Cue Ball

Cue Ball

A billiard ball is a small, hard ball used in cue sports, such as carom billiards, pool, and snooker. The number, type, diameter, color, and pattern of the balls differ depending upon the specific game being played. Various particular ball properties such as hardness, friction coefficient and resilience are very important to the finer points of gameplay.

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Sneaky Pete - Shaft - Tip
... The tip end of the cue will vary in diameter but is typically in the 9 to 14 millimeter range with 12–13 mm for pool cues, and 9–10 mm for Snooker cues being most common ... smaller radius) tips impart spin to the cue ball more easily since the point of contact between the tip and the ball requires less distance from the center hit to impart the same ... Tips for break and jump cues are usually nickel radius or even flatter, and sometimes made of harder materials such as phenolic resin the shots are forceful, and usually require less spin ...
Sinuca Brasileira - Rules
... Ball values are the same as in standard snooker (red = 1, yellow = 2, green = 3, brown = 4, blue = 5, pink = 6, black = 7) and points are awarded to a ... are set up on their normal spots as in snooker, while the remaining red ball is placed halfway between the pink ball and the right side cushion ... The cue ball is placed in the "D" ...
Snap Gun
... The physical effect of the impact is similar to the game of billiards, where the cue stick first strikes the cue ball, transferring kinetic energy into the cue ball ... The cue ball then strikes a target ball ... Since the two balls are not very elastic, and since the target ball is free to move, the cue ball (representing a bottom pin) comes to a complete stop at the point ...
Cue Sports Techniques
... Cue sports techniques (usually more specific, e.g ... important aspect of game play in the various cue sports such as carom billiards, pool, snooker and other games ... a safety, while at the same time exercising control over the positioning of the cue ball and often the object balls for the next shot or inning ...
Cue Ball - In Popular Culture
... The 8 ball is frequently used iconically in Western, especially American, culture ... A classic toy is the Magic 8-Ball "oracle" ... The term "8 ball" is also slang both for 1⁄8 oz ...

Famous quotes containing the words ball and/or cue:

    Eating’s going to be a whole new ball game. I may even have to buy a new pair of trousers.
    Lester Piggott (b. 1935)

    Were it my cue to fight, I should have known it
    Without a prompter.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)