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Ordered a Ball Marker - 03-24-2019, 07:54 AM

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03-24-2019, 08:01 AM

Thanks for the link. I've just used a piece of chalk with one of the edges as the reference. This looks much more professional and might be more accurate. I might have to get one myself.


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03-24-2019, 08:07 AM

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Thanks for the link. I've just used a piece of chalk with one of the edges as the reference. This looks much more professional and might be more accurate. I might have to get one myself.
If you use two pieces of chalk 90 degrees from each other it's quite accurate.

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03-24-2019, 08:22 AM

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03-24-2019, 08:35 AM

A ball marker should be able to provide several functions. Obviously it should let you hold a ball's position while cleaning it.

It should also allow you to measure whether a ball can be spotted. For this, the snooker markers are half a ball diameter in width in one direction. That's the wrong width for a pool ball.

It should help you to mark a ball's position and put a ball back in that position. Some of the snooker markers have a thin layer that is mostly under the ball with a small semi-circle cut out where the ball sits. It is fairly easy to mark the center of that small semi-circle after removing the ball. This function also allows you to spot a ball exactly on its spot when that's important and to see whether the center of the ball is to one side of a a line

It should allow you to see whether the edge of the ball is over a line. This is done by standing the marker on its edge and bringing the end up to the ball.

If you aren't interested in any of the secondary functions, two pieces of chalk work nicely. If you're going to the trouble of getting a ball marker, it may as well be a good one.


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03-24-2019, 12:21 PM

This one's a much better price ($4.73) and also includes with free shipping:

http://www.suntekstore.com/goods-130...Pool+Ball.html

Mine arrived from China less than a week after ordering, and it's not only beautiful, flawlessly clear acrylic, but it's dead-on accurate with regard to an extremely perfect fit against the standard 2 1/4 cue ball. Not a whisker of a gap.

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03-24-2019, 12:34 PM

I have the one Arnaldo posted and love it. I use it at home all the time for the wwyd threads. If I see a situation I want to mark to practice, I slide this under the balls, and then put a doughnut in the center of the half circle of the clear plastic. It might seem like overkill, but itís way, way, way, easier to mark the balls this way then simply picking them up and sticking a doughnut underneath.
  
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03-24-2019, 03:19 PM

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This one's a much better price ($4.73) and also includes with free shipping:

http://www.suntekstore.com/goods-130...Pool+Ball.html

Mine arrived from China less than a week after ordering, and it's not only beautiful, flawlessly clear acrylic, but it's dead-on accurate with regard to an extremely perfect fit against the standard 2 1/4 cue ball. Not a whisker of a gap.

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Thanks for the link. I just went ahead and bought one.


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I have the one Arnaldo posted and love it. I use it at home all the time for the wwyd threads. If I see a situation I want to mark to practice, I slide this under the balls, and then put a doughnut in the center of the half circle of the clear plastic. It might seem like overkill, but itís way, way, way, easier to mark the balls this way then simply picking them up and sticking a doughnut underneath.
I can't use doughnuts... I just end up eating them.


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03-24-2019, 05:00 PM

Best ball marker I know of is from Gibbi Tkatch. Itís small butt has weight. Thereís an indent where you can use a finger to hold it down while you place or remove the ball.

Itís what you see being used at CSI events.

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Best ball marker I know of is from Gibbi Tkatch. Itís small butt has weight. Thereís an indent where you can use a finger to hold it down while you place or remove the ball.

Itís what you see being used at CSI events.

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I contacted Gibbi directly. He works the Tiger booth at many shows, and heíll be a ref at the US Open 9-ball next month. You can find him on The Book of Faces.


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This one's a much better price ($4.73) and also includes with free shipping:

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Mine arrived from China less than a week after ordering, and it's not only beautiful, flawlessly clear acrylic, but it's dead-on accurate with regard to an extremely perfect fit against the standard 2 1/4 cue ball. Not a whisker of a gap.

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Is the width correct for measuring spot clearance?


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Is the width correct for measuring spot clearance?
Bob, I just measured mine with inch dial calipers. None of the dimensions are are close to any inch fraction. Then I switched to my metric dial calipers. The part was designed in mm. The dimensions are 80 mm x 40 mm x 12 mm. All 3 dims are pretty much on the nose (plus 0/minus .05 to .10 mm).
  
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