Dynamax Medicine Ball Vs Dynamax D-Ball: What Sets Them Apart?

With almost 40 years of experience building soft shell medicine balls, we decided it was time to expand our product line to meet the broader training needs of coaches and athletes.

One of the new products we launched was the Dynamax D-Ball, which at first glance might look similar to our existing soft-shell Dynamax medicine balls. In reality though, they’re very different products, each constructed using different materials and being suitable for different uses. In this guide we’re going to take a closer look at the differences between the two products, both in terms of their design and construction, and their intended uses. Let’s get started!

What are they used for?

First, let’s take a look at the different uses of the Dynamax Medicine Ball and the Dynamax D-Ball

14″ Dynamax D-Ball

  • Slamming
  • Wall work
  • Hard/rough surfaces
  • Indoor/outdoor all-weather conditions approved
  • Core training
  • Power training

14″ Dynamax Medicine Ball

  • High velocity partner training
  • Smooth reinforced wall work
  • Primarily indoor use and outdoor dry weather use
  • Core training
  • Power training

In a nutshell, the Dynamax D-Ball is better suited to outdoor use, having been designed specifically for slamming exercises and other high-energy work.

Technical differences

So, now you know what each ball is suitable for, let’s examine the technical differences between the duo.

14″ Dynamax Medicine Ball

  • Shell type: Soft
  • Insides: Non-shifting
  • Bounce/rebound level: High
  • Surface material: Easy-to-grip vinyl
  • Weights: 4-30lb
  • Warranty: Two years

14″ Dynamax D-Ball

  • Shell type: Firmer
  • Insides: Non-shifting
  • Bounce/rebound level: Low to Medium
  • Surface material: Textured PVC with some give
  • Weights: 10-150lb
  • Warranty: One year

Both products are manufactured in the USA, so you can expect the same trademark Dynamax quality no matter which you buy.

So, which one should you buy?

If you’re looking for an all-encompassing workout tool that can practically do it all, our original medicine ball really is hard to top – there’s a reason why its popularity continues to endure decades after its launch.

The Dynamax D-Ball may be the new kid on the block, but it has plenty to offer too. If you’re planning to predominantly workout outdoors and incorporate slamming into your routines, this firmer ball is ideal for you.

Ultimately, both products are better suited to different activities, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned athlete – which explains why so many of our customers choose to purchase both.

Ready to order your Dynamax Medicine Ball or Dynamax D-Ball (or both!)? You can do so in minutes using our online store. Browse our range of products today – we deliver worldwide.