14.1 & One Pocket Addict
First I'd like to say thanks to many of you. The information I glean from this site is amazing. (as long as I avoid some of the high drama threads in other sections! Hehe)
Question for Sean: you mentioned on page one of this thread that the six dot measles is trademarked by Aramith. Yet I got a measles ball from Seyberts that was not Aramith and has six dots. Was going to post a link, but son of a gun, it is no longer on the web site that I can find.
Curious as to what I have. I'll try and weigh it soon for comparison sakes. In your experience, what are the primary deficiencies of a knock-off ball?
I will chime in with what I have found of the imposter.
The size, weight, and color are not correct.
Steve's right -- if you've any experience with a genuine Aramith Pro-Cup (measles) ball, the imposter ball looks and feels incorrect. (Steve, that imposter ball you speak of -- was that the same ball in one of the "spare" sets of balls at the 14.1 Challenge booth? If so, I did notice a big difference when I hit a couple racks with it -- it didn't "feel" like a genuine measles ball at all.)
Also, I don't know if you guys noticed, but Aramith (or Saluc, rather) is getting pretty aggressive in their "avoid the imposters" campaign:
I recall seeing a couple ads already in the major pool magazines about this.
And, other than the obviously-different Sterling knock-off of the Aramith Pro-Cup ball (link provided previously, and which does have 8 red spots compared to the measles' 6, so that it's not "obviously intending" to mislead customers into thinking it's the real mccoy), most have been yanked from availability, probably due to Saluc's intervention. I respect Seyberts (and PoolDawg) for acting quickly when being notified that they're offering for sale a counterfeit of a trademarked product.