Should we start a petition to change the 5 ball back to orange again?

michaelmcgarry1

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I’m the wrong guy to start a online petition because I don’t know how to use the interwebs that good.

But I’m a life long pool player and gambler. The “orange crush” is the 5 and the break. Who wants a “grape crush”?

If we get a petition started I’ll deliver it to Karl Boyes of MR as I’ve know him for 15 years. Or at the very least he can point me in the right direction and we can create a voice loud enough to correct this tragic assault on pool as we know it.

I fully support MR and everything they are doing in pool, I believe we all should get behind them and support their effort. They play players, create content, will give rail birds something to bet on.

Everything but purple 5 balls.


It’s a necessary change to restore what little order we had in pool. None of us ever complained about the 5 ball. God knows we have argued everything else into the ground 10X over. But show me one thread about how bad the orange 5 is. We all have common ground the orange 5 was correct. Possibly the only thing in pool that has been correct all these years.

We can start a international movement here, now is our chance.

Thanks
Fatboy<——-making the 5 orange again
Hello, thanks for an interesting read about the orange five ball! Are you going to the expo near King of Prussia next week? I’m the guy that you were kind enough to exchange messages with that owns the DOC FRYE 1968 pool cue. Do you remember? Thanks. Mike
 

SlateMan

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Fatboy<——-making the 5 orange again
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HueblerHustler7

AndrewActionG
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Shoot pool, yes it's strange how they changed the colors but I can take it or leave it... Then again I really hate the new black series balls lol those are just strange.
 

Fatboy

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Hello, thanks for an interesting read about the orange five ball! Are you going to the expo near King of Prussia next week? I’m the guy that you were kind enough to exchange messages with that owns the DOC FRYE 1968 pool cue. Do you remember? Thanks. Mike
I’m in Istanbul this next week then Germany.

I do remember 😃 hope you have been well.
 

ddg45

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Lord have mercy!!! With enough people like you Matchroom might just give up on pool all together. Then you can watch all of the APA matches you can handle with your precious orange 5 ball.

Orrrrrrrr, maybe, just maybe, you can use that brain thing between your ears to learn a new color scheme. I know, I know, that's asking a lot out of you. I'm sorry...
It's guys like you, making needlessly childish and insulting remarks, that are a real problem on this site. It's OK to disagree, but if you were smarter perhaps you could express yourself in a more sophisticated way. Or, be Zen and don't speak if you can't improve the silence.
 

Fatboy

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It's guys like you, making needlessly childish and insulting remarks, that are a real problem on this site. It's OK to disagree, but if you were smarter perhaps you could express yourself in a more sophisticated way. Or, be Zen and don't speak if you can't improve the silence.
That was pretty gentle by AZB standards.

I have thick skin, impossible to hurt my feelings online. Especially online. Irl still pretty hard. Character

Respectfully
Fatboy 😀

We can’t lose focus, this is about orange 5 balls-not feelings or eddiquate Shit I can’t spell
 
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AtLarge

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Hello, thanks for an interesting read about the orange five ball! Are you going to the expo near King of Prussia next week? I’m the guy that you were kind enough to exchange messages with that owns the DOC FRYE 1968 pool cue. Do you remember? Thanks. Mike
Mike, I hope you are not planning to go to the Super Billiards Expo next week. It started a couple days ago and ends this Sunday (April 24).
 

Guy Manges

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We'll finance your sport, But we make our changes as We want. Boy can this get deep. Does anybody know where ball colour change comes from ? I watch Chinese eight ball and the old colors are still the same in most tournaments. I know there are some tournaments around the world that I can't tell the eight from the five ?
 

GoldCrown

Pool players have more balls
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That was pretty gentle by AZB standards.

I have thick skin, impossible to hurt my feelings online. Especially online. Irl still pretty hard. Character

Respectfully
Fatboy 😀

We can’t lose focus, this is about orange 5 balls-not feelings or eddiquate Shit I can’t spell
Nobody can insult my feelings. For starters I’m
Married. I can handle anything. Second I’m too ignorant. May the five be orange. Like a fkn Valencia. Like Tropicana OJ.
 

briclops

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In snooker there isn’t much of a need to change the color of the balls since the balls are mostly on their designated spots. If the purple 5 was the regular 4 ball purple color, it would cause some confusion for me but the change in the shade of purple doesn’t make me think that I’m looking at the 4 ball at all.
 
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