At the 1:03 mark in the video below Karl Boyes says at some point he is going to do a video about purple/orange five balls etc.
And per the link below, the reason Emily doesn't want to get rid of or change the color of the pink four ball or move pink to a different ball so that purple can go back to where it belongs is because the pink four is a Matchroom "tradition" and she feels the pink four Matchroom "tradition" is more important than the almost exclusive 100+ years tradition of a purple four ball.
Traditionally the object balls have the following colour code : 1 and 9 ball : yellow 2 and 10 ball : dark blue 3 and 11 ball : red 4 and 12 ball : dark purple 5 and 13 ball : orange 6 and 14 ball : dark green 7 and 15 ball : maroon 8 ball : blackwww.aramith.com
So my question is this, and if anybody knows Karl ask him to ask Emily for her answer and report it in the video whenever he gets around to making it (or better yet just include the interview of her answer in the video). So the question is this: why does Emily feel that Matchroom's very niche few years "tradition" of the pink four ball in .01% of the ball sets is somehow more important than and outweighs the 100+ years tradition of the four ball being purple in essentially 100% of ball sets, and especially why does she still feel this way when essentially 100% of pool players and fans are opposed to moving a historically traditional ball color (such as purple) to a different ball? Somebody please have Karl get the answer from Emily and include it in the video.
To me those viewpoints from Emily and Matchroom seem to reek of an absolutely incredible arrogance. They also seem to indicate that Matchroom could not care less about what the fans want even when the fans are in almost universal agreement. These attitudes if true give very serious cause for concern about whether the hands of Matchroom would be the right ones for the future of pool to be in.
I'm actually quite used to the pink 4 in all honesty and I don't really mind that, but the colour change of the 5 does take some getting used to!
I have the Aramath Pro Cup TV set and I think that was a decent colour scheme for TV, I don't like the new ones, but given pool balls last forever (pretty much), I guess they need to sell more sets, so occasionally changing the colour scheme does make sense from a commercial perspective.
Just one other thought (not directed at you), for those saying people are moaning about nothing...imagine if they changed the colour scheme for snooker balls (I'm ignoring the ill fated 'power snooker' or whatever it was called).
There would be uproar, they might even get the Queen herself involved to resolve it ;-)