Seems like there are better ways to clean the cue ball. I keep a small cloth with my stuff and occasionally wipe down the cue ball before I break. The problem is I have to win a game to get the opportunity to do that!So many players will spin or rub the cue ball against the rails... is it for friction?
Thank God for that suggestion. I hate bending over and rubbing it into the establishment carpet.You want to get the cue ball clean fast, moisten it with hand sanitizer and rub it in your hands for a few seconds. All the spots will be gone. Just dry it off and continue playing.
Seems like there are better ways to clean the cue ball. I keep a small cloth with my stuff and occasionally wipe down the cue ball before I break. The problem is I have to win a game to get the opportunity to do that!
I use my shirt too and try to avoid hand contact throughout play....but racking does present some notable difficulty with that.I don't think I've ever encountered a dirty spot so severe that just rubbing my thumb on it couldn't make it disappear.
If the CB needs a wipe I generally just use my shirt...lol. I also don't wear white to the pool room. ...oh and I haven't ever been in a situation that my opponent is using that really pasty chalk that coats the CB.
Kamui chalk also leaves a tremendous amount of chalk on the cue ball. If I am playing someone using Kamui that is making a mess of the cue ball I will ask him to clean it between games. I have always rubbed the cue ball on the rail to remove chalk, it seems like an opponent could take offense if I used a towel, shirt, pants pocket, etc without asking first. I would think this causes little to no additional wear on the table especially compared to the racking area where everyone loads the rack.You would have to ask each player to be sure, but when I've done it, it was to clean the cue ball.
Miscues leave spots on the cue ball that are going to take considerably more effort to remove than just a light rub on the rail.