and potentially lead to injuries or loss of control. Smooth, even surfaces are ideal for safe play and to enjoy the Super Ball®'s bouncing capabilities.

 How do you play with a Super Ball®?

Playing with a Super Ball® is simple and fun. You can bounce it on hard surfaces to see how high it will go, play catch with friends, or invent your own games. Its high bounce makes it versatile for a variety of activities and tricks

What safety precautions should be taken when playing with Super Ball®?

When playing with Super Ball®, always use it in wide-open areas to avoid accidental damage to objects or injury to people. Ensure that bystanders are not standing too close, especially when bouncing the ball hard off the ground. Adult supervision is recommended, especially for younger children, to ensure safe play.

How do take care of my Super Ball®?

To keep your Super Ball® in good condition, store it away from extreme temperatures and direct sunlight, which can affect its material properties. Clean it with mild soap and water if it gets dirty. Avoid using it on abrasive surfaces to prevent wear and tear.

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