>> Ok..I've decided to sell my 8 foot oak table and get a Brunswick Gold
>> Crown III (in back with chrome trim). I've made my decision partly
>> because of the looks, partly because I want a 9' table, and partly just
>> because I'm an elitist snob (quit rolling your eyes!). My only complaint
>> is that it's a costly table (I've seen them listed anywhere from 5 to 8
>> thousand). Anyone out there that has any better ideas? My girlfriend
>> will thank you come Christmas time <g> Just remember I don't want a
>> furniture table, they are too easy to damage. All I really need a great
>> playing pool table that can handle a lot of abuse.
>> if you can help..I thank you in advance
>Of course, you can do what you want, but I would NEVER buy a Gold Crown
>again! These tables DO NOT take abuse! The corner pockets are not ffixed to
>the rails well, they start to wobble soon. It's a production flaw. I have
>four of the Gold Crowns in my Billiards Academy, am not satisfied with them.
>Second, do not buy the black finish Gold Crown! It's like a grand piano, you
>have to polish it all the time! If somebody barely walks by the table, the
>fingerprints will be all over the rails! It's not a pretty sight!
>I strongly recommend Diamond or Gandy tables, the Gandy Big G has (IMHO) by
>far THE BEST price/quality ratio! These tables are easy to assemble, hard to
>destroy, easy to service.
>*** Who is General Failure and why is he reading my disk? ***
I'm going to have to agree with Jonas on this one. I have the same
opinion of the Gold Crowns with the pocket problem and the high gloss
finish, a real *** to keep up. IMHO the Big G is a much better table
for the money, and the black finish is more of a mat black, which doesn't
show all of the marks like the high gloss. Its a real shame that you dont
want a furniture table, because the Diamond table is one of the best
tables around, ie: all leather one piece pockets, flush with the table,
and very tight pockets,which make you play like you should! Another
two suggestions when buying a table: make sure that you get Simonis cloth
and atleast a 3/4" slate, but I prefer a 1" slate, which takes better
abuse when jumping ball and when you mase' the ball.
Get any one of these tables and I think that the whole group would
be envious of you!