Each half of the ball has 7 50-light strands of warm white LED; 700 lights total in all. There are 334 10oz Chinet hard cups. His formula: 32, 31, 28, 25, 21, 16, 10, 4 = 167 Cups per 1/2 ball. To hang, he uses 80 lb Dacron fishing line, which attaches at 10 points in the lower half (see above). Carl also designed a special wooden rack which evenly distributes the weight and manages all the electrical cords. And to store, Carl built a special wooden cradle on a dolly, padded with carpet on which the ball rests. It sounds like the NYE Ball will become a tradition at the Cubberley Dance Pavilion New Years Eve Dance every year.