Table Cloth & Cue-Tip Question? Help!

Table Cloth & Cue-Tip Question? Help!

Post by FOOSBAL » Wed, 17 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Can I buy cloth for a pool table with all synthetic, man made materials
(ie. no wool)?

Are all cue tips made of leather? Do man-made synthetic alternatives
exist?

Please email me if you have any information on my above questions.
Thanks

 
 
 

Table Cloth & Cue-Tip Question? Help!

Post by Ron Shepa » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Can I buy cloth for a pool table with all synthetic, man made materials
>(ie. no wool)? [...]

BCA equipment specifications require a wool blend.  Regarding playability,
there are two independent properties of the cloth that are important:
sliding friction and rolling resistance.  The requirement of a wool blend,
or even using 100% wool, limits the amount of variation in these two
properties to which players must adapt.

$.02 -Ron Shepard

 
 
 

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Post by Nathan Web » Sun, 21 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Why?

What's wrong with natural products?

Nathan Webb

 
 
 

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Post by John Walk » Mon, 22 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:



>>Can I buy cloth for a pool table with all synthetic, man made materials
>>(ie. no wool)? [...]
>BCA equipment specifications require a wool blend.  Regarding playability,
>there are two independent properties of the cloth that are important:
>sliding friction and rolling resistance.  The requirement of a wool blend,
>or even using 100% wool, limits the amount of variation in these two
>properties to which players must adapt.

You forgot one, Ron.  It must be GREEN.  (At least, *I* think so.)
 
 
 

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Post by DBAllr » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
(John Walkup) writes:
>You forgot one, Ron.  It must be GREEN.  (At least, *I* think so.)

YES!!!!

DB Allred   OKC

 
 
 

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Post by Carl M. Pears » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>(John Walkup) writes:
>>You forgot one, Ron.  It must be GREEN.  (At least, *I* think so.)
>YES!!!!
>DB Allred   OKC

Ha!

Those same Sicko Dogs who came up with the Yellow (Same shade as I
produce after an evening of Billards, Beer and Jalapenos) Firetruck
invaded pool tables many years ago.

Fortunately, those who rode on Yellow Firetrucks received enough direct
derision that those Yellow jobbers appropriately went the same
way of my B-B-J output.   Sklawoooosh.

Gray, red, maroooooon, tan, and my personal (gag) favorite, pink, all
appeared in an attempt to let the "Little Lady" add her exquisite
style and color sense to the game room.  In desperation to get
a table and still avoid strife on the homefront, bubba allowed pink.
(I suggest castration as a penalty.)

Fortunately the women began shooting pool and their sense of the
game has overcome their desire to coordinate the table's cover
with the flocked wallpaper in the half-bath adjacent to the gameroom.

After years of playing the game, they inherently understand that the table
should be pool-table Green (I'll permit the blue-green, close enough)
and that room decorating should taken that color into consideration.

The men are only too happy to shove the laundry over to the wall,
set up the green pool table, and sit on a case of empties.  The
Ladies-of-the-Game, now attenuated to Pool-Green, kicked into
gear and have made their mark on warmth, color, and balance.

I admit it.  Finally, althought I have known it for years.

I was opposed to women in pool halls, but their affect and effect on
the game has been positive.  Nothing but.  Besides, now I can fall
in love and play pool at the same time.  Go home broke with stars
in my eyes!

What a life!

Carl

 
 
 

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Post by LEON3 » Wed, 24 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
M. Pearson) writes:
>Subject:    Green, Dammit.

>Date:       22 Jul 1996 15:00:43 GMT



>>(John Walkup) writes:
>>>You forgot one, Ron.  It must be GREEN.  (At least, *I* think so.)
>>YES!!!!
>>DB Allred   OKC

>Ha!

>Those same Sicko Dogs who came up with the Yellow (Same shade as I
>produce after an evening of Billards, Beer and Jalapenos) Firetruck
>invaded pool tables many years ago.

>Fortunately, those who rode on Yellow Firetrucks received enough direct
>derision that those Yellow jobbers appropriately went the same
>way of my B-B-J output.   Sklawoooosh.

>Gray, red, maroooooon, tan, and my personal (gag) favorite, pink, all
>appeared in an attempt to let the "Little Lady" add her exquisite
>style and color sense to the game room.  In desperation to get
>a table and still avoid strife on the homefront, bubba allowed pink.
>(I suggest castration as a penalty.)

Wasn't it Mosconi, who was then acting as spokesman in the 60's for
Montgomery Ward's pool tables, who suggested that pool cloth come in
different colors so that the pool tables would fit into more homes' decor?
 See, he wasn't perfect....

LeonW

 
 
 

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Post by Carl M. Pears » Wed, 24 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>>>You forgot one, Ron.  It must be GREEN.  (At least, *I* think so.)
>>Those same Sicko Dogs who came up with the Yellow (Same shade as I
>>produce after an evening of Billards, Beer and Jalapenos) Firetruck
>>invaded pool tables many years ago.
>>Carl
>Wasn't it Mosconi, who was then acting as spokesman in the 60's for
>Montgomery Ward's pool tables, who suggested that pool cloth come in
>different colors so that the pool tables would fit into more homes' decor?
> See, he wasn't perfect....
>LeonW

Aw, man!

Willie (my Dad's name) Mosconi was responsible for Yellow Firetrucks, too?

Got my Grandma, came up with yellow firetrucks, and pink for home tables.
Boy, he got around!  Busy, busy, busy.

Monkey Wards must have had pictures of him with Dorothy Wise or Irving Crane
to get him to agree to pinks and mauves and chartreuses and dusty roses and ....

Another icon gets a light dusting of (marooooon) dirt.

Carl

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Nobl » Thu, 25 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:



> >(John Walkup) writes:
> >>You forgot one, Ron.  It must be GREEN.  (At least, *I* think so.)
> >YES!!!!
> >DB Allred   OKC

> Ha!

> Those same Sicko Dogs who came up with the Yellow (Same shade as I
> produce after an evening of Billards, Beer and Jalapenos) Firetruck
> invaded pool tables many years ago.
> ...
> What a life!

> Carl

One day I told my wife I wanted to move the nice furniture from
the (unused) living room to the family room that had some pretty
run down furniture in it.  I went to run some errands and came back an hour
later just as my wife was moving the last of the living room
furniture into the family room.  Now that I had an empty living room
I figured I would have to cough up lots of money for new furniture
that we would never use.

Much to my surprise, an hour later my wife asked me what I thought
about putting a pool table in there.  It took me at least two seconds
to say 'Heck yeah!' (I didn't want to appear too anxious).

After looking for a couple of weeks we found a nice table and had it
delivered.  Of course the navy blue table cloth we chose nicely
matched the curtains in the room.  If I had to do it over again,
I would probably go with green.  The cover matches the curtains,
and I think that should be good enough.

My biggest reqret, though, is not the color, but the quality of
the cloth.  Next time I will put a much higher quality cloth on
it.  I wish the installers I used would have suggested it.  I would
have been willing to pay more for a quality cloth.  Maybe next year.

Bob

 
 
 

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Post by Dan Allr » Thu, 25 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>My biggest reqret, though, is not the color, but the quality of
>the cloth.  Next time I will put a much higher quality cloth on
>it.  I wish the installers I used would have suggested it.  I would
>have been willing to pay more for a quality cloth.  Maybe next year.

Here in OKC, the largest dealer here will only put down Mali cloth--to say
the least, it's not the best.  Regardless of all the superlatives mentioned
about Simonis cloth, I prefer Stevens.  In any case, I had to look for a
local pool table coverer who would put down what I wanted.  I ordered dark
green cloth.  It's not quite as blue as standard green, so it seems to go
better with household furnishings.  Additionally, it darkens slightly with
age.

The bottom line here is that your local dealer may steer you to a brand you
may not want because they may have an agreement with a distributor.  Anybody
else out there with their own cloth preferences?

DB Allred   OKC

 
 
 

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Post by Red D » Fri, 26 Jul 1996 04:00:00

 > One day I told my wife I wanted to move the nice furniture from

Quote:
> the (unused) living room to the family room that had some pretty
> run down furniture in it.  I went to run some errands and came back an hour
> later just as my wife was moving the last of the living room
> furniture into the family room.  Now that I had an empty living room
> I figured I would have to cough up lots of money for new furniture
> that we would never use.

> Much to my surprise, an hour later my wife asked me what I thought
> about putting a pool table in there.  It took me at least two seconds
> to say 'Heck yeah!' (I didn't want to appear too anxious).

> After looking for a couple of weeks we found a nice table and had it
> delivered.  Of course the navy blue table cloth we chose nicely
> matched the curtains in the room.  If I had to do it over again,
> I would probably go with green.  The cover matches the curtains,
> and I think that should be good enough.

> My biggest reqret, though, is not the color, but the quality of
> the cloth.  Next time I will put a much higher quality cloth on
> it.  I wish the installers I used would have suggested it.  I would
> have been willing to pay more for a quality cloth.  Maybe next year.

> Bob

i might be going a little off the wall here, but some of teh best games I
have ever played were NOT played on green felt.  It was black.  The table
was  a beaut too.  black lacquer, mother of pearl diamonds.  unreal to
see.  Granted the entire room was furnished with neo and art deco style so
the table went quite nicely with the whole scheme of the room but man did
that black felt look good.  The pool balls looked like they were floating
in space and we were  the gods wreaking havoc with the planets!

anyone else had  similar experience?
email or post to this group

Red Dog

 
 
 

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Post by John Walk » Sat, 27 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>i might be going a little off the wall here, but some of teh best games I
>have ever played were NOT played on green felt.  It was black.  The table
>was  a beaut too.  black lacquer, mother of pearl diamonds.  unreal to
>see.  Granted the entire room was furnished with neo and art deco style so
>the table went quite nicely with the whole scheme of the room but man did
>that black felt look good.  The pool balls looked like they were floating
>in space and we were  the gods wreaking havoc with the planets!

Even *I* am now tempted to try black.  But wouldn't the color play tricks
on your shotmaking?  It would seem to be *** the eyes.  How do you
see the cushions?

Keeping it clean would be a real chore.

John

 
 
 

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Post by DRWillia » Fri, 02 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>that black felt look good.  The pool balls looked like they were floating
>in space and we were  the gods wreaking havoc with the planets!

>anyone else had  similar experience?
>email or post to this group

>Red Dog


     I once played pool with regular colored balls on green felt but
under a BLACK LIGHT in a totally dark room. Now that was interesting!
The longer I stayed under it, the greater the effect became. And, no,
I wasn't under the influence. :-)

                                DRWilliams

 
 
 

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Post by Carl M. Pears » Fri, 02 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>>that black felt look good.  The pool balls looked like they were floating
>>in space and we were  the gods wreaking havoc with the planets!

>I once played pool with regular colored balls on green felt but
>under a BLACK LIGHT in a totally dark room. Now that was interesting!
>The longer I stayed under it, the greater the effect became. And, no,
>I wasn't under the influence. :-)  DRWilliams
> ........the greater the effect became.........

Yea.

The black velvet panther started to move and looked hungry.
Marilyn winked at you and skinnied out of her dress.
Elvis shifted from his "Wig" position to his "Wag" side.
James Dean sipped from the coffee cup on the counter and looked hurt.
The Dogs broke and ran, then a terrier pulled an Ace from his paw.
The balls started to rack themselves after climbing out of the pockets.
The "I love you, man" guy brought YOU beer.

Where can I buy those lights?  Like, man, in case you come over.

Quote:
>.......I wasn't under the influence..........

Sounds more like you were floating OVER the influence.

Any cataract damage?  Yet?

Carl ;^)

Joking aside, I'm probably going to try that.  I'll report.