View Full Version : How do these tables compare?

11-28-2002, 01:27 PM
What are the differences between Brunswick, AMF, and Olhausen? What would you recommend for family use?

Cueless Joey
11-28-2002, 01:41 PM
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11-28-2002, 07:31 PM
Does anybody have an answer? I am going to go look at tables tomorrow and I need to have something in mind. Thanks.

11-28-2002, 08:29 PM
Fred, I prefer Diamond or Brunswick due to play ability and solid construction. Are you buying a 9 footer? What is your price range? You may not get much of a response due to the holiday and I'm no expert on tables. Just look until you get more feed back and answer the above questions.

11-28-2002, 08:37 PM
I am buying an 8 footer. The price range is 3000-5000$. Thanks for the help.

11-28-2002, 09:26 PM
Fred, I think Diamond only makes a 9ft Pro and the 7ft smart tables. I've played on a friends 8ft Olhausen and I didn't care for the rail speed, to slow. Not only that it just didn't sound solid. I don't have a clue on AMF. I imagine they all have a 1", 3 peice slate. You want at least 1" thick. Look underneath at the frame construction and compare. Hit some balls around the cushions and compare speed. I'd definately suggest 860 Simonas cloth. Some companies use lower grade suff and it does make a difference in how they play. There are some resident table mechanics that post here, so maybe in the morning you may get more replies. Good Luck

11-28-2002, 09:36 PM
Thanks a lot for the help, I'll check again in the morning to see if anyone else has any opinions.

Joe Marra
11-29-2002, 07:30 AM
Fred, if you are interested, Greg Asproth/ Billiard Street Cafe 763-574-1399 has a slightly used Gabriels 8' Signature Pro for sale, if you decide that you want a 9'I have a Signature Pro available. Joe Marra/Excel Billiards 561-945-4448

11-29-2002, 10:22 AM
Thanks everyone for your help. Does anybody else have any opinions? I am leaving to go look at tables soon an any replies would be appreciated. Thanks

Gayle in MD
11-30-2002, 06:57 AM
Hi Fred,
Definately check out the Diamond Pro if there is any way that you can find the room for a nine foot table. Dollar for Dollar, you can't beat the Diamond Pro, and also, you will be buying an AMERICAN MADE PRODUCT! Diamond is not a big production company, and they stand behind their product. They are great paople to deal with, and also, you can get their tables at a discount if you live near any tournaments that they are supplying tables for and can get yours shipped along with them, or buy a tournament table after the tournament. They make a great table IMO. Good Luck!
Gayle in Md.

12-01-2002, 11:29 AM
Check out the Gabriels table. They are one of the best and if you can get a deal on it you would be very,very happy /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif