smooth...down under-where your at, there shoul be a hardware store. or a store like homedepot or lowes. when you find one and walk in...ask for the chian isle or where you have your metal rings at. if they ask what's your project, tell them your making something you saw off the tv. you dont have to buy a lot of rings at once. i own 30rings and i have bought them over a yrs time.
hopefully this is helpful and have fun....its my own little secret hobby heheheheh (remember rome wasnt built in a day) dont rush things.
here is a site for anyone to see...evening you can order from down under .....Economical Steel Ball Stretchers
You've seen them and really wanted one, but couldn't justify spending a day's wages on one. Now you don't have to because an affordable alternative is right here, right now!
You've probably envied the guy who has a gleaming set of stainless or chrome-plated stretchers, but have you ever seen them after substantial use? Let me tell you, it's not pretty. After awhile, the chrome plating wears off, exposing the brass. And we all know what happens when brass (or copper for that matter) comes into contact with skin, right? Those kinds of plated devices will eventually make your skin turn green! And, for as much as they charge for stainless ($80.00 or more)
they may as well be made of gold.
Our cold-rolled steel stretchers offer higher weight than chrome-plated brass (or even stainless) devices at an affordable price!
When using multiple rings, you can combine metal and non-metallic stretchers to reduce noise and/or reduce weight while keeping the desired length (kind of looks cool too).
Non-Metallic Ball Stretchers
Made of durable DelrinŽ polymer, these stretchers are pefect for people who would like to use them on the job, but are prohibited by their work environment.
Because these contain no metal, they can be used near strong magnetic/electrical fields, can pass through metal detectors, and cast less of a shadow on X-rays. http://www.nsbodymods.com/index.php
"Do you ship outside the U.S.?"
YES! Shipping to the following countries is available... Canada & Mexico
- Flat rate of $10.00 usd. United Kingdom
- Flat rate of $12.00 usd. Australia
- Flat rate of $12.00 usd. New Zealand
- Flat rate of $12.00 usd. Netherlands
- Flat rate of $12.00 usd. Ireland
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