New Scientist cover story New Scientist 2.02 New Scientist article The rouge ball, a prototype of the “baccarelli” ball made by a Russian company, has gone on sale at an auction in London, in a bid to get it out of the shadows.
The ball is a simple replica of the one that won the 2009 Ball of Honour at the 2010 Olympic Games, with a diameter of just over 1.2mm and a length of just 0.75mm.
But unlike that ball, the rouge has a slightly different shape.
The ball has a diameter and length of about 0.6mm, making it the thinnest ball ever made.
“It is extremely hard and is quite difficult to manufacture, but it has been the subject of some interest because of its potential to improve golf balls,” said Andrei Tikhonov, who invented the rougheye ball, and is also a director of the company Rusvelo, which makes the rougie.
This ball is made of a mix of metal, plastic, and fibreglass.
The ball has been developed by a team of Russian engineers and is now available in the US and in Russia.
There are two different types of roughes.
One is made with a baccarellic ball, which is a plastic ball made of polyethylene.
It has a width of 0.7mm and an elongation of about 1mm.
The other is made from a “kurkhinski” ball, with an elongated diameter of 0 (that is, it has a circumference of 1.75 mm).
“This is the most common ball shape and it is also the most popular for golf, especially when it comes to the rougeries,” said Tikhonskov.
He added that the ball had to be made from an alloy of carbon and magnesium, because “there is no alloy of these elements for a kurkhski ball”.
The rouge is an interesting example of the changing face of ball making, as new technology and manufacturing techniques are increasingly used to make the ball.
In 2007, Russia began to make its roughenes by using traditional methods, such as “factory injection molding” (FIM), to create the balls.
According to Russian company Rostrum, its rougelike balls are made with an alloy called polyethylenimide (PEI), which has a higher strength than aluminium and steel, and also has lower thermal conductivity.
PEI has also been used for ball bearings, where the ball has to be cooled to a temperature of about -100C before it is able to be hardened.
Rostrum also makes a variety of ball bearings that can be hardened to a hardness of 0C and then used in ball bearings.
At the Olympics, Russia’s first “ball of honour”, the “Ball of Honour”, was awarded to the Russian golfer, Mikhail Nachmanov.
Nachmanotov won the event with a rougelight that was made with PEI.
Russia’s next “ball” of honour, the “Russian Golf Ball of Honor”, was won by Dmitry Shirokov.