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07-12-2019, 01:29 PM

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Well, can you make a comparison? Look at the other 2 posts besides yours, this supports my theory that people are just going with the trend and don't objectivity know what makes a Diamond good over any of the others. I think that Diamond rails are nicer than many I've played on (Blue or Red), but that is about the only thing that stands out about Dismond that seems consistently good.

Yeh I too grew up on those tables as well as National's (I'm in the midwest so National had a larger footprint here), and I know some were just in bad shape, but generally that was due to poor maintenance more than design

I'd be glad to here what about a Diamond table is exclusively superior.
I have a diamond professional with diamondwood rails and it's tougher than anything I have ever seen. Can't dent it and stay's looking good. The new tables with that crappy black stuff are for sure not what they once were. I have drop pockets.

I understand the factory burn't down or diamond probably would still be using it.

I got rid of a pristine GC3 to get this and have not regretted it. The Diamond is made to play on, period.

But it was set up by "He who will be along shortly".

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07-12-2019, 01:34 PM

I have a GC4.... my clubhouse has 9íPro Amís .... oh life is good. To say Diamond tables are crap is would be slightly inaccurate. Just slightly.





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07-12-2019, 01:39 PM

I hope nobody planned on RKC working on their table this weekend, he's going to be busy.
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07-12-2019, 02:18 PM

Y'all too much wishing that on this man! He is not ready for he who walks behind the table!


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I know Glenn, but we're all looking forward to you going Gordon Ramsey on him.
How do you respond to someone like that, who just bought is very own, FIRST CUE in 2014, 5 years ago. It would be like arguing with a 2 year old, you can't get them to understand what NO means, so....send them to bed....they're just tired right now, and along with being tired, they get cranky....OFF TO BED!!
  
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How do you respond to someone like that, who just bought is very own, FIRST CUE in 2014, 5 years ago. It would be like arguing with a 2 year old, you can't get them to understand what NO means, so....send them to bed....they're just tired right now, and along with being tired, they get cranky....OFF TO BED!!
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07-12-2019, 03:02 PM

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Why do I feel so ripped off?
Who else can explain the value of a Diamond as well?


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Who else can explain the value of a Diamond as well?

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07-12-2019, 03:27 PM

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I've been playing almost solely on Diamonds for about 2 years and I'm realizing these tables are kinda cheap.

1. The ball returns are the worst. I'm not a fan of ball returns anyways, but I've never danced so much trying to figure out which end the cue ball will come out. It's kinda ridiculous considering the popularity of Diamond.

2. The corner pockets seem to malform slightly on at least one of the pockets. Sure... you can blame the installer, but there seems to be an unusually high percentage of Diamonds this happens to. So can you always blame the installer in this case?

3. The wooden frames come with such an artificial looking stain that they all look like veneered plastic that scuffs and holds prints. I understand that high VOC poly can be expensive to buy in larger quantities past a quart (do to strange regulations), but come on, put some quality finish on there.

4. The pocket receptacles are cheap plastic. I've seen balls just jump out like I am playing a carnival game. Would a leather padding be too much to hope for, you can literally buy enough in small quantities at Tandy for under $20 at retail prices to cover all pockets.

5. The ball holders are effective, but cheap and way too small. If you're really going to go cheap and make a wire ball holder, why not make one that can hold at least 14 balls? If you're going to have to have a cut out for tables with ball returns, why does the cut out have to have over hanging lips that make the effective reach in the size of a bird house?

What made these tables have great popularity and why do people insist that the table itself plays well is beyond me. I get the feeling people associate Simonis as being a Diamond only worsted felt and that nobody before Diamond made adjustments to the pocket geometry.

But, but... oh those ball returns.... I hope Diamond stops making them.
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