Originally Posted by 9BallPaul
As announced earlier, I'm selling my condo along with my pool table. I originally chose 8 feet because it can be converted to ping-pong, whereas you can't play that game on a 9-footer.
In my new place, I'll have room for a 9-footer and a free-standing ping-pong table.
Clearly, I'll get more practice on longer shots, so that should help my game. But by practicing on the 8-footer, it's a less severe transition to the bar table, where I've been known to knock back a few and hold the table for a bit. And when I do play on big tables now, it's usually a quick transition.
Anyone have experience with this? Thanks in advance.
9ft...is the only way to go..its much easier to play down going from
a big table to a smaller one..but if you find a deal on a oversized
8ft dont hesitate..there is only 4 inch differance in the two..tables are
length x half length dimensions..so a 9ft..is 50"x100" and oversize
8ft..is 48"x96"..this measuring is done on all tables to my knowledge..
stick with a nice pro table if you can..Diamonds have different rails
than most..they use a K55 and most others use a K66..i went with
an Olhausen Pro 9ft with the AccuFast Rails..plays great and got
it for a lot less than a Diamond..of course got to have 860 Cloth..SA