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  • Cue crafty
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    Originally posted by Nifty50 View Post

    Need Steven Hawkins on this one mate lol.
    PS. Just to add. Did you not notice the cue ball “pinging” about like a marble?
    Lolz! Funny enough no I didn't as it still feels pretty solid compared to the club whites which are like ping pong balls.

    Seeing as i'd need a medium to speak to Steven Hawkins, I asked the next best thing...Google! Some scholarly articles show there is "shrinkage" in Phenolic resin, and the main thinking seems to be that impact on the balls tends to heighten this, therefore explaining why the cue ball suffers most.

    Would be good if the BBC show "Inside the factory" did an episode at the Saluc factory - then again Greg Wallace is an annoying git so maybe not....

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  • Nifty50
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    Originally posted by Cue crafty View Post
    Just used my digital caliper to check the size of the cue ball, comes up as 50.09!! all the others are standard 52.5, I thought it looked slightly smaller but also thought it was an optical illusion, i knew these cue balls loose some mass over time but didn't realise that loss was in size?

    Even if its not my original ball its still looks and feels like a TC, Im shocked they actually get smaller!! how does that happen and how do they remain perfectly spherical?! Answers on a used Ten pound note please!
    Need Steven Hawkins on this one mate lol.
    PS. Just to add. Did you not notice the cue ball “pinging” about like a marble?
    Last edited by Nifty50; 20 November 2019, 09:58 AM.

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  • Cue crafty
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    Just used my digital caliper to check the size of the cue ball, comes up as 50.09!! all the others are standard 52.5, I thought it looked slightly smaller but also thought it was an optical illusion, i knew these cue balls loose some mass over time but didn't realise that loss was in size?

    Even if its not my original ball its still looks and feels like a TC, Im shocked they actually get smaller!! how does that happen and how do they remain perfectly spherical?! Answers on a used Ten pound note please!

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  • Cue crafty
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    Originally posted by Nifty50 View Post
    Cue Crafty, you sure someone hasn’t swapped your cue ball over? Seems a helluva big loss. I’ve noticed that my cue balls lose weight over time but nothing as excessive as yours.
    PS. Can’t seem to get your link to take me to a cue ball.
    Hmmm, I do play with a few other guys that use their own cue ball in my club so I guess that's not beyond possibility and given the level of loss would explain better the low weight.

    This is is the link to the cue ball I have bought, hopefully legit, looks a pretty sound seller.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F283484832561

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  • Nifty50
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    Neil, did Craftsmen pick out the right weight for you so that it fitted into your 1G set?

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  • Neil Taperell
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    https://www.craftsmancues.com/acatal...87.html#SID=35

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  • Nifty50
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    Cue Crafty, you sure someone hasn’t swapped your cue ball over? Seems a helluva big loss. I’ve noticed that my cue balls lose weight over time but nothing as excessive as yours.
    PS. Can’t seem to get your link to take me to a cue ball.

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  • Neil Taperell
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    I bought a new white from Craftsman ....I think !

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  • Cue crafty
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    fellow snooker nerds will hopefully find this amusing - I washed and cleaned my set of TC's today and noted a few small yellow marks on the cue ball that wouldn't scrub off, on closer inspection they looked to be tiny chips. So it prompted me to weigh it, i knew it was slightly lower last year than the rest about 138g compared to an average 142g for the rest of the set, I was slightly shocked when it only weighed in at 134g!!

    Amazing how these cue balls loose mass over time. I had heard that Martin Chesworth will check a cue ball weight and find one thats a match, so looked them up on Ebay where there was a ?13.95 buy it now but also a make an offer choice, so I thought why not? Not too cheekily at all I offered ?12.95 but also stated in the comment that if I could have a 142g ball i'd happily pay full price. My offer was rejected with no message other than rejected... Then i realised (rather late) that there was also a ?3.50 delivery charge too! He really is a tight git.

    Found another seller doing the same ball for ?12.95 including delivery https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/allenronn...p2047675.l2559

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  • inevermissblue
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    In terms of keeping them tip top. I recommend that you use autoglym super resin polish for the object balls and aramith ball cleaner for the cue ball.
    you just need to wash the set first with warm slightly soapy water and rinse. Then when they are dry, dab a drop of the cleaner/ polish onto half the set and rub the cream into the balls individually until they are completely covered. Try not to use too much per ball. Wait until they dry to a chalky residue and then buff with a microfiber cloth.
    They become squeaky clean and they play a whole lot better.

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  • presprout
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    Depending on the accuracy of your scales, and how they round up, you could be looking at a range from 139.50g to 141.49g. Which is sort of 2G. I definitely wouldn't worry about that, they are good enough. Just get some scales accurate to +- 5g. Then they will all be bang on.

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  • The Artful Dodger
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    Originally posted by The Artful Dodger View Post
    Have a old set of TC balls myself. Must be about 15 years old.. perhaps more. Got them new for 35 quid (club cost price back then) .. never thought to weigh them but will when i find some scales. Might have to change the cue ball though as its going a funny shade .. sort of yellowish but not.
    So finally dug out some scales on this and All the balls weighed in at 141 except the white, black and blue which weighed in at 140 - so quite happy to have a 1g set of balls. Caveat: This does assume that my kitchen scales are accurate.

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  • DeanH
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    I think when the paint and pigment industry stopped using lead in their formula it has been difficult maintaining brilliant white.
    I used to work in an artist paint factory many years ago and it was an interesting time

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  • The Artful Dodger
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    It started off more of a creamy white...def got yellow tinge to it now. Will be interesting to weigh the set tho

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  • DeanH
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    Originally posted by The Artful Dodger View Post
    Have a old set of TC balls myself. Must be about 15 years old.. perhaps more. Got them new for 35 quid (club cost price back then) .. never thought to weigh them but will when i find some scales. Might have to change the cue ball though as its going a funny shade .. sort of yellowish but not.
    most cue balls are a yellowish white colour, if they are brilliant white I think they might be the premier ball?

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