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Thread: Is it worth my while purchasing a Pool table..?

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    tralalala's Avatar The Almighty
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    Heres what is on offer at this online store which represents a proper store in Tel-Aviv: for 800$, I can buy a fold-up, 8-foot pool table with balls, 2 cues, 2 chalks, a brush for the carpet, and a rest-cue.

    Here is a pic of the table:


    Here are the details of the table as mentioned on the website (translated):

    "Home fold up pool table.
    Made of full wood.
    The tables' legs are connected with a special "plate", giving maximal stability, while connected to metal angles allowing you to fold it up and give stability while open.
    The table has wooden supports that keep the table stable.
    The table itself is made of one plate of thick wood.
    The table has 6 tracks for the balls (after potted), nets, and corners coated with leather.
    The cloth is made of 100% English wool."


    Sounds good, should I go for it..?

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    Gripper's Avatar Dexter's Apprentice.
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    No,you want one with cloth made from 100% Scottish wool

    All spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in my post's are intentional.

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    Mr JP Fugley's Avatar Frog Shoulder BT Rep: +4
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    No.

    Unless you have a large room to put it in, with a level floor and no carpet. Oh and make sure it's high enough to play a reasonable game on, they're normally too low.

    Bearing in mind that the cushions would work properly and the balls will be pish. To say nothing of the "cues".

    If it's just a toy, buy it. If you want a real table, don't.
    "there is nothing misogynistic about anything, stop trippin.
    i type this way because im black and from nyc chill son "

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    DanB's Avatar Smoke weed everyday
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    Don't bother answering gripper, according to the repost of the thread in the drawing room, he has decided he won't get any sensible answers in here anyway

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    Hi ya Rafi, I don't think that table would be any good mate, looks a bit flimsy.

    This is the sort of thing you want - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THE-MANHATTAN-...QQcmdZViewItem
    Or Pub style - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/7-x-4-Pool-Tab...QQcmdZViewItem

    ask around the local clubs & bars for a coin op one, someone may know of one.
    The idiosyncratic syntax of riddles interests me

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    manker's Avatar effendi
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    FFS, I just posted an answer to this but a mod has deleted my reply and moved the thread to the lounge.

    Fecking mods
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

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    Not good manker Bad Eggs!
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    Mr JP Fugley's Avatar Frog Shoulder BT Rep: +4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo
    Hi ya Rafi, I don't think that table would be any good mate, looks a bit flimsy.

    This is the sort of thing you want - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THE-MANHATTAN-...QQcmdZViewItem
    Or Pub style - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/7-x-4-Pool-Tab...QQcmdZViewItem

    ask around the local clubs & bars for a coin op one, someone may know of one.
    I was going to post something along those lines, Big Baz.

    Then I thought, meh I've put enough effort into telling her why not to buy the shite one.

    True Story.

    A 7 foot, former pub table, restored and recovered would be my ideal. Not one of those dead easy American 9-ball tables with the big pockets like. A proper Brit 8-ball table.
    "there is nothing misogynistic about anything, stop trippin.
    i type this way because im black and from nyc chill son "

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    Nice one Jp, you can't beat a british pub pool table, if you shop around you can get one well cheap, last week i could of got one for free from my local pub, but shipping it to Israel is a no go.
    The idiosyncratic syntax of riddles interests me

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    manker's Avatar effendi
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    I had am American bloke stay a few nights in the pub I had, nice sort of a chap and he talked a good game of pool but then moaned that the pockets of the table at my pub were too tight, and that he was more used to 9-ball anyhow.

    I took him to Metros in Newport, which is an American style pool hall, and beat him 5-0. It was the first time I'd ever played 9-ball pool on a proper table but it's ridiculously easy because of the bucket pockets.

    Americans are pish at pool. Fact.
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

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