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Are all cue balls the same?

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No. In addition to slight difference between models and /manufacturers, there are generally 3 type of cue balls. The normal regulation play ball that is not intended for use on a coin operated table is most common and is what should be used to learn and practice cue ball control. Cue balls made for use in coin operated machines need a way to be released so they are not captured like the numbered balls - so, these cue balls are either larger (no longer common) or have a metallic center (slightly heavier than a standard cue ball).

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