Balls?

Balls?

Post by Lis » Tue, 07 Jan 2003 04:29:46


I know this has been done to death....but I am struggling with which
choice to make...Aramith Pro or Brunswick Centennial.  I have read
everything here...good and bad.
     I was curious that if the Centennials are so much better...why am
I rarely seeing them in televised events?  All I mostly see are the
Aramith Pros.  I realize that Aramith is a big sponsor....but is that
all of it?  Or is it that because the 'exacting standards' that
Aramith claims to have with their Pro line is more consistent these
days than the Centennials?
     With a considerable difference in price, one has to wonder.

Lisa

 
 
 

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Post by Otto » Tue, 07 Jan 2003 04:37:29


Quote:
>      I was curious that if the Centennials are so much better...why am
> I rarely seeing them in televised events?

Aramith Pros have bigger numbers-easier to see on tv.

 > Or is it that because the 'exacting standards' that

Quote:
> Aramith claims to have with their Pro line is more consistent these
> days than the Centennials?

It is my understanding that Centennials have stricter tolerances.

Quote:
>      With a considerable difference in price, one has to wonder.

Both are great balls. Pick the one you like based on design.

If you like the Pros, you can pick them up for $99 a set from Muellers if
you buy 3 sets.

Otto--has both but likes the Centennials

 
 
 

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Post by Rich Shewmake » Tue, 07 Jan 2003 06:11:55

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Quote:
> I know this has been done to death....but I am struggling with which
> choice to make...Aramith Pro or Brunswick Centennial.  I have read
> everything here...good and bad.
>      I was curious that if the Centennials are so much better...why am
> I rarely seeing them in televised events?  All I mostly see are the
> Aramith Pros.  I realize that Aramith is a big sponsor....but is that
> all of it?  Or is it that because the 'exacting standards' that
> Aramith claims to have with their Pro line is more consistent these
> days than the Centennials?
>      With a considerable difference in price, one has to wonder.

> Lisa

Centennials are prettier. Any other difference is too insignificant to
matter.

--Rich

 
 
 

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Post by Frank » Tue, 07 Jan 2003 07:19:01


Quote:
> I was curious that if the Centennials are so much better...why am
> I rarely seeing them in televised events?  All I mostly see are the
> Aramith Pros.  I realize that Aramith is a big sponsor....but is that
> all of it?

Arimith supplies the balls as a sponsor. Between these two sets, pick
the ones most pleasing to your eye. I like the centennials myself.

--
Frank G
Frank-at-Quick-Clean.com
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www.quick-clean.com

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Jewet » Tue, 07 Jan 2003 08:39:52

Quote:

> I know this has been done to death....but I am struggling with
> which choice to make...Aramith Pro or Brunswick Centennial.  I
> have read everything here...good and bad.

Here's a test you may be able to do yourself.  Go to a pool hall
that has one or the other, and get a set that has some wear on
it.  Look at each ball.  Run your hand over the number (eye)
area.  Look for any defect that is due to the ball, and ignore
any chip or scratch due to encounters with the wall or the pocket
tacks that some idiot installer may have left showing in the
pocket.  Check for uniformity of color, also.

I think that unless you often run several racks of nine ball or
14.1 or eight ball every time you play, the small differences
between the types of balls is far, far less than your own
variations (or the change in weather, for that matter), especially
now that SALUC (in Belgium) makes both Aramith and Centennials.

Make sure your product says "Made in Belgium" as there are
copy-cats out there.

--

Bob Jewett

 
 
 

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Post by swed » Tue, 07 Jan 2003 12:14:39



Quote:
> I know this has been done to death....but I am struggling with which
> choice to make...Aramith Pro or Brunswick Centennial.  I have read
> everything here...good and bad.
> I was curious that if the Centennials are so much better

I don't think they are that much better if at all...the name Brunswick
carries alot. I see Brunswick Centinnials alot usually when they are using a
Brunswick table.

I numbers aren't that much bigger on the Aramiths that it makes that much
difference. They(the TV people)use  an overlay(or whatever it's called)to
show the numbers of the balls from the overhead camera view. Besides with a
camera view from limited positions,  the numbers of very few balls will
show...the numbers on the balls aren't always in the up position for the
camera.  There  are special colored balls for TV for better contrast-not
numbers but colors...in nine ball, the 4 ball is pink and the 7 ball is
light brown.  

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Quote:
> I rarely seeing them in televised events?  All I mostly see are the
> Aramith Pros.  I realize that Aramith is a big sponsor....but is that
> all of it?  Or is it that because the 'exacting standards' that
> Aramith claims to have with their Pro line is more consistent these
> days than the Centennials?
> With a considerable difference in price, one has to wonder.

> Lisa

 
 
 

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Post by Lis » Tue, 07 Jan 2003 12:27:09

Quote:
> Otto--has both but likes the Centennials

Thanks Otto!!

  Personally, I prefer the looks of the Centennials as well.  They
sure look nice when I do see them on the tube.
  I have had concerns ordering them, as I have seen a wide range of
prices for them.  Additionally....supposedly the 'Standard'
Centennials come in the white box, where as the 'Preminum' come in the
fancier box.  I have seen the white boxed set going for as much as the
fancier boxed set.  Makes this very confusing.  And makes me a bit
nervous about ordering them.
  Proficient Billiards has them for a fair price...showing them in the
fancier box.  Billiard Express is much more...but he supposedly checks
each set with a calibration tool before they go out, to make sure the
entire set is true.  Do I pay more for the instilled 'peace of mind'
that the set is good and true...or do I take the risk elsewhere?  I
have never dealt with Proficient Billiards, but I hear they do
top-notch reapir and refinishing work.
  Billiards Express definitely has the best price on the Super Aramith
Pro's...even with shipping clear across the country to me they are
less than Mueller's.  But again, I have never dealt with them either.

  Well.....I guess I should try and make a decision between the two.

Lisa