Originally Posted by Camoxjeep
I have a GC I and looking to replace bumpers and felt. I know I have Brunswick Superspeed bumpers, I can find them around $150. What about any other brands? Are the $50 brands the same (proform, some on amazon)? Or just go with the Superspeeds? Also what is the best thickness for the facings?
I spent the big $$ for custom rails and the maker recommended the best he knew on and that is using Superspeed over all others. Artimus is more expensive but I'm told it's too bouncy and meant for billiard tables. I've seen Accufast in action and see nothing wrong with it but what do I know? If I were you, I'd replace the old rubber with new Superspeed cushions. But...they need to be set at the right height, angle, cloth covered and stretched correctly, etc. Who do you trust to do that? You'll be taking a big chance with local yokels. Good Luck. Remember most pool halls and their mechanics are only geared to geterdone and move on. Their tables are like government work.. close enough. At least enough to make money. Post this in the Mechanic section and you might get some expert advice.