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Table help me decide between

Table help me decide between

I've been looking for a pool table and have been getting some conflicting information.

The Brunswick dealer tells me their tables are the best,

The guy down the street selling Presidential tables tells me Brunswick uses cheap slate that needs lots of filler putty and to buy his table (of course he would say that)

the Olhousen dealer tells me his tables are the best.

I really like the Brunswick Camden II and am leaning that way, however, if I spend that kind of money I want something that is going to be passed down to my kids and have the best playing surface for the longest time possible.

I'm looking at the higher end cloth (not sure what it's called buy does not look chunky like the standard felt).

Any feedback on these brands or even the Brunswick Camden II would be much appriciated.

Also would like to know if the deal the Brunswick guy has is a good one, looking at the table, upgraded cloth on the table, an "upgraded" play package that includes horse hair brushes vs vinal, nagahide cover, "highend" resign balls, and "upgraded" two piece cues with stainless steal joint. basic cue rack, 8 and 9 ball rack. He's asking $5,000 out the door (includes tax).

a little help would be great.

Table help me decide between

Replies & Comments

  1. LordRoosterquickshot on 7/18/2008 9:42:59 AM

    It's worse than buying a car. I read that Brunswick is closing and cutting jobs so I do not know if that is in the mix. I did some research on the Diamond table, and you may want to take a look at it also. DiamondBilliards.net.

    Good luck with your search. Buying for the long term is a smart thing to do.

    Correction due here: Brunswick IS NOT closing. They are shutting down some of their locations, I would think , as cost cutting moves.

  2. LordRoosterbilliardsforum on 7/18/2008 9:52:16 AM

    Yup, cutbacks like every other company in every other industry.

  3. LordRoosterLordRooster on 7/18/2008 11:47:18 AM

    custbacks don't bother me, everybody is, it's a sign of the times.

    I'm looking for some feedback from anybody who may have non-biased opinion on what table truly is a good table.

    anything is appriciated, thanks.

  4. LordRoosterbilliardsforum on 7/18/2008 11:59:49 AM

    What are you looking for in a pool table? What features are important (must haves, deal breakers) and which are not as important. (nice-to-have)

  5. LordRoosterLordRooster on 7/18/2008 12:18:04 PM

    I'm looking for something the will have what I call heirloom quality. Something that will not only look good for sitting in the living room for the next 20yrs (providing it's well taken care of) as well as something that will play nice (i.e. no sagging of the rails, slate chipping, putty shrinkage) for the next 20yrs as well. In my area I have dealers that sell Brunswick, presidential, olhousen and connelly. I'm partial to the looks of the Brunswick camden II but like models from the others as well.

    The dealers all claim they have brazillian slate and their competitors have slate from china and they all claim their frame structure etc will hold up better then the competitor. I've tried calling the two local pool halls we have for an unbiased opinion but can only seem to get a hold of the kid that works the counter and answers the phone and doesn't know squat.

    I'm looking for a relativly unbiased opinion on the brands available.

    I'm just making sure that for the money I'm willing to put out I'm not only getting a good deal but a product worth the money spent.

    Thanks for taking the time to help me out with this one.

  6. LordRoosterPooltable911 on 7/22/2008 7:56:35 PM

    Check out American Heirloom Custom Pool Tables (AHpooltables.com).

    They are heirloom quality and are reasonably priced.

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Table help me decide between

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  • Published: 7/18/2008 12:58:38 AM