We’re going to be reviewing some more Oil Slick Products today, and as always, their crafty offerings are a real treat to analyze and play with. Heh, it actually kind of feels like Christmas when you get your hands on one of their new offerings as it’s always fun and quirky and original.
This go-round was no different as the products that rolled across my desk today from them were the Slick Stack And Slick Balls. They’re both very similar in nature, yet fine-tuned for whatever the customer is specifically looking for in a storage container.
That’s a good thing in my opinion, as too often, a company will put out a single flagship product, and it usually leaves you feeling something like, “If only they woulda this or that”. That’s not a thought you ever want to cross your mind after making a purchase, so we’re fortunate to have a range of options and that the manufacturer Oil Slick is mindful of the very common eventuality of specific functionality.
First, we’re going to talk about the slick balls. They’re small rubber-like balls made of non-stick silicone, and they house your concentrates completely. That’s the short answer. The longer answer, is that they are cool little mini-hollowed-out rubber balls, and they split in half and come in a variety of trippy and stylish designs.
One of the neat things I personally like about these balls are the fact that one side of them is notched to sit on a flat surface. That’s a huge plus as when a Slick Ball is split open it makes for a very good display-work area with your concentrates to safely handle them and meter them out without fear of spilling them or slipping.
The ball’s interior is made to catch any residual that gets away and the sloping shape keeps it all tidied up in the bottom. They look like little storage containers, and they are, but they are also highly functional for actually handling the concentrates as opposed to only storing them and nothing more.
You get 4 mini balls that come in a small mason-jar type dealie that holds them all in an air-tight environment and adds another layer of heavy duty protection. Of course feel free to take each one or multiple balls with you on the go by themselves, for the longer hauls, stick with the jar and house them there.
The other product I got that was a ball was the bigger Slick Ball, and no doubt this will have less mass appeal as its smaller cousins measuring in at a whopping 2.75 across and having a full 14 gram capacity inside. This is for those much larger sticky balls of goo that only certain “good-heads” will have and have a need to store on a regular basis. What I like about the bigger ball is is it also fits in the same jar that holds the four smaller ones. Big plus.
Now the third product I got to check out is called the slick stack, and this one is pretty much the same premise as the balls, but it’s more efficient and organized, being three separate compartments that stack on one another. It definitely gave me a much better surface to handle my wares on, being flat and broad, but they are not as handy to conceal compared to the balls, as they have more of a hockey puck shape that is much less stash-able.
I like the stacks a bit more also because, they seem to be a lot harder to lose, and what good is an awesome little ball that holds your material gonna do you when it pulls the genie on you and goes poof? The stack comes in packs of three and also fits into their standard-size mini mason jar as well.
They’re definitely larger in size, and more closely match the large Slick Balls when it comes to dimensions, so if discretion is your highest priority, the slick stack may not be for you. It is a much neater, less cumbersome way to store separate concentrates than the balls though, and so it does have its place, and definitely seems more of a utility and less of a novel container like the balls.
Overall, Oil Slick does not fail to impress with some really fun and more importantly smart storage containers, and so job well done guys. I can’t wait to see what they roll out next, but for now, my good stuff will be stored in the good stuff, and that’s Oil Slick Balls and stacks. Keep it clean people. Peace.