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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 2474
Posted:that makes them sooooo hypnotic even when they arnt being manipulated

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Posted:i think its the way the light bounces on adn through it ... ive been facinated by them for ages and have been trying to get a good photo but the just dont seem to capture it right...

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Smilepolice


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Location: Canberra, Australia

Total posts: 7
Posted:Its like when you stare into fire.... it just entertains you for hours eek

Im so lonley spinning by myself frown

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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

Pooh-Bah
Location: London, Wales (UK)

Total posts: 2211
Posted:Hmmmm! Contact!

There was a video exhibition at Tate Modern (London). It was filmed at Osaka Airport with a Japanese girl wearing futuristic clothes and make up and playing with a CJ ball. Nice! If ur passing check it out.


Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

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Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom

Total posts: 6207
Posted:i just ubblove playing with my balls, i have three and there is nothing like getting them out and relising ppl are watching you playing with them in teh pub, even the most simple more make pl go wow!

and when someone says taht easy let me have a go, to see them fumble my balls is so funny! biggrin


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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

Pooh-Bah
Location: London, Wales (UK)

Total posts: 2211
Posted:How nice of you not minding people fumbling with your balls - but playing with them in the pub eek Really Mech wink biggrin

Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Kat beat me to the punch... rolleyes

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

mech

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Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom

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Posted:ahem, no punching near my balls pls!

and katwhat can i say! i love to make ppl go wow when im playing with my balls! ubbangel


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Posted:You really should see him..he's amazing biggrin

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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2523
Posted:narr.
I think I have the picture you are after.
PM me an e-mail address if you want a wallpaper sized copy... that goes for anyone who wants also

As for the magic.
Yes they are.
ubblove
Its not something that can be explained using words
Poetry in movment and Poetry for the soul


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Posted:me gots its already glass but cheers nehoo darl hug

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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

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Location: Austin, Texas, USA

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Posted:Quote:
i think its the way the light bounces on adn through it ... ive been facinated by them for ages and have been trying to get a good photo but the just dont seem to capture it right...



I think the reason for this is that you are looking through a crystal ball with two eyes, but there is only a one-aparature point of view when you photograph it. the wide angle view you get thru the ball is significantly different for each eye, so when your brain combines them, you get a bit dazzled because you can only focus on and succesfully combine the images in one small area at a time. with a picture, you get none of that.


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Posted:ahhh biggrin you make sence oh wise one wink thankies

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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2523
Posted:
Vanise: crickey I feel like I've been science-rized biggrin thanks
(ps theres a very very good event in berlin in the middle of may if you like to watch amazinf juggle jam and electronic music+projections)
narr: cool, I realised after i'd posted that doh


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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

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Posted:Quote:




(ps theres a very very good event in berlin in the middle of may if you like to watch amazinf juggle jam and electronic music+projections)





Oh oh oh!!! do tell, do tell! ubbrollsmile



also - I'm willing to host anyone who wants to come to said event at my place! (I'm feeling rather social right now after 3 cups of coffee!)


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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

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Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:Bella Palla ubblove

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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SpitFire
GOLD Member since Dec 2002

Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Total posts: 2723
Posted:Count on vanize to sciencetize you, glass! biggrin

Or...sciencerize you...or something.

*zoooooms around HoP*


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BigBillie


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Location: England

Total posts: 59
Posted:sorry to be the un educated one in here without a CJ ball but i'd like to get one (as ive already had a practice one for a while) and was wondering the price ranges (GBP).
any help would be much appreciated!
BB
peace


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The occasional one...
Location: nottingham

Total posts: 445
Posted:for about 5cm diameter you are looking at about argh i dont rememder i think 15 will check soon anf then the bigger the more they are (suprisingly enough) i think 10cm diameter is 40

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:i been looking here for AAGGESS and just *can't* for the life of me find the funny key. kinda like the lovechild of the E and L key.
spoooky innit. frown


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The occasional one...
Location: nottingham

Total posts: 445
Posted:on mine it is shift 3 but it might be alt something (sry to go off but yeah)

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A

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spherespinner


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Location: Melbourne...

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Posted:Heya...

I am constantly amazed by the beautiful reflections/views etc my contact balls give.. even though I have owned them for a few years now. Narr.. I used black and white photography (obviously) to get the image I have as my avatar... it gives pretty cool affects...

Have fun... biggrin


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Location: sitting on the step

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Posted:cheers darl..i will try..but i was kinda wanting to get all the diffent colour ..just to be a complete pain in the ass!

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:In terms of price, they do vary according to size.
The HoP shop has them and the Oddballs website and Firetoys - There seems to be pretty standard pricing for them. Always good to check the balls are acrylic, not polycarbonate

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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin, Ireland

Total posts: 2617
Posted:How bout this one &#8364;



Edit: ok clearly HOP doesn't like my euro symbol ubbtickled

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:Quote:
i been looking here for AAGGESS and just *can't* for the life of me find the funny key. kinda like the lovechild of the E and L key.
spoooky innit.



I cant believed I actually looked for it.

*walks aways giggling about gullibility*


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MrMusic
PLATINUM Member since Sep 2006

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Location: Trail, British Columbia, Canad...

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Posted:what is it about crystal balls?, those closed minded might say its a round piece of glass,, personaly, i believe its the gental motion of a curved light, the abilaty to see around corners, a distorted universe barried deep within your hand,,,,,,, a crystal and its beauty is stilled in motion, colorless with endless ammounts of color,,,, but aside from all this, such a crystal is relentlas in its abilaties,, when a crystal is in the room everything around it seams simply more beautiful when seen through its perplexing eye,

~ think crystal ~

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