Originally Posted by poolfreek
Re: Calling BS on my post
As with most message boards there are always people that will look only for fault in what you post and not honestly analyze the content and give just an opinion of what they think.
That's what I did, honestly analyzed the content and gave you my opinion.
You just didn't like the opinion
I wasn't looking to bust your balls, it's just that bit about the shadow of the logo just seemed a bit over the top.
Like maybe you were determined to find fault in the cyclop cue ball, where no fault existed.
I didn't really find anything objectionable about the rest of what you wrote, so I didn't mention it.
But actually, there is one other thing I gotta get off my chest.
I think a lot of players have a giant misconception about skid, and throw. Not specifically directed at you,
but at anyone reading about these skids.
To the best of my knowledge throw has nothing to do with the composition of the balls
Doesn't matter if it's made of phenolic resin, ivory, stone, or steel.
Throw is a result of the friction on the ball surface. This is how Dr. Dave defines it in his articles:
Throw is the change in object ball (OB) direction due to sliding friction forces between the cue
ball (CB) and OB during impact.
So when people are talking about "This ball throws more than the other", the only way that happens
is if the ball is 'stickier' or has a rougher surface than the others. It's NOT because cyclop uses
a slightly different phenolic resin formula than aramith. If it's happening at all (and not just confirmation bias),
the first place to look is at the surface of the ball, look at the chalk (both hand chalk and cue chalk),
look at the cleaner used on the balls, look at the cleaner used on the tables. It's nothing to do
with whatever's under the surface of the ball.
As a fellow pool player I was truly looking for what you all though about the subject and to bring a collective of information to the table, not to get in a pissing match, but thank you for the warm welcome to the community.
Welcome to the community, sorry your first exchange with people on here sucked.
I'd like to say it gets better but it pretty much doesn't. Almost anything anyone says on here
can and will be disagreed with, no matter how carefully researched or how articulate or polite you are.
You need thick skin to post here.