Pool Balls aren't all created equal.

First just a little history about billiard balls.

In line with the article on Wikipedia, the balls were made of wood, and later clay (the latter remaining used well in to the 20th-century).

Ivory was used for a period, but from the mid-1800s, elephants were being slaughtered for their ivory at an alarming rate, just to match the demand for billiard balls. No more than nine balls could be made from one elephant.

Inventors were challenged to develop an alternative product that could be used-to make billiard balls.

In 1869 a composition material called cellulose nitrate was employed for billiard balls. (US patent 50359, the first American patent for billiard balls). Identify additional info on the affiliated essay by clicking like us on facebook.

By 1870 it was commercially printed celluloid, the very first industrial plastic. The nature of celluloid made it risky in production, occasionally bursting, which eventually made this first plastic unrealistic. Clicking company website perhaps provides cautions you could use with your pastor.

Suppose, Exploding Billiard Balls. Whoa! You shoot inside the 8 ball and it blows up.

Todays balls are forged from plastic materials that are highly resistant to cracking and chipping. Currently saluc, under the brands Aramith and Brunswick Centennial, manufactures phenolic resin balls. Other materials and resins such as cotton (under various trade names) and clear acrylic are also used, by competing companies such as Elephant Balls

Because of Wikipedia for your above history lesson. You may want to look billiard balls o-n Wikipedia for the complete story. You'll even find links for more information on all of the materials used and tested.

Billiard balls was previously very common in terms of color. The quantity balls were all more or less exactly the same colors in most sets of balls. I have seen some pretty crazy colors over the past several years.

You can read about colors and ball sizes by going to Wikipedia dot org and writing pool balls to the search box.

The main thing that I watch for could be the size and weight of the cue-ball. Older-style bar tables used to have a more substantial cue-ball. This large cue ball follows like a large truck and is harder to draw and backup.

We only have a few tables left with those big stick balls here in Pueblo Colorado. I will say from personal experience that the game changes because of an over-sized cue-ball.

The other thing to watch for will be the mud ball. It is a major cue ball that doesnt roll anywhere great. The same as the big ball, the mud ball follows superior to it draws.

The area cue ball which can be used in Valley brand club tables features a magnet inside. This is one way the table knows to come back the cue-ball in the opposite end of the table than the other billiard balls. Get further on a partner article by going to strap on. (mind position)

This magnet or weight may be off center and cause the cue ball to move interesting or crooked.

My favorite cue-ball could be the red circle. That ball features a little red circle on a white ball. The newer Smart Diamond tables could find this red circle for correct cue-ball go back to the head of the table. Click here next to research the purpose of it.

Did you know that you can find key balls? These could be sort of funny the first time you slip them in the game on someone. These balls are weighted off-center and take some awful interesting turns. If you would like to joke your pals I would suggest a technique cue ball or 8 ball.

To your go out success.

Ted.