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We're cyclop balls replaced by dynasphere? Any reviews on dynasphere? - 06-13-2020, 02:57 PM

Are the cyclop balls being replaced by dynasphere?

Also has any one tried any of the new dynasphere balls? Was thinking about picking up a set.
  
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06-13-2020, 03:53 PM

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Are the cyclop balls being replaced by dynasphere?

Also has any one tried any of the new dynasphere balls? Was thinking about picking up a set.
A good question. I see that the Cyclop website seems to be closed:

www.cyclop-billiards.com

The Dynasphere site implies that their manufacturer is the same as Cyclop but Dynasphere itself is a Belgian company.


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06-13-2020, 04:22 PM

Cyclop is still alive and well. I'm told their website being down has something to do with the COVID situation there. Dynashperes are produced by the same manufacturer that produces Cyclop.


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06-13-2020, 08:00 PM

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Cyclop is still alive and well. I'm told their website being down has something to do with the COVID situation there. Dynashperes are produced by the same manufacturer that produces Cyclop.
Do cyclops roll ok on GC I Ball return tracks? Asking for a friend.
  
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06-13-2020, 08:14 PM

I picked up an extra set of Cyclop balls when i had gotten my table 3yrs ago. Still in the box. Maybe a waste of money there.
  
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06-13-2020, 09:14 PM

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Do cyclops roll ok on GC I Ball return tracks? Asking for a friend.

Why wouldn’t they?


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Why wouldn’t they?
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06-14-2020, 06:01 AM

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Are the cyclop balls being replaced by dynasphere?



Also has any one tried any of the new dynasphere balls? Was thinking about picking up a set.


Hello, tuffstuff -

Yes, a few of us have posted pics and thoughts of various Dynasphere ball sets over in the Pool Ball Collecting thread.

May I suggest heading over there for a scroll beginning with post # 1618 from 5/4/2020 and seeing what has been said



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Dynasphere - 06-14-2020, 10:08 AM

Adrian Wang is mentioned as the son of XinBiing Rubber's owner on the website "about us" page. They also own Vigma, I believe. Maybe they are making the balls in China for this Belgian company. That Hyatt Ball company Bob Simpson helped them develop higher phenolic content is also mentioned.
  
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06-14-2020, 10:32 AM

These aren’t as ugly as Aramith’s Black design but they sure do qualify for 2nd place.


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06-14-2020, 08:29 PM

They look horrible.


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06-15-2020, 11:53 AM

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These aren’t as ugly as Aramith’s Black design but they sure do qualify for 2nd place.
It could be worse, Dynasphere design with Aramith Black color combo.
  
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06-17-2020, 02:26 PM

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Yes, a few of us have posted pics and thoughts of various Dynasphere ball sets over in the Pool Ball Collecting thread...
Are those your set? If so, did you notice the crack under the finish on the cueball, or is that an artifact in the image?



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06-20-2020, 09:39 PM

No word from Aramith yet.

Did pick up a set of dynasphere tungsten balls. So far they seem nice and can't beat the price on them.

Odd thing also they don't get the marks like the Super pros and dont get marks from the leather drop pockets.
  
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06-20-2020, 10:10 PM

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No word from Aramith yet.

Did pick up a set of dynasphere tungsten balls. So far they seem nice and can't beat the price on them.

Odd thing also they don't get the marks like the Super pros and dont get marks from the leather drop pockets.
Can you post some pics?

I replaced my Cyclop skittles balls with centennials and regret it, and would like to get new Cyclop balls but they seem to be getting hard to come by. I don't especially like the look of the dynasphere platinums. Can't find any pics of the tungsten set, maybe they will do the trick.

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Never mind. Found them on the Olhausen site and ordered some. Hopefully they're comparable to the Cyclop quality. If they are they are a steal.

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