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jonnymack
08-30-2006, 07:00 AM
I've poured through the site and have gotten a good amount of info so I'll spare you kind-hearted vets the trouble of asking the basics about buying a pool table. I do have a question though as I found a guy who deals in Vitale, Kasson and AMF tables. I haven't seen any info on these brands in the forums here. Anybody have an opinion? They had some really nice looking AMF tables but if they are dog**** I'd like to skip it.

Also, he mentioned how his tables are constructed with wood beams crisscrossing underneath the slate and that this is something the big manufacturers don't do to save money. One other thing, I live in the south so he said that if I were to go with a table that uses metal brackets those brackets could become loose because of the humidity, which is why he uses bolts making it a better constructed table. Is he full of it?

If anyone has any opinions I'd be most appreciative. I'm really looking forward to getting a nice table, sort of the realization of a life's dream so I'm getting one that will hopefully be with me the rest of my life so I'm willing to part with some cash to do it.

Brian in VA
08-30-2006, 01:59 PM
Hi Jonnymack,
For what it's worth, I've only seen one table that didn't have cross beams under the slate and that was a cheap 8 footer that an acquaintance had. The slate will bow under the weight without some kind of support under it. So I think you're guy is putting a little salesmanship on you. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

I just purchased my first table, finally, after having a room that would hold it. I bought an old Brunswick Anniversary off ebay for $2000. It's from the 1950's, has 1.25" slate, weighs about 1100 pounds, and has lot's of character without looking trashed. Don't know where you live but check around some other places including ebay to see what's out there before you drop a chunk of cash. Feel free to contact me with a PM to discuss, too. Good luck!

Brian in VA

jonnymack
09-06-2006, 10:17 AM
Cool - thanks for the info. I figured I was getting sold a bill of goods a little bit. I'll check out some other opetions like you suggested. Appreciate the info, I may take you up on your PM offer.

Thanks - J

MrLucky
09-07-2006, 05:44 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Brian in VA:</font><hr> Hi Jonnymack,
For what it's worth, I've only seen one table that didn't have cross beams under the slate and that was a cheap 8 footer that an acquaintance had. The slate will bow under the weight without some kind of support under it. So I think you're guy is putting a little salesmanship on you. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

I just purchased my first table, finally, after having a room that would hold it. I bought an old Brunswick Anniversary off ebay for $2000. It's from the 1950's, has 1.25" slate, weighs about 1100 pounds, and has lot's of character without looking trashed. Don't know where you live but check around some other places including ebay to see what's out there before you drop a chunk of cash. Feel free to contact me with a PM to discuss, too. Good luck!

Brian in VA <hr /></blockquote> <font color="red"> Sounds like good advice </font color> /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

DickLeonard
09-07-2006, 06:20 AM
MrLucky four posts in the year 06 and you limit your post to four words. I can now cross you off the Most Wanted List. ####