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Where are you buying balls from?


By mrgregb123

2 years ago



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    #351 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinRob:

    Good luck! + FYI JD and DM have a magnet

    So does TZ and TWD.

    #352 1 year ago

    And he wrote that they do in his post

    #353 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinRob:

    And he wrote that they do in his post

    Why yes, He did.

    #354 1 year ago

    Games that magnetize balls are primarily those where the ball is rubbed across the magnet rapidly (modern Sterns, Dialed In). This causes the magnetism to transfer to the ball. Games like TAF and DM where the magnet only picks up the ball and/or the ball never actually touches the magnet (power magnets) do not cause any noticeable magnetism retention.

    #355 1 year ago

    Says coupon expired for the 25 deal for the bonus 2" ball.

    #356 1 year ago
    Quoted from tonyf1965:

    Says coupon expired for the 25 deal for the bonus 2" ball.

    It did back on 1/31. Current promo running through tomm is for 50 Ninja, free 2.5" ball.

    #357 1 year ago

    They are a little pricey but I have been running silverjets in my games

    #358 1 year ago
    Quoted from mrgregb123:

    Games that magnetize balls are primarily those where the ball is rubbed across the magnet rapidly

    Add LOTR to your list as well. They are already pretty magnetized from the ring magnet.
    Mostly noticeable when all three balls are on the sword lock and none of them want to separate for the multiball start.

    #359 1 year ago

    I am about to get a Star Wars Premium and was wondering if I can use the Ninjas in it or will they get magnetized....

    #360 1 year ago
    Quoted from D-Gottlieb:

    I am about to get a Star Wars Premium and was wondering if I can use the Ninjas in it or will they get magnetized....

    As far as I know, the only magnet in SW is the Supercharger copycat effect, and this feature is not easily activated. I'm pretty confident it would be a long time before balls got magnetized in this game.

    1 week later
    #361 1 year ago

    Ball Baron tried to make arrangements but could not make TPF but wanted to hook everyone up with a discount....

    Today through Sunday night, Ninja pinballs, the shiniest balls on the planet, are $1.49/ea (normally $1.95).

    1. Add Ninja balls to your cart (limit 200 per customer):
    https://ballbaron.com/product/ninja-super-shiny-chrome-pinball-g10/
    2. Apply coupon code "tpfweekend" at checkout. Enjoy!

    Offer expires Sun 3/18/18 @ 11:59pm ET.

    #362 1 year ago

    So I have about 1900 balls played on SWPre and tbe Ninjas are becoming magnetized. What is the best, most durable ball for a game with magnets? I hate the lousy stock Stern balls.

    #363 1 year ago

    Just get the carbon balls from ball baron. I use them in my Met and I think they look great.

    #364 1 year ago

    ^ Yes, the carbon balls Ball Baron sells are certainly shinier than most others on the market, they just aren't nearly as shiny as the Ninja.

    https://ballbaron.com/product/pinball-carbon/

    #365 1 year ago

    Ball baron ship to Canada?

    #366 1 year ago

    Not at the moment....he says he doesn't because the shipping prices to ship balls outside the USA are so expensive that he doesn't think anyone would pay it.

    #367 1 year ago
    Quoted from mrgregb123:

    Not at the moment....he says he doesn't because the shipping prices to ship balls outside the USA are so expensive that he doesn't think anyone would pay it.

    Makes sense. Canada post ain't cheap either.

    Thanks for the info!

    #368 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    Makes sense. Canada post ain't cheap either.
    Thanks for the info!

    Are you coming to Pinfest?

    #369 1 year ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    Are you coming to Pinfest?

    Unfortunately not.

    #370 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    Ball baron ship to Canada?

    Yes, I spoke with the Ball Baron about this. You can order and ship these balls to Canada - but you will have to purchase them via eBay. Do an eBay search for "Ninja Ultra Polish" and there should be three quantities available (25, 100, or 300). 100 balls works out to about $2.66 Canadian per ball (all in). For comparison, Marco's Silverjets are closer to $5 Canadian per ball (all in).

    #371 1 year ago
    Quoted from klr650:

    Yes, I spoke with the Ball Baron about this. You can order and ship these balls to Canada - but you will have to purchase them via eBay. Do an eBay search for "Ninja Ultra Polish" and there should be three quantities available (25, 100, or 300). 100 balls works out to about $2.66 Canadian per ball (all in). For comparison, Marco's Silverjets are closer to $5 Canadian per ball (all in).

    That's great! Thanks for the info.

    #372 1 year ago

    I just received 10 of the carbon steel balls and 2 of them have dents in them. Worse than the balls I am replacing. I ordered the Ninjas before and those were amazing. Not too happy...

    #373 1 year ago
    Quoted from D-Gottlieb:

    I just received 10 of the carbon steel balls and 2 of them have dents in them. Worse than the balls I am replacing. I ordered the Ninjas before and those were amazing. Not too happy...

    Send pictures to them.

    #376 1 year ago

    Ordered a bunch from Pinball life in the last month. 10 of the 50 had nicks into the carbon balls. See picture. They sent new ones however they looked like they were pulled off of the polisher to soon.

    Ball baron has my biz form my next ball order!

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    #377 1 year ago

    I wish Terry still sold the oh so shiny's....those were decent balls. I think my next order will do to Barron as well.

    #378 1 year ago

    Send pics or better yet call David aka Ball Baron. Super nice guy to deal with. He offered replacements and even sent me free samples of his ninja balls. He is reasonable just reach out to him. I will continue to buy balls from him as he has great communication.
    PS don’t contact him through Pinside. He is rarely on the forums.

    #379 1 year ago

    +1 for Ball Baron.

    #380 1 year ago

    Just bought 40 Balls fromBall Baron

    #381 1 year ago

    If anyone ever gets a nicked or in any way defective ball from Ball Baron, please tell him and he will take care of you. His customer service is 2nd only to the quality of his Ninja ball.

    #382 1 year ago

    +1 Ball Baron

    #383 1 year ago

    I will call him. Turned out there are several in this 10 pack that are nicked or dented.

    #384 1 year ago

    Bought 25 from Titan Pinball lastnight. We'll see how they look later this week. I was happy with the price, and the difference was minimal given the price difference.

    #385 1 year ago

    I just talked to Ball Baron himself and he is taking care of the problem beautifully. Kudos to him. He is looking for pinsiders who would like to participate in a program involving sending him info on various aspects of the durability and applications of whatever balls are used. Those selected will get sample balls. Email him

    https://ballbaron.com/contact-us/

    #386 1 year ago
    Quoted from NPO:

    Bought 25 from Titan Pinball lastnight. We'll see how they look later this week. I was happy with the price, and the difference was minimal given the price difference.

    I gave Titan's super shiny a try after Ball Baron said that the G10's were gone (forever....I know ). Having only G10s as a standard for super shiny balls, I have to say that they do not hold up as well as the G10s, not that they're bad, but that they aren't as nice as the G10s. I still have a handful of Titans to go through, but will definitely try the Ninjas a go next time I need balls.

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    #387 1 year ago

    *HEADS UP*

    Ball Baron is running a free shipping promo through Sunday 4/8.

    1) Order a minimum of 10 Ninja pinballs: https://ballbaron.com/product/ninja-super-shiny-chrome-pinball-g10/

    2) Use coupon: freepinside

    3) Get free shipping no matter how much your order weighs! Anything else in your order qualifies for free shipping (including the super-sized pinballs) as long as there are 10 Ninja pinballs in there.

    #388 1 year ago

    Last chance bump. Expires tonight.

    #389 1 year ago

    The BIG BALL PROMO is back!

    Buy 50 Ninja chrome balls, get the giant 2.5" pinball FREE.

    1) Visit ballbaron.com, and add at least 50 Ninja pinballs to your cart:
    https://ballbaron.com/product/ninja-super-shiny-chrome-pinball-g10/
    2) Add the 2.5" giant pinball to your cart:
    https://ballbaron.com/product/2-12-inch-chrome-steel-ball/
    3) Apply coupon code "bigball50" at checkout and the giant pinball becomes FREE.

    Promo runs all week through Monday, 4/16/18!

    1 week later
    #390 1 year ago

    Polished Carbons will be available by July 4th. shipping takes forever.

    #391 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    Ball baron ship to Canada?

    Yes I ship to Canada. I list on Ebay for international sales only and take advantage of their Global Shipping Program which is the cheapest way to get them across the border with all fees and charges being added as you check out. That way you don't have to commit to the sale if the shipping costs are still more than you want to pay. Quantity brings down your per ball cost and I can ship as many as 300 in a Medium Flat Rate Box.
    Contact me for details if you haven't already...info@ballbaron.com

    #392 1 year ago
    Quoted from FatPanda:

    I gave Titan's super shiny a try after Ball Baron said that the G10's were gone (forever....I know ). Having only G10s as a standard for super shiny balls, I have to say that they do not hold up as well as the G10s, not that they're bad, but that they aren't as nice as the G10s. I still have a handful of Titans to go through, but will definitely try the Ninjas a go next time I need balls.

    Get in touch with me if you haven't already. The Ninja I have is every bit as good as the G-10 and I'll never run out again.

    #393 1 year ago
    Quoted from D-Gottlieb:

    I just received 10 of the carbon steel balls and 2 of them have dents in them. Worse than the balls I am replacing. I ordered the Ninjas before and those were amazing. Not too happy...

    Contact me for a refund. Sorry I don't have the new Carbons to replace them but I'll make things right. info@ballbaron.com

    #394 1 year ago
    Quoted from cpr9999:

    Ordered a bunch from Pinball life in the last month. 10 of the 50 had nicks into the carbon balls. See picture. They sent new ones however they looked like they were pulled off of the polisher to soon.
    Ball baron has my biz form my next ball order!

    I will try to acquire the best possible product and have discontinued my last carbons due to a quality issue. The next shipment will be from a manufacturer I have dealt with for years and who understands the requirements you guys have. July 4th....

    #395 1 year ago
    Quoted from tonyf1965:

    Says coupon expired for the 25 deal for the bonus 2" ball.

    If you missed a special and haven't contacted me - do it now. Nobody get left behind. info@ballbaron.com

    #396 1 year ago
    Quoted from spinal:

    Why couldn't a manufacturer start with a steel core and then chrome it?

    The chrome will chip and scratch much more easily becouse the heat treat process doesn't give the shiney shell the same high Rockwell hardness (+60) that a solid ball gets.

    #397 1 year ago
    Quoted from Monk:

    I’ve purchased the Baron’s carbon ball and think it is just fine for a magnetic game. In this last order I bought 16 ninjas and 4 carbon. I plan on testing the ninjas in my Met, but have no problem using the carbon balls if the chrome don’t work. For what it’s worth I have talked to the ball baron when I made my first purchase of carbon balls. He did tell me he has tested both of his carbon and chrome balls for magnetism. He told me the carbons do not hold the magnetic charge, but the chrome does. This doesn’t mean they won’t work in a magnet game, but he was very honest about them. I’m willing to buy a couple and try it out for myself.

    Having gotten a lot of feedback since then, I can only claim that I could no Magnetize a carbon ball using very straonf Rare Earth Magnets. I've come to the conclusion that electro-magnets are a different story altogether and have heard both positive and negative stories as to Magnetic memory on both chrome and carbon. I will be funding a research project with some of you this summer to collect data on operational effects of different machines on the balls as time goes by. If you're interested in participating, let me know... info@ballbaron.com

    #398 1 year ago
    Quoted from bigd1979:

    Well dam... between me and few friends we bought 300 or so..... hopefully they get back in stock soon

    Should have a quality Carbon ball by July 4th or maybe a little sooner. I'm having the manufacturer ramp up production once I can guarantee the quality levels.

    #399 1 year ago
    Quoted from jfh:

    Why are larger Ball Barron's ball orders shipped covered in oil? What is the best way to remove the oil before putting the balls in the game?

    Have you contacted me for best cleaning method on lubed balls? info@ballbaron.com

    #400 1 year ago
    Quoted from ypurchn:

    Went to place my 2nd ninja ball order and this coupon has expired. Any chance of it or something else being offered to pinside members?

    Contact me directly and I'll set you up. I have also put a block on Ga sales because of Tax issues but will deal with each query as it comes along. Also, you live so close, I can meet you somewhere in Cumming and save you the shipping fee. info@ballbaron.com

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