Help on rec room size experiences ..

Help on rec room size experiences ..

Post by Kenneth K » Wed, 02 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Hi,

I am considering placing a 9' Bruswick Gold Crown III table into a recreation
room.

The room is a bit small.  25' x 12.5'.   I am one foot short on each  of
the sides.

Will this really affect playability ?  Or do I just have a custom cue made up
for these shots (or use a jump cue) ?

I would like to hear about other table owner's long term playing experiences,
under such conditions..

P.S.  The four walls are made up of concrete blocks.  So re-modelling is out
of the question.

 
 
 

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Post by Fred Agn » Wed, 02 Jun 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>Hi,

>I am considering placing a 9' Bruswick Gold Crown III table into a recreation
>room.

>The room is a bit small.  25' x 12.5'.   I am one foot short on each  of
>the sides.

>Will this really affect playability ?

Yes, it will.  Even a 7' table really doesn't fit in this space.

Quote:
>  Or do I just have a custom cue made up
>for these shots (or use a jump cue) ?

I've got a friend who has recently done this (9' into a 22"'x 12.5'
space).  He also thought it wouldn't be a hassle, as long as he used a
short cue.  Last I heard, he was firing up the reciprocating saw.  Get
my drift?

Quote:
>I would like to hear about other table owner's long term playing experiences,
>under such conditions..

>P.S.  The four walls are made up of concrete blocks.  So re-modelling is out
>of the question.

Forget the recip. saw.  Maybe a jack-hammer ?  Kidding.

Regards,

Fred Agnir
Templeton, MA

 
 
 

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Post by Roger Ballenge » Wed, 02 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Kenneth,

No, no, no, no! I had a similar but less constrictive problem. I had to buy
a different house to accommodate my pool table. Luckily there was also room
for a billiard table, too! Hope you have enough for the down payment in
about 6 months.

Roger Ballenger

Quote:

>Hi,

I am one foot short on each  of
Quote:
>the sides.


 
 
 

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Post by Kenneth K » Thu, 03 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>I've got a friend who has recently done this (9' into a 22"'x 12.5'
>space).  He also thought it wouldn't be a hassle, as long as he used a
>short cue.  Last I heard, he was firing up the reciprocating saw.  Get
>my drift?

>Regards,

>Fred Agnir
>Templeton, MA

Thanks for the input.

I received two other emails, basically similar comments - "simmering
frustration"

This insight was what I was looking for before investing in a bit of
remodelling and the table. (Not to mention, convincing my wife - "I need it").

Regards ... Kenneth K.

 
 
 

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Post by et.. » Thu, 03 Jun 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> Hi,

> I am considering placing a 9' Bruswick Gold Crown III table into a
recreation
> room.

> The room is a bit small.  25' x 12.5'.   I am one foot short on each
of
> the sides.

> Will this really affect playability ?  Or do I just have a custom cue
made up
> for these shots (or use a jump cue) ?

> I would like to hear about other table owner's long term playing
experiences,
> under such conditions..

> P.S.  The four walls are made up of concrete blocks.  So re-modelling
is out
> of the question.

Hello Ken.  I can really help you out on this one.  We have been having
a pool table in room about 6 inches too small on 2 sides for around a
year and a half now.  We are finally getting around to moving it into
the biggest room in the house where we can play a decent game.  I can
tell you now, you will probably get  really frustrated at first, I know
I did.  What we did it when we didn't have quite enough room for the
shot, we used "the move up rule".  When you use this, instead of moving
it in a straight line directly out from the rail, be sure to move the
cue up in the exact direction of the way you are shooting so you can
keep the same angle and minimize the change to the shot.  Usually, this
works pretty well, and the shot is usually not more or less difficult
than it was before.  Our pool table was given to us by a relative and
it is an 8 foot, but since you have the option, I would recommend that
you buy a nice 8 foot table instead of a 9 foot, or move the table into
a bigger room.  If that is not possible, you'll just have to get used
to "the move up rule", and you'll get a lot of practice jacking up your
stick.

Todd Ransom

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Post by jbst.. » Thu, 03 Jun 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>I am considering placing a 9' Bruswick Gold Crown III table into a
>recreation  room.
>The room is a bit small.  25' x 12.5'.   I am one foot short on each  of
>the sides.
>Will this really affect playability ?  Or do I just have a custom cue
>made up  for these shots (or use a jump cue) ?

My room is 20x12'.  I have a 3 1/2 x 7' table and it is exhasberating.  I
recommend getting a 3 1/2 x 7 table, and live with the short shots.  It
teaches you how to shoot jacked up, or, more realistically, why you don't
really want to shoot jacked up.  You can always use a short cue, they sell
them everywhere.   I don't mind the 3 1/2 by 7 table at all though, and I
would MUCH rather shoot under these circumstances than not have a table.  

Quote:
>I would like to hear about other table owner's long term playing
>experiences,  under such conditions..

Go for a 7 footer, you will be happy enough.  Been shooting constantly for
going on 3 years and only a few shots are a problem, and a short stick is
OK.  Don't expect to get into big money games with strangers though, most
guys don't want to shoot this way, but among friends with no other
options, you can have a ball.

Jack
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Post by jbst.. » Fri, 04 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>>I've got a friend who has recently done this (9' into a 22"'x 12.5'
>>space).  He also thought it wouldn't be a hassle, as long as he used a
>>short cue.  Last I heard, he was firing up the reciprocating saw.  Get
>>my drift?

>>Fred Agnir
>Thanks for the input.
>I received two other emails, basically similar comments - "simmering
>frustration"
>This insight was what I was looking for before investing in a bit of
>remodelling and the table. (Not to mention, convincing my wife - "I need
>it").

You need it, for sure.  Get a 7' table and you will have a ball.  You have
1/2 foot more than I do, and while I keep threatening to add another 16
feet to the width of my room, I haven't done it yet, and after two years,
My wife and I, and two other couples shoot every weekend, and I practice
daily on the table.  It's not ideal, but MUCH better than nothing.  I
would not go with a 9 footer though.

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Post by LHS Communications Systems, In » Fri, 04 Jun 1999 04:00:00



 > Hi,
 >
 > I am considering placing a 9' Bruswick Gold Crown III table into a
 recreation room.

 > The room is a bit small.  25' x 12.5'.   I am one foot short on each
 of the sides.

 > Will this really affect playability ?  Or do I just have a custom cue
 made up for these shots (or use a jump cue) ?
 >
 > I would like to hear about other table owner's long term playing
 experiences, under such conditions..
 >
 > P.S.  The four walls are made up of concrete blocks.  So re-modelling
 is out
 > of the question.

Ken,
        I placed an 8 footer in a room that was approx 17 x 11.5. It was a royal
pita. I had plenty of room at the head and foot of the table but anything close
to the long rails required jacking up and so many shots come up this way, the
experience was highly unpleasant but I still felt it was better than no table
at all. Still, it was only good for practicing certain shots and not much fun
for playing games. My advice would be, expect the table to be just for drills
or get a smaller table like a 7 footer. You will not have fun playing games in
a tight room and a short stick is awkward to shoot with.
        I was living in an apartment at the time I bought this table and when
the lease was up, I bought a house. I had a requirement that there would be a
room large enough for a pool table so my real estate agent got a bit frustrated
after showing me over 30 houses that wouldn't work. Since he's also my dad, he
understood. :)  So now I have a 17 x 21 living room and I'm ready for a 9
footer as soon as I can get enough money together.

Regards and hth,
sean

--

IT Support-Unix System Administrator  
LHS Communications Systems, Inc.      

 
 
 

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Post by Brian Ritte » Fri, 04 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> Hi,

> I am considering placing a 9' Bruswick Gold Crown III table into a
recreation
> room.

> The room is a bit small.  25' x 12.5'.   I am one foot short on each  of
> the sides.

Don't even put a 7' table in anything less than 14' wide unless you're only
going to use it for practice.  I do however have a friend that has a 9'
GCIII in his apartment.  We pushed it in the corner and use it practice.
You can practice every shot from where it sits, with the exception of having
to change bridges shooting down the rail.
 
 
 

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Post by Ken Bou » Fri, 04 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Another problem is the "stance."  If you or some guests have a wide stance,
they will not be able to extend to their comfortable distance when the
cueball is close to a rail.

My suggestion is -- don't do it!  You'll be disappointed big time.  Options
in order of priority:  (1) put the table in a bigger room; (2) if you don't
have a bigger room, knock a wall down and make one; (3) move to a home that
has an adequate sized room; and (4) if you can't do any of the above, get a
smaller table that fits.

Regards,

--
Ken Bour
Sterling, VA
http://www.erols.com/kbour


Quote:
> Hi,

> I am considering placing a 9' Bruswick Gold Crown III table into a
recreation
> room.

> The room is a bit small.  25' x 12.5'.   I am one foot short on each  of
> the sides.

> Will this really affect playability ?  Or do I just have a custom cue made
up
> for these shots (or use a jump cue) ?

> I would like to hear about other table owner's long term playing
experiences,
> under such conditions..

> P.S.  The four walls are made up of concrete blocks.  So re-modelling is
out
> of the question.

 
 
 

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Post by greg mille » Sat, 05 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Another problem is the "stance."  If you or some guests have a wide
stance,
>they will not be able to extend to their comfortable distance when the
>cueball is close to a rail.

>My suggestion is -- don't do it!  You'll be disappointed big time.
Options
>in order of priority:  (1) put the table in a bigger room; (2) if you
don't
>have a bigger room, knock a wall down and make one; (3) move to a home
that
>has an adequate sized room; and (4) if you can't do any of the above,
get a
>smaller table that fits. [...]

more suggestions:
1. Shove it up against the wall.  You can't shoot from one side but
your banks and kicks will improve greatly.
2. Put an outdoor table in the backyard.
3. Play at your local pool room.

Greg