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11-05-2004, 07:34 PM
I am in the process of retrieving a 9' 1942 Brunswick ... the one with the elephant legs /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
I looked around at the simonis 860 cloths ... cheapest I found was $179.00. Is there a 'comparable' cloth out there for less $$ ?
11-05-2004, 08:23 PM
Gorina Granito would be an excellent alternative. Gorina has been producing fine billiard, snooker, and pool cloths in Spain since 1835. Mueller Recreational has it for $1.38 per inch. You would need 112" to recover a 9' x 4.5' table.
Mueller Recreational (http://www.poolndarts.com/product.cfm/sku/BA76.cfm)
11-06-2004, 06:23 AM
I would go with 860 on that table. The 860 is very good cloth and well worth the extra money.
11-06-2004, 06:48 AM
If it's going to be your home table. Then, 860 is the way to go. I really don't see $179. as being all that expensive anyway. Look at the big pic. It'll last you a longtime. Especially, on a home table. $179. is like the price of 1 shaft on some cues or cheaper than a Sledgehammer BK. You play on that stuff anyway and if installed right. The Simonis name will be seen on the cloth. Therefore, you can tell your guests, "Look, I got Simonis". lol
C.C.~~you deserve the best. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
11-06-2004, 07:18 AM
Check out www.billiardsexpress.com (http://www.billiardsexpress.com) They have 860 for $1.29 per inch and are good people to deal with. I agree with C.C and the others - 860 is the way to go and there's no point in trying to "save" on a lesser quality cloth; you'll get your money's worth in the enjoyment of playing on the best.
Walt in VA
Sounds like you've got a nice classic table and you'll hate yourself if you don't get 860. Doing it right would mean you get 860....imo.
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