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11-08-2018, 10:35 AM

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I have heard Cyclop cannot duplicate the measles ball as the all dot design is proprietary to Aramith. As for the depth of the rectangles and circles, I kinda like it. It's different and you really do not notice it when you are playing. We shall see what the final verdict is from the players at Derby City this year.
Likely the same as each time a change is made: some like it and some dont.

In 2003, nobody liked the measles ball. Now, they yearn for it.

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11-08-2018, 11:49 AM

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I'm not sure what the purpose is for the three giant number balls (eight, nine and ten) and the cue ball with dots and squares is a little confusing as well. I hope they play better than they look. There's probably a dozen people on here who could create a more aesthetic design for pool balls that is pleasing to the eye.
I think it was made to have onlookers react as in "hey look at what that guy is playing with". Would be a hit to those that like sparkly paint on their cars and 22" chrome spinny wheels.


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11-08-2018, 11:52 AM

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I think it was made to have onlookers react as in "hey look at what that guy is playing with". Would be a hit to those that like sparkly paint on their cars and 22" chrome spinny wheels.
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11-08-2018, 03:52 PM

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I have heard Cyclop cannot duplicate the measles ball as the all dot design is proprietary to Aramith. As for the depth of the rectangles and circles, I kinda like it. It's different and you really do not notice it when you are playing. We shall see what the final verdict is from the players at Derby City this year.


So the Derby City Classic flyer says the event is using Cyclop TV cue balls. When I purchased a single red dot Cyclop cueball a couple years ago it was called a TV cueball. I would like to know for sure what cueball will be used in the Derby? Cyclop's version of a measles ball, or the single red dot ball?
  
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11-08-2018, 04:01 PM

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So the Derby City Classic flyer says the event is using Cyclop TV cue balls. When I purchased a single red dot Cyclop cueball a couple years ago it was called a TV cueball. I would like to know for sure what cueball will be used in the Derby? Cyclop's version of a measles ball, or the single red dot ball?
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11-08-2018, 04:36 PM

We have new sets of these balls at the club I play at. I was told by Greg that all tables at DCC will have the Hyperion TV colored balls with their version of the measles ball.

They seem to play good and consistent so far. A little to adjust to just because of the color. I dont mind as I bought a set of regular and TV colors when Diamond first started using them.


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11-10-2018, 08:06 AM

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have u rolled them on your little rampy thing?
I roll tested the Hyperion Cue Ball, Single Dot Cyclop Cue Ball and the Aramith Measle Ball.

Rolling from the end rail to the foot rail, the Single Dot Cyclop Cue Ball rebounded off the foot rail the farthest with the Hyperion Cue Ball rebounding the second farthest and the Measle Ball a very close third.

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11-10-2018, 08:10 AM

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I roll tested the Hyperion Cue Ball, Single Dot Cyclop Cue Ball and the Aramith Measle Ball.

Rolling from the end rail to the foot rail, the Single Dot Cyclop Cue Ball rebounded off the foot rail the farthest with the Hyperion Cue Ball rebounding the second farthest and the Measle Ball a very close third.

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Nice test.

Just wondering about the condition of the balls, specifically if like one of them was fresh from the factory as opposed to a ball that had a few miles on it.

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11-10-2018, 10:04 AM

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Nice test.

Just wondering about the condition of the balls, specifically if like one of them was fresh from the factory as opposed to a ball that had a few miles on it.

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Both Cyclop balls are new with very little play on them. The Aramith ball is fairly new with some play on it; nothing significant. All three went for a cycle in my ball polisher prior to the test.


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11-10-2018, 10:13 AM

Not only are they strange looking but in all my years around this game(approx. 42yrs) i've never heard of balls "breaking/chipping" besides Cyclop. I'm talking about during play and not thru abuse. I'm a Centennial/Aramith guy and always will be. BTW, i'm NOT a fan of either company's T.V. color sets.
  
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11-10-2018, 10:19 AM

Those cue balls appear to be different sizes.

Does seyberts sell that 'rampy thing'?
  
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11-10-2018, 10:32 AM

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I roll tested the Hyperion Cue Ball, Single Dot Cyclop Cue Ball and the Aramith Measle Ball.
How many times with each ball?
  
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11-10-2018, 10:34 AM

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Those cue balls appear to be different sizes.

Does seyberts sell that 'rampy thing'?
LMAO!!!

I'm pretty sure I got it from Classic Billiards.


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11-10-2018, 10:35 AM

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Why they think that thick clear coating on the cue balls is a good idea is beyond me. It has been like that on all of their cue balls that I can recall and it is beyond distracting. I know it doesn't bother some people as much or at all, but I don't know of a single person that actually prefers it so it just makes no sense to do when so many dislike it to varying degrees.
My understanding is that the coating on the cue ball is required for the Diamond Smart Tables to read the cue ball and drop it into the cue ball return. That's why they work with red circle cue balls and not measle cue balls.


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11-10-2018, 10:35 AM

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How many times with each ball?
Four times; same results.


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