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Author Topic: GGG Electric Ice Version II Track Ball Upgrade - It's all good!  (Read 5191 times)

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GGG Electric Ice Version II Track Ball Upgrade - It's all good!
« on: February 13, 2008, 08:49:31 pm »
   What a difference over the previous generation Electric Ice V1 ball. It looks great and spins  exactly the same as an original Happs unit. I decided to get my scale out and compare weights between the balls.

 The original Happs Translucent Blue that came with my track ball base measured in at 10 ounces. Next I tried the new GGG Electric Ice V2.....also at 10 ounces. Lastly I weighed the version 1 ball with a BIG difference...... 6.8 ounces!. That's 32% less weight when compared to the Happs/V2 ball.

 Lighting also couldn't be better. Everything matches up pretty close on my panel with the panel LED's on or off.

 Great job Randy! Thanks.

 Cornchip.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2008, 08:52:28 pm by Cornchip »

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Re: GGG Electric Ice Version II Track Ball Upgrade - It's all good!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 08:54:01 pm »
Is a lighter ball actually desirable?   I am guessing it would require playing to determine?   Some games perhaps...others I question (Golden Tee for example).
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Re: GGG Electric Ice Version II Track Ball Upgrade - It's all good!
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008, 09:02:22 pm »
  The lighter ball made putting easy. Drive shots suffered badly. Using the correct weight ball gives the complete range that Golden Tee requires. I'll just have to re-learn the game.

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Re: GGG Electric Ice Version II Track Ball Upgrade - It's all good!
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008, 09:50:45 pm »
Very good analysis.  Now I am going to have to buy an upgrade to version 2.  Also, very nice and professional looking CP.  Hopefully mine turns out that way. 

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Re: GGG Electric Ice Version II Track Ball Upgrade - It's all good!
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2008, 10:03:14 pm »
Where'd that lighted spinner knob come from?  Is that a GGG item?

I don't recall seeing one before...
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Re: GGG Electric Ice Version II Track Ball Upgrade - It's all good!
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008, 11:14:44 pm »
Yea I was just going to say, sure do like that lighted spinner. Clean layout you have there.

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Re: GGG Electric Ice Version II Track Ball Upgrade - It's all good!
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 01:58:02 am »
Nice. Mine is on it's way across the Atlantic.....can't wait :)

So, it's the same weight as the Happ translucent, but is that also the same weight as the original massive colored balls, like the original white ball on a Centipede ?

I think a higher weight is better for fine control and it will give a better mechanical contact with the rollers I guess.

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Re: GGG Electric Ice Version II Track Ball Upgrade - It's all good!
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 02:15:09 am »
So where did you get a lighted spinner? I must have that!

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Re: GGG Electric Ice Version II Track Ball Upgrade - It's all good!
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008, 12:41:30 pm »
Holy smokes !

I just got home and my neighbor rings at the door, she has a package for me :D

It's from the US so it must be.......yes it's the GGG stuff :) Ice ball and button and some lighting stuff.

Looks very nice, and incredibly fast delivery !!!! I ordered it 7 days ago, and I chose the cheapest shipping method !

Expect some pictures of the mounted stuff on Randy's thread in the Main section....
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Re: GGG Electric Ice Version II Track Ball Upgrade - It's all good!
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2008, 12:54:18 pm »
I'm glad I found this!
I had not been real happy with the original ball.
I was just about to order a Happ ball, I just didn't like the orangish look of the red ball.

I ordered the new ball today, can't wait. :applaud:
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Re: GGG Electric Ice Version II Track Ball Upgrade - It's all good!
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2008, 08:49:29 pm »
   You'll be happy with the new V2 upgrade.

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Re: GGG Electric Ice Version II Track Ball Upgrade - It's all good!
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2008, 06:31:23 pm »
Sweet, I just ordered mine and I can't wait to try it out.  :D