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AndrewJ
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Those look gorgeous.

The shape really implies a lot more innocence as well. That makes them classy and very deceptive, in my opinion.

Congratulations in every way.
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Todd… where did you get the multi colored final load balls?

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Bruce : Todd can chime in but I have a set of these final load balls too. Mine came from a standard juggling set; bought it on the big auction site.
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Mine came from cost plus Smile
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Thanks guys for the suggestions… that style of ball looks pretty cool with the Traditional Cups.

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Check etsy.com for "juggling balls". There are some beautiful hand stitched sets that are very affordable.
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The only thing I don't particularly like about these juggling balls is the vinyl covering. Is there anybody out there who makes these balls with a leather or cloth covering with birdseed (?) inside?
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On 2011-03-10 21:46, fortasse wrote:
The only thing I don't particularly like about these juggling balls is the vinyl covering. Is there anybody out there who makes these balls with a leather or cloth covering with birdseed (?) inside?

Ditto on that. I'd be very interested in having a set with a leather covering.
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I agree… having a set in leather would be more desirable. Maybe someone does make them or a little scuffing and weathering effects could make the plastic covering seem to be of leather. We probably worry about that more than any spectator would.

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On 2011-03-09 20:48, AndrewJ wrote:
The shape really implies a lot more innocence as well.

Playing with them the last few days I have to agree. Something about the completely smooth interior (that doesn't follow the skirt and shoulder) makes it seem much more innocent. Like a normal cup.
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What about the weight of the cups, Todd?
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I don't have a scale at my place. But they are a nice weigh and heavier than aluminum cups of the same size.
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On 2011-03-09 21:05, BCS wrote:
Todd… where did you get the multi colored final load balls?
Back on the off-topic topic -- I just got a set at one of the Borders Bookstores that is closing down for about three dollars. The sticker said $3.99, but they're liquidating at 30% off.

It was a mostly red box called "The Essential Juggling Book & Kit." The book - "The Joy of Juggling" - was really basic. But it did get come with three vinyl juggling balls.
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Those balls run fairly small, don't they - say lacrosse ball size?
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Fortasse, My set was a $1.99 at World Marketplace and (you're right) they measure 2" diameter.

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So who is waiting on a set? What material or specifics did you request?
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I'm waiting a response from the tinman Smile
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Perhaps I've missed something... are tin cups prohibitively expensive to some? I'd think they would be cheaper than others.
If that's the case, I've got a set of Campbell's soup cans I'm selling. Make me an offer! Smile
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How about making your own leather balls. How hard can it be? Smile

http://www.pjb.com.au/jug/leatherballs.html

google.com

Posted: Mar 27, 2011 8:06pm
This looks like a good source for "vintage looking" balls or Google "lemon peel baseball stitch" for other options.

http://www.lemonpeelbaseballs.com/
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On 2011-03-27 13:01, lint wrote:
So who is waiting on a set? What material or specifics did you request?

I have a set on order. I requested mine in antique finish.

Plan to have a set made up in copper soon as well.

Thanks for sharing this Todd!

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