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Does The Cue Ball In Pool Have A Different Composition Than The Other Balls?

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Omoutreachtim | 11:18 Thu 05th Aug 2021 | Gaming
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What is the density and composition of cue ball?

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No,all snooker and pool balls have the same composition although different sets may have different compositions,
they can be anything from Ivory to aramith.
The white/cue ball can be different weights.

If you have found this, it is more likely it has come from a different set that may be of a slightly different weight.

https://www.liveabout.com/pool-ball-weights-368368
//The white/cue ball can be different weights.//
If so the reaction between cue ball and object ball would be different to what is normal.

It is obvious really.
If you pot a colour it stays in inside the table. If you pot white it comes out again. It table manages to sort by size. So the weight will also be slightly different.
Gromit, I didn't understand any of that, what has the table to do with the weight of the balls?
that's on a slot pool table gromit, the cue ball is slightly smaller that's all the composition is the same. On a proper pool/snooker/billiard table the balls are all the same.
This article claims the cue is 2mm larger.

https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question495.htm
TTT
The question is about Pool balls which are normally coin slot operated.
I thought they were made of 'Crystalate'. (as referenced in the speaking bit at the start of Status Quo's Mystery Song).
Gromitm as TTT said, that is on a coin operated pool table. Regular pool and snooker are played with balls of the same weight and dimensions.
The tables are coin slot operated. They need a system to retain the colours and return the white/cue ball.
ZM, at one time billiard balls were indeed made of Crystalate.
ZM: "I thought they were made of 'Crystalate'" - old hat, they once were made of Chrystalite and even Super Chrystalite some still are but top quality ones are now made of aramith.
https://www.aramith.com/
your right it is Chrystalate"! I've been calling them Chrystalite for decades! doh!
Ah, thanks. Is that the same stuff bowling balls are made of as well?
No worries, I thought it was Chrystalide till I google it!
ZM, Bowls are made from either Lignum vitae or an hard plastic composite of equivalent density. Oh hang on do you mean 10 pin bowling balls? See here:
https://bowlersadvantage.com/products/bowling-balls/bowling-ball-basics/
Most pool is played in pubs and bars in this country. Of course snooker and billiards clubs have open pockets for returning the white to the table.
So I suppose it depends on where the OP is playing.

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