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    Quote Originally Posted by corptaxman View Post
    All bowls are coloured, in the strict sense of the word - difficult not to be.
    Even those clear ones they dreamt up a couple of years back?
    Thirty years of hurt, never stopped me dreaming!

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    I saw those as crown green bowls and thought they looked brilliant Were they ever made as flat green bowls?

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    I believe that Drakes Pride can make you some in the Professional model with no grips. But, and it is a big problem, they weigh very little. For comparison DP 4H about 1.525kg, DP 4M about 1.48kg. DP "see through" size 4 about 1.29kg. Would take an awful lot of getting used to that weight, and would probably be badly affected by every imperfection in the green/carpet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RG Bargy View Post
    Even those clear ones they dreamt up a couple of years back?
    Never seen those! I only started playing two seasons ago.

    If truly transparent, rather than 'just' transclucent, then they could reasonably be called colourless.

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    Just googled such bowls, and found the Stevens models - Crown Green, semi-translucent and all in true colours, although they can make others.

    https://www.crowngreenbowler.co.uk/s...wn-green-bowls

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    Quote Originally Posted by corptaxman View Post
    All bowls are coloured, in the strict sense of the word - difficult not to be.
    Talk with anyone about coloured bowls and they will not think black or brown,my information is that Aero bowls are heavier than most. Taylor stopped making the medium weight Spectrum,after problems with the grips chipping.apparently it is to do with the mix, the old white Taylor Ace had the same problem and Taylor replaced many sets.Almark have a weight classified as H/M.But still think you will not find a coloured bowl medium weight to buy now,Incidently Aero describe there bowls as Heavy or Extra Heavy.
    No Grey Areas

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    "Talk with anyone about coloured bowls and they will not think black or brown" - yet they are certainly colours in other contexts: presumably, it is down to those two being the traditional colours for bowls.

    As far as I can tell, there is no simple comparison between size and weight between makes/brands, as there clearly is with size and diameter, where the one dictates the other; does anyone know if there is anywhere/one that has sought to do so?

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