Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: 9-ball diamond vs. 8-ball triangle

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Just a little bit south and east of Hamiltucky a little bit west of the Atlantic Ocean
    Posts
    3,828

    9-ball diamond vs. 8-ball triangle

    For racking 9-ball.

    One of my good friends (pool beginner who just got his own table) asked me about the 9-ball diamond and of course I went off on a diatribe about my percieved evils concerning this rack. What I would like is for you guys to give me a list of your pro's and con's so my friend can come to a conclusion. My opinions are extremely biased.

    Just helping a friend.

    Kato
    Signature deleted by***********Kato

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    429

    Re: 9-ball diamond vs. 8-ball triangle

    cons:

    Uncomfortable to use if you are used to a normal rack.
    Usually made so small that you can't remove the rack without disturbing the balls

    Pros:

    None that I know of

    Jay

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    110 Miles North of Uncasville
    Posts
    3,366

    Re: 9-ball diamond vs. 8-ball triangle

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Kato:</font><hr> For racking 9-ball.

    One of my good friends (pool beginner who just got his own table) asked me about the 9-ball diamond and of course I went off on a diatribe about my percieved evils concerning this rack. What I would like is for you guys to give me a list of your pro's and con's so my friend can come to a conclusion. My opinions are extremely biased.

    Just helping a friend.

    Kato <hr /></blockquote>

    Tell your friend that a 9-ball diamond rack is fine

    Pro: It's great for racking 7-ball.

    Con: It's terrible for racking 9-ball.

    Hope that helped.

    Fred
    <font color="blue">You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.</font color>

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Bliss!
    Posts
    4,865

    Re: 9-ball diamond vs. 8-ball triangle

    Cons:

    You must have a steady hand to remove the rack as to not disturb the balls.

    Uncomfortable IMO

    Pros:

    It looks good when you're using it in a poolroom in front of ball bangers! [img]/ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
    I Shoot Like A Girl.
    Damn Good.
    Ah f*&%it!

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    3,610

    Re: 9-ball diamond vs. 8-ball triangle

    At one time I thought that I wanted the 9-ball rack. We went to a billiards store and looked at the various ones. The 9 ball racks did not seem to rack them as tight as a good triangle rack.Also as others have said, it was hard to take off without disturbing the balls.

    Pros. I do not know about that.

    blu

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Ocean County, NJ
    Posts
    17

    Re: 9-ball diamond vs. 8-ball triangle

    I was over a buddies house on Tuesday who has one of these. I never had a chance to use one til that night. It only took one try for me to know I didn't want to use it ever again.
    As already stated, they are made so small that it's hard to remove the rack without disturbing the balls.
    But also, and I don't know if this was just his rack, but the balls did not rack tight. there was a gap between the #'s 2&amp;3 balls or the #'s 7&amp;8 balls. If I got one area tight the other would pop out and vise versa.
    My vote is against the 9 Ball rack!

    Vince S.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    1,596

    Re: 9-ball diamond vs. 8-ball triangle

    There's no reason to spend the extra money on a diamond rack. the all-purpose triangle works just fine.

    By the way, what is an "8-Ball Triangle"?? Is it different from a One Pocket or Straight Pool Triangle ?? ..... [img]/ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Troy

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Just a little bit south and east of Hamiltucky a little bit west of the Atlantic Ocean
    Posts
    3,828

    Re: 9-ball diamond vs. 8-ball triangle

    Just for that little dig Troy I think I'll recommend the Sardo to him. By the way, it's been awhile. Do you still feel the Sardo is a bad rack Troy? [img]/ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Kato~~~left himself open for the shot to the temple.
    Signature deleted by***********Kato

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    1,596

    Re: 9-ball diamond vs. 8-ball triangle

    I just couldn't resist the little dig Kato.

    I'm all for the Sardo Brothers spending tons of sponsorship money. However, the SARDINE GIZMO was, is, and always will be a terrible device.


    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Kato:</font><hr> Just for that little dig Troy I think I'll recommend the Sardo to him. By the way, it's been awhile. Do you still feel the Sardo is a bad rack Troy? [img]/ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Kato~~~left himself open for the shot to the temple. <hr /></blockquote>

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    The corner of WALK & DON'T WALK
    Posts
    2,041

    Re: 9-ball diamond vs. 8-ball triangle

    Cons? Yeah, I think that 9 ball rack is the biggest con. It's tough to get the balls below the 9ball tight, which will give your opponent a few free 9 balls. No thanks.

    Don't really know any pros.

    Eric

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •