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Happened to do a search for something, and came across this site.  Not sure as far as prices go, but eh!

http://www.neonhusky.com/Products/CJ-Clear.html

*edit* started searching the site after posting, and found they have OPTIONS GALORE.  Sizes of EVERY ball may not work, but they have enough options to pique your interest.  The Mountain Dew ball would look PHAT for a Matrix-colored CP if you can use that or get a size you need!
« Last Edit: March 08, 2004, 03:14:48 am by drewkaree »
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Re: Replacement For Trackballs (MANY colors/translucent/UV reactives)
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2004, 10:05:34 am »
Thanks for that link. I'm thinking the dark blue ball would look pretty good on my control panel.  ;D

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Re: Replacement For Trackballs (MANY colors/translucent/UV reactives)
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2004, 10:25:43 am »
There's another place, but as I recall the items were pricey:

http://www.extremespin.com/juggling.html
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Re: Replacement For Trackballs (MANY colors/translucent/UV reactives)
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2004, 12:29:35 pm »
What is the difference in weight between these and regular trackballs?
Would these spin different, or would there nto be any noticable difference?

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Re: Replacement For Trackballs (MANY colors/translucent/UV reactives)
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2004, 09:07:51 pm »
I can't imagine they would be that far off in weight.  Happ lists their replacement ball as being made of polycarbonate.  Acrylic is a similar material.  I know it is possible, but I don't think it would be like the difference, say, between steel and tungsten.

The only weights I saw listed for any of the three sources here said a 2 1/4" ball is 5.6 oz.  Knowing some folks have used 8 balls for their trackball, I checked the regulation weight of them.  It should be between 5-6 oz, so these balls seem to fall within an acceptable weight range for a replacement trackball.  I can't attest to another size, but I think it's safe to say it's about the same.  

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Re: Replacement For Trackballs (MANY colors/translucent/UV reactives)
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2004, 11:15:08 pm »
call me gay, but i kinda like this one

it's the glitter ball from the extremespin.com site
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Re: Replacement For Trackballs (MANY colors/translucent/UV reactives)
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2004, 11:26:53 pm »
Does anyone know of any that are a milky white (like a translucent white)?  I think this "color" would be the best bet for using colored leds to color the ball differently.

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Re: Replacement For Trackballs (MANY colors/translucent/UV reactives)
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2004, 12:56:06 am »
call me gay, but i kinda like this one

it's the glitter ball from the extremespin.com site

You're gay!  (WHAT?!?!?  You SAID to do it!) lol

As far as the white (is semi-opaque the correct term?) t-ball, see

This guy said he used a translucent ball with a "properly sized LED" (whatever size that would be, I don't know) to light it up.  I think it's pretty good!  A semi-opaque ball may require more/larger lights than would be "reasonable".  

Hey, tell me if you think this would look totally GHE-TOE or not....combining all of the non-standard ideas for a trackball into one:  Using a translucent 8 ball (sorry, only pic was this 12-ball) such as this:


along with an LED or cold cathode underneath to light it up.....Phat or fat?
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Re: Replacement For Trackballs (MANY colors/translucent/UV reactives)
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2004, 10:45:23 am »
(is semi-opaque the correct term?)

Transparent- you can see through it.

Translucent- light can get through, but you can't see through it.

Opaque- You can't see through it, no light can get through.

I thik "semi-opaque" would be like saying semi-black. It's either black or it isn't.  ;)  

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Re: Replacement For Trackballs (MANY colors/translucent/UV reactives)
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2004, 07:16:44 pm »
Thanks for the correction on the opaqueness factor.  

I like the "semi-black" thing; made me laugh as I thought to myself, I would said "kinda pregnant"!  

What about the lit-up TRANSPARENT 8 ball idea?  The more I look at it, the more like @$$ it looks.  Just another good idea taken a step too far. Meh.
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Re: Replacement For Trackballs (MANY colors/translucent/UV reactives)
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2004, 10:24:27 pm »
I like the "semi-black" thing; made me laugh as I thought to myself, I would said "kinda pregnant"!  

Reminds me of all the times I've hears some of my not so smart aquaintances say that they or their girlfriends were "almost preagnant".  Every time I hear that I go nuts!  I don't understand what makes these people think they can be almost of something that has a definite answer of yes or no.
If there's bees in the trap I'm catching em
By the thorax and abdomen
And sanding the stingers down to a rough quill
Then I dip em in ink, and I scribble a bit
But if it they wriggle then I tickle em until they hold still
Lemme say it again
In my land of pretend
I use bees as a mf'n pen

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Re: Replacement For Trackballs (MANY colors/translucent/UV reactives)
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2004, 12:26:32 am »
"I don't understand what makes these people think they can be almost of something that has a definite answer of yes or no. "



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