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xdavidx



Joined: 08 Oct 2007
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Location: Greensboro, NC

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:44 pm    Post subject: Where to Buy Balls

Where, int he US, can I buy a 4" acrylic that's not going to break the bank?
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rollingphysics



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
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Location: Isla Vista, CA

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:41 am    Post subject:

Depends on how picky you're going to be.

If you're willing to accept acrylic hybrid/resin you can get one for $35 or so at Juggling Store . This is where I got mine, and I have not noticed any bubbles, etc - but the clarity is not as good as a true high-quality acrylic - the ball looks slightly gray next to a real acrylic.

Dr. Bob's Magic Store also carries cheap 100mm acrylics which may have some flaws - Twisthem told us the news. That whole thread is a good reference on stores!

Neon Husky also has a 4" acrylic for $45, but it has "rated quality" A/A.

Your mileage may vary, but these are good places to start.
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Dizz
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Joined: 28 Feb 2007
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Location: Tucson

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:42 am    Post subject:

I have a magic store nearby that sells Dube balls. How good are they? I'm thinking of a 3" Purple?
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xdavidx



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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:59 am    Post subject:

I'll deal with the defects, I'm just practicing now anyways. Thanks for pointing me to that thread. I was really hoping I wouldn't have to fork out $80 for a ball.
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rollingphysics



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
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Location: Isla Vista, CA

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:52 am    Post subject:

Well, I like 'em, but if you can take a hit on importing and wait a week, contact balls are better - heavier and more stable. Also, I find half the point of stage balls is being able to use large balls without endangering nearby furniture and/or cats, so I like the 4" balls.
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Saulie



Joined: 24 Aug 2004
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Location: Norfolk, VA

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:25 pm    Post subject:

Dube is Great... I have a lot of fun stuff from Dube.
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Arnar
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Joined: 20 Sep 2005
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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:19 pm    Post subject:

personaly, i think dube is decent, but way over priced.
try seriousjuggling.com

or you can find a busker contact juggling and STEAL IT!
( disclaimer: any injuries from a furious juggler gotten by this ridiculous idea is your fault, not mine!)
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