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hippypete



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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: the ultimate question! - what is the best ball?all stats

whats the best ball?
acrylic or polycarbonate or even a round rock? anything
and whats the best colour
and obviously size
and why?
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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:20 pm    Post subject:

my personal favorite is a 3yr old gnu, preferably wearing a purple bra
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Drew



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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:29 pm    Post subject:

:rollseyes:
I can answer the colour part: Orange
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Jowze



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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:44 pm    Post subject:

Check this out

http://www.contactjuggling.org/wiki/index.php/Ball_balls_balls

Have fun
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dirtyballs



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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:45 pm    Post subject:

the best ball is the new one that i havent dropped yet.
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hippypete



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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:47 pm    Post subject:

my fave so far is a 3" translucent red
i dont like the reli big balls cos it takes away some of the illusion and makes it eassyier. also it doesnt look impressive. like its mentioned several times anyone can do most of th tricks using a basket ball given a few attempts
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Redster



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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject:

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my personal favorite is a 3yr old gnu, preferably wearing a purple bra



Aaaaand that's quite possibly more than we ever wanted to know about silver's sex life.

*ducks and runs*
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Cybele



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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject:

[quote="hippypete"]my fave so far is a 3" translucent red
i dont like the reli big balls cos it takes away some of the illusion and makes it eassyier. also it doesnt look impressive. [/quote]

imo, especially for isolations a 4inch acyrlic can look real nice and floaty like

i always feel when im using my 3'' im a bit worried my hands might be obstructing the audience's view of the ball when doing certain things (but i guess a good workman doesn't blame his tools!)
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Cannonballjames



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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:48 pm    Post subject:

I really like my 4" clear acrylic, though I'm thinking about dropping to a 3.5" instead. 4" just gets a little heavy after a while. Colors are neat and all, but me personally its the clears that make me oooh and ahhh. For palm iso's, the 4" just stays put like a dream, but I think I maybe like the look of a little smaller one rolling all around. The ultimate one though would be crystal clear, but wouldn't mark or scratch even if dropped on concrete or rocks... note: I'm still searching for this one
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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject:

me and my 4'' are inseparable ^^ i never completely understand when people say they find it too heavy

i always find when i go back to my 3'' it feels too light, too small and hard to control, but im probably just biased
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silver



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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:07 pm    Post subject:

[quote="Redster"]
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my personal favorite is a 3yr old gnu, preferably wearing a purple bra



Aaaaand that's quite possibly more than we ever wanted to know about silver's sex life.

*ducks and runs*[/quote]

and far far more than we ever dreamt of knowing about redsters imagination
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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:58 am    Post subject:

my RG BALL! INDEED!
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Somnilocus



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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:05 am    Post subject:

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... ;.;
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su2po



Joined: 22 Oct 2007
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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:11 am    Post subject:

[quote="Cybele"]imo, especially for isolations a 4inch acyrlic can look real nice and floaty like

i always feel when im using my 3'' im a bit worried my hands might be obstructing the audience's view of the ball when doing certain things (but i guess a good workman doesn't blame his tools!) [/quote]

a good workman doesn't blame his tools but he does pick the right tools for the job.

my favorite is my 4" acrylic for isolations, my small acrylics for muliball, my red stage ball for body rolls and my medium(i think its 75 mm) for arm roll and messing about, tho i suppose if i had to pick i can do all of it with my stage ball but i cant pick so they'r all my favorite. best colour is always red or clear acrylic
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hippypete



Joined: 21 Oct 2007
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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:21 pm    Post subject:

wey hey red and clear acrylic
loving that
i was teachin poi at a local school today and was showing some of th kids contact tricks
and i got alot better reactions doin isolation with a 2 1/2 " clear thn i was with my translucent red 3"er
i no tht larger balls make isolation easyier but if its done with practice and percision then smaller balls can be equally or even more effective.
confuzzled?????????
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