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High Line Billiards Royal Pool Table Quality

High Line Billiards Royal Pool Table Quality

Does anyone own a High Line Billiards pool table?

I am considering a High Line Royal pool table and I am wondering about the quality of the High Line Billiards pool tables.

How does it compare to other brands?


High Line Billiards Royal Pool Table Quality

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  1. Gary MarkovitsBillyT on 1/15/2010 10:16:07 AM

    I am considering the same exact pool table you are - a High Line Billiards Royal model pool table.

    Where are you looking to purchase your table and for how much?

  2. Gary Markovitsbilliardsforum on 1/17/2010 12:30:19 PM

    High Line Billiards is just an importer of these pool tables from Asia. Any factory over there will slap any name on them the buyer wants. Woods are low in quality and the manufacturing processes are not as "tight" as you would get at a factory like Olhausen, etc.

    The US distributors created a website for High Line Billiards pool tables and advertise a "suggested retail price" which is WAY inflated e.g. $6000, $7800, etc. Then, depending on the model, then say "it is on sale now for $3000 or whatever to make you think you are getting a bargain.

    Lots of bad reviews online as well. This one is from an independent pool table installer who installed a High Line Billiards table (as told by the customer):

    He liked the brackets that held the legs and sides together as they are metal (some people prefer wood but he liked these). The screws that hold the slate to the table are not as large as what he is used to using. The skirt of the table is not wood. We had been told the whole table was all wood and this was not true on my particular model (the tapered leg model). Because of that, we did get a refund of some of our money because of this "bait and switch". On some of the more expensive models, they are all wood but be careful! The rails are very nice and the bumpers are very good. The Simonis cloth is great and it comes with nice cues and Aramith balls. We paid about $1500 for the table (not including installation) and the installer felt that overall, it was a good buy.

    And this bit of advice for those looking for High Line pool table reviews:

    I am very familiar with this company, and I suggest you stay away from these guys. They are just importing white-label generic Chinese pool tables and calling them Highline Billiards. You can find those exact same tables online in hundreds of different websites. The guys at highline billiards set up "dealers" in different areas to sell these pool tables but they are nothing more than one-man operations based out of storage units and garages. These "dealers" are here today and gone tomorrow. Trust me, I have seen this first hand way too many times. They even went as far as to put up a website that has grossly over exaggerated pricing so that the "dealers" prices would look like great bargains.

    I have also heard from several folks that Asian pool table manufacturers use low quality wood under the slate and the pool tables are known to sag after several months because of that.

  3. Gary Markovitsguest on 8/10/2012 12:30:19 PM

    I have had my High Line Royal pool table since 2004 so it is now about 9 years old. I am still as happy with it as I was on the day that I bought it. There is one small crack in one leg but it does not seem to be very deep. There is lots of meat left.

    Heck, I have even had dancing girls on it from time to time!

  4. Gary Markovitsuser1490234634 on 3/22/2017 10:00:56 PM

    We have had our table now for 10 years. Looks great and plays great. No issues at all and happy with our investment.

  5. Gary Markovitsbilliardsforum on 3/23/2017 10:35:25 PM

    Out of curiosity... would you remember which model of High Line pool table you bought?

  6. Gary MarkovitsIchiban on 8/16/2019 6:34:55 PM

    We bought our High Line pool in 2006. It still plays great.

    Having the right installers set up the pool table makes a huge difference.

    It has seen lots of use over the years and still looks new except for the cloth which shows some wear but still has no tears or bad spots. The rails are still as good as new.

    We let it go with the house when we sold it in July 2019 and can not find another pool table of the same quality for under $10000 now. I wish we had taken it with us.

    I have seen used Olhausen pool tables only 5 or 6 years old that look like crap with worn out cushions, etc. I also saw new pool tables with crappy inlays and a fancy name that aren’t worth $100.

    The only true selling feature is a 1" thick slate.

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High Line Billiards Royal Pool Table Quality

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