What’s the name of the white ball in pool?
They are typically colored as follows: White cue ball for player 1. White with a spot (or yellow) cue ball for player 2. Red (occasionally blue) object ball (four-ball uses an extra object ball.)
What happens if you sink the white ball in pool?
When the Cue Ball, that is, the white ball is pocketed, generally inadvertently, it is called a “scratch” or “table scratch” and is considered a foul.
What are the two types of balls in pool called?
With the traditional cue ball in white, there are two types of object balls. The two sets include seven striped number balls and seven solid coloured number balls. There is also a ball having number eight in white and the rest in black. This ball is called as a black eight-ball.
Is the white ball heavier in pool?
No, the cue ball is typically not smaller. If the cue ball is a different size than the object balls, it will be larger and not smaller. This is usually the case when playing on a bar box or coin-op table. Using the same pool balls over time can also make them smaller and lighter.
Do pool balls get old?
The average billiard balls wear out after about a year of use to a size that is no longer considered to meet specifications. The cue ball will degrade faster due to constantly being struck by cue tips. However, if your pool table isn’t subjected to much use, then your balls can last well over a year.
Why do pool balls turn yellow?
Most billiard balls are made of hard plastic materials that are resistant to cracking and chipping. As sometimes happens with plastics, over time exposure to UV light, combined with exposure to heat and oxygen, can cause a process called photodegradation through photooxidation.
Can you put the cue ball anywhere after a scratch?
A scratch, foul, or illegal shot results in ball-in-hand, where your opponent can place the cue ball anywhere on the table in preparation for the next shot. The only exception to this is the break (see the 8-ball and 9-ball differences that follow).
What ball goes on the spot in Pool?
Line the apex (the first ball) up with the middle diamond on the side of the pool table. The center of the first ball should be in the middle of the table at one quarter of the length. Some tables have this spot marked with a small dot.
What happens if you don’t call your pocket in pool?
Calling the Shots
If the shot is obvious, you don’t have to call it, but your opponent is entitled to ask if he or she is not sure. If you pot a ball that you did not call (called “slopping”), official rules say to leave the ball in the pocket. However, many people prefer to return the slopped ball to the footspot.
Are Aramith Balls worth it?
Yes, the premium balls are absolutely worth it. You can ‘feel’ the ball density difference when you strike the cue ball. Playing with the same quality gear you would find in any decent pool hall only makes sense, and will make you a better player in amateur tournaments, etc. Aramith are the best set imo.
What’s the first shot in pool called?
Are old pool balls worth anything?
They may not be worth much to anyone else. But your old balls may still have plenty of life in them. As long as you have taken care of them. As long as you keep them polished.
Why is the cue ball smaller in pool?
This slight difference in size allows the cue ball to be separated before it gets to the storage compartment. The smaller numbered balls are able to pass through a gauging mechanism, while the larger cue ball is directed through a second chute, where it falls out into an opening on the side of the table.
Why do cue balls have red dots?
The red dots on the ball really gives excellent visual on exactly what the cue ball is doing during the stroke all the way through to its final resting position.