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Teflon Pool Table Cloth Question?

Teflon Pool Table Cloth Question?

I am purchasing a discontinued Brunswick Bradford pool table from a Brunswick dealer and he wants me to do a $200 upgrade on the cloth to something he called Championship Ultra Teflon. He said this was used on the tables used in professional tournaments. Is it a good idea for me to get this cloth?

Teflon Pool Table Cloth Question?

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  1. itsmequickshot on 11/13/2009 9:38:19 AM

    The situation begs an answer as to why you are purchasing a new table, even if it is discontinued, and the dealer wants you you to pay for upgrading the felt. Did I lose something in the translation here. As for the felt, I am no authority on felt, but I'm sure you will hear from some who are.

  2. itsmeMitch Alsup on 11/13/2009 9:40:04 AM

    What I know: Brunswick Centinnial Cloth is good stuff (about the same speed as Simonis 860) But everybody thinks Simonis is the best (either in 860=medium or 760=fast) Both brunswick and Simonis have a teflon option (860HR)

    Partial speculation: The teflon is supposed to make the cloth less succeptable to ball marks from breaking and jumping. I don't know if it works or how well it works assuming it does.

    However, if you get the faster 760 for your own table, you don't have to hit the break so hard to get the balls to scatter well, and the table doesn't get marked anyways. At least this has been my experience since getting my table installed this spring with 760.

    So what cloth you get is sort of like what tires you get for your car. A couple of years down the road and you try something else. Its all good, and none is so different that it takes any appreciable amount of time to adjust. I, personally, would stick with the standard cloths until you see a large number of table marks showing up. Tourneyment cloths will get a large number of users who don't care and break just as hard as possible, and the cloth only hast to tollerate this for a couple of days. None-the-less if you watch tournemsnts on TV you will see ball marks on the cloths as the day goes on.

  3. itsmeitsme on 11/13/2009 10:08:58 AM

    For whatever it's worth, the dealer, Games & Things in Knoxville TN, who by the way is first rate as far as I can tell, says the balls move faster and english works better on the teflon cloth should last 8-10 years with normal home use. He also said someone spilled a cup of coffee on one of their tables that sat overnight and they wiped it clean the next day and it didn't leave any stains. He said I can otherwise have the standard Brunswick or Olhausen cloth included in my deal.

  4. itsmequickshot on 11/13/2009 11:58:06 AM

    Well that clears that issue. What are you going with? Have you made a decision? If it is going to be for home use and won't get abused the teflon sounds like a good way to go over the long haul.

  5. itsmeitsme on 11/13/2009 3:06:35 PM

    I am curious if anyone here has had any experience good or bad with the Teflon cloth and if they feel it's worth the extra money?

  6. itsmesir silvia on 11/23/2009 7:31:51 PM

    I'm interested in this as well. My table is pretty much in a bachelor pad surrounding. And hearing that the coffee didn't leave a stain, which hopefully works with Jager and Jack Daniels as well.

    I'll go check out some prices sometime this week hopefully and make a decision.

    Still a tough one for me.

  7. itsmehomebilliards on 11/24/2009 2:59:22 PM

    If you have the tools and wanna save some money, you might consider installing the cloth yourself.

  8. itsmesir silvia on 11/24/2009 3:23:17 PM

    yeah youtube blocked here at work, but yeah i have what i need toolswise. Got bondo to smooth it out. just need a straightedge.

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Teflon Pool Table Cloth Question?

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  • Published: 11/13/2009 9:19:19 AM