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cviolette
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I received mine today; however, the packaging doesn't say anything about being 2.0 so I'm kind of wondering how I know I have 2.0 vs. 1.0. The colored balls look and feel great; however, the golden ball are rough to the touch and doesn't really feel like they were sealed. Anyone else who has received their set have the same issue?
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On Jan 24, 2019, cviolette wrote:
I received mine today; however, the packaging doesn't say anything about being 2.0 so I'm kind of wondering how I know I have 2.0 vs. 1.0. The colored balls look and feel great; however, the golden ball are rough to the touch and doesn't really feel like they were sealed. Anyone else who has received their set have the same issue?


Sorry to hear that. That's too bad.
Where did you buy it? Maybe they sent an old version by mistake?
I was about to order mine but now I think I should wait.
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I received my Mr. Golden Balls today too. My set's golden ball is also rough to the touch but not across the entire ball. There are patches around the ball that feel rougher than other areas on the ball.

Looks to me like a spray paint issue. Maybe the paint wasn't allowed to fully cure before the gold ball was handled or packaged?

I'm disappointed that the gold ball isn't super smooth like the other colored balls. However, given the issues I read about with version 1.0 of the effect, maybe this is as good as it is going to get?

Since the billiard ball manufacturer couldn't do a good gold ball (thus the need for Ken to paint it), maybe Ken needs to use yellow balls instead and call the trick Mr. Yellow Balls. That's assuming the billiard ball manufacturer can make a nice yellow ball.

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I think the saying is 'golden balls' - so yellow [for English audiences] wouldn't make sense

But I think you could use yellow - and call it gold

Is there anything you can use to 'paint' the balls yourself [?]

I'm thnking as I have G.B. v1 and am worried the balls will start to chip
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Hi folks,

The gold ball is a real challenge with this production process due to the factory not being able to use metallic colours like the other balls.

The new paint process we added means the gold paint is much more resilient and robust. That said, I'm still using my original set regardless of some small scratches, because the audience doesn't really see the ball too closely - the routine is about the people.

In terms of Golden Balls 1.0 vs 2.0 - When I originally produced the balls they were all hand painted, and the product came in a gold tube.

When I switched to the new manufacturer we advertised them as 2.0 because the specs of the bag and balls were completely upgraded.

In 100% reality the version that is out now is more like version 3.0 due to the improvement of the gold ball process - but I didn't think of that as a big enough change to call it something different.

The texture of the paint on the gold ball doesn't effect how the ball looks to anyone nor the effect, but it does mean it's more durable due to this additional process.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to drop me an email (I don't check the Café much)
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Thanks, Ken. I think the surprising part for me is that some parts of the gold ball are pretty smooth and other parts are rough. The texture isn't consistent.

Mark
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It seems there are billiard ball manufacturers who have no problem producing golden balls:

http://www.northwestsnooker.co.uk/Aramit......vices-UK
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I received my set today, and even though the gold ball isn't as slick as the other resin balls, to me it is perfectly acceptable. Mine do not have any rough spots, but if they did (and I was worried about it) I would sand them with a 600 grit sandpaper and respray with gold. Also, for those wondering about various routines, it comes with a downloadable file of 11 routines. In one week I'll be using it when I'm working at a Harry Potter event, finding the golden snitch. I will also be using this a lot in my new character education school assembly show, with a routine involving honesty and lying. Thanks Ken for releasing a routine that I will use a LOT!
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Might as well go full rude and make a Mr. Blue Ball set for those who would use it.
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The texture is probably due to spraying a large number of these at the same time in the production process. It’s called dry spray. Fast drying coatings and particularly susceptible to this issue. It will not affect the durability though (if that is what it is).

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... By the way, I just purchased your Penguin Live Lecture and found this routine and your show to be one of the most entertaining performances of mentalism I have ever seen. I laughed out loud was impressed by your thinking and performance. Truly great work.
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On Feb 12, 2019, Waters. wrote:
... By the way, I just purchased your Penguin Live Lecture and found this routine and your show to be one of the most entertaining performances of mentalism I have ever seen. I laughed out loud was impressed by your thinking and performance. Truly great work.


Ahh - but do you not wish he had of named names in the rant against certain types of 'mentalists'

As I'm sure one of more of the people he means has done a Penguin Lecture themselves

I agree with the rant... but then I've always only played commercial shows - and never 'mess around' with friends, or purposely go out with stuff that isn't designed to work
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... indeed. When you are getting paid, you MUST deliver. Informal and conversational mentalism are entirely different than taking a check. I really enjoyed Ken’s thoughts and benefitted from his experience.

That said, I don’t want to stray too far from the topic so I will mention I have performed numerous versions of Kurotsuke over the years and have now purchased Mr Golden Balls 2.0 and Primal Prediction 2.0 off the heals of watching his performance. While I probably won’t perform this exactly as described, I like the multiple layers of impact.

I am late to the show regarding Ken’s releases. Great material to study and perform.
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