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07-03-2005, 07:43 AM
I recently bought the measle ball and now have 4 CBs in house. Weights are as follows:
Practice= 5.75oz (ball with an array of details printed on)
Regular From Set= 5.74oz
That measle is a hefty sucker!!!sid
07-03-2005, 09:18 PM
I recall two versions:
1. Someone saying it weighed 5.5 vs red circle's 5.4
2. Someone saying it was about the same weight.
My postal scale says 6 oz for the measles ball and 6 oz for the blue circle that came with the Centennial ball set. The red circle was 5.9oz.
Blue Circle/Anniversary and Measels were 168 grams and red circle 166 grams.
07-04-2005, 04:56 AM
I triple beamed mine in grams and comverted to ounces, so possibly your postal scales aren't of resolution. It's hard for me to believe my weights weren't correct Jim...sid
I'll defer to the more exact equipment! /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif
My purpose in posting my results was to include the Centennial/Blue Circle ball and to note that the Measles ball weighed in the same as the standard ball but more than the Red Circle, which is known to be lighter.
07-14-2005, 11:06 AM
I finally got some electronic scales with a resolution of 0.01 grams. From their specs for linerarity, temp driff., ect looks like the accuracy ought to be around +- .02 grams if properly calibrated and used. My results on 6 cb rounded to 0.1 gram in grams and converted to oz:
poka dot 168.8 g 5.95 oz
red dot (valley) 164.1 g 5.79 oz
#1 red circle 167.0 g 5.89 oz
#2 red circle 164.9 g 5.82 oz
red logo super armith pro 168.7 g 5.95 oz
magnetic (old valley) 165.5 g 5.84 oz
I also weighed all 15 balls from my Super Aramith Pro set:
Average 5.95 oz
heaviest 5.99 oz
lightest 5.93 oz
All balls were wiped relativly clean, no pock marks but not new.
It is beginning to look like there is considerable manufacturing difference in pool balls. Somwhere I read that the super pro balls were checked for roundness and size variance, my results might suggest that is true.
10-24-2005, 02:22 AM
MIGHT I ADD THAT THE MEASEL BALL MEASURES 10 THOUSANDS BIGGER THAN A BELGIUM RED CIRCLE. THIS WAS JUST ONE RANDOM CHECK. IT ALSO SEEMS AS THOUGH I MAKE MORE EIGHT BALL BREAKS ON MY BUDDYS HOME TABLE WITH THE RED CIRCLE OVER THE MEASEL BALL. I THINK MAYBE I CAN GET IT MOVING FASTER????
10-24-2005, 07:37 AM
You mean bigger round, or heavier? It is probably just my imagination but the measle ball feels stickier on the surface that the other CBs I have. Thoughts???sid
10-24-2005, 09:01 AM
How much did you guys have to pay for a measles CB?
10-24-2005, 10:19 AM
YES,FOR SURE ITS HEAVIER BUT IT IS ALSO ACTUALLY BIGGER IN DIAMETER BY 10 THOUSANDS OF AN INCH. MINE WAS A ONE TIME MEASUREMENT WITH MICROMETER. I LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING OTHER'S RESULTS TO CONFIRM.
10-24-2005, 11:22 AM
This is why you want to use the cueball that came with the set, or at least weighs the same.
I've found that Aramith Pro, Super Pro and Cup sets are all well matched to each other in the same set, but there can be tolerances between runs.
I found pretty much the same thing as Raz. The measels ball is the same as a Super Pro aramith (red logo). These cue balls measure a 10th of an ounce more than the balls in a Premium set I have, but the same as the balls in the Pro Cup and Super Pro sets. I got 5.9 ounces for super pro and 5.8 ounces for a premium set. An old Aramith standard set I have is only 5.6 ounces.
When you take the heavy cueball and mix it with the lighter set - you notice the difference in speed on many shots.
10-24-2005, 02:09 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote rackem:</font><hr> YES,FOR SURE ITS HEAVIER BUT IT IS ALSO ACTUALLY BIGGER IN DIAMETER BY 10 THOUSANDS OF AN INCH. MINE WAS A ONE TIME MEASUREMENT WITH MICROMETER. I LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING OTHER'S RESULTS TO CONFIRM. <hr /></blockquote>
The rulebook requires the balls to be within 0.005 inches of 2.250 inches in diameter. How large were the balls you measured? Balls wear down over time, so it only makes sense to measure unused balls unless you want to demonstrate that the cue ball doesn't match the object balls it's used with.
10-26-2005, 01:11 PM
I once knew a player named Paul,
who had a hexadyhedronal ball.
And the square of its weight
times his pecker, plus eight
was 2/3 of 4/5 of f--k all!!
10-27-2005, 07:46 AM
For me I don't like to use the cueball that comes with the set. I play league pool, so I wieghed the cueball and the balls at the bar I play at. The cueball was about a 1/4 ounce heavier then the balls. So at home I use a cueball which is 1/4 ounce heavier then the balls.
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