Sometimes you see something that catches your eye and the only real reason is “why not”
At first sight, this set that I picked up from another collector just may qualify for that answer:
Then....you pull out your jeweler’s scale and put them to the the test of weight....and find they are remarkably within 1.0 grams across all 16 balls. And they are not silk screened numbers or coloring. Roll tests with the stimpmeter are perfect. Zero rolloff. A resin compound that cleans up well with minimal contact abrasions. Throw and skids are non existent with a clean cue ball....
Verdict: if it catches your eye and you like it, then buy them and play them. Bright colors. Bright whites that will make your table lighting look expensive The balls - Inexpensive. Something different. Just for fun.
I picked up this first set and was a little disappointed in that the solids are so white you mistake them for the cue ball. I wonder if the second set with the more colorful solids might be a bit more fun playing them with the lights out. Have you tried both sets?
Greetings, pool and billiard ball geniuses,
I humbly ask that you impart upon me the secrets of ball cleaning and polishing. I have in my possession now my one and only full-size pool ball set, a lightly used (home use), approximately five year old set of Aramith Premier balls.
I also have Aramith Ball Cleaner and Ball Restorer.
I tried cleaning the cue ball first, which was the dirtiest, mostly chalk. It cleaned up OK, so far. But, here's the thing. When I put a drop of the ball cleaner on the ball and start rubbing with the microfiber cloth, the cleaner just disappears into the cloth; it's absorbed quickly.
Should I have a small patch of microfiber that will eventually become saturated with cleaner?
Hello again, jv.
I know I’ve covered (nearly) every tip and trick over the last few weeks with posts in #1090, #1092 and #1115 but seemed to have withheld that little tidbit of disappearing cleaner on the microfiber towel
Real quick, sir:
NO....you don’t need or want the microfiber towel to become saturated. Not even close. With your one fingertip under the towel and a micro-amount of Ball Cleaner on the towel, you will have enough product there to do one entire ball. Possibly 3 balls depending on the ball brand and what you’re cleaning (from) the ball.
I’d also recommend the tiniest spritz of detailer on the fingertip area of your MF towel first when doing a whole set of 16 balls. Makes the ARAMITH product last longer and work better with minimal abrasion.
Patience. And not much pressure. ALWAYS polish lovingly with a clean MF towel after