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Offline CPTBadAss

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CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 18:16:21 »
Quick and easy. Imgur album here. Pool ball feels very slick at first but Clacktalk smacktalk assures me it wears in.


 
1) Flip over and remove 3 screws. Third screw is under sticker.




2) Remove top and admire the stock ball.



3) Pickup ball. It isn't held in with anything. Admire the mechanical roller mechanisms.



4) Clean pool ball



5) Plop pool ball in between three roller mechanisms



6) Replace cover then turn over and reinstall screws that were removed in step 1




7) Enjoy



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Re: CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 18:31:54 »
nice to have a reference even though it's a very easy swap!

thank goodness it's easy. i see myself swapping between a 3 and 8 ball very often. for people looking for billiards balls online, ebay has some vendors that have ballz at very sweet prices (at least for CONUS)
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Re: CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 18:48:33 »
My 4 ball is very old.

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CPT as far as smoothness is concerned actual trackballs feel more buttery but pool balls will keep the bearings clean for longer.
« Last Edit: Tue, 21 April 2015, 18:53:02 by Joey Quinn »
People in the 1980s, in general, were clearly just better than we are now in every measurable way.

The dumber the reason the more it must be done

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Re: CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 18:54:47 »
CPT as far as smoothness is concerned actual trackballs feel more buttery but pool balls will keep the bearings clean for longer.

Why's that?

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Re: CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 19:00:33 »
CPT as far as smoothness is concerned actual trackballs feel more buttery but pool balls will keep the bearings clean for longer.

Why's that?

Different surfaces, I've used several balls and each feels different. The smoothness and bearing cleanliness are just things I've noticed.

Edit: Ball weight also affects the feeling
People in the 1980s, in general, were clearly just better than we are now in every measurable way.

The dumber the reason the more it must be done

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Re: CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 19:08:02 »
Heh ball weight
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Re: CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 19:08:18 »
Ah ok. I wasn't sure if you were speaking from experience or some well known fact that I didn't discover yet :).

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Re: CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 19:57:04 »
Dat looks good

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Re: CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 20:01:40 »
Now I want a guide on how to change keycaps.  :P

Hehe. Looks good though! Makes me consider getting an LTRAC...
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Re: CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 20:05:46 »
Now I want a guide on how to change keycaps.  :P

Hehe. Looks good though! Makes me consider getting an LTRAC...
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1) Douse keycaps in gasoline
2) Light match
3) ? ? ?
4) Profit

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Re: CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 20:20:03 »
Now I want a guide on how to change keycaps.  :P

Hehe. Looks good though! Makes me consider getting an LTRAC...
:confused:

1) Douse keycaps in gasoline
2) Light match
3) ? ? ?
4) Profit

I just tried this.  Didn't work very well.   :'(  1/10 didn't make any profit.

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Re: CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 20:24:29 »
Now I want a guide on how to change keycaps.  :P

Hehe. Looks good though! Makes me consider getting an LTRAC...
:confused:

1) Douse keycaps in gasoline
2) Light match
3) ? ? ?
4) Profit

I just tried this.  Didn't work very well.   :'(  1/10 didn't make any profit.

You probably messed up the  ??? step, this procedure is more luck than science.
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The dumber the reason the more it must be done

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Re: CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 23 April 2015, 05:59:04 »
And somewhere out there there's a person trying to play pool but their set of balls is incomplete.
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Re: CST LTRAC Pool Ball Swap Mod
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 23 April 2015, 06:29:14 »
This needs to become more of a thing. I am so jelous...