Brunswick now prefers the Brazilian slate over any other slate. All the
tables that are used on the WPBA tour now have Brazilian slate. I bought a
Gold Crown from the recent WPBA event in Michigan and the slate is perfect.
The table is the best playing table I've ever played on.
Greg W. Matthews
The Cue Collector
www.CueCollector.com - Buying and Selling Custom Cues Since 1992
> Yes, if you look at the info available on the brunswick site it states
> the brazillian slate is on average stronger than the italian, but that
> because of this it's more difficult and therefore more expensive to
> But they do state that location is not the over-riding factor here. I
> they'd use it if it was inferior, everyone else is sticking to italian at
> the mo. i think so there can't be any sort of short fall.
> > My intuition is that where the slate comes from does not really matter.
> > source probably has it's pros and cons.
> > The Italian slate lobby is better established and better financed. This
> > drives greater marketing, more dollars spent advertising, and better
> > recognition.
> > Given two slabs of rock, I think the real key is the general quality
> > during the selection process and the follow-on grinding/honing process.
> > Apparently Brunswick had some flaws in it's quality control in these
> > during the early to mid 90's and it cost them in many cases. It is my
> > understanding that all of their slate now goes through similar
> > when it comes to the selection/grinding/honing process.
> > While the slate may come from a different source, the manufacturing of
> > slate is done through standardized facilities.
> > Just my guess.
> > My experience is only with one table. The Italian slate sucked and the
> > Brazilian slate plays perfect(aside from general operator/player
> > incompetence).
> > Otto----hanging on to his lifetime warranty
> > > The situation I am familiar with is totally the opposite. It also
> > to a
> > > room with 15 tables. I think alot had to do with the fact the
> > swore
> > > up and down the guy was getting Italian, and he got Brazilian. Also
> > > tables rolled very poorly. I will say Brunswick made good and switched
> > them,
> > > but it was after they were in storage and the room shut down.