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mworkman
03-19-2004, 07:32 PM
When assembling my new (used) oversized 8' table I noticed that the pockets were bigger then on my 7' Irving Kaye bar box. I would rather keep the pockets the same size.
Does doubling up on the facings affect play other then shrinking pocket size?

Frank_Glenn
03-20-2004, 04:26 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote mworkman:</font><hr> When assembling my new (used) oversized 8' table I noticed that the pockets were bigger then on my 7' Irving Kaye bar box. I would rather keep the pockets the same size.
Does doubling up on the facings affect play other then shrinking pocket size? <hr /></blockquote>

Yes. It can affect the way the ball bounces if it hits the end of the facing. They are hard, unlike the rail rubber. It makes pocketing balls harder. I think it makes the game better. My table has double shims now and I will add a third shim when I have it recovered, later this year.