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7ft Pool Table with 57" Cues or 8ft with 52" Cues?


7ft Pool Table with 57" Cues or 8ft with 52" Cues?

A 7 foot table with 57 inch cue sticks or an 8 foot table with having to use 52 inch cue sticks. I understand that the stated room size requirements make me at the minimum for a 7 footer but every time I walk into a billiards store they all say ...you can get away with an 8 footer....so

Which one would you go with... my room is 12'11" x 18'0"... and if my calculations are correct these are my options

I am just a recreational player and this would be my first table. I am wondering if the 7 footer will be too small to really enjoy and/or would the 8 footer really be annoying with smaller cues being used at least some of the time if not all of the time.

Any help or opinions would be greatly appreciated.

I do not what to regret the purchase size.

7ft Pool Table with 57" Cues or 8ft with 52" Cues?

Replies & Comments

  1. SaboZeke on 1/9/2015 7:50:56 AM

    Even mediocre pool players own their own sticks. Given no one normally buys a "shorty" for personal use, the notion of 52" vs. 57" from a practical standpoint is moot.

    Bottom line, I'd rather use my stick on a short table than your 52" on a longer one!

    How to tell for sure? Find four cardboard boxes that are roughly table height. Place them so the outside corners are where the four outside corners of either table would align. Place sticks, scrap lumber, cardboard, anything that can simulate the actual play surface of either table - and see what shots would be "compromised," and then determine how much of an issue would result.

    Only you can determine what you can put up with. But using 52" sticks is not the place to compromise IMO.

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7ft Pool Table with 57" Cues or 8ft with 52" Cues?

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  • Published: 1/7/2015 7:25:44 PM