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Cyclop Hyperion are the latest addition to the Cyclop Pool Balls range of products. With these balls Cyclop have made 3 key changes. Firstly and most obviously there are now 20 balls per set, rather than 16. There's an extra cue ball which is handy for bars and pool clubs to keep in reserve for match play, and there are three dragon balls for the money balls 8, 9 and 10. Secondly there is a new forumla for the cue ball that plays slightly faster than the current cue ball. Thirdly they have changed the style slightly to include a...

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The Thailand pool scene has for many years had a healthy obsession with Aramith balls – the excellent balls from Saluc in Belgium (owned by the Simonis cloth company). There is now however another option – Cyclop balls. Both balls are made from Phonelic resin, a super hard material that is widely recognised as the optimum material for making billiards balls (but technically very difficult to manufacture). To date only Aramith and Cyclop have been able to produce balls using Phonelic resin. Both sets of balls are tried and tested, excellent quality balls. However, after 20 years of research into...

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ANDY (cloth) is the name of one of the two top selling pool cloth manufacturers in the World. It’s the cloth that comes as standard with every Rhino Table and is hands down the best cloth for use in tropical climates.

There are two big players in the pool cloth market Worldwide - ANDY and Simonis. ANDY is the bestselling cloth in Asia, and Simonis is the bestselling cloth in Europe and the USA.

How do they compare?

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ANDY cloth is one of the most robust cloths on the market, but all pool table cloth require a bit of love and attention to keep them in top playing condition.

For pool tables in bars and pool halls:

Brush the table down at the end of each day.

Twice a week use a bagless, adjustable power vacuum cleaner on the table. Once this is done, take a damp soft cloth and wipe it over all of the ANDY Cloth...

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