San Francisco, California: World's Biggest Rubber Band Ball

Directions:
E. 22nd Street and S. Guerrero St.
Hours:
October 2010 - There but under wraps. (Call to verify)
Phone:
415-826-5584

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World's Biggest Rubber Band Ball

We stumbled upon the rubber band ball (covered up with blankets and an American flag) while trying to buy beer. Owner is obviously still bitter. We peeked under the blankets and discovered the ball, tried to ask him about it. He seemed angry and asked us not to touch it. The ball is looking pretty unkempt -- lots of bands hanging loose off of it.

[B, 10/27/2010]
World's Biggest Rubber Band Ball

The World's Biggest Rubber Band Ball is no longer at the store. The owner is really cranky and the sign on the outside of the store has been painted over. But there is a new small one being worked on inside. Just as you enter the store look left on the wall at a bottom shelf, there was a small one maybe a foot high.

[kevin mathieu, 04/04/2007]
World's Biggest Rubber Band Ball

The rubber band ball is still at the Pride Suprette. If you go in and buy something from the store, listen to him rant and be very nice and respectful, maybe he will let you peak at it. No pictures yet. He was upset that someone had beaten him out of the "World's Biggest" title and is afraid pictures will get posted on the internet and his rivals will know how big it has gotten. He said to come back "maybe in July" and he will be ready to display it again.

[Kimara Vann, 04/24/2006]
Rubber Band Ball Sign.  World's Biggest Rubber Band Ball

The rubber band ball is still covered up, and the guy in the shop was in a bad mood when we were there - seems the roof has collapsed, which may be why the ball is covered up.

We snuck a picture through the doorway, but this guy needs to sort out his roof and get the ball back on display. If he made a bit more effort he could really make it something worth visiting!

[James Blackmore, 06/26/2005]
World's Biggest Rubber Band Ball

All I knew was that my boyfriend was dragging me through SF to see "something interesting." We arrived at the Pride Superette, walked in, and the rubber band ball was up front, covered by some old blankets. You could see a bit of it peeking out from one of the blankets, but there was nothing else to indicate what it was.

There was a man at the register -- I asked him how long it took to make and he said "Why?" and appeared a bit annoyed by our presence. Compared to the other reviews - the reception was very chilly! We were about to take a picture and he told us "no photos" and pretty much chased us out of the store. Had there been a charge for pictures, or postcards for sale we would have gladly ponied up the money! There was a sign outside the building advertising the rubber band ball.

[Lucie, 06/08/2005]

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