Table cloth question

Table cloth question

Post by Deadstro » Thu, 08 Feb 2001 22:14:51


Quote:
>Subject: Re: Table cloth question
>From: "MarkO"

In as much as the table is getting a lot of play, I'm guessing someone is
pounding down the head ball most of the time to set it in place when
racking.......
Jim Halladay
Quote:
>You're pretty much screwed.  You could take the cloth off, pull the backing
>off (it's glued on), and re-stretch it to gain some more life out of it.
>You could even swap ends if the rack area is well worn.  HTH

>Mark0  <--suspects the table gets a lot of play


>A friend of mine bought a new table and the shop convinced him to buy
>"backed" cloth as they claimed it would last longer.  Now about 8 months
>later, there is a groove starting at the one ball spot going straight back
>about an inch.  We figure what has happened is the one ball has been driven
>down into the table on the breaks compressing the backing.  The "divot" is
>deep enough to capture a slow moving ball.  Has anyone else had this
>problem?  Any suggestions as to how to fix it?  We thought about trying to
>pull it up with a vacuum.

 
 
 

Table cloth question

Post by Fran » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 07:55:11

You had bad advice. Backed cloth is not good for anything, IMO. I'm sure you
paid extra for this, too. Get a quality worsted cloth (Simonis or Gorino)
and you will be much happier.
Frank


Quote:
> A friend of mine bought a new table and the shop convinced him to buy
> "backed" cloth as they claimed it would last longer.  Now about 8 months
> later, there is a groove starting at the one ball spot going straight back
> about an inch.  We figure what has happened is the one ball has been
driven
> down into the table on the breaks compressing the backing.  The "divot" is
> deep enough to capture a slow moving ball.  Has anyone else had this
> problem?  Any suggestions as to how to fix it?  We thought about trying to
> pull it up with a vacuum.


 
 
 

Table cloth question

Post by Doc » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 09:03:26

which is just as bad, get a good quality tightly woven cloth with absolutely
no knap.
-doc


Quote:
> You had bad advice. Backed cloth is not good for anything, IMO. I'm sure
you
> paid extra for this, too. Get a quality worsted cloth (Simonis or Gorino)
> and you will be much happier.
> Frank



> > A friend of mine bought a new table and the shop convinced him to buy
> > "backed" cloth as they claimed it would last longer.  Now about 8 months
> > later, there is a groove starting at the one ball spot going straight
back
> > about an inch.  We figure what has happened is the one ball has been
> driven
> > down into the table on the breaks compressing the backing.  The "divot"
is
> > deep enough to capture a slow moving ball.  Has anyone else had this
> > problem?  Any suggestions as to how to fix it?  We thought about trying
to
> > pull it up with a vacuum.


 
 
 

Table cloth question

Post by Roger Orsula » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 09:56:19

Am I missing something here?
Roger - who thought he knew a thing or two about cloth
Quote:

> which is just as bad, get a good quality tightly woven cloth with absolutely
> no knap.
> -doc



> > You had bad advice. Backed cloth is not good for anything, IMO. I'm sure
> you
> > paid extra for this, too. Get a quality worsted cloth (Simonis or Gorino)
> > and you will be much happier.
> > Frank



> > > A friend of mine bought a new table and the shop convinced him to buy
> > > "backed" cloth as they claimed it would last longer.  Now about 8 months
> > > later, there is a groove starting at the one ball spot going straight
> back
> > > about an inch.  We figure what has happened is the one ball has been
> > driven
> > > down into the table on the breaks compressing the backing.  The "divot"
> is
> > > deep enough to capture a slow moving ball.  Has anyone else had this
> > > problem?  Any suggestions as to how to fix it?  We thought about trying
> to
> > > pull it up with a vacuum.

 
 
 

Table cloth question

Post by Ravelom » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 10:09:57

woven cloth with absolutely

Quote:
>no knap.
>-doc

FYI:
Worsted: a smooth compact yarn from long wool fibers used especially for firm
napless fabrics, carpeting, or knitting; also : a fabric made from worsted
yarns.

Simonis and Gorina are the two best manufacturers of quality worsted wool cloth
for cue sports. The worsted wool is blended with a small percentage of nylon
and tighly woven to create a fast, sheer, cloth which resists pilling
(fuzzies), and provides excellent durability.

 They make a wide range of game-specific cloths for pool, billiards and
snooker.

Jerry

 
 
 

Table cloth question

Post by Manima » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 10:46:41

Actually, no one has ever tapped down on the head ball.  The table gets
about 10 hours of play a week which i didn't think was a whole lot.  I can't
understand why the dealer would recommend this cloth if this happens.  I was
hoping there was a way to pull it back up as the rest of the table shows no
signs of wear.  It is still uniformly green.  We may try Doc's idea with the
water after trying to get the dealer to spring for new cloth of course.
thanks to everyone for the feedback and if anyone else has any
suggestions...


Quote:
> >Subject: Re: Table cloth question
> >From: "MarkO"

> In as much as the table is getting a lot of play, I'm guessing someone is
> pounding down the head ball most of the time to set it in place when
> racking.......
> Jim Halladay

> >You're pretty much screwed.  You could take the cloth off, pull the
backing
> >off (it's glued on), and re-stretch it to gain some more life out of it.
> >You could even swap ends if the rack area is well worn.  HTH

> >Mark0  <--suspects the table gets a lot of play


> >A friend of mine bought a new table and the shop convinced him to buy
> >"backed" cloth as they claimed it would last longer.  Now about 8 months
> >later, there is a groove starting at the one ball spot going straight
back
> >about an inch.  We figure what has happened is the one ball has been
driven
> >down into the table on the breaks compressing the backing.  The "divot"
is
> >deep enough to capture a slow moving ball.  Has anyone else had this
> >problem?  Any suggestions as to how to fix it?  We thought about trying
to
> >pull it up with a vacuum.

 
 
 

Table cloth question

Post by Fran » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 11:06:29

Quote:
> "Frank" wrote
>Get a quality worsted cloth (Simonis or Gorino) and you will be much

happier.

"Doc" wrote :

Quote:
> which is just as bad, get a good quality tightly woven cloth with
absolutely
> no knap.

And jusr which cloth (other than the 2 I mentioned) wold that be "Doc"?
Frank
 
 
 

Table cloth question

Post by Seegi » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 11:21:48

I am a CPE(Certified Pool Expert). What you want to do is have your friend
demand
Mali cloth. Mali, is the superior cloth.
Do not be fooled by the hype and drunken bullshit you read on this board. Take
it from a true CPE, Mali is the best.
 
 
 

Table cloth question

Post by Doc » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 18:36:31

This is entirely my bad, i was still fuming over the big Democrat-Republican
war on another thread and only read the first line of franks message and i
read it as "You had bad advice. Backed cloth is good for anything"

obviously backed cloth is NOT good for anything (i don't know though, not to
many things are more fun than playing on a "felt" bar table with a bunch of
drunk people.  I especially like it when there is a bunch of "fuzzy stuff"
in the pokets.  I bet backed cloth would make a nice sport coat too,
probably get a couple of em out of 9 ft worth.  Maybe some pants to match.

-doc


Quote:
> Am I missing something here?
> Roger - who thought he knew a thing or two about cloth


> > which is just as bad, get a good quality tightly woven cloth with
absolutely
> > no knap.
> > -doc



> > > You had bad advice. Backed cloth is not good for anything, IMO. I'm
sure
> > you
> > > paid extra for this, too. Get a quality worsted cloth (Simonis or
Gorino)
> > > and you will be much happier.
> > > Frank



> > > > A friend of mine bought a new table and the shop convinced him to
buy
> > > > "backed" cloth as they claimed it would last longer.  Now about 8
months
> > > > later, there is a groove starting at the one ball spot going
straight
> > back
> > > > about an inch.  We figure what has happened is the one ball has been
> > > driven
> > > > down into the table on the breaks compressing the backing.  The
"divot"
> > is
> > > > deep enough to capture a slow moving ball.  Has anyone else had this
> > > > problem?  Any suggestions as to how to fix it?  We thought about
trying
> > to
> > > > pull it up with a vacuum.