The new Aramith tournament balls

garczar

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Ms. Frazier said on the stream yesterday that this is the set going forward on all matchroom events and players will either have to adapt or be left in the past. Her comments were very final, frank, and forgive me, but somewhat elitist. With all her playing knowledge and all.:rolleyes:
By her own admission she can't play a lick but she knows what pool balls should look like. I'll most likely never see them (hopefully) in person but having them on major event streams blows.
 

DecentShot

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Do what??????? Ever heard of the Edsel? That's what they tried saying about it and it was the ugliest pos Ford ever made. These balls are really bad. Response so far is overwhelmingly negative. Have a buddy who's at Griff's. Said when they brought them out he and those sitting with him were like "WTF are those things?"

This certainly isn't a "For players, by players" type of thing. Just a way to stimulate their sales, nothing more.
 

mantis99

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Hope I didn’t miss this already posted but this popped up on my book of faces last night. I’m not a hater of all things new. I use the crazy colored cyclops balls . but I got to say these don’t do a lot for me but you got to develop new products when every else is so I get why they are trying something different.

The U.S. men's and women's natonal soccer teams change their jerseys at least yearly, and pro football has camo jerseys and different colored jerseys all to sell more stuff. Styles change yearly in shoes and fashion, with many looking like stuff I would never wear, but high school kids wear it like crazy. Maybe these will appeal to a younger audience, or maybe they just need a new look to try and sell product. I don't see anything wrong with putting the option out there to try and push sales. We don't have to buy them if we already have a decent set.

I personally don't mind the look, although I like my Brunswick Centennials better. Hopefully this helps keep an industry giant making some money.
 

ChrisinNC

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Can anyone explain any rational reasoning why the 4-ball would be pink and the 5-ball would be purple as opposed to just the opposite? Seems like they are really asking for players, even pro players in a huge event, to get confused and play the wrong ball. Luckily, the 9-ball is the only striped ball (hideously colored black instead of white) that they’ll have to use for the Mosconi Cup. Perhaps if enough of the participating MC players for both teams voice their displeasure regarding the balls, someone will have enough sense to change it up to the standard Aramith tournament balls!
 

garczar

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Can anyone explain any rational reasoning why the 4-ball would be pink and the 5-ball would be purple as opposed to just the opposite? Seems like they are really asking for players, even pro players in a huge event, to get confused and play the wrong ball. Luckily, the 9-ball is the only striped ball (hideously colored black instead of white) that they’ll have to use for the Mosconi Cup. Perhaps if enough of the participating MC players for both teams voice their displeasure regarding the balls, someone will have enough sense to change it up to the standard Aramith tournament balls!
There is no way they got players input on these dog turds. What happens when non players design things.
 

Black-Balled

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Ms. Frazier said on the stream yesterday that this is the set going forward on all matchroom events and players will either have to adapt or be left in the past. Her comments were very final, frank, and forgive me, but somewhat elitist. With all her playing knowledge and all.:rolleyes:

Hahahaha...shes got action on that claim.
 

mantis99

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Ok. I just saw these on the live stream, and I have to change my mind on my own personal preference. I do not find them attractive when seen on a pool table.
 

jrctherake

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Ms. Frazier said on the stream yesterday that this is the set going forward on all matchroom events and players will either have to adapt or be left in the past. Her comments were very final, frank, and forgive me, but somewhat elitist. With all her playing knowledge and all.:rolleyes:

There are literally thousands and thousands of millionaires on the planet but, the very players she is talking about....lol..........they are but a handful in the world.

She can bite my a55...

I was a business man so, I understand what some are thinking and maybe even voice their opinion thinking their gonna teach me/us something about the business end of pro pool but....they can bite my a55 too...

Pro pool is about two things:

The pros
The fans


Yeah, yeah....i knkw it don't work that way.

Let a man dream a little...
 

jeffj2h

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I'm gonna predict these are a massive sales flop.
OR... right now every non-playing wife is rushing out to buy these for Christmas for their league husbands.



Ms. Frazier said on the stream yesterday that this is the set going forward on all matchroom events and players will either have to adapt or be left in the past. Her comments were very final, frank, and forgive me, but somewhat elitist. With all her playing knowledge and all.:rolleyes:

I heard that comment too on the stream and took it the same way. I guess that's how the British say "My way, or the highway!"
 

trob

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The U.S. men's and women's natonal soccer teams change their jerseys at least yearly, and pro football has camo jerseys and different colored jerseys all to sell more stuff. Styles change yearly in shoes and fashion, with many looking like stuff I would never wear, but high school kids wear it like crazy. Maybe these will appeal to a younger audience, or maybe they just need a new look to try and sell product. I don't see anything wrong with putting the option out there to try and push sales. We don't have to buy them if we already have a decent set.

I personally don't mind the look, although I like my Brunswick Centennials better. Hopefully this helps keep an industry giant making some money.

Changing the uniform and changing the colors of the actual balls that your trying to bear down on .. I think the black will make that difficult but then again they aren’t playing 8 ball so the 10 ball will only be the issue.
 

trob

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Ms. Frazier said on the stream yesterday that this is the set going forward on all matchroom events and players will either have to adapt or be left in the past. Her comments were very final, frank, and forgive me, but somewhat elitist. With all her playing knowledge and all.:rolleyes:

It won’t stop me from watching an event..but I’m not rushing out to buy a set for my home either
 

jtaylor996

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I hate the set, but I really want a black measles in duramith to match my beautiful non-black series tournament set. It would be better if the measles had the aramith logo not in the middle of the pattern, too, but I'm not too pissed about it.
 

buckshotshoey

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Changing the uniform and changing the colors of the actual balls that your trying to bear down on .. I think the black will make that difficult but then again they aren’t playing 8 ball so the 10 ball will only be the issue.
Agreed. Let's make a baseball black. Or a football white. A soccer ball black. I guess all that would be fine as long as my balls are not blue!!!;)
 

couldnthinkof01

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Tyranny!
Ball changin' without representation!
Our English oppressors are at it again.
I say we throw those balls in the Bellagio Harbor.
 

WildWing

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As Fred Sanford (Redd Fox) would say, ugly as King Kong sucking mustard juice outta hot chili sauce.

All the best,
WW
 

Cardigan Kid

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As Fred Sanford (Redd Fox) would say, ugly as King Kong sucking mustard juice outta hot chili sauce.

All the best,
WW

Was he talking about Aunt Esther?
I love that show, grew up watching it with my father. Right before Barney Miller.
 
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