Professional pool players have to replace their billiard ball sets on average every 2 years, while less frequent players can usually go longer, but not indefinitely. If you want to make sure your billiard ball set lasts as long as possible, you can do a few things to prolong the life of your billiard balls and preserve them as best you can. Here are some tips that will help you prolong the life of your billiard ball set.
Steps To Maintain a Billiard Ball Set
A billiard ball set is an investment that needs to be taken care of so it lasts as long as possible. Maintaining a billiard ball set isn’t difficult game , but it does require care and attention. Here are a few helpful tips for extending your billiard ball set’s life. Store your billiard balls in a dry place:
The biggest threat to maintaining a billiard ball set is moisture damage. Moisture can damage not only the leather pouch that holds each individual cue ball but also weaken its durability over time.
Before Buying A New Cue Stick
Properly taken care of, a pool cue will last a lifetime. Before purchasing any type of pool stick, make sure you have a safe place to store it. It should be kept away from extreme heat or cold and should also be protected from exposure to air. When purchasing your pool cue, always test it first for straightness and balance and never try to bend or break it in any way. Whenever possible, store your cues in their case whenever not in use.
Caring For The Surface Of The Balls
Billiards balls are made of extremely hard materials, so you must take care when cleaning them. Never use a brush or a cloth on a ball’s surface—it can damage or alter its texture. Cleaning balls with saliva can also scratch up their surface, so avoid using your mouth as well. Wipe down your billiard balls after each use with napkins and then store them in their original box.
Cleaning The Inside Of The Cue Case
Cleaning your cue case regularly will help maintain its appearance and protect your cues. Cue cases are made from various materials and can be made of wood, plastic or even aluminium. Cleaning a cue case is easy and takes only a few minutes. Before you begin cleaning your cue case, remove all items inside. For wooden or leather-bound cases, use warm water and mild soap. Apply a small amount of soap to a soft cloth and wipe down all surfaces thoroughly. Do not use abrasive cleaners on leather as they may cause damage over time. If you have more than one stick inside your case, consider removing them prior to cleaning it; you’ll be able to clean each one separately without having them overlap on top of each other.