View Full Version : Dots on Pool Table

12-05-2006, 10:49 AM
I've got a pool tble on order right now, the first one I've ever bought. I got to thinking today about the dots that are used to mark the head/foot spots and I was wondering what top tables use. Do they just use those vinyl stick-on bulls-eyes or do they mark directly on the cloth or is their a third option? I mean, it seems to me like the vinyl ones would make the table slightly imperfectly level for balls crossing the dots, etc.

12-05-2006, 12:11 PM

If you want there are some fabric spots available. They have very little impact on the game or roll of the ball. I always mark new cloth by laying out a head string line from sidf to side of the middle diamond to define the "kitchen". I then make a foot string line from the spot to the rack end of the rail as this comes in handy for spotting balls. If you still don't want a "sopt" Just make a small dot wiht a marker at the "spot." If you plan to play a lot of 14.1 you might want to mark the center spot halfway between the center pockets.