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PorcuBrine
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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:47 pm    Post subject: Has anyone seen these yet?

spotted these on the firetoys website:
http://www.firetoys.co.uk/juggling/white_uv_acrylic_contact_juggling_ball.html

And I want, I want a lot. Has anybody seen them in the flesh yet, wondering whether they're any different to the usual white acrylic.

Or different enough to warrant buying a couple any way.
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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:41 pm    Post subject:

Well, I have a UV ball but it's clear in regular light. Those look rather awesome though.
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:42 pm    Post subject:

ooooh. They even have some in the 2.5 inch size which would work better for me. However, with the dollar as weak as it is against the pound, plus the VAT, plus international shipping, I don't think I'll bother.
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:11 pm    Post subject:

Meh...too small for me...or too big...depends. I have stupid hands. Grmmmbl.

I want the big black ones that are out of stock
http://www.firetoys.co.uk/juggling/Opaque_black_contact_balls.html


Well, actually I want to buy in the US now...but I cannot find a proper online shop to do so. *g*
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:42 pm    Post subject:

Kerry wrote:


Well, actually I want to buy in the US now...but I cannot find a proper online shop to do so. *g*


My two favorite US shops.

http://www.magicstor.com/files/acrylic.htm has very VERY inexpensive stock with a very large selection of sizes. The red ball I bought looks like a big ruby. <3 The uv ball is kick ass. Nioupy ordered some and he's in France and Sucias ordered some and he's in...Peru? Both of them love the stuff they bought.

The downside is these balls are NOT perfect. There's artifacts and a few other weirdnesses, but nothing someone watching you CJ would notice. Because I still drop my balls more often than not, this doesn't bother me because I don't want to buy a perfect ball and ruin it first time out.

For more upscale, but awesome balls, www.neonhusky.com is the way to go. Great products, great service.
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject:

The blood red 4 incher I am drooling over.
That is something else
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:36 pm    Post subject:

holy hell UK ball prices are freaking expensive!
i could a 3'' acrylic here for less than 25$!
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:44 pm    Post subject:

Yeah it's a bit ludicrous. Shame that we have to pay customs charge or I'd order a lot more stuff from americee.
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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:35 am    Post subject:

hey briney, my offer is still standing you know!

...only one little e-mail and..... voilà! ^.~
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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:49 am    Post subject:

[quote="Thorn"]
http://www.magicstor.com/files/acrylic.htm [/quote]
AWESOME FIND! Thorn, I love you....will you marry me?

Now I have no excuse not to try multiball....even though I just started cjing a week ago and can barely do isolations
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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:38 am    Post subject:

[quote="Thorn"]

http://www.magicstor.com/files/acrylic.htm has very VERY inexpensive stock with a very large selection of sizes. [/quote]

Thanks a lot!
...oh gosh, these are great. Shipping prices aren't so superb tho...

http://www.magic.org has free shipping. Worldwide. (but only relatively small balls. And no coloured ones.)
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Look!_This_Chånges!
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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:26 am    Post subject:

Kerry, what sort of thing were you looking for?

Just the one or two pretty balls, or a larger set?
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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject:

[quote="Look!_This_Chånges!"]Kerry, what sort of thing were you looking for?

Just the one or two pretty balls, or a larger set?[/quote]

Well, thanks for the offer, anway...I'm not doing multiball just yet, I only need one big ball.
...some of you guys talked about your beautiful black balls, now I want one too.

I've ordered one at Dr. Bob's. *G*
Hope the customs leave it alone...
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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject:

[quote="indierthanthou"][quote="Thorn"]
http://www.magicstor.com/files/acrylic.htm [/quote]
AWESOME FIND! Thorn, I love you....will you marry me?

[/quote]

Awww, indierthanthou! That's sweet. ^_^ But I'm already married.
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