> I also posted this question over at CCB. I guy there bought
> Centenials two weeks ago and the cue ball is bright white but the
> white portions of the striped balls are off-white. You'd think that
> whatever shade of white, they would all be the same but the cue ball
> is definitely whiter.
May have to do with cue ball age.
I took a look at mine.
Heavily used Blue circle cue ball(4 years old) that came with my set. It is
yellowed. I have not used it in over a year.
I have a red circle cue ball that has been used the past year. It is
I have a red circle cue ball that is over a year old but has been in the
box(brand new). It is yellowed.
I have a red circle cue ball which I received for Xmas. It is white.
I have no idea what this means in terms of the set you were discussing but I
am guessing that the white phenolic yellows over time whether used or not.
Ideally, the cue ball and object balls woud be born the same day and kept
together as a set.
Of course that is all mute with the Centennials if you are like many people
and subsititute the red circle ball for the blue circle ball.