8B40.30 - Membrane Table

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Membrane Table
Membrane Table
Area of Study:
Basket with rubber membrane, Hula Hoop with Spandex membrane.

Video Credit: Jonathan M. Sullivan-Wood.

Place the camera looking straight down at the top of the basket.  Place the larger and heavier balls very gently into the basket.  Replacement of the membrane is necessary when it shows undue wear.  Do not leave anything on the membrane during storage as stretching may occur.

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