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The ProRailbird 04-27-2016 09:03 PM

Awesome thread !

Thanks for sharing all the pics & info!

bsmutz 04-28-2016 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K2Kraze (Post 5534393)
Hello ----

Well, the answer may very well "depend" on what you're used to playing (games) and on what size (table). It's all relative I think.

If we disregard that for a moment, and say you indeed rack 21 balls like this baseball set I'll post again (for reference only), it will definitely force you to change your game play somewhat more along the lines of a straight pool player --- move balls. Nudge balls into a certain position. Fix groups or clumps or clusters. More accurate cue ball "positioning" and les cue ball "travel". Plus, if you did play Baseball with a set of 21 balls, it can add a fun scoring element.

I don't think 21 balls on an 8' table is "too many" and for sure not too many on a 9'.

Try it :-)

Thanks to both of you for your replies! After reading the 2nd one, I realized that I've played snooker hundreds of times and even had my own 10' snooker table for a few years. I used to play with the larger pool balls on the snooker table, but never played snooker on the 9' pool table I had at the same time. Now that I just have the 9' table, I can see that having 21 object balls wouldn't be that big of a deal. I think one day soon I will try it. Thanks!

AlienObserver 04-28-2016 05:01 PM

Hello everybody, great thread.

Is there a set of balls for american pool without the numbers on the balls? Like the 1 would be a solid yellow ball (like the yellow in snooker), the 2 would be a solid blue etc etc, the 9 would be a stripe yellow but without the number etc??

I have notice (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) that I have memorised and I don't need the numbers of the balls for some years now and I was wondering about a set like that, I would imagine it would look "cleaner" than having numbers on them that I don't even need...

Rubik's Cube 04-28-2016 05:08 PM

Good evening, sir.

I'm pleased you're enjoying the thread. :)

There is indeed the exact set you are seeking available for $69 on Ebay, they're called Prestige balls. Please don't buy up all the stock, though, I'm trying to arrange for a set to be sent to me in England and only 200 were produced.

Kind regards,
RC.

Rubik's Cube 04-28-2016 05:12 PM

Actually, the colours are not exactly matching on the Prestige set. Perhaps a better option, sir, would be to purchase a personalised set of balls from Ozone Billiards and just request that the balls remain blank.

AlienObserver 04-28-2016 05:18 PM

Thank you for your info!

K2Kraze 04-28-2016 06:58 PM

Pool ball collecting.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AlienObserver (Post 5535498)
Hello everybody, great thread.



Is there a set of balls for american pool without the numbers on the balls? Like the 1 would be a solid yellow ball (like the yellow in snooker), the 2 would be a solid blue etc etc, the 9 would be a stripe yellow but without the number etc??



I have notice (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) that I have memorised and I don't need the numbers of the balls for some years now and I was wondering about a set like that, I would imagine it would look "cleaner" than having numbers on them that I don't even need...



As RC mentioned already, the Prestige ball set is the unnumbered pool set that would fit the bill. The quality isn't Aramith, but they do play quite nicely for the reasonable offering price AND the gentleman that had those manufactured does a fine, fine job of personalized customer service that I can vouch for personally :-)

Here the balls are again striking a pose...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...62d2fde9a0.jpg

AlienObserver 04-29-2016 04:53 AM

Wonderful looking balls! I wish they had the aramith quality too! I'm so used to the Aramith Pro Cup Tv set and I don't think I could change the quality... If only Aramith accepted custom orders!!!

K2Kraze 04-29-2016 05:34 AM

Pool ball collecting.
 
I certainly understand and know what you mean about getting "used to" certain high-quality balls and the way they play. It's a challenge at times to play with anything (different) having to figure out the small changes in play.

One thing I've discovered as a collector and caretaker of ball sets over the last few years, is that having many different types of balls to actually "play" with has changed my perspective and appreciation for all of the possibility that is out there. Sure there are (sometimes) slight play differences noted with lesser quality and lower priced sets - HOWEVER, if they are kept cleaned and polished with the same materials (say Aramith Ball Cleaner for example) as every other set you own, the enjoyment you will most likely derive from playing and literally experiencing a set that catches your eye or your heart so to speak, will pale in comparison to any other play difference noted. Plus, you will be able to quickly assess and ADJUST to the change you may notice no matter how slight like you do already with things like humidity, tables and even the lighting.

The quality issue will quickly disappear while the smile remains long after. Plus, you will surely appreciate that favorite, high quality ball set of yours even more when you put away the "fun" play sets.

Try it. You'll be glad you did.

K ~






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K2Kraze 04-30-2016 08:38 PM

Pool ball collecting.
 
Every so often the opportunity (or necessity) arises to have three, four or even five players in on one game. Not GOLF. EIGHT BALL [emoji16]

I know.....I've heard all the arguments. The table is too crowded with balls. Not enjoyable with more than 2 players. I don't like cutthroat games. Who has that many different balls anyway....and so on.

Since when has this game ever been about comfort and boredom I ask? Mix things up a bit and you'll be surprised to find just how such a deceptively simple "game of balls" can bring out nuances and thoughts you never realized you were capable of before playing this way [emoji41]

Mr. Jack Swearman had the same idea when he developed a ball set for just the gaggle of goofballs nutty enough to toss 17, 18 or even 22 balls on the table and make a game of it. Here I present to you the 29 Ball Color Set that Jack had commissioned - complete with it's very own 16-ball diamond rack....and multiple game rules for various players and a few unique games like "Two Ball Colour Wipeout".

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...fdecae60fb.jpg

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This ball set plays remarkable well when using the Aramith Tournament cue ball or the new Cyclop red dot cue ball I might add. No skids. No sliding. Beauty in motion.

Next, I'll post up some pictures of custom sets I have assembled using only Aramith unnumbered balls for similar games - for those somewhat demanding lads that insist it's either Aramith or nothing.

5 guys playing eight ball - and not using silly cutthroat rules - is something to experience. Especially when you play for $10 per person - or so I've been told.

K


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Rubik's Cube 05-01-2016 05:15 AM

Another fantastic set of balls, K2K, and one which I've never seen before so that is particularly pleasing. :)

It brought to mind the Harlequin set that often crops up online. Do you have a set of these, sir, or know anything about them? The accompanying photograph on Ebay is always so blurred it's tough to make anything out.

Kind regards,
RC.

Rubik's Cube 05-01-2016 07:19 AM

I've just been trying to find out a bit more about those innovative Eagle Pool Balls, K2K, but apart from a YouTube tutorial haven't had much success. Their website www.eaglepoolballs.com bounces back as unopenable so I'm guessing the company has ceased trading?

I sincerely hope that's not the case. Do you have any more information, sir?

K2Kraze 05-01-2016 07:36 AM

Ah, the Aramith Harlequin set. Promoted as the "Family Card Playing Games" on the box and throughout their unique rule set :-)

Here is an excerpt from the actual rule set....which they touted having over 30 new playing games and perhaps the first "new" pool games created in the past 75 years.

"Family Card Pool Games are family games for all ages, played on any pocket pool table of any dimension using specially designed pool balls, playing cards, dice and the Family Card Pool Games rules. Family Card Pool Games are exciting ways for families to enjoy activities together, without computers or TV screens. For those in the family not yet old enough to actually shoot the pool ball, these junior players can handle the playing cards, roll the dice, keep score and surely help develop the best game strategies."

Without further adieu, here are my Aramith Harlequins...
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...f0a77d2fbb.jpg

K


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K2Kraze 05-01-2016 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubik's Cube (Post 5537746)
I've just been trying to find out a bit more about those innovative Eagle Pool Balls, K2K, but apart from a YouTube tutorial haven't had much success. Their website www.eaglepoolballs.com bounces back as unopenable so I'm guessing the company has ceased trading?

I sincerely hope that's not the case. Do you have any more information, sir?



Why yes I do, RC :-)

PM coming your way soon...

K

K2Kraze 05-02-2016 07:21 PM

Here are a few more pics of the things that come with the Aramith Harlequin ball set for your perusal...

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http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...1b56d352d2.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...e5d06d8358.jpg

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