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Difference in Balls for Coin Op Pool Tables


Difference in Balls for Coin Op Pool Tables

What is the difference between regular billiard balls and pool balls for a coin op pool table?

I'm real close to buying a coin op 8 ft pool table and I need to know the difference in the balls for that and any other pool table?

Difference in Balls for Coin Op Pool Tables

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  1. JohninTennesseeatenra11 on 9/13/2008 7:12:52 PM

    some newer tables use regular looking balls and some of the coin ops have a larger cueball so the gutter mechanism can trap the balls differently and spit out the white one... you can buy coin op cue balls pretty easily.... but as people didnt like the funny lookin slightly bigger cue ball they started doing magnetic cue balls.

    www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2200/how-does-a-coin-op-pool-table-know-to-return-the-cue-ball-when-you-scratch

    http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/question495.htm

    the second link has an awesome photo of the balls under plexiglass next to the coin slot...

    some can quibble that the larger ball plays weirdly if you're used to other tables, or that the magnetic ball rolls a bit differently, but for fun pool with a neat looking table, it's all good.

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Difference in Balls for Coin Op Pool Tables

  • Title: Difference in Balls for Coin Op Pool Tables
  • Author: (John Duke)
  • Published: 12/29/2007 9:49:40 AM