Sure you're not thinking about the Tungsten set? The Bronze are the traditional color set. Really nice balls.
I asked Aramith not once but twice and both times(they answered quickly btw) they said the arcos2 balls uses same formula as SAP & Centennial balls. Said Duramith is reserved for their top Aramith-brand balls. I'm not going all 'tin-foil hat squad' and try to read more into this. I like the looks of the Pred. balls but i also think they are getting a premium $$ for the name.While Arcos II balls are made to same "specifications" perhaps of the Super Pro balls, the letter everyone is referencing does not discuss the "Formula" for the resin. The specifications could refer to roundness, weight, color tolerances etc...
I wrote to Saluc / Aramith directly and on their site and they NEVER responded.
I wrote to Predator to ask about this and here was their reply to me on Monday, July 19, 2021...
"Thank you for contacting Predator Group, and for your inquiry about Predator Arcos 2 pool balls. We teamed up with Aramith who is manufacturing Predator balls to our specifications. We use a unique formula that makes the Predator Arcos II balls the best for performance play. As a result Predator Arcos II balls are highly accurate and durable."
My specific question to BOTH companies was "Do the Arcos II balls use Duramith technology resin or some other formulation?" Predator, while not specifically answering my question, did insist that their formula is "unique". That implies it is NOT Duramith OR Super Pro formulation. Is it better or less than either of these? I don't know.
Obviously Aramith is making $$$ on the concept of Duramith and would not want to lose that marketing mystique. Predator could use the exact same process and formula with virtually ANY small change and call it a "unique formula". Maybe 1/1000th shade lighter or darker white base resin, and call it "Unique".
Either way, Predator INSISTS that their formula is unique.
I prefer Aramith Tournament over the Brunswick Centennial, but either one is excellent.9ball5032 said:
If you can afford it:
1. Predator Arcos II
2. Aramith Tournament
1. Aramith Tournament (Uses Duramith)
2. Predator Arcos II (A step below according to Aramith)
"The Arcos II set is made for Predator with the same specifications as the Super Aramith Pro set."
And the Aramith Tournament set can be had for $100.00 less!
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