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PorcuBrine
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Joined: 19 Jul 2005
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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:36 pm    Post subject:

just to clarify that, I was interested to see whether it would make the journey (i'm tempted to get one) they generally take a proper drop on concrete to dent.
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nagini



Joined: 17 Sep 2007
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Location: milan, italy

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:00 am    Post subject:

but i wasn't "angry" about that,
instead i thank you for your warning!!!

i'm curious too!!
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Dizz
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Joined: 28 Feb 2007
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Location: Tucson

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:45 am    Post subject:

I really like the idea of the purple glitter sphere at neon husky, but it's not a 3incher. Dang!
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nagini



Joined: 17 Sep 2007
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Location: milan, italy

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:13 am    Post subject:

to dizz:

try the site that Justfred suggests, i can see there are 3 inch purple balls there!!!

(http://www.mainstreetseedandsupply/gazingglobes16.htm )
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Cannonballjames



Joined: 08 Nov 2007
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Location: Branson MO

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:07 pm    Post subject:

I use a 4" hollow stainless for most of my performance work over concrete. Yes, they will dent slightly, but nothing very noticeable, especially if your audience is more than 5 or 6 feet away, and doesn't affect performance at all. Even isolations are still convincing after repeated drops, especially in lower light settings, and audience at a distance. I often perform infront of a waterfountain in the evenings, and right now the Christmas lights are all around, and makes the isolation stuff look awesome, even though mine has little flat spots all over. I notice it, but they don't. I've got a 6" that I use for learning some body roll stuff, but the walls on it are much thinner, and it will dent a lot more than the 4". When I say "dent" on the 4", its more of a very minor flattening of the surface, I should take a picture of mine to show just how minimal it is. Anyway, I love the look of it, and the weight is great if you do long performances (ie, ren faires or street performing several hours at a time) because it doesn't wear you out. I've got a 4" acrylic too, which is beautiful, but there's no way I could keep it rolling for 4 hours straight. Anyway, I sell acrylics, metals, and crystal (for the daring) in my store in Branson MO, or if you don't live near there, email cj@differentskateboards.com and we can hook you up. I'll be adding a post also with what we carry.
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surfreak



Joined: 12 Nov 2007
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Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:25 pm    Post subject:

If you're interested a 4" plain silver stainless, this site sells them for $7.50:
http://www.outdoordecor.com/category.asp?csn=190:Gazing-Balls:Stainless-Steel-Gazing-Balls

Oh, here's another, $6.99!
http://terradisiac.com/products.php?pid=1283&openparent;=325
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nagini



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Location: milan, italy

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:00 am    Post subject:

still waiting for the purple ball to arrive...

i'm leaving tomorrow.. so i think i'll have to wait until january to know if it's dented...''
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T0dd



Joined: 24 Sep 2007
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Location: Philadelphia

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:23 pm    Post subject:

I just got one of these 4" stainless gazing globes, and I have to say I'm surprised at how light it is. Lighter than anything else I have, including the 2.75" acrylic. It'll take some getting used to.
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Somnilocus



Joined: 17 Aug 2007
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Location: Ontario, Canada

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject:

Those gazing globes smash reeeeally easily... they're hollow and the material's really thin. Be careful.
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T0dd



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Location: Philadelphia

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:43 pm    Post subject:

[quote="Somnilocus"]Those gazing globes smash reeeeally easily... they're hollow and the material's really thin. Be careful. [/quote]

So far I've dropped the thing about 100 times and it's okay.

I kinda like it.

When I first picked it up I thought it was too light for anything, really, but then I started playing with it and I find it works pretty well. It's deceptive to the spectator too, since people expect something that looks like that to be solid and heavy, so the way it moves gives it a weightless look. I don't have a stage ball, but I imagine the weight and feel are similar.
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Somnilocus



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Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:58 am    Post subject:

I just remember.. my grandma's garden having one, and it falling and shattering. Or did I jump on it until it smashed... hmm.
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T0dd



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Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:45 am    Post subject:

I should add that the globe from Terradisiac was delivered in two days. That's pretty good.
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T0dd



Joined: 24 Sep 2007
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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:10 am    Post subject:

Don't buy one of these: http://www.uniquegardensandgifts.com/4-Inch-Colored-Stainless-Steel-Gazing-Ball/cid90skuGB-4-

I ordered a gold one and it came today. It's so light it feels like a Christmas tree ornament, and very flimsy. The surface is far from smooth. It has a hole drilled in it. I'm going to use it as a decoration in my office, but for CJ it's worthless.
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