Cloth question

Cloth question

Post by COMPGUN » Mon, 13 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I'm new to the game and purchased a table in September.

Not knowing any better at the time, I went with the "standard cloth" instead of
the upgrade of Simonis cloth.

I have now begun to play a little at a local pool room on their Simonis clothed
Diamond and Gold Crown tables. The balls seem to roll faster and longer, and
also it seems to be able to spin the cueball easier.

Is there any way to do something to my table, other than reclothing at this
time
to help speed up the roll a little. I read somewhere that you can iron the
cloth in
one direction and this might help. Any suggestions?

Thanks for your imput, I've already learned alot from this group since I
started playing.

Marty

 
 
 

Cloth question

Post by Bob Johnso » Mon, 13 Mar 2000 04:00:00

My Championship cloth, after 2 years of weekly brushing and vacuuming is
nearing the speed of 860, and still in good shape.  I'm planning to recover
with Simonis in the near future, but also intend to check out Granito
Basalt, if I can get some color samples.  I'm not sure what the colors
actually look like when viewed on a laptop screen.

--
Bob Johnson, Denver, Co.
Home of the 1997/1998 World Champion Broncos!


Quote:
> I'm new to the game and purchased a table in September.

> Not knowing any better at the time, I went with the "standard cloth"
instead of
> the upgrade of Simonis cloth.

> I have now begun to play a little at a local pool room on their Simonis
clothed
> Diamond and Gold Crown tables. The balls seem to roll faster and longer,
and
> also it seems to be able to spin the cueball easier.

> Is there any way to do something to my table, other than reclothing at
this
> time
> to help speed up the roll a little. I read somewhere that you can iron the
> cloth in
> one direction and this might help. Any suggestions?

> Thanks for your imput, I've already learned alot from this group since I
> started playing.

> Marty


 
 
 

Cloth question

Post by Bruce Boy » Mon, 13 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>to help speed up the roll a little. I read somewhere
>that you can iron the cloth in one direction

It's true that ironing (dry heat) will temporarily make any cloth play a
little faster. The heat dries the cloth and the weight flattens it, but the
cloth fibres will slowly rebound to suit the climate of the room.

Ironing the cloth in one direction is only necessary if you are working with
snooker cloth that has a directional nap.
--
Bruce
Protection Island

 
 
 

Cloth question

Post by Jtic » Tue, 14 Mar 2000 04:00:00

I'm no table mechanic so you've got me stumped.  Some cloth has a ***
backing to make it more durable, downside, it is slooooow.  I'd be afraid to
iron it as if the *** melts onto the slate you might have a sweet mess.
Besides, being able to adjust to table conditions is part of the game.  Grady
Matthews put on an exhibition at a local establishment and he said he can look
at a table and sit at the bar and watch others play on it for a few minutes and
adjust without ever touching a cue.  
 
 
 

Cloth question

Post by nhoo » Tue, 14 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>I'm new to the game and purchased a table in September.

>Not knowing any better at the time, I went with the "standard cloth" instead of
>the upgrade of Simonis cloth.

I recently had mine re-covered with Granito C2000.  GAWD, what a
difference.  Worth every penny!

Best,

Nat Hooper
Oxford, Arkansas
ICQ#9650833