View Full Version : How are Olio tables?

08-21-2005, 01:26 PM
I recently bought (without much research) an 8' Olio pool table. It is made with 3 pieces of 1" Italian slate. I paid $1,000 for the table and accesories.

Are Olio tables a pretty good table? It seems to play great, but I could not find much about them with google.


08-21-2005, 01:59 PM
did you buy it used?1000$ for an italian 3 pc slate 1 in table is mighty cheap.

08-21-2005, 02:23 PM
Pugsley's Library in Dallas openned with Olios and is still using them. They are similar in many ways to the Brunswick Gold Crown but a cheaper product. I guess if you're going to imitate something pick a good one.

Scott Lee
08-21-2005, 06:32 PM
SharpTJ...Olio tables are quality tables manufactured in Germany. They are closer in design and looks to a Black Crown (made in Canada) than a Gold Crown. Good table, and it sounds like you got a good bargain. Did the $1000 include setup? If not, did you have the table professionally set up?

Scott Lee

08-21-2005, 06:37 PM
I played them in Phoenix pool and Casino in Auckland ,Newzealand.They are similar to Brunswick and I loved them because they play good. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

08-21-2005, 11:02 PM
Yes, I bought the table used and it did not include set up. I was able to accomplish it after much reading on the internet.

It was kind of an impule purchase but seems to have been a good one.

08-25-2005, 12:14 AM
The Olio tables at Pugsley's in Dallas have a rail cushion that is higher than most other tables by 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch... it's been awhile since I measured. The 'z' type two rail banks are pretty much impossible due to rail crush-induced spin so excessive that the second bank angle either goes perp. or backwards or perpendicular. Insanity follows with mad laughter. Love the game, not the table. Burn baby burn. Rant, rant, rant. On the bright side, maybe Pugsley's just got a bad batch of rails on the 16-plus tables. Once you learn the other banking lines, they are survivable and maybe even decent tables. Have fun.


08-25-2005, 05:17 AM
I've only hit balls on one Olio table (caedos knows which one I'm talking about) and I didn't care for it at all. Same problem caedos mentioned. Cushions are a little high and double banks or Z kicks are WAY off on that table.

BUT... that is the only one I've played on, so I can't pass judgement on all Olio tables from just that one.


08-25-2005, 04:16 PM
Hmmm. That might explain why I miscued over the top of the cue ball on the rail more often at Pugsley's than any other place ever!