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  • Originally Posted by Cue crafty View Post
    Got a question for you guys with SC sets, do you play with them for nostalgia now and again or do you play with them because you really love the contact and reaction on them? Cheers.
    I play with them as they're the balls I learned with back in 1981 and the way they deflect, throw, run through, screw back etc is something I don't have to adjust for. When The Aramiths came into the game I was flummoxed by the way the reacted and simply couldn't get on with them. Every contact on an angled shot seems to be thicker than I'm used to, straightish run throughs become stuns due to bad contacts, stuns become screws when you don't get a bad contact and side seems to dissapear sometimes. I'd rather simply get the odd kick due to chalk than run the Aramith minefield as to what just happened to the spin I put on the cue ball

    Yes I'm not great at snooker and my cue action isn't up there with a regular ton maker but when SC's were the standard ball I played pretty good but went downhill faster than Franz Klammer in the three new snooker clubs that opened in Barnstaple during the 80's snooker boom. They all used Aramith balls, and they weren't TC's then, there was only one kind and the weight of the things must have varied a lot to get the reactions that I was getting.
    When our club went down the Aramith TC route I bought a new set of Aramith SC's that turned out to be better than the standard club Aramith's but still had something missing so I then bought a genuine old set off ebay that were in great nick and have used them ever since for both solo practise and games against my regular snooker partner who also feels the way I do about Aramith balls. We both play so much better with my SC's than the clubs set of Aramith TC's and now Premiers for pete's sake!

    I'm, going to ask the club steward if the club still have the genuine old SC's they replaced and if they do I'll buy them and put them up for sale on the forum.
    Speak up, you've got to speak up against the madness, you've got speak your mind if you dare
    but don't try to get yourself elected, for if you do you'll have to cut your hair

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    • Just a word to the wise... I bought a set of SC's on eBay only £25 with delivery, arrived today and the cue ball weighs 10g less than the rest of the set! Didn't realise light whites occured with SC's. So the set to mind are useless other than to donate to my club as a spare set.

      Thought I'd share in case anyone else was considering it.
      No cheap shots...well maybe the odd one if its funny...

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      • Originally Posted by Cue crafty View Post
        Just a word to the wise... I bought a set of SC's on eBay only £25 with delivery, arrived today and the cue ball weighs 10g less than the rest of the set! Didn't realise light whites occured with SC's. So the set to mind are useless other than to donate to my club as a spare set.

        Thought I'd share in case anyone else was considering it.
        Are the others 10 gms lighter or just the cue ball? How much do they all weigh?
        Last edited by fkhan; Yesterday, 08:04 PM.

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        • Originally Posted by fkhan View Post

          Are the others 10 gms lighter or just the cue ball? How much do they all weigh?
          They range from 140 to 142 the white is 132g.
          No cheap shots...well maybe the odd one if its funny...

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          • Originally Posted by Cue crafty View Post
            Just a word to the wise... I bought a set of SC's on eBay only £25 with delivery, arrived today and the cue ball weighs 10g less than the rest of the set! Didn't realise light whites occured with SC's. So the set to mind are useless other than to donate to my club as a spare set.
            Thought I'd share in case anyone else was considering it.
            Is it difficult to get hold of a white from an old knackered set?

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            • Originally Posted by Nifty50 View Post

              Is it difficult to get hold of a white from an old knackered set?
              I did search, but no results so I would say very rare chance of getting one.
              No cheap shots...well maybe the odd one if its funny...

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              • I have heard that Martin Chesworth will weight cue balls for you and get one the right weight for your set.

                https://www.chesworthcues.com/
                Up the TSF! :snooker:

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                • Originally Posted by DeanH View Post
                  I have heard that Martin Chesworth will weight cue balls for you and get one the right weight for your set.

                  https://www.chesworthcues.com/
                  Yeh thanks Dean, trouble is these are vintage SC's and the new ones aren't the same. So unless I can find and old cue for sale at 142g , which is unlikely I'm screwed.

                  Wonder if others members on here have had light whites in Thier sets ?
                  No cheap shots...well maybe the odd one if its funny...

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                  • Originally Posted by Cue crafty View Post

                    Yeh thanks Dean, trouble is these are vintage SC's and the new ones aren't the same. So unless I can find and old cue for sale at 142g , which is unlikely I'm screwed.

                    Wonder if others members on here have had light whites in Thier sets ?
                    oh yes sorry misread the "old set", you never know though he may have some older balls lying around
                    Up the TSF! :snooker:

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