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06-07-2017, 08:17 PM

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My oversized 8 Big G has a pretty deep shelf. No idea of its vintage though:

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That's not a deep shelf, thats corner pockets over 5" at the mouth. The bigger the corner pocket, the more exposed the pocket shelf is. Tighten them pockets to 4 1/2" at the mouth and there won't be much of a pocket shelf left.
  
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06-08-2017, 07:41 AM

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WOW, that's a large pocket angle. I imagine it spits balls out like crazy
Yeah it does for hard shots down the rail, but not too bad; about the same as a shimmed GC I sometimes play on.
  
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06-08-2017, 07:48 AM

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That's not a deep shelf, thats corner pockets over 5" at the mouth. The bigger the corner pocket, the more exposed the pocket shelf is. Tighten them pockets to 4 1/2" at the mouth and there won't be much of a pocket shelf left.
I see what you mean, thanks. Probably better off as is then, and I'm not good enough for 4 1/2" pockets anyway.
  
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06-08-2017, 11:29 AM

I enjoy playing on both my Gandy 8+ and the Brunswick that has the GC1 top half.
I put Simonis tournament cloth on both with Diamond K55 rails.

I think for anyone that can't afford a new Diamond or GC, they would be very happy to have an older table to play on. Any table is damn near better than no table.

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06-08-2017, 02:04 PM

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Any table is damn near better than no table.


Wow, very pretty - your tables look newer than new. I've got that same Gandy 8+, but it sure don't look like that - what do you use to get that shine on the rails? (Besides elbow grease.)
  
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I enjoy playing on both my Gandy 8+ and the Brunswick that has the GC1 top half.
I put Simonis tournament cloth on both with Diamond K55 rails.

I think for anyone that can't afford a new Diamond or GC, they would be very happy to have an older table to play on. Any table is damn near better than no table.

Sprucing up the Gandy with a custom badge I'm making for the sides.
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K55 on 1-1/2 Gandy rails.....?



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06-08-2017, 03:14 PM

I keep checking my thread here to see if anybody might have something positive to say about a Gandy, which would in turn free me up to consider one. But so far, it ain't happening.

I'm sure glad I didn't realize how awful they were back in the late '60s and '70s. I would have missed out on a lot of fun!
  
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06-08-2017, 03:15 PM

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So you were after the ball polisher, and figured it was a good deal even if you had to take the tables with it...LOL
Great buy on the ball polisher, I just hadda buy 5 POS tables lol


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06-09-2017, 03:02 AM

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That's not a deep shelf, thats corner pockets over 5" at the mouth. The bigger the corner pocket, the more exposed the pocket shelf is. Tighten them pockets to 4 1/2" at the mouth and there won't be much of a pocket shelf left.
Hi RKC. Don't know how old you are, but did you ever come to
Weenie Beenie's room in arlington va in the 70's? The tables were gandy but they had
what looked like laminated rails similar looking to GC 1-2. The pockets were cut at a wide angle so if you hit pocket facing, the ball would go back & forth like a pinball machine and spit it out or hang. The word was that Beenie had them made special
at Gandy. Any info?
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06-09-2017, 03:45 AM

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Hi RKC. Don't know how old you are, but did you ever come to
Weenie Beenie's room in arlington va in the 70's? The tables were gandy but they had
what looked like laminated rails similar looking to GC 1-2. The pockets were cut at a wide angle so if you hit pocket facing, the ball would go back & forth like a pinball machine and spit it out or hang. The word was that Beenie had them made special
at Gandy. Any info?
thanks
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The best players in the country played all games on them for over 10 years.
If by saying laminated rails you mean the rails were covered in some kind of laminate product that looked like wood, I have to say that every Big G I ever saw had that kind of rails.

Not all Gandys were the commercial Big G model.
  
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06-09-2017, 03:50 AM

One mintute you're interested in a Diamond, the next you want an old Gandy?
  
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06-09-2017, 04:40 AM

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If by saying laminated rails you mean the rails were covered in some kind of laminate product that looked like wood, I have to say that every Big G I ever saw had that kind of rails.

Not all Gandys were the commercial Big G model.
The only other gandy tables I've seen had smooth black
rails. A pretty generic playing table. Most, like Beenies were low,
like 28 inch from the ground. I didn't care about tables or the balls.
If there was a table and pool balls, I looked to go to gamblin.
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06-09-2017, 07:42 AM

Wow....

Well, my home hall has 10 big G - Gandy tables in it. 3 of them are shimmed.

No one likes the rails or the pockets. The slate is indeed floating. No pegs. I personally know the guy that purchased these tables brand-new in the early 90's. He bought them purely to save some cash versus spending $400 more per table on Brunswicks. In the long run, I think stretching for the GC's would have been the way to go, but hey.

This hall does and has taken very good care of these tables since they were installed. I hate them, but I love them.... I have not been coddled and babied. You wanna make a ball consistently on one of these table into 4 inch pockets? Hit the center dude.... or start rubbing that rabbits foot.

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06-09-2017, 07:57 AM

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I keep checking my thread here to see if anybody might have something positive to say about a Gandy, which would in turn free me up to consider one. But so far, it ain't happening.

I'm sure glad I didn't realize how awful they were back in the late '60s and '70s. I would have missed out on a lot of fun!
This is kind of the bottom line. You could go to Gandy and buy 9 foot big G' tables out the door for $600.00. That is why so many new pool rooms back then choose them.

For the money you could not beat them. They played OK for the general public and stood up pretty well. I knew a number of rooms that started out with Gandy's to get the doors open but over time replaced them with other tables usually used Gold Crowns when they came available on the used market.

Honestly, for my own personal use in my home, I would not take a Gandy as a gift. I actually mean that. You are going to play thousands of hours on your own personal table and probably own it the rest of your life.

The dollar value as it relates the use you will get from your table, especially if you are a serious player, buy the best you can afford. You will never regret it.

There are few things in your life you will own that will provide a greater personal value to you then a pool table. The term "Pays for it's self" really applies when it comes to a pool table.
  
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06-09-2017, 08:08 AM

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Hi RKC. Don't know how old you are, but did you ever come to
Weenie Beenie's room in arlington va in the 70's? The tables were gandy but they had
what looked like laminated rails similar looking to GC 1-2. The pockets were cut at a wide angle so if you hit pocket facing, the ball would go back & forth like a pinball machine and spit it out or hang. The word was that Beenie had them made special
at Gandy. Any info?
thanks
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The best players in the country played all games on them for over 10 years.
I'm in my 60s, but was in the Army in the 70s & 80s. The thing about pool players, is that they'll shoot marbles on a pool table with broom handle if they can make some money at it, so their endorcing one pool table over another really don't mean shit in the real world...LMAO
  
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