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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 17:32
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A discussion about balls....

A few weeks ago our much abused and regularly overloaded tumble dryer decided enough was enough. So.. off we went just before the shops closed to buy a new one.

I'm usually pretty good at haggling but on this occasion they could clearly see that I was obviously going to buy it whatever and wouldn't budge.. except... to throw in a couple of 'tumble dryer balls'. You may be aware of them, plastic balls a little smaller than tennis balls which are supposed to 'enhance' the drying cycle. Cost about a tenner for a pair.

Now... I'm a tad sceptical and as all our loads are different I've no easy way of telling if they make a jot of difference. Any thoughts, theories or experience?

Ta in advance.
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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 17:50
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I inherited three from my son, with the words 'try these dad, they're [email protected]!' (Gee, ta.) Apart from towels being a tad fluffier, I think he's right.
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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 19:10
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They are bloody noisy too.
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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 19:19
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I'm afraid the only balls I know much about are Lord Kelvin's.
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Old 2nd Jul 2011, 19:54
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If you use them.....

.....you can abandon all those pungent "fabric softener" glops that go into the wash or the equally gopping smelling "softener sheets" that are added to the dryer itself. Saves you money!

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Old 3rd Jul 2011, 15:00
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Don't knock the softener sheets. They're great for lazy buggers like me, just bung one in the dryer with a shirt and you won't have to iron it when it comes out This trick was taught to me by an even lazier bugger.
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Iron ? What's an iron ?
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Old 3rd Jul 2011, 16:01
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Same applies for the plastic balls G-ALAN..

...And you leave them in the drier. Take out shirt, put on hanger and Robert is your mum's brother.

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Old 3rd Jul 2011, 22:22
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Iron ? What's an iron ?
You don't know what an iron is???

Details below...


BBC SPORT | Golf | Rules and Equipment | Golf clubs: 9-iron
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Old 3rd Jul 2011, 22:26
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Dang it, ya beat me to it SB.


Oops, I guess you agree with Lee Trevino, "Not even God can hit a one iron."

I noticed that there was no one iron in the bag.
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Old 4th Jul 2011, 02:02
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Those dryer-ball things you all talk about look bloody nasty!

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Looks like they belong more in Mistress Nina's House of Pain
than in any tumble dryer.
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con-pilot I can barely hit in any decent direction with a 3 Iron.

I do look the part though...and often go from the 1st tee straight to the 19th.
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Slash: those are Langoliers !
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Old 4th Jul 2011, 11:35
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Slasher - I once went out with a lady who had a very pleasant obsession with men's balls. She loved fiddling with them. I wish I'd known about those spikey things. They would have given her a shock!
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Old 4th Jul 2011, 16:09
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On the subject of balls, here's an interesting read, if you have a couple, of minutes that is.

snopes.com: Arnold Palmer's Wife Kisses Balls For Luck
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Old 4th Jul 2011, 19:36
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USTV commentator - “One of the reasons Arnie is playing so
well is that, before each tee-shot, his wife takes out his balls
and kisses them..."

Harry Carpenter, BBC TV Boat Race 1977 - "Ah now isn’t that
nice, the wife of the Cambridge president is kissing the cox of
the Oxford crew.”


There appears to be something about a sportsman's wife and
her apparent need to smooch some part of his reproductive
organ (and those of his team mates?) for good luck.

I'd probably end up with 20 under par if my missus had the same
attitude. Don't think I'll be taking up an oar anytime soon though...
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