You and your buddy are playing pool on the 7 footer. You win. What comes out of his mouth?

"Welllll, if this was a REAL pool table..." Razz

Isn't 8 the standard home table? Personally, I think the 7 footers look small. Be sure you really want one though. A friend put one in his big living room and we played a ton of pool after dinner...for the first month.

I always tend to spend a little more for the long haul and get something nice. It's outdoors and will be exposed to the elements, and anything cheaper usually means just that.
I figured most people had 7 footers. I know I am much, much better on a 7 foot but with my own table I will have plenty of time to practice so 7 or 8 does not matter to me much. I'm not sure if 8 is the standard or regulation size.

The 7 foot is cheaper just because it is smaller. Same quality, same material as the 8 foot.

I'm sure I want it Smile
What Mark said. It's easy to play on a smaller table than you're used to, but not so much the other way around.

One time, a bunch of us who were regulars at a bar with a big table went to a party across town and ended up at a bar with a small table. Every single game was either run out from the break or subsequently by the challenger for the rest of the night. The regs were in awe.
I used to play in the Minnesota eight ball pool league which was handicapped. The pool hall I played out of used nine foot tables which makes it difficult for long shots. Our team would travel to a bar to play a team using seven foot tables and in tournaments other teams would complain that we won because it made it alot easier to win going from a nine foot format to a seven foot format which is true. If you want to improve your game a larger table would be a good idea if space is no problem.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by mpls wine guy:
I used to play in the Minnesota eight ball pool league which was handicapped.

That's believable. Razz


I do not think we have handicapped leagues in Texas, but glad Minnesota is working with their special needs folks and keeping them entertained.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by mpls wine guy:
I used to play in the Minnesota eight ball pool league which was handicapped.

That's believable. Razz


I do not think we have handicapped leagues in Texas, but glad Minnesota is working with their special needs folks and keeping them entertained.


It is cute the way you two flirt.

I appreciate the suggestions, 8 foot it will be. It is going to take some time to adjust and I guess I am not looking forward to getting beaten badly the first few months.
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Wow, lots of feedback for a billiards table.

Can I get some suggestions for my new ping pong and air hockey tables?

Also, should the Ms. Pacman machine be placed next to Frogger or Asteroids? Wink


No pinball machine? I can recommend a few good ones. Apollo 13 is a must, 13 ball multiball is the most of any table and crazy in action.

As for air hockey, Sega Hockey Stadium is the way to go. It has automatic serving along with random multi-puck which makes it different and far more exciting than anything else out there.

Ms. Pacman and Frogger would be cool, if it was 1987. Wink
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Originally posted by Sticky2:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Wow, lots of feedback for a billiards table.

Can I get some suggestions for my new ping pong and air hockey tables?

Also, should the Ms. Pacman machine be placed next to Frogger or Asteroids? Wink


No pinball machine? I can recommend a few good ones. Apollo 13 is a must, 13 ball multiball is the most of any table and crazy in action.

As for air hockey, Sega Hockey Stadium is the way to go. It has automatic serving along with random multi-puck which makes it different and far more exciting than anything else out there.

Ms. Pacman and Frogger would be cool, if it was 1982. Wink

Sticky2-

Arcade Classics never lose their cool. I should also add Joust, Defender, Missile Command, Q-bert, Spyhunter, Paperboy, Mappy, Gauntlet, Tempest, Dig Dug, Pole Position, Tron...
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by Sticky2:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Wow, lots of feedback for a billiards table.

Can I get some suggestions for my new ping pong and air hockey tables?

Also, should the Ms. Pacman machine be placed next to Frogger or Asteroids? Wink


No pinball machine? I can recommend a few good ones. Apollo 13 is a must, 13 ball multiball is the most of any table and crazy in action.

As for air hockey, Sega Hockey Stadium is the way to go. It has automatic serving along with random multi-puck which makes it different and far more exciting than anything else out there.

Ms. Pacman and Frogger would be cool, if it was 1982. Wink

Sticky2-

Arcade Classics never lose their cool. I should also add Joust, Defender, Missile Command, Q-bert, Spyhunter, Paperboy, Mappy, Gauntlet, Tempest, Dig Dug, Pole Position, Tron...


No, they never lose their cool. Just that if I am getting a cabinet I would prefer something that an average cell phone can't run Smile For multiplayer fun my first choice will probably always be super off road.

Good call, other than Asteroids they were released in 1981. I'm the NES generation, so 1987 is when people really started bringing the arcade home.
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Originally posted by Sticky2:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by Sticky2:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
Wow, lots of feedback for a billiards table.

Can I get some suggestions for my new ping pong and air hockey tables?

Also, should the Ms. Pacman machine be placed next to Frogger or Asteroids? Wink


No pinball machine? I can recommend a few good ones. Apollo 13 is a must, 13 ball multiball is the most of any table and crazy in action.

As for air hockey, Sega Hockey Stadium is the way to go. It has automatic serving along with random multi-puck which makes it different and far more exciting than anything else out there.

Ms. Pacman and Frogger would be cool, if it was 1982. Wink

Sticky2-

Arcade Classics never lose their cool. I should also add Joust, Defender, Missile Command, Q-bert, Spyhunter, Paperboy, Mappy, Gauntlet, Tempest, Dig Dug, Pole Position, Tron...


No, they never lose their cool. Just that if I am getting a cabinet I would prefer something that an average cell phone can't run Smile For multiplayer fun my first choice will probably always be super off road.

Good call, other than Asteroids they were released in 1981. I'm the NES generation, so 1987 is when people really started bringing the arcade home.

Sticky2-

Just wishful thinking; a bit of nostalgia on my part. If I had a dime for every quarter that I put into an arcade game...
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by mpls wine guy:
Funny stuff. In pool tournaments for leagues a player carries a handicap just like in golf leagues to keep the competition even.


WHAT?...

Surely you jest! Roll Eyes


Not picking sides here because there seems to be some past but mpls is right on the handicap scale. Wife use to play in sanctioned league tournaments. A person with a better handicap has to win a lot more games than the less competent player. A newbie could beat a seasoned veteran in tournament play by only winning a couple of games while the veteran might have to beat the newbie six times before being declared the winner in that round of the tournament. Something like that. I stink at pool and prefer foosball.
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Originally posted by mpls wine guy:
In pool tournaments for leagues a player carries a handicap just like in golf leagues to keep the competition even.


I've never understood this even with golf...."keep the competition even". Confused My thoughts have always been that if you can't compete on your own merits.....stay home.

 Make sure you buy some good quality pool tables. I had friends who bought cheap pool tables and they were crap. The slate was thin and the cloth would tear so easy. You can buy used pool tables just make sure they are a couple of things. 1. Legs are sturdy. If you can jiggle it and the table wiggles....crap. Legs have to be sturdy enough were if you to lean on it...the table won't move. 2. Table cloth is top quality. Cheap cloths will tear and wear easily. Simonis cloth is the most popular. 3. The most important part of the pool table...the slate. It should be at least 1 inch thick. If slate is too thin, it will warp on you quick and next thing you know when you make a shot, the ball will slightly swerve

I own a Diamond pro-am 7' https://thehomedweller.com/best-pool-tables/ I will tell you it is as stated above the best table in that size money can buy. I will also tell you that there are a few things that bothered me after purchasing mine. I feel like Diamond manufacturing is not straight forward when it comes to their product. The rails are NOT made of the same materials on the 7 foot table as they are on the nine foot within the same model. The website only depicts the colors of the dymondwood which is not available. Instead they use real walnut and stain it. I ordered the rosewood color and my table looks like a rich deep cherry finish. I am told the shelf size is different as well between the sizes for playabuility. The beauty of it is being made from real wood it appears more like a piece of furniture then the GC would and it is about half the retail price of a GC-V. If I had to order another 7 foot table from them personally I would definitely special order the cushions to be Artemis not the black diamond. I would also either wait for the dymondwood to come back or insist on them creating the table with actual Brazilian rosewood because their website indicates they use all the finest materials in the world. That is just me though. I would not even consider a Valley or Dynamo. For the record I grew up in a house with a 6 foot Brunswick coin op Bar table in it. They may not still be made but I am sure you can still find them around and restore it.

I own Fat Cat 7 ft. Kansas Billiard Table and it's the best choice I've ever made. This table model features a hard tac surface bed with a protective laminate membrane. The strict classical design of the models is harmoniously combined with any interior of a country house and apartment. A simple design allows you to independently mount the table. I found it here.

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