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bobroberts
03-31-2011, 12:01 PM
curious as to how you feel about the colors being usee on todays tables.

NewStroke
03-31-2011, 12:03 PM
blue or green only everything else is blasphemy to the pool gods.

Roadking
03-31-2011, 12:09 PM
I always liked green & still do but I'm growing fond to the tournament blue. It just brighten's up the table.
As far as the other colors,You can have them.

capnstabn
03-31-2011, 12:16 PM
People voted cream? Really? Are you shooting porn on your table?

cigardave
03-31-2011, 12:17 PM
The real beauty of tournament blue is no ball color blends with it... unlike green cloth.

Also, some tables look best with a specific color cloth.

Green and Gold Crowns go together well.

Tournament blue and Diamonds also go together well.

IMO, green cloth does not go well on a Diamond... particularly on a Pro Am.

SKUNKBOY
03-31-2011, 01:02 PM
I remember, maybe a little over a year ago this same topic came up. I seem to recall the overwhelming concensus was green. As a matter of fact, I believe the Tournament Blue color was cursed and spat upon. Seems to have taken a turn towards the blue. Of course, the voting is still early...so it aint over yet.

I've always liked the blue.

L8R...Ken

gpeezy
03-31-2011, 01:04 PM
IMO blue is better. but id taken green in good condition over blue in bad.

Scott Lee
03-31-2011, 01:07 PM
bobroberts...Truthfully I like both green and blue, but the poll would only let me pick one!

Scott Lee
www.poolknowledge.com

Baby PacMan
03-31-2011, 02:03 PM
I voted tourny blue, but that is not what on my table. I have wine. The wife wanted something that complemented the table.

DogsPlayingPool
03-31-2011, 02:19 PM
A few years ago I would have said it must be green. But the Tournament Blue has since become the "other" traditional color. Either one for commercial use or serious play. For recreational home tables I understand why people may choose a more unusual color.

So I voted for green just to give it a bump in the poll since blue was in the lead. But I currently have T-Blue on my GC4.

gpeezy
03-31-2011, 02:21 PM
I voted tourny blue, but that is not what on my table. I have wine. The wife wanted something that complemented the table.

sounds like someone needs a mancave.

asbani
03-31-2011, 02:34 PM
I noticed that you called it "tournament blue" and yes I do realise now adays that since 2003+ most tournaments are using Blue cloth, specially the major/big ones, like Derby/US Open/ Masters/ World champion....but really whats the reason behind this, and why did this start since 2003...

I know some old tournys used blue cloth too, but lets be honest, the sand and US open and master and derby city, and others have always been using Green cloth in the 90's, and in my opinion it is really better for me as a viewer, I love the little darker green, its really nice cloth from simonis, why not bring green back to the major/big tournaments?


what do you think

9 on the snap
03-31-2011, 02:35 PM
Pool tables are green.

mattb
03-31-2011, 02:46 PM
Anything other than green is, well, other than green and makes the world as screwed up as it is. So know this, all you who cover your tables in anything other than green are to blame for all the problems in the world. ALL the problems in the world. I hope you are happy.

Derek
03-31-2011, 02:50 PM
I had green and tourney blue and currently have olive because it matches my Connelly well.

Having Simonis in the first place is a step in the right direction. However, red cloth should really be banned. Walking into any pool hall and seeing red cloth lets me know the owner doesn't know anything about pool.

One bad thing about the different colors is what's available for chalk colors. If you don't have standard green or tournament blue, then chalk marks tend to stand out real well on the cloth. Olive cloth is a bear to match and Masters doesn't have any colors that comes close.

I voted tournament blue. I think that color still looks the sharpest on a table.

Rob_jerrylee
03-31-2011, 03:41 PM
I had a friend of mine tell me that I shouldnt waste my money on Simonis and that I should get Mercury ultra , I said I like playin on Simonis thats what i have on my home table and I'm happy with it . Some people are only happy with what they like , I never tell anyone that they should have this or that on there table .

14oneman
03-31-2011, 04:05 PM
Green all the way. I'm very old school in what I like, and I'm used to green.

Can't stand the blue, actually. Too bright for my eyes, and the color looks like it belongs on a turbo charged, rice burnin' "fast and the furious" type car. LOL!!! ;)

Baby PacMan
03-31-2011, 04:08 PM
sounds like someone needs a mancave.

I was just happy to have her not mind converting the dining room into a pool room. I told my wife we are going to recover the table at the 3 year mark, hopefully she'll warm up to blue by then.

bobroberts
03-31-2011, 04:25 PM
Curious so far as to how this poll is going. When i think of pool i think green. Same as golf.
Most rooms still use green. It seems that Diamond is the ones pushing the blue so they can be different then Brunswick or any other billiard co.
Blue for home use just doesn't work well for most homes IMHO.

Zbotiman
03-31-2011, 04:30 PM
I noticed that you called it "tournament blue" and yes I do realise now adays that since 2003+ most tournaments are using Blue cloth, specially the major/big ones, like Derby/US Open/ Masters/ World champion....but really whats the reason behind this, and why did this start since 2003...

I know some old tournys used blue cloth too, but lets be honest, the sand and US open and master and derby city, and others have always been using Green cloth in the 90's, and in my opinion it is really better for me as a viewer, I love the little darker green, its really nice cloth from simonis, why not bring green back to the major/big tournaments?


what do you think

A study was done around 2004 to determine on what color, objects are easiest for the eye to see in detail. What color is your computer monitor, for example? This shade of Light Blue was found to be that color. Greg Sullivan, changed the DCC tables color, around 06 and if you noticed around that same time, the Tennis courts were changed from green to blue, as well.
This transition in the standard cloth color, has been one of the few times, the pool world has led the way in anything, that applied to the larger real world, too!:thumbup:

bobroberts
03-31-2011, 04:57 PM
A study was done around 2004 to determine on what color, objects are easiest for the eye to see in detail. What color is your computer monitor, for example? This shade of Light Blue was found to be that color. Greg Sullivan, changed the DCC tables color, around 06 and if you noticed around that same time, the Tennis courts were changed from green to blue, as well.
This transition in the standard cloth color, has been one of the few times, the pool world has led the way in anything, that applied to the larger real world, too!:thumbup:

While that may be true,pool is supposed to resemble lawn croquet. Tennis is also supposed to be played on grass. "Which is green". :wink:

asbani
03-31-2011, 05:03 PM
A study was done around 2004 to determine on what color, objects are easiest for the eye to see in detail. What color is your computer monitor, for example? This shade of Light Blue was found to be that color. Greg Sullivan, changed the DCC tables color, around 06 and if you noticed around that same time, the Tennis courts were changed from green to blue, as well.
This transition in the standard cloth color, has been one of the few times, the pool world has led the way in anything, that applied to the larger real world, too!:thumbup:

thanks alot for the lovely information.....Now i know why they have gone wild on the blue clothes instead of greens, but personally I still do love playing and watching pool on green! :P

jersey jer
03-31-2011, 05:15 PM
at this point im the only one choosing "cream". and i am assuming you meant Simonis Gold. Its what i learned to play on way back when. with good full good spectrum bulbs the contrast between the balls and cloth is very high and you dont lose the edges of the darker balls to the shadow under the rail on the longer shots. I love tourney blue, and traditional green, but the GOLD is NUMERO UNO in my book.

jalapus logan
03-31-2011, 06:14 PM
Pool tables are green.

My opponents usually end up green.

jalapus logan
03-31-2011, 06:17 PM
Curious so far as to how this poll is going. When i think of pool i think green. Same as golf.
Most rooms still use green. It seems that Diamond is the ones pushing the blue so they can be different then Brunswick or any other billiard co.
Blue for home use just doesn't work well for most homes IMHO.

I gotta go with tourney blue for both by diamond pro and 7' valley bar box. Of course, I've got deep purple painted cinder block walls in my basement which really makes the blue stand out and look really cool. Just my opinion though.

stuckart
03-31-2011, 08:11 PM
1000% vote for Tournament Blue. It brightens up the table, no balls blend in with the color and it's the best color to show contrast on every ball. I personally feel that it's 100 times easier to pick up thin cut shots because of the contrast.

asiasdad
03-31-2011, 08:18 PM
1000% vote for Tournament Blue. It brightens up the table, no balls blend in with the color and it's the best color to show contrast on every ball. I personally feel that it's 100 times easier to pick up thin cut shots because of the contrast.

Tournament blue on a Diamond...

Green on Gold Crown...

and

Camel on my 9' Sport King at home with
brass plated pocket castings.

cuejo
03-31-2011, 08:47 PM
I have had 3 sets of simonis 860 on my home table, first 2 were simonis green, the latest tournament blue.

Without a doubt the blue is easier on the eyes, easier to see the balls and just looks better!

I think you can't judge the color from what you see on tv, you have to put in some time to actually see tyhe difference....

Also, this is specific to simonis tournament blue..NOT the championship electric blue which I find to be much harder on the eyes after long playing sessions.

junkbond
03-31-2011, 10:39 PM
I've always stuck with green, but after hearing many remarks about blue being better for old eyes, I had Simonis powder blue put on the Gold Crown last year. I was surprised to find that I do see and shoot better on the blue cloth. It definitely improved my game, such as it is.
I still don't like the Tournament blue. It's just too bright (anyone remember Kodacolor?).

pwd72s
04-01-2011, 12:23 AM
Green or Blue? I voted green, but I am starting to like blue.

Just don't try to sell me a ball set containing a pink ball!

No room for a table here...:sorry:

DelaWho???
04-01-2011, 03:46 AM
I was just happy to have her not mind converting the dining room into a pool room. I told my wife we are going to recover the table at the 3 year mark, hopefully she'll warm up to blue by then.

I seem to have to do it almost annually. My home table gets alot of play, though you'd never know it to watch me play. 7' Diamond Pro/Am with Tourney Blue....


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