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QuadCitiesDonis
03-19-2006, 01:38 AM
Alright guys.. recently i just purchased a phenolic one peice farrule for my break cue. A guy that runs a tournament hates these farrules and swears up and down that they are illegal because they dont absorb water! (ACS rules) So do any of you know if my farrule is legal or not? Any insight to resolve this would be much appreciated!

I've attached the image of the farrule. It gets turned down on a lathe and looks quite nice too.

http://www.briannaproducts.com/tipferrulecomboboxed3.jpg

FastJoey
03-19-2006, 01:43 AM
i have heard of phenolic ferrules.just what are they made out of ? a man made plastic ? thanks

QuadCitiesDonis
03-19-2006, 01:46 AM
I read a post on some forum.. a guy said it might be fiber based cotton or canvas? I've also seen someone say linen.. which is cotton ya?

Snapshot9
03-19-2006, 03:28 AM
He is feeding you Bullsh*t!! Do you think Ivory ferrules absorb water .... lol LMAO ... Absorb water, that's a good one... Yes, phenolic is a very hard man made plastic, usually
linen based. AND NO, THEY ARE NOT ILLEGAL.

tjlmbklr
03-19-2006, 06:42 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote QuadCitiesDonis:</font><hr> Alright guys.. recently i just purchased a phenolic one peice farrule for my break cue. A guy that runs a tournament hates these farrules and swears up and down that they are illegal because they dont absorb water! (ACS rules) So do any of you know if my farrule is legal or not? Any insight to resolve this would be much appreciated!

I've attached the image of the farrule. It gets turned down on a lathe and looks quite nice too.

http://www.briannaproducts.com/tipferrulecomboboxed3.jpg <hr /></blockquote>


Where did you get those; can they be machined down to match the shaft?

Cornerman
03-19-2006, 07:41 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote FastJoey:</font><hr> a man made plastic <hr /></blockquote>As opposed to...?

Fred &lt;~~~ thinks all plastics are man-made

jtlabs
03-19-2006, 10:10 AM
A quick copy and paste of image location and a little browsing of the webbsite revealed,

http://www.briannaproducts.com/Ferrules%20&amp;%20Tips.htm /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

OldieToo
03-19-2006, 01:07 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote QuadCitiesDonis:</font><hr> Alright guys.. recently i just purchased a phenolic one peice farrule for my break cue. A guy that runs a tournament hates these farrules and swears up and down that they are illegal because they dont absorb water! (ACS rules) So do any of you know if my farrule is legal or not? Any insight to resolve this would be much appreciated!

I've attached the image of the farrule. It gets turned down on a lathe and looks quite nice too.

http://www.briannaproducts.com/tipferrulecomboboxed3.jpg <hr /></blockquote>I remember reading , somehwere, that striking the cueball with any part of the ferrule constitutes a foul. If the ferrule is hitting the cueball....foul.

BigRigTom
03-19-2006, 01:47 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote OldieToo:</font><hr>I remember reading , somehwere, that striking the cueball with any part of the ferrule constitutes a foul. If the ferrule is hitting the cueball....foul. <hr /></blockquote>

I read somewhere that the world is flat....
Come on already.....
Don't believe every thing you read somewhere....
Maybe a little comon sense some times any way.
(**&amp;*&amp;^(%^^%$&amp;^%+)(_)**&amp;^*&amp;$&amp;^%#

BigRigTom
03-19-2006, 01:55 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote FastJoey:</font><hr> i have heard of phenolic ferrules.just what are they made out of ? a man made plastic ? thanks <hr /></blockquote>
Here is what I found on the web...sounds like it should be about right.....
Phenolic resin
From Wikipedia,

Phenolic resin can include any of various synthetic thermosetting resins, obtained by the reaction of phenols with simple aldehydes and used to make molded products, including pool and snooker balls, and as coatings and adhesives. See phenol formaldehyde resin for a fuller discussion of the chemistry.

Click this link for further details and additional links (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenolic_resin)

tjlmbklr
03-19-2006, 05:12 PM
So you bought the box of eighteen, wanna sell me one...?!

QuadCitiesDonis
03-20-2006, 03:10 AM
Hehe nah i didnt buy the whole box, a local guy that builds/repairs cues put it on for me.

Thanks for all the replys guys.. I also emailed someone from the ACS and he told me as long as it doesnt damage the ball its all good.. gonna shove that in his face /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

supergreenman
03-20-2006, 08:46 AM
They are illigal on the IPT, however, I don't think that any other organization has banned or prohibited phenolic tips or ferrals.