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he4rty



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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:29 pm    Post subject:

[quote="dirtyballs"]the best ball is the new one that i havent dropped yet.[/quote]

This is by far the best comment of the thread.

Thinking of purchasing some balls but with the cost of them don't want to make any mistakes, so what about using colours, some of the teaching vids look good with a different colour ball highlighting the isolation or movement.
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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:19 pm    Post subject:

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grateful juggler
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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:31 am    Post subject:

for me the 3.5" clear acrylic is the only way to go. everything else is to small or too big, 3.5 is just right. and as far as people that don't contact juggle, they seem to like clear best.
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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:44 am    Post subject:

Grateful juggler is onto something there. If I had the choice I'd scrap my 75mms and go for 80 or 85mm, great for one ball great for multiball.

And clear, don't mess with the classics (although UV are good as well)
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he4rty



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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:21 am    Post subject:

[quote="Somnilocus"]For single ball... 3-3.5" for moi. Acrylics are my favourite, I like their weight and surface... and just the look of them during performances.

I would KILL for a clear pink acrylic... I would sell my soul... I would do anything... ;.;[/quote]

No piccy but check the link

http://www.butterfingers.co.uk/Ko-Bespoke/stockdetails.asp?product=BALLS/CONTACTBALLS/2/BALL0401004A
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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:47 pm    Post subject:

[quote="he4rty"][quote="Somnilocus"]For single ball... 3-3.5" for moi. Acrylics are my favourite, I like their weight and surface... and just the look of them during performances.

I would KILL for a clear pink acrylic... I would sell my soul... I would do anything... ;.;[/quote]

No piccy but check the link

http://www.butterfingers.co.uk/Ko-Bespoke/stockdetails.asp?product=BALLS/CONTACTBALLS/2/BALL0401004A[/quote]

I've seen these but didn't pay a lot of attention to them because I'm a clear lad at heart. If all goes to plan I should be popping into Butterfingers within the next few days so I'll pay more attention. (or I'll ask if they'll bring along some to the Leeds convention)
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hippypete



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Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject:

I GOT A QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!
im saving to get myself some a decent pair of acrylics
im gunna get 80-85mm 1s, so thts good
i just cant figure out what colour!
how good are the translucent aqua blue ones, i like the look, but do they hold the ilusions as well as the clears?
or purple, oh and is it possible to get smoky black 1s?
send me links or ur opinions cos u lot know wat your on about
this is a big investment sao i gota make th right choice
cheers folks
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Cybele



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Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:42 pm    Post subject:

well i havnt actually started multiball yet as i dont have the funds but ive always liked the look of aqua blue on clear. eg. if you're doing a 4 ball routine, 1 coloured ball can look effective. but with aqua blue on clear it always gives me the feeling of ice and water
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Spazzle



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Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:32 pm    Post subject:

I have 2 aqua and 2 clear - they're lurvly!

edit: i got my aquas from firetoys and there are some imperfections on one of them. You are more far more likely to run into imperfections with colored balls and they dont isolate alone as effectively. I have found tho that it does depend on the isolation - for instance 2b in each hand (1 of each colour) and the 2 aquas isolating during the spin looks much more effective than clears doing the same move imo. I dont think id ever want a large coloured acrylic for 1b work - it slightly takes away from the illusion i think.
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Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject:

hippypete one of my acrilics i have is the blue aqua... and yes the isolations are the same as a clear one.. if you want i can upload a slow vid isolating the acylric
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Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:45 pm    Post subject:

My multiballs are UV and aquamarine ...now I just need to learn to spin them.
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Kingsid3



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Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:07 am    Post subject:

I'm buying my ball today from firetoys,dunno what colour to get,might get purple or green but its hard deciding.Its gunna be a 65mm as i have very very small hands.
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Somnilocus



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Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject:

In regards to the pink UV balls: yeah, I saw those.. unfortunately, the price + shipping to Canada would be way too much, and, also, they don't come in the sizes I'd be looking for. :[ Also, I believe Neon Husky has them as well, and heard they're more fuschia than anything.

@HippyPete

Ah ha! I knew I had a couple vids with aqua balls favourited...

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=YKr0p0qfO_Y&feature=related
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=0M5EcdKIjq8

Personally, clears are my favourite, followed by aqua/light blue. The other colours just don't look quite the same
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