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New Cushions for a Brunswick Centennial Pool Table


New Cushions for a Brunswick Centennial Pool Table

Hello everybody.

I have recently bought a Brunswick Centennial and am in the process of re-felting, re-cushioning, and adding drop pockets. It is a late model Brunswick Centennial pool table with a plastic ball return that is ridiculously loud so I took it off.

Anyway, I have ordered Velocity Pro cloth to put on it, and am trying to decide what type of cushions to put on. It currently has the Brunswick Superspeed cushions on it in a k-55 profile.

Does anyone have any pool table cushion brand suggestions?

There are so many choices out there and not a lot of information on what are duds and what are not. I don't have a big budget, so 100$ for a set of cushions is the range, plus or minus. I am leaning toward Championship brand or putting Brunswick back on.

Also, when I took the cloth off the rubber was in amazing shape for 40 year old rubber. It showed no signs of cracking or hardness. Do I even need to replace them?

New Cushions for a Brunswick Centennial Pool Table

Replies & Comments

  1. hiroprotagnistbilliardsforum on 1/30/2010 11:36:54 AM

    I'm not an expert in this area, but I have always heard that you should replace Brunswick cushions with Brunswick SuperSpeed replacement cushions for obvious reasons.

    However, I have received the following bit of information from an acquaintance who also does not consider himself an expert, but has done a few replacements.

    ...from a tip over the summer, ... I have stopped using Brunswick Superspeed rail cushions for replacement jobs.

    He goes on to say:

    My replacement choice for K55 premium cushions is the Black cushions from Diamond. So far I have installed about 15 sets in the past few months, including my practice table. It is by far the best cushion I have played on, right on par with Artemis. Also, they cost a bit less than SuperSpeed cusions as well.

    I did some research and found a post saying:

    I've switched away from using the Brunswick SuperSpeed replacement cushions and I'm now using the Black Diamond cushion. The Brunswick Superspeed cushion is very poorly finished on the edges and has had many of the same rapid breakdown characteristics as the cheap imports without the cheap price. I'm recommending the Artemis, Northern, Cin-caro, with Superspeed as a last option for K-55 profile jobs. In my opinion, The Black Diamond cushion is the best value of all the cushions I've worked with.

  2. hiroprotagnisthiroprotagnist on 2/3/2010 6:31:34 AM

    Thanks for the reply, I'm looking at Diamond pool table cushions now.

    I have another problem now. I took the cloth off my table and underneath the felt at the pockets there is a second layer of felt that has been glued on. I am having no luck getting it off, the felt tears as soon as you pull. It is below the playing surface, I am thinking about just leaving it on and clothing over it. Any thoughts on that? Any solvents that are safe for taking off the glue?

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New Cushions for a Brunswick Centennial Pool Table

  • Title: New Cushions for a Brunswick Centennial Pool Table
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  • Published: 1/30/2010 6:39:02 AM
  • Last Updated: 1/30/2010 12:10:11 PM
  • Last Updated By: hiroprotagnist