AzB Silver Member
I play better with red circle as well. It is far easier to move than the measle ball.
The problem with this response is that it doesn't say why or how one ball is different from another. Heavier, lighter, different surface, faster wear, different density profile, ... which of these is different and how does it affect play?I always wondered what the difference was between all the cue balls so I sent an Aramith distributor on Ebay an email and asked them, here is the answer I got back, copy and pasted from my emails. Hopefully this will explain some of the differences........
THE BLUE DOT AND THE RED DOT ARE THE SAME EXCEPT FOR THE DOTS. THE DOT BALLS ARE MADE OUT OF THE SAME MATERIAL. THE OTHER 2 ARE MADE OUT OF DIFFERENT MATERIALS AND HIT DIFFERENTLY. THE RED CIRCLE IS USED ON DIAMOND TABLES AND IN MAJOR TOURNAMENTS THAT USE THE DIAMOND TABLES. THE RED LOGO WAS THE BALL OF CHOICE BEFORE PRO CUP ( 6 RED SPOTS ) TV BALL CAME OUT AND REPLACED IT. YOU WOULD HAVE TO HIT ONE OF THEM TO FEEL THE DIFFERENCE. THE GREEN ARAMITH LOGO AND GREEN COUGAR CUE BALL HIT MORE LIKE THE RED DOT CUE BALL AND ARE MAGNETIC CUE BALLS FOR COIN OP TABLES. THE OTHERS ARE NOT FOR COIN OP TABLES. THERE IS ALSO A ARAMITH CROWN STANDARD CUE BALL WHICH IS THERE CHEAPEST CUE BALL THAT HITS LIKE THE RED DOT.
The problem with this response is that it doesn't say why or how one ball is different from another. Heavier, lighter, different surface, faster wear, different density profile, ... which of these is different and how does it affect play?
But I think all of the big-table cue balls are made from phenolic resin.It DOES tell you the difference, it tells you the balls are made out of different material, which of course will affect the way it hits.