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barker
12-18-2007, 07:23 PM
Pool tables take a lot of room. A home pool room needs table width + 10 feet and table length + 10 feet. Occasional / "recreational" players will be happy playing on 7' tables, which are the standard for many commercial establishments. Serious players want to play on 9' tables, and need only an additional foot of width and 2' length even in a home room.

Where does that leave the 8' table? Should it go away?

Robertduke
12-18-2007, 07:26 PM
Pool tables take a lot of room. A home pool room needs table width + 10 feet and table length + 10 feet. Occasional / "recreational" players will be happy playing on 7' tables, which are the standard for many commercial establishments. Serious players want to play on 9' tables, and need only an additional foot of width and 2' length even in a home room.

Where does that leave the 8' table? Should it go away?

There as useless as tits on a boar hog... haha.. Kentucky slang.. =-p

jwpretd
12-18-2007, 08:12 PM
Where does that leave the 8' table? Should it go away?

They're all migrating to central Texas where they can masquerade as real pool tables, since the natives apparently can't tell the difference.

mantis99
12-18-2007, 08:15 PM
I disagree completely. I would suggest that the 8 footer is still the most popular home table. Many people are either intimidated by the 9 footer, or do not have the room, so the next best choice is the 8 footer. Any slightly serious player will only get a 7 footer if they have to because of space issues. Many people stil luse full basements and finished garages to come up with the necessary room. I of course have an 8 footer.

bigskyjake
12-18-2007, 08:25 PM
8 footers are about the only size of table around this area

LPAC
12-18-2007, 08:29 PM
come to texas thats all that is around in texas most pool halls love the 8foot table thats the majority and then they add a few 9's...the major tour around texas is played on the 8 foot table:confused:

Gregg
12-18-2007, 09:15 PM
The 8'er in my basment is alive and well...

shinyballs
12-18-2007, 09:18 PM
We play league here on 8s. All of the bars have 8s. I learned on an 8. I think they are easier to adjust up and down to 7s and 9s having learned on one. 9s are the best though ...unless you can get on a 10' snooker a lot, that will learn you some.

skiflyer
12-18-2007, 10:07 PM
8 footers fit in a lot of finished rooms in houses, 9 footers usually require a finished basement or garage... with that in mind the 8 footer isn't going away any time soon.

Besides for us 8 ball players an 8 footer is a fine table, I still prefer a nine, but I'd love an 8 at home.

219Dave
12-18-2007, 10:31 PM
When I was in the market for a pool table last year the places I shopped said that the huge majority of tables they sold were 8 footers. I ended up going with the 8 foot pro. I find that it's really not that much of an adjustment when I go out to shoot on a 9.

sherlock
12-18-2007, 10:49 PM
I play in APA leagues where it's all 7 ft. bar boxes but also play 9-ball tournaments where it's all 9-footers. For me, having an 8-footer at home is the perfect way to practice for both!

str8poolbanger
12-19-2007, 12:09 AM
got the 8 footer in my basement as well.....and she's no dinosaur for sure.....:D

pooltchr
12-19-2007, 04:25 AM
I have some friends who own a retail pool and spa store. 8' tables are by far the most popular size for home tables.
Steve