I thought I'd give everyone a little teaser and show these experimental puppies off.
Be warned. If you thought Silicas were scary evil BBs, these are the snotballs of lord Satan himself.
And a closeup on one:
The black strands and blemishes are not in the BB, that is dust sitting on the BB.
So what are these - this is the game. I'll describe their properties:
MOHs Hardness Scale: 8 or higher (sorry, thats too easy, thats not the exact number)
Crystaline Structure: tetragonal
Each BB is CNC formed and polished using a diamond based media.
Weight: 0.60+ grams (not going to give you the exact weight, lol)
Diameter: 5.95250mm exactly.
Each BB is perfect. And I mean, absolutely perfect form (sphere), perfect weight distribution at the molecular level. There isn't a more balanced and perfect BB on the planet. Where silica is 99.9% pure, this is 100% pure.
Cost? Gads for the 10 I've made so far, way too much. When actually available in retail quantities? about $2 per round.