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bkmeyer
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Thank you Bill and Dick. That sheds some light on the subject a bit. I did manage to find one outlet in Australia that has the bank. If you're curious, here's the website: http://www.autographball.com/contact/. I already ordered one for $33.

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Those look a little large to fit in a hat, the ones I was discussing were 5 inches in diameter. I had to use plastic putty sold at the craft store to plug the slit for coins, and drilled a round hole with a door knob hole maker, about 2 inches in size. All I had to do was paint the putty slit white.
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It might be too big for a hat (170mm or 6.69 inches) but I'm taking a chance at this point. I can't find any other options. Thanks, Bill, for the specs on the hole.
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On Jan 17, 2018, johnsterlini wrote:
The Bond Lee 2" balls are now available, white and red. (white are currently sold out, more stock coming in soon)
$110 intro priced for 4B/2S sets
As a 30+ year user of another American made brand, I can honestly say I prefer these and have switched over.
The biggest difference to me is the fit of the shells-2 completely cover a ball, no gaps
You will not be disappointed


Will the Bond Lee 2” balls be available through Murphy’s Magic dealers?



No, we carry them exclusively.
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I still think the old Fakinis are the best.
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Murphy's does have the 2" Bond Lee
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On Mar 23, 2019, NEKKODDD wrote:
I still think the old Fakinis are the best.


Would love to see your routine you have developed with the Fakini Billiard Balls set.

My opinion is they are way to heavy. You have to keep you hands, fingers, and arms, strong to work with them.

I guess you can keep track of magicians who pass away and see if they left behind a set of Fakini balls. Really no sense in advising a product that is no longer available. Doesn't look like the family has any desire to keep the business going.

I dislike used magic props like the Falini balls, as most magicians do not keep their props in good condition.
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I use the 2" fakini balls in my act all the time and never thought about them being too heavy. I wouldn't consider my hand, fingers arms strong although with the full set of balls (3 balls and a shell) they are a little difficult to handle but with practice, you can overcome any discomfort.

The fakini line is no longer being made so best bet is to look for used but as Bill said, many magicians don't know how to keep them or restore them to good condition.
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