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Michael Baker
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On 2011-05-19 18:42, wmhegbli wrote:
Harry, thanks for your post, but as I mentioned, the gimmicks do not meet together which it has to do, to perform the Shimada Flash Four or one to Four moves.

This is the red ball set at the local magic store. They are like 1/2" apart. Not good!

I have not checked out the India red high gloss wood balls, but being they copy, I am afraid they will be the same. I have asked Daytona Magic to check, if they will I don't know how helpful a dealer they are on potential customers requests.


They don't need to meet in the middle, as fingers cover the gaps. (Bill, I know I sent you the same info in a PM, but this is for anyone else reading here).

Further, it is a moot point for the one to four... you only need the standard set to do that move (one gimmick). (2 different versions of the one to four, as I recall). I only have the old VHS tape from Stevens.

The earlier sets of German balls probably had a thinner shell... not at the edge, but the thickness in the very center. I would still contact Angelo, as I'd bet his shells have a better fit.

Nothing screams cut corners like mass production, so go with a real craftsman.

You might also want to contact Levent to see what info he can offer.

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Bill Hegbli
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Oh boy, more problems, I did not know Shimada and Deanna split.

My email was not returned, but no response either.
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The India balls from Daytona are crap. At least the sh*lls are. The sh*ll is unuseable. The edge is so thick you cannot even hold the ball in it while trying to do the basic move.

Jim
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Bill Hegbli
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On 2011-05-20 23:20, JamesinLA wrote:
The India balls from Daytona are crap. At least the sh*lls are. The sh*ll is unuseable. The edge is so thick you cannot even hold the ball in it while trying to do the basic move.

Jim

Jim, not to worry, I emailed Daytona and requested some info, they took the India billiard balls off their site, I guess they are sold out. Thanks for the input, as I almost ordered them.

I will just have to save my money and have a custom set made by Antonio.

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On 2011-05-19 10:21, Rainboguy wrote:
Would these work?:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Multiplying-Balls-Wh......44053141


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On 2011-05-19 18:15, wmhegbli wrote:
Okay, I took rainboguy recommendation and bought the Gorilla Grip balls. If they don't work, I will be very sad with the Café members.

The balls just arrived and these are most likely from China. The gimmicks are not metal, but plastic. They do not have the cling feature in either one. The balls are about 1-5/8" and the gimmicks set loose on them. They have a inner ridge that will prevent the cling of the gimmick and do not have the same material on them as the balls. The advertising on the site is false information.

Isn't buying from the internet just wonderful. It is really sad when you cannot trust dealers to check their products. I thought it use to be against the law to false advertise, but I guess congress took that law off the books also.
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