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gmoney1
05-04-2009, 09:57 AM
hi- looking to buy a 5x10 to practice on. located in s.c.. willing to travel for the right table.

Pushout
05-04-2009, 10:42 AM
There may have been one in Needfull Things Antique Mall in Hendersonville, NC.
See my thread:http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=141158
It was sold, however. I'm not sure, from looking at it unassembled, if it is a 4 1/2 x 9 or a 5 x 10.

Poolfiend
05-04-2009, 11:37 AM
Check with 1-pocket-player here on AZ. I'm pretty sure he still has one for sale. It is a sweet table for a great price. Not local to you though.

Here's the link:

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=76091

SpiderWebComm
05-04-2009, 11:57 AM
Playing on a 5x10 and then going to a 4.5x9 is like playing on a 4.5x9 and moving to a barbox.

The 4.5x9 feels like a barbox.

WHY IS THAT?

macguy
05-04-2009, 12:09 PM
Playing on a 5x10 and then going to a 4.5x9 is like playing on a 4.5x9 and moving to a barbox.

The 4.5x9 feels like a barbox.

WHY IS THAT?
I have played a lot on 5 x 10's. A big difference I found was the side pockets. A shot into the side from an angle looks like it is a mile away. Also cutting a ball into the side and going three rails position you are all over the place till you get used to it. Problem is. Because of the different dimensions of the tables. When you go back to a 9 footer you can't get position on anything for a while. Your speed control in in the toilet. It is not good to practice on a 10 footer then try to play on a 9 footer. It won't help your game at all.

Best to get something like those pocket liners that make the table tougher when you practice. Then when you play for real, the game does seem much easier and you will have improved you concentration and accuracy while still playing on the same table. Everything looks like hangers after playing with the pocket liners.