Unless you have a perfect table with perfect cloth and perfect cushions, why do you need perfect balls? What should be asked of yourself is what is the best value for my money and for my intended purpose?
Let's say for example your table is on a concrete slab with no carpet. Do you want to take a chance of a $400 set of balls bouncing off that concrete floor? They do get accidentally dropped . They do occasionally jump off the table . They're not going to stay very nice for long.
I played four years with the aramith crown standards. When I bought them they were 55 bucks. They are now one hundred bucks a set. But they are very good ball.
When I do get another set, I'm going to look hard into the Dynasphere balls. Been hearing some very good things about them.
I see what you are saying but, I would have to disagree in a positive way. I took a break from pool for 2 decades. When I left Efren was winning everything and the biggest money pool had ever had was at the pinnacle.
When I returned ( an entirely different story) som much had changed. Revo, many, low deflection shafts and diamond becomes the table. I was like wow. Also new balls are on the market. Not mention pocket angles and pocket size had changed. Entirely different game. It’s still pool but it’s a different game.
I got my table and had to make a choice on balls. I took the safe route and got centennials. Again when I left the sport, only pool halls had centennials. If you were lucky to have a table you got whatever they provided with the table. I personally was never impressed with centennials. I didn’t get the great attraction. That was after about 6 months of sold play. The get scuff marks, they attract dirt and grime. As far as looks, I have soft spot in my heart for the game so I guess they look ok? The cue ball would take burn marks off the cue. Especially during miscues. It actually takes a little time with polish and a rag to get those off. My diamond ball polisher won’t remove them. Then the measle ball. Same damn thing. Then the red circle. Ahah! I found my favorite cue ball. Then the predators came out. I liked the looks of the balls but was skeptical. So I ordered the cue ball. I played it and it played great. It stayed clean and I happen to like the black triangles because you get the same effect of the red measel without the overwhelming red circles and distraction. Big, big pluses! I received the rest of the ball set for my birthday. I was very happy. They play just like you would expect the balls to play without the grime and the clinging to the other balls. You can draw again because it’s predictable.
I know there have been tests in the past on ball sets but, I would like to see a current one with the Arcos in the lineup and see how they measure up. Highly surprised if they are not at the top.
They are that good! I give credit where credit is due. I hear lots of great things about the tungstens also. Haven’t hit those. But, I can’t image they would measure up but, love to see how they all measure up in real tests.
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