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Sagittarius
05-15-2005, 09:20 AM
Thinking about getting a new pool table.
My two favorites are the Connelly Ultimate with 6 legs and the Diamond Professional.
Anyone out there familar with both tables and played on both ?
If so, which do you like best and why ?
Anyone own either one ?
All replies, appreciated.
Thanks.


Sag.

Scott Lee
05-15-2005, 10:31 AM
Sag...I've played a lot on both tables. Basic difference is slate thickness, and COST! The Connelly Ultimate will cost you at LEAST twice what a Diamond Pro will. Diamonds are $4-$5K, with the light. The Connelly Ultimate retails for 13K, but probably can be purchased for around $8-$9K.
Diamond has 1 1/4" slate, Connelly Ultimate has 2" slate.
Both are great tables...hope this helps!

Scott Lee

Nightstalker
05-15-2005, 10:52 AM
Based on Scott's post the Diamond is the bang for the buck winner.

John in NH
05-15-2005, 05:17 PM
Hi Sag,

I'm not familiar with the Connelly but you can't go wrong with a diamond pro, I've had mine for two years and I never get tired of playing on it, great table and a great price.

Regards,

John

catscradle
05-16-2005, 07:05 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Sagittarius:</font><hr> Thinking about getting a new pool table.
My two favorites are the Connelly Ultimate with 6 legs and the Diamond Professional.
Anyone out there familar with both tables and played on both ?
If so, which do you like best and why ?
Anyone own either one ?
All replies, appreciated.
Thanks.


Sag. <hr /></blockquote>

I've played with both and I'd go with the Diamond.
However, if you happen to be looking in the Northeast, I know a room in Northern MA selling 5 used Ultimates. No idea what he is looking to get for them.
Five tables sacrificed for Keno. /ccboard/images/graemlins/mad.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Scott Lee
05-16-2005, 09:51 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote catscradle:</font><hr>
Five tables sacrificed for Keno. /ccboard/images/graemlins/mad.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif
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catscradle...WOW! That's a lot of room! They must be putting in a BUNCH of keno/poker machines. Is the place turning into a "casino"? Here in MT, where we have legalized electronic gambling, every bar with 6+ machines is considered a "casino"...LOL Some businesses, which have 20+ machines, are just 'casino's housed in small, independent buildings. I bet there are 200 of just those, across the state (# could be a lot higher, I dunno). I have seen a couple of 'poolrooms' close, and reopen as "casinos". /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Scott Lee

catscradle
05-16-2005, 10:10 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Scott Lee:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote catscradle:</font><hr>
Five tables sacrificed for Keno. /ccboard/images/graemlins/mad.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif
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catscradle...WOW! That's a lot of room! They must be putting in a BUNCH of keno/poker machines. Is the place turning into a "casino"? Here in MT, where we have legalized electronic gambling, every bar with 6+ machines is considered a "casino"...LOL Some businesses, which have 20+ machines, are just 'casino's housed in small, independent buildings. I bet there are 200 of just those, across the state (# could be a lot higher, I dunno). I have seen a couple of 'poolrooms' close, and reopen as "casinos". /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Scott Lee <hr /></blockquote>

He is still keeping a bunch of tables, I'm trying to envision the room in my head and count, I'd say he's keeping between 14 and 20 tables. The area where the 5 tables are are is down by the bar anyway and the "regulars" and leagues don't use them anyway. I just hate to see the trend. I also don't like the fact that it is another distraction for league night. As it is you have to send an emmissary to the smoking room (actually a cigar shop inside the building to get around smoking bans) to get your opponent half the time; now you'll have to check the bar AND the smoking room AND the keno area. It wouldn't be a casino anyway, in MA they're playing against the state with the house just getting a piece of the pie.
BTW, I might be wrong calling it Keno, it is the one that's like a lottery where you pick a lot of numbers on a card and then every 5 minutes or whatever a new set of winning numbers come up on a big screen; then you pick more numbers and give the state more money.

Cueless Joey
05-16-2005, 11:24 AM
[ QUOTE ]
BTW, I might be wrong calling it Keno, it is the one that's like a lottery where you pick a lot of numbers on a card and then every 5 minutes or whatever a new set of winning numbers come up on a big screen; then you pick more numbers and give the state more money.
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I think that's called Suckers Round Up. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Stretch
05-16-2005, 06:23 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Cueless Joey:</font><hr> &lt;/font&gt;&lt;blockquote&gt;&lt;font class="small"&gt;Quote:&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr /&gt;
BTW, I might be wrong calling it Keno, it is the one that's like a lottery where you pick a lot of numbers on a card and then every 5 minutes or whatever a new set of winning numbers come up on a big screen; then you pick more numbers and give the state more money.
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I think that's called Suckers Round Up. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif <hr /></blockquote>

Wow you guys are WAY behind when it comes to swindling money out of the workin poor. Not that many years ago those Video Poker machines started showing up in the back of corner stores. A lot of people were feeding them money so in a fit of Moral Ritousness (they weren't making money on them ) They quickly passed a law that made it illegal to own one. Fast forward 10 years, they are EVERYWHERE! Not only are they in EVERY bar, Tavern, Pool Hall, Bowling Ally. Not only that they have become the mainstay of a lot of operations that get good kickbacks from running them and the Government ownes and Controls them all and is rackeing in MILLIONS, BILLION. What happened to the moral indignation of creating Addicts? And these games are addicting, they're the crack cocain of gambling. I've seen them take a lot of people down. Now at tournaments, like you say, you've got to tear the players away from them just to get a game. It's funny, now that the government has this huge cash cow, they don't depend on the alchol and cigarette tax as much (the sin tax we call it) so now in the name of public safety they can look good by socken it to us with outrageious prices, and a cold sidewalk......except of course if you want to gamble in a nice ventilated smoking room with the best of service, free coffee, dozens of flashy games with bells and whistles, then well it's OK. The double whammy, gamble AND smoke lol.

Then there's me at the back of the room on an old Dufferin Table. The only one on......Can't get service unless i go get it myself. Can't smoke even if i'm the only one there. The table is hell cause knowone's touched it in Months, and you'd better have your own cue cause the house wood is crap.

Oh were we talking about Connelly verses Diamond? Diamond. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif St.

Scott Lee
05-16-2005, 10:52 PM
St...You kill me! LOL /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I know what you mean about seeing those machines "take people down". I've been in bars and seen men (and women) put their entire paycheck into those stupid machines...when I knew damn well they had hungry children and bills to pay.
Insidious is not even the word for it. Do you suppose the state of Montana, or the gov't of Canada, push programs to help these gambling addicts? NOPE...and you sure don't see the U.S. manufacturers of these machines jumping on the bandwagon either. Kinda reminds me of the tobacco companies pretending to care about helping people to quit...or not even start! They sort of do now, only because of all the litigation. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Scott

Rich R.
05-17-2005, 02:48 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Stretch:</font><hr> Can't smoke even if i'm the only one there. <hr /></blockquote>
You wouldn't want to get second hand smoke anyway. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Oh, wait, that was a different thread. Sorry. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

eg8r
05-17-2005, 05:21 AM
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I know what you mean about seeing those machines "take people down". I've been in bars and seen men (and women) put their entire paycheck into those stupid machines...when I knew damn well they had hungry children and bills to pay.
<hr /></blockquote> Hey Scott, don't worry about those children they aren't really hungry. The government will subsidise this addiction since it is probably the rich people's fault anyway. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

eg8r

Gayle in MD
05-17-2005, 09:56 AM
Just heard a statistic the other night that America spends more money on gambling than any other form of entertainment !

"How can &amp;*(()%$# MILLION PEOPLE BE SO DUMB" lol....

Gayle in Md. never could understand the gambling addiction??????????????

Nightstalker
05-17-2005, 10:04 AM
It just goes to show that a lot of folks want something for nothing. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

griffith_d
05-23-2005, 04:58 PM
I have the Connelly oversize eight Coronado. Mine, as well as most of the Connelly's, can be made into the Ultimate. Basically, it is the 2 inch slate and stiffer supports and so on that make it the Ultimate.

Both are fine tables. I play on the Diamond Pro every week at Classics in Houston and they cannot be faulted so far.

Griff

<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Sagittarius:</font><hr> Thinking about getting a new pool table.
My two favorites are the Connelly Ultimate with 6 legs and the Diamond Professional.
Anyone out there familar with both tables and played on both ?
If so, which do you like best and why ?
Anyone own either one ?
All replies, appreciated.
Thanks.


Sag. <hr /></blockquote>