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Amazing Rallo
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How would you compare the silicones clinging ability to a hi bounce rubber ball? Would you say that the silicone clings better, worse, or about the same? Thanks.
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Johnny:

I had to chime in here to simply say THANK YOU!! Thank you for being a select few folks who really are striving to take their manipulative magic into new areas and creating unique performances pieces in the process. That is so wonderful and refreshing to see someone actually thinking outside of the box and not being afraid to venture into areas that they may not fully be comfortable with.

Your ideas are refreshing and new I loved reading them. Why NOT go to a block? Why not use a kid's block? Why not have this change into something different? All of this is new and adds so much more to a manipulative act that an audience can really grab ahold of and enjoy.

Thanks again. Great thinking.

Kyle
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OK, I know I said that I like the Vernet but I just got a set of Fakini in the mail today and well, there is NO comparison. These balls are great. The gimmick is great too. I can literally toss the ball into the air with the gimmick on and it won't come apart. I love it.
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Rik: I am glad you got a set of Fakinis. Once you see them and feel them and begin to usethem, you find there really is no comparison. The Fakinis are just simply that good of a billard ball to use. The gimmick is well made and the balls and the grip is wonderful allowing you to be able to do moves you simply can not do well with the Vernets. Also, these can be droped and bounced without any problem and you can catch it if it happens. You can even use a bounce for a new move where you bounce the ball and as you catch it in the hand, the ball becomes two. It leads you to exploring amny new ideas. Good luck with them and have fun.

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I am an open minded fella. I found a set for a great price and bought them. When they came in I immediately could tell the quality.
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What are some good websites that sell good billiard balls for beggineers?
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I would contact Denny Haney at dennymagic.com. Denny knows so much about manipulative magic and carries a full line of billard balls and books and anything pertaining to manipulative magic. If he does not have it, he will point you in the right direction. Denny is a great guy who will always tell you the truth and help you out. Give him and his site a try and even e-mail him if you need to. I am sure he will be happy to help you out.

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A few posts back the Amazing Rallo asked about the comparative properties of silicone (Fakini's from my point of reference) and high-bounce balls. I have found the Fakini balls have a much higher "cling factor". The other consideration is that high-bounce balls eventually become brittle and crack apart. My Fakini's are over 15 years old and you can't tell them from new.
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Dave is right. High bounce balls are nice and cheap and I do often use them for color changes and effects of that sort in my manipulative routines. The point Dave brings up, is that they will turn hard and brittle and fall apart over time and over exsposure to heat and cold. The silicone Fakinis will not do this.

For me, getting the super bounce balls work great for my variety of moves and transitional effects I am after. They are cheap and I can always resupply myself with them with ease when they become to brittle to be effective.

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Nell, the fakini golf balls are 1 1/2". I just got a set recently and they are sooo easy to work with. My hands are fairly good size but I find that I can do manipulations so much more easily with the smaller size. The fakini also has a seperate matching gaff for the golf balls for a shrinking ball routine. Got mine from Denny at Denny and Lee's and he's really great with whatever questions you might have. Another great thing about the fakini golf ball is that I can bounce one off the floor and make a clicking sound(tongue off the roof of mouth) and it sounds just like a golf ball bouncing off the floor. Works really great if mic'd.
Any golfers in the crowd are really blown away knowing how slick a golf ball is.
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Shimada ( I think that how you spell it) has some great ideas routines on Billard balls old school stuff that is really cool
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On 2005-09-17 20:18, magic4u02 wrote:
Johnny:

I had to chime in here to simply say THANK YOU!! Thank you for being a select few folks who really are striving to take their manipulative magic into new areas and creating unique performances pieces in the process. That is so wonderful and refreshing to see someone actually thinking outside of the box and not being afraid to venture into areas that they may not fully be comfortable with.

Your ideas are refreshing and new I loved reading them. Why NOT go to a block? Why not use a kid's block? Why not have this change into something different? All of this is new and adds so much more to a manipulative act that an audience can really grab ahold of and enjoy.

Thanks again. Great thinking.

Kyle


Hey Kyle,

Thanks fer the kind words bro'...I haven't practiced my routine fer awhile now. This has got me motivated, time to cut up some red confetti! Smile

This past few weekends I've had some day long gig's at a Haunted Farm, three times while performing close-up, I was able to perform a basic handling of my old wooden balls.

The balls went over great, it was like doing a new trick! Smile

Also fer awhile now I've been playing with fishing bobbers, the red and white plastic kind...guess what?

I have a plastic s**ll from a cheap set of balls that almost fits perfectly, the fishing bobbers. I've got a pretty funny routine about a redneck who loves to fish, but keeps losing his bobbers, etc. while doing the routine I talk w/a really redneck southern accent. I've done this for some rednecks and they loved it!

Of course I was thinking of ending with a jumbo bobber with a string attached and a rubber fish on the end, but I haven't actually got that far yet.

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Alrighty Im gona chime in as well I recently went over to Frank's house to get my self a set and I am very greatfull that he only lives a hop skip and a jump away... It was really cool being able to try out all the differnt sizes and see all the differnt colors in person how ever I will have to add that haveing tried the golf balls and the normal ones I really prefer the normal ones, maybe its just me but I just thought they felt better and the S**** seemes much more duriable. He makes a great product and I love the things to death I take them with me everywhere and I'm constantly playing with them... Oh my that sounds bad haha.

BUY Fakini!!!!
CJ Daniel
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Jealous of Cameron, But I'm closer to London so na-na!
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On 2005-09-08 08:02, coleman wrote:
Are all fakini balls uv active then kyle?

I only ask because up until now, I did not know of any white uv active silicone ball manufacturers.

there are lots of uv active dyes that manufacturers use with silicone balls but I've never found a white set that fluoresces like the coloured ones.

do you know if there are any images available of the balls under a blacklight?


cole. x


Coleman Apparently there are white silicones that are UV reactive, Your a juggler you should know...

The Mr.Babache one at the bottom of the page http://www.seriousjuggling.com/Balls_Bounce.htm
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Good books for the billiard balls are Lewis Ganson's "Routined Manipulation. It comes in two volumes otiginally. Abbotts sells both combined into one volume. There is also a supplement to accompany it. Neither are very expensive.
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