Pool Ball Weights

pt109

WO double hemlock
Silver Member
A crafty machinist somewhere should make some sort of half spherical jig to test roundness. I assume that's what the ball makers used in the old days.
I bought a spherical micrometer at a trade show years ago….but they never shipped it. Next trade show, I mentioned it to them.
They couldn’t find any details of the transaction…I had used my visa…but I didn’t feel like the hassle. Another $150 gone.
 

Guy Manges

Registered
I was bored today so I weighed some of the ball sets I have for comparison purposes. About the sets at time of weight:

Aramith Tournament Set: Brand new, used a few times
Brunswick Centennial Set 1: Brand new, used a few times
Brunswick Centennial Set 2: Older, well used
Brunswick Centennial Set 3: Older, well used
Hyatt Bicentennial Set: Very Nice Condition, wouldn't be surprised if they were never played with
Dynashperes Bronze Set: Brand new
Dynashperes Platinume Set: Used condition, no blemishes
Original Cyclops Set: Used condition, no blemishes
Cyclops Athena Set: Used condition, no blemishes
Cyclops Hyperion Set: Used condition, no blemishes
Cosmos Diamond Ultra-C TV Set: Brand new, used a few times
Olhausen Signature Set: Brand new, used a few times
Predator Arcos I Prototype Set: Brand new, never played with
Predator Arcos II Set: Used condition, no blemishes
Vigma Zig-Zags Set: Brand new, used a few times
Vigma Diamonds Set: Brand new, used a few times

The Data:
View attachment 617498

View attachment 617499
Do you have an opinion for all around best ball... Guy
 

mrpiper

Registered
Do you have an opinion for all around best ball... Guy
All of this is MY experience and opinion. I recognize others here have different views... I have 2 different sets of Dynaspheres, and if budget is most important, the Dynasphere Bronze is CLEARLY the best value on the market. My FAVORITE set is my Predator Arcos II set. My PERSONAL experience and opinion is they play cleaner longer than any other set I have and they are on my table the most. I also have Brunswick Centennials which are a great and classic set but quite expensive. Finally, the Aramith Tournament and Tournament black are supposed to be the best offerings from Aramith and I like them a lot as well. After Arcos II and Dynaspheres, I think the Tournament balls are best in terms of staying clean, which I translate to best / strongest finish. ANY OTHER OFF BRAND YOU BUY From the big auction sites will be a waste of your money.
 

Guy Manges

Registered
I bought a spherical micrometer at a trade show years ago….but they never shipped it. Next trade show, I mentioned it to them.
They couldn’t find any details of the transaction…I had used my visa…but I didn’t feel like the hassle. Another $150 gone.
Yes you should have gone through the hassles our pool industry is full of that even to this day... We the people are constantly trying to make it better, Better to you next time...Guy
 

jtompilot

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
My Dynasphere Bronze set came in last week. I did practice for two hours without cleaning them first. I got one skid that caused me to miss. Now back to weighing them.

Bronze Tournament TV
CB 168.6 Measle 167.9
1. 168.6 168.3
2. 168.6 168.0
3. 168.3 167.2
4. 168.5 167.0
5. 169.4 168.7
6. 168.9 168.7
7. 168.6 168.7
8. 168.5 167.5
9. 168.7 167.3
10. 169.3 167.9
11. 168.6 167.8
12. 169.3 168.3
13. 169.1 168.7
14. 169.0 168.2
15. 168.0 168.3

Avg 168.8 168.1

I had spacing between the numbers but it went away
 
Last edited:

Bob Jewett

AZB Osmium Member
Staff member
Gold Member
Silver Member
... I had spacing between the numbers but it went away
It is possible to cut and paste a table from Excel and it keeps the table format. I think the default display for text will compress all repeated white space to a single space. (There is lots of extra white space in that sentence.)
 

Patrick Johnson

Fish of the Day
Silver Member
It is possible to cut and paste a table from Excel and it keeps the table format. I think the default display for text will compress all white space to a single space. (There is lots of extra white space in that sentence.)
Yes, and if you want to be sure, use "paste-special-bitmap".

pj
chgo
 
Top