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08-30-2016, 08:45 PM

I have had one for several years at home and it's great with my good condition aramith balls and clean Simonis cloth. The big benefit is the balls do not stick to the rack when you remove it.

I've brought it to the pool hall a few times and it seems gaps will still form if the cloth is dirty (eg has chalk under it causing roll off) or the balls are different sizes.

So if your absolutely want to eliminate gaps, use the accu-rack. I have one, it's great, but I don't use it much because people in my area are still not used to using it and consider it somewhat a pain. It's actually easy to use but is just something new for old dogs to learn.

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08-30-2016, 08:55 PM

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Maybe the best triangle style rack ever made! Yes, I have the inserts in mine.
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08-30-2016, 09:03 PM

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08-30-2016, 09:33 PM

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It is an awesome rack (though extremely noisy) but in the end it performs no better than a good quality $10 plastic rack.
The plastic and wood racks will eventually form indentations from the balls being pressed against them causing a loose rack. The Delta 13 rack is an excellent rack. Yes it is noisy. I took an old leather belt and made inserts and now its very quiet. The only issue might be drunks or careless people dropping or throwing the rack on the cloth. It is solid and heavy. The other issue is someone might try to steal it cause it's so damn good. $69 is money well spent.


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08-31-2016, 06:51 AM

I have a Select, not an Elite, and really like it. Based on the post from "I Got Lucky", I'll be modifying it with leather from an old belt soon. Only knock against it is the noise.
  
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08-31-2016, 07:38 AM

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08-31-2016, 11:59 AM

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08-31-2016, 12:39 PM

One can't play the game without a triangle rack with python inserts. You people amaze me.

  
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08-31-2016, 01:04 PM

My sentiments exactly...extremely loud. I've heard they now sell a Delta rack with leather inserts that keep the metal clanging noise to a minimum, but I have no experience using that one.

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It's loud. I went back to a Diamond wood rack!

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08-31-2016, 01:21 PM

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... I've heard they now sell a Delta rack with leather inserts that keep the metal clanging noise to a minimum, but I have no experience using that one.

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With the inserts they sound just like a wooden rack, which is to say only a little dull thudding. I was amazed by the difference.


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08-31-2016, 01:27 PM

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My sentiments exactly...extremely loud. I've heard they now sell a Delta rack with leather inserts that keep the metal clanging noise to a minimum, but I have no experience using that one.

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they have been selling the leather inserts since i bought mine,

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It is an awesome rack (though extremely noisy) but in the end it performs no better than a good quality $10 plastic rack.
I could not disagree with this statement more!! I have a Delta 13 Elite, it is by far the best rack made. I am not sure how you go about finding different size balls with a plastic rack, the plastic racks flex horribly, although that is not an issue with my ball sets. I do like it when they use Deltas at tournaments because they will likely not have matched set balls, I find the odd size balls every time with a Delta and put it at the rear of the rack.
  
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08-31-2016, 01:57 PM

I own the Elite model. After reading on here I did purchase the leather inserts at the same time. The inserts do and will reduce the noise dramatically. The sound is a lot deeper and suppressed with the inserts installed. It is a fantastic product. I only see two or three cons to the rack those being:

If you drop it on a concrete or blacktop surface you will put nics in the metal.

The manufacturer does not offer a separate protective carry case for the different model racks (they do offere a model that will hold the balls as well though I think.)

When lifting the rack out of the storage hole in the table you have to be careful not to hit the table on the way to the bed. If you do you risk denting or chipping any wood surfaces on the way.
  
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Got a Black Roll-A-Rack - 08-31-2016, 05:40 PM

I have a black Roll-A-Rack to match my Pro AM couldn't be happier. The bearings keep the rack from wearing the cloth as much a regular rack. http://www.tribilliards.com/15-ball-roll-a-rack.html
  
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