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ho_fo_sho
05-14-2007, 12:14 PM
I've looked at 3 pool tables, but don't know much about any of them. The three are the Brunswick Metro:
http://www.ekmpowershop2.com/ekmps/shops/abcuk/index.asp?function=DISPLAYPRODUCT&productid=7

The K-Steel pool table:
http://samleisure.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.f lypage&product_id=17&category_id=1&manufacturer_id =0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=66

And the Cue Craft Cosmos pool table:
http://www.cuepower.co.uk/categories/pool%20tables/american_pool_tables/9ft_cue_craft_cosmos.html

I don't know very much about the differences in quality for these pool tables (I know a bit about what to look for in tables, but not much) so if anyone could find out for me that would be greatly appreciated. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

There is also the room size; my room size is fine for any sort of table lengthways. But it is 11" 9' wide (141 inches). I am either going to go with a 9 or an 8 foot pool table, and I don't mid having to use a smaller cue every now and again. And according to this ( http://reviews.ebay.com/Pool-Table-Buying-Guide_W0QQugidZ10000000000058208?ssPageName=BUYGD: CAT:-1:LISTINGS:1 ) guide, it says that if I had a 42" cue, it would be fine for both an 8 or nine foot table. But I've noticed a lot of variations of different site's pool table room size guide, and I want to know for sure that a nine would be fine in my room, as that would of course be the preffered size. Thank you in advance, and sorry for being an annoying prick /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Snapshot9
05-14-2007, 01:16 PM
It looks like only a 7'+ or 8' table would work for you, no way would a 9' work. You would think some of those construction guys would have been Pool players, huh?

Personally, I like the looks and play of Diamond Pro/Am Table. Although 7' is standard, it can be ordered in 8 or 9 foot. My preference would be for a ball return table at home, since I do not like to constantly fish balls out of pockets.

Room sizes for Diamond Tables (http://diamondbilliardproducts.com/Space_requirements.htm)

ho_fo_sho
05-14-2007, 01:36 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Snapshot9:</font><hr> Room sizes:

Minimum Room Size: By Table And Cue Length.
Table Size (Playing Surface) 48" Cue 52" Cue 57" Cue
7' Bar Size (39" x 78") 11'3" x 14'6" 11'11" x 15'2" 12'9" x 16'0"
8' Standard (44" x 88") 11'8" x 15'4" 12'4" x 16'0" 13'2" x 16'10"
8' Regulation (46" x 92") 11'10" x 15'8" 12'6" x 16'4" 13'4" x 17'2"
9' Tournament (50" x 100") 12'2" x 16'4" 12'10" x 17'0" 13'8" x 17'10"

Personally, I like the looks and play of Diamond Pro/Am Table. Although 7' is standard, it can be ordered in 8 or 9 foot. <hr /></blockquote>

Thanks. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif Link to sed table? I'm open to any table as long as it has three piece 1" thick slate (I do like a more comtemporary look though).

ho_fo_sho
05-14-2007, 02:38 PM
Yeah, I just tested some cues out, and it has to be 8 foot. I can't do a nine. Damn house!!!

EDIT: So it looks like it's between the Metro and the K-Steel... any major differences between these two models?

Snapshot9
05-15-2007, 03:26 AM
Well, I think this table is really unique and comtemporary, and I just saw it on a TV match they had, and it was stunning.

You can get it in any finish, not just the one shown in the picture.

The Olhausen Waterfall Table (http://www.olhausenbilliards.com/pooltables_detail.php?id=29&amp;cat=CONTEMPORARY)

ho_fo_sho
05-15-2007, 06:09 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Snapshot9:</font><hr> Well, I think this table is really unique and comtemporary, and I just saw it on a TV match they had, and it was stunning.

You can get it in any finish, not just the one shown in the picture.

The Olhausen Waterfall Table (http://www.olhausenbilliards.com/pooltables_detail.php?id=29&amp;cat=CONTEMPORARY) <hr /></blockquote>


Yeah, I looked at that a little bit before... It looks gorgeous but I just don't think it fits the feel of the room. Another table I'm looking at it this one:
http://www.libertygames.co.uk/store/pool_tables/american_pool_tables/buffalo_9_foot_pro_pool_black/
This table is a 1000 cheaper than the Metro or K Steel... I like that, as long as it doesn't miss out on something important that the other two have. Does anyone know why there is such a big difference in price? As well it seems lighter than other pool tables of that size (a lot lighter) but it still has three piece 1" thick slate... anyone know of a reason for this? Sorry for asking so many questions and I hope it comes in 8 foot!

KellyStick
05-15-2007, 11:42 AM
You can kind of figure your own room size. Take an 8'x4' table. The playing surface is either 8' or 4'. Add your stick length to each side. Add a stroke length to each side. That is a conceptual minimum size. This assumes a worst case shot of cb frozen to a rail. So you can use the charts and/or you can also do a reality check your self. If you think the stroke length should be more than the 6" I used below just make it more. Longer stick, shorter stick, different table size....

so width wise 48" + 42"(2) + 6"(2) = 144" = 12' Minimum width for a 4'x 8' table. Thereabouts

ho_fo_sho
05-17-2007, 02:33 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote KellyStick:</font><hr> You can kind of figure your own room size. Take an 8'x4' table. The playing surface is either 8' or 4'. Add your stick length to each side. Add a stroke length to each side. That is a conceptual minimum size. This assumes a worst case shot of cb frozen to a rail. So you can use the charts and/or you can also do a reality check your self. If you think the stroke length should be more than the 6" I used below just make it more. Longer stick, shorter stick, different table size....

so width wise 48" + 42"(2) + 6"(2) = 144" = 12' Minimum width for a 4'x 8' table. Thereabouts <hr /></blockquote>


Yeah, I experimented a little bit, and it's not too bad as long as the white doesn't end up on the rail all the time.