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Do we still need different cue balls on tv? - 04-30-2020, 11:21 PM

So with high def cameras and such. Do we still need different colored balls just for tv etc? Could you just use regular colored balls and be able to see them fine? I am assuming if this is the case we just use them because it is the way it has been done.
  
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05-01-2020, 12:16 AM

The balls need bigger numbers and/or distinguishing markings not chromatic calibration.
  
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05-01-2020, 12:38 AM

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The balls need bigger numbers and/or distinguishing markings not chromatic calibration.
Then why are these balls colored this way?

4 and 12: purple (TV: pink)1

7 and 15: maroon (TV: tan)1
  
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05-01-2020, 12:51 AM

You'll have to ask the ball marketeers.
  
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05-01-2020, 04:28 AM

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Then why are these balls colored this way?

4 and 12: purple (TV: pink)1

7 and 15: maroon (TV: tan)1
Purple and maroon have less rolling resistance.....
  
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05-01-2020, 05:41 AM

What's wrong with everyone's tvs? Mine shows the regular colors just fine...never understood why the push for "tv balls". The measle ball was developed so people could see the spin put on different shots, which is fine by me.


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05-01-2020, 05:42 AM

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05-01-2020, 09:53 AM

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What's wrong with everyone's tvs? Mine shows the regular colors just fine...never understood why the push for "tv balls".
It wasn't always like that. Still to this day, unless it's something along the lines of a major tournament where they can use lights bright enough to be seen from space, it can be hard to gauge which dark ball is which.

I don't know why people (not you in particular) get so very upset at the TV colors which have been around for the last 30+ years. Is that unnerving to have a pink colored ball? Are people really that insecure?

I don't like the Cyclops TV colors but if I attend tournaments that use them I might as well be used to them. The "Black" set is the only one I am avoiding solely because of the purple 5. Eventually I might cave but that day is far from now as I won't be playing in the Mosconi Cup.



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05-01-2020, 10:34 AM

Seriously I could care less. If every ball was pink and said you are a girl when I hit the ball into the pocket I would not care. It would still be pool. I was asking on the technical side of things.Just doing what I always do trying to find out everything I can about whatever I am interested in. This means asking 50,000 questions. Some of them similar or the same but asked in different ways. In a few months I should have more knowledge than a majority of players.
  
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05-01-2020, 10:36 AM

Realllly?? Again??????
  
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05-01-2020, 03:22 PM

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What's wrong with everyone's tvs? Mine shows the regular colors just fine...never understood why the push for "tv balls". The measle ball was developed so people could see the spin put on different shots, which is fine by me.
I have to agree with you, my TV showed the old colors just fine.
As for the colors on those CYCLOPS things...grrr. The 1st tournament I played in I'm glad I showed up early to hit some balls. I had to look at the 6 and 7 to be sure which one I was shooting next. I'm pretty sure they were given to the BCAPL because of sponsorship, nothing else.
When you play pool for 5 to 8 hours per day and get used to certain colors, it will throw you off temporarily when they switch up the colors. I feel it is just marketing, how else can you keep inventing new sets of balls? JMHO



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05-01-2020, 03:27 PM

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... In a few months I should have more knowledge than a majority of players.
Not many pool players around there eh?

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05-01-2020, 07:20 PM

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...snip... In a few months I should have more knowledge than a majority of players.
In the pool world, all that matters is if you can make the shot. It doesn't matter if you know everything about the history of the game. Making the shot is the equalizer. Its a great thing. The players in the pool hall are extremely diverse. From street bums to rocket scientist's and everything in between. Everyone generally gets along because everyone is on equal footing at the table, and all that matters is making the ball.
  
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Never needed a change. Marketing run amuk.
Damn straight. In the words of Ray Barboni (from Get Shorty) what a bunch of F*nckin' B.S. Just my $.02 ..


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05-01-2020, 09:53 PM

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What's wrong with everyone's tvs? Mine shows the regular colors just fine...never understood why the push for "tv balls". The measle ball was developed so people could see the spin put on different shots, which is fine by me.
I agree.

I've always been able to tell which ball is which on TV with the regular colors.

And, FWIW, I HATE that measle ball.


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