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crappoolguy
12-24-2007, 09:51 PM
Do they all really play that bad? Are there apsolutely no good playing outdoor pool tables? I don't have room for a table inside (biggest room is 10 by 27) and I really want a table. :(

pooltableproCP
12-24-2007, 09:59 PM
Yes they are that bad. The cloth is more like neoprene.

crappoolguy
12-24-2007, 10:05 PM
What's neoprene? :p is it really fast? really slow?

pooltableproCP
12-24-2007, 10:10 PM
Neoprene is what they make wetsuits out of. Fairly spongy and elastic. Slow and erratic play are common complaints regarding this type of material.

crappoolguy
12-24-2007, 10:29 PM
How slow? Does it roll off even if the table is perfectly level?

selftaut
12-25-2007, 04:33 AM
I have played on them, they suck.

worriedbeef
12-25-2007, 05:05 AM
still i suppose if an outdoor table is all you can have, they're better than nothing. you can still practice your stroke, shotmaking, and aim.

Inaction
12-25-2007, 09:50 AM
still i suppose if an outdoor table is all you can have, they're better than nothing. you can still practice your stroke, shotmaking, and aim.


I disagree that it is better than nothing. Just the humidity and lighting could throw off your game. Playing pool in the summer with the higher humidity is different than in the winter. Jump shots are harder for one thing.

A friend had a valley table in his apartment, up against a corner. He is very good at banks and kicks. I would say this senario is better than nothing.

selftaut
12-25-2007, 09:56 AM
There is little nubbies in the rubber covering, these stop the balls from skidding to much when its raining and there is a half inch water on the table. The balls track and do not come off the rails properly. If your looking to improve your game an outdoor table will not help you.

dabarbr
12-25-2007, 03:15 PM
You're better off getting one of those playground carom boards. The ones that you knock the wooden chips into the netted corner pockets with a stick as a cue. Or maybe virtual pool.
But if you decide on one of those outside tables I think the kids will probably love it.

crappoolguy
12-25-2007, 10:30 PM
So there are definately NO good outdoor playing tables? Not even from this place: http://www.outdoor-pool-tables.com/

? :(