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ryfoster

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Information on NIB Black Faball serial
on: February 12, 2018, 11:02:15 PM
Came across a NIB black faball and bought it. Just looking for confirmation that it is the real deal. Serial is F62866. Thanks for the help

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Re: Information on NIB Black Faball serial
Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 08:35:58 AM
The F in the ser#  indicates the ball as poured n the Florisant, MO plant. This pl;ant latger became the startup plant for Visionary. I always liked the balls poured n MO. the best
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ryfoster

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Re: Information on NIB Black Faball serial
Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 09:05:26 AM
Since it is a Missouri drill, when was that plant running/when would you guess this was poured?

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Re: Information on NIB Black Faball serial
Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 05:34:56 PM
up until the early 90's. Visionary started in 1997
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Covert Revolt 55x4.75x35 @2500 & 70x4 7/8x55 @2k + polish
Protocol 65x5.5x70 @2k+polish
Break Down 60x4.5x60 @3k+polish
Chemical X 60x4.5x60 @4k+polish
Boost Hybrid (green/purple) 60x4.5x60@4k+ polish
coming soon X,Desert Ops,Special Ops, Shadow Ops.Compass

ryfoster

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Re: Information on NIB Black Faball serial
Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 05:37:38 PM
I did get confirmation from Jason Wonders early confirming the ball was poured in 86. Thanks for the feedback. Between ypur initial and his later response I know enough now. Thanks!

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Re: Information on NIB Black Faball serial
Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 05:40:33 PM
I did get confirmation from Jason Wonders early confirming the ball was poured in 86. Thanks for the feedback. Between ypur initial and his later response I know enough now. Thanks!

That one is an oldie.  Mine was from 1990 IIRC.  Think the first ones only came out in 1983.  Seems like a lot of the ones I mostly see from 1980s NIB are Nails so that is a nice find NIB.
Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 05:44:48 PM by HackJandy
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Re: Information on NIB Black Faball serial
Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 05:44:23 PM
Im going to feel a little bad drilling it and removing the factory polished finish. Should probably keep it as a cool display item since it has original box as well as never have been drilled

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Re: Information on NIB Black Faball serial
Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 05:46:13 PM
Im going to feel a little bad drilling it and removing the factory polished finish. Should probably keep it as a cool display item since it has original box as well as never have been drilled

You can get a single drilled for less than $100 shipped generally.  Might save that one and get yourself one you won't feel bad using.  My black was more effective on modern oil than I expected but it got benched to the garage as when I throw urethane I either throw my Crow or my Sumo and very occasionally my Red Razor.  Don't hardly see short oil at all.
Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 05:51:25 PM by HackJandy
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