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If anyone one has seen them, can you please tell me how both the greeen and yellow Fakini Billiard Balls appear. Are they flourescent in color or just plain green or yellow? Is the green lime?

I'm kind of looking for that 'Alien' green. Alien yellow would do too. I hope you can help.
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The yellow are very nice. I never really much liked the green ones. the yellow look good though and would show up under a black light if you wanted them to.

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<quote>yellow look good though and would show up under a black light if you wanted them to. </quote>

Does that mean that the green won't or don't you know?

Thanks for the quick response too.
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Dear Flying Magus,

I have both the Green and Yellow. Both are flourescent, the yellow is reminds me of more of a safty yellow the highway workers wear in this area. The green is what I would call "Alien" green.
I also want to qualify that my billards are about 22 years old - and his dye lots may have changed a bit - the newer ones are a litter deeper (richer) in color, but they are OUTSTANDING!
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Yes both will work, but yellow tends to show up much better under black light. I also personally feel the yellow just looks better and stronger as a color for the audience to see.

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I have to disagree with you on that on magic4u02. But then if we all thought the same thing, this planet would stop turning and we would all fall off.

Flying Magus, when you add some distance, the yellow tends to have a fadded look. (Is it yellow or a dirty white) Also remember that flouresent colors don't reflect light the same way as a standard (white/red) does. That is why when you video tape a performance of flouresent props - it isn't as sharp and clear as a standard color.

If I were you, I would give Frank Radtke a call (maker of Fakini props) I wouldn't be surprized is sends you samples of the materials in questions.
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Signor. It is great we can agree to disagree. that is what makes the Café a great place to hang out. =) I would agree that calling him would be a good idea. I am sure he can send you out samples. We each see colorin different ways and what one person likes another may not. It becomes personal preference.

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Does anyone else have an opinion on the "best" color for the Fakini balls?
I am also ready to take my Vernets into the Fakini level and apreciate any suggestions as long as they aren't red (because I usualy wear a red shirt) or black (because this will probably be too dark if the room isn't well lit).

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I personally just like using the ****e and have for years. I can do color changes easily by getting 1 3/4" bouncy balls that come in nice vibrant colors. it those colored balls get brittle, I just go out and by some more as they are very cheap at the toy store where I get them at. This allows me much flexibility for my routines I present.

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On 2006-10-07 13:27, magic4u02 wrote:
I personally just like using the ****e and have for years.


Kyle,
Are you ashamed of your color choice? ****e!? Smile

Thanks for all the help. Ditto for Signor Blitz (who I though died in the 1800's)
I guess I will be calling Frank after all.
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I have no idea how the heck that happened. I know I typed in White and am puzzled how that happened. Pretty darn good magic trick at that. lol

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Flying Magus,
You could not be any more correct. It wasn't long after writing "50 years in the magic circle" (in 1871/72) he died. If you ever find a copy it is interesting how stiuations, grips and joys have not really changed in 130 years latter. Also it is a great name to hide behind in the forum.
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PS If you want Alien - go for Fakini Green
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Hey Danryb,

If you go with flouresent Fakini Billard in stead of White - I would gear away from the Blue and Purple. They both are a lower spectral frequency on the flouresent scale and the color does not really come across in a larger venue.

Also Frank has no problem with custom colors. It is best to give him a call.
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So it's narrowing down to either "alien green", flouresent yellow" or "plain white".

that is one stage forward - I personally am not to keen on green so please let me know your opinions between "flouresent yellow" and "plain white" when it comes down to Fakini multiplying balls.

which of the two stand out best???

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Just my personal opinion but I just like and prefer the plain white. It opens me up for a lot more color changes and such by purchasing colored bouncy balls as needed. just my opinion though.

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If white is good for Kyle then white is good for me.
thanks and apreciate your opinion,

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You are most welcome. Just my opinion is all for what it is worth.

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Dani,
Oscar Munoz also uses white. They do look crisp and clear and I think you'll be happy with them. I'm only after green because I have something quite specific in mind.
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I just noticed a set of fakini golf balls.
just wondering if these are better/easier to manipulate then regular smooth fakini balls?

are they superior because I think I saw them at $100 dollars.
I'm going for white anyway so do you think it would be better adding another few dollars and going for the golf balls instead of smooth?

Dani
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Because of the "cling" factor of Fakinis, the ease of manipulation between the golf balls and regular is minimal. The dimpling may offer some small advantage but not much.
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