The average player should play 7' table if there's a choice. It would be more enjoyable for lesser than serious players. Only problem I find with 7' tables is congestion, lots of it. Even though these tables normally use a 2" ball. 8' table uses 2.25" ball which I enjoy much more. Can't see any argument saying playing a 8' table is easier than a 7' table. Other than congestion of balls on smaller tables.Hello ,
My Son has a 8FT Olhausen Table that is a beautiful Oak Table , American ProvincialI with Acu fast rails believe it is called with Tourny Blue Cloth on it. I grew up playing in 8ft Tables and that was the norm around here. You did not see 9 ft tables except on Tv were Pro's were playing . All the pool rooms in a 100 mile radius all had 8 ft tables. Now the Norm seems to be 7ft , All the places or pool hall's or Bars is all 7 ft . The big pool hall close to us has all 7ft Diamonds . It is odd playing on a 7ft table because I am not used to it. But it seems every where we go it is 7ft. My Son is deciding on getting a 7ft so when he plays tourny's he will be more used to that size table as it seems that is all we are seeing now, What would your choice be , stick with the Old Faithful or Change and go with the new norm .