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Daedra
SILVER Member since May 2006

Daedra

The Dae Walker
Location: UK, Kent, Canterbury

Total posts: 75
Posted:Hello there guys! (^_^)
Ok, I've got me a couple of glow balls. Planning to make a Pendulum Poi set but with glow heads instead of the standard Stage Ball heads. The problem is that the glow balls are a little too light for my liking.

Can you guys think of any ingenious ways to add a little extra weight to the glow ball? Was contemplating sliding a nut or a couple of washers down the cord but realised that if I did, for a example, a horizontal throw with a flick, the nut/washer would slide up the cord to the handle end and throw the balance right off... thus ruining the illusion!

Thanks in advance! smile

-Dae-


Once my father gave me a kiwi... I thought it was a rodent and I stroked it until all the fur fell out - White Ninja

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Depending on how much you can get into them, a lead sinker may do the trick.

In theory you could also tie it on just above the ball I guess.


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"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Daedra
SILVER Member since May 2006

Daedra

The Dae Walker
Location: UK, Kent, Canterbury

Total posts: 75
Posted:Yeah I'm going to need to cut open the ball anyway... so maybe slipping in some lead weights would do the trick! Just worried about how visible it would be... Though experimentation will be conducted!!

Once my father gave me a kiwi... I thought it was a rodent and I stroked it until all the fur fell out - White Ninja

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ElectricBlue
GOLD Member since Feb 2002

ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra, Australia

Total posts: 810
Posted:Rather than filling it with loose weights that will shake around could you fill it with silicon or similar that will set as a solid

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Amathria
SILVER Member since Jan 2010

Amathria

Untouchable Coffee Goddess
Location: Tacoma, Wa, USA

Total posts: 17
Posted:I put sinker weights on my quick links. At first I just put one, but I noticed that it slightly altered my planes, but I got used to it and it stopped. One on each side was perfect. Cheap easy fix. But be warned, it can mess up your quick links.. I think so anyway (one of mine got messed up and I couldn't figure out how else it would've happened)

They also suck when you get hit with them. My knuckles have taken a lot of damage.


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Geeza
GOLD Member since May 2006

Geeza

addict
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Total posts: 694
Posted:chunk of blue tac?

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Soopa
SILVER Member since Jul 2009

Soopa

As Himself
Location: , USA

Total posts: 150
Posted:I would crack the ball open and spread a clear drying caulk around the inside of the ball so the added weight is spread evenly and light will not be interrupted

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