Competitive skittlers have for centuries prefered to use balls made from the traditional wood, Lignum Vitae, a tropical hardwood which is extremely hard, very heavy and also self-lubricating. This is increasingly difficult to obtain and many leagues are having to try new materials for their skittle balls.
As an alternative to Lignum, we have balls made from a black phenol resin composite. These are similar to the material used to make modern lawn bowls - the weight and density are deliberately similar to Lignum Vitae. They have been used by serious pubs and league players successfully for many years. They have the disadvantage that they can leave marks on the alley (although apparently cellulose thinners is effective at removal). But they are inexpensive and normally last for many seasons.
Please also see our guide to skittle balls size information page.
3 black phenolic resin skittle balls - 4 inch
3 black phenolic resin skittle balls - 4.5 inch
3 black phenolic resin skittle balls - 5 inch
3 black phenolic resin 5.5 inch skittle balls
3 black phenolic resin 6 inch skittle balls
6 black phenolic resin skittle balls - 4.5 inch
9 black phenolic resin skittle balls - 4.5 inch
12 black phenolic resin skittle balls - 4.5 inch
We can usually provide better prices for large quantities of skittles balls at one time. Here is one popular example. Email us for a quote for different quantities and sizes.
Single black phenolic resin 5.5 inch skittle balls
Single black phenolic resin 6 inch skittle balls