Your wushu is weak!
Hi. First off I love playing on Brunswick tables. Anyone looking for a used table right now? Deciding how much you want to spend? Like the looks of a Brunswick Centurion better than a Gold Crown or the price? I’m starting a thread here due to the fact that no one has actually reviewed a Centurion. Well maybe one guy half way reviewed one, but he wasn’t really that detailed on some aspects. All the threads’ posters just keep saying get a Gold Crown, probably because they’ve never even played on a Centurion. I played religiously for years on Gold Crown iiis at my local hall, and I can tell you right now it’s looking pretty close on playability. This is an older Centurion, which may not be comparable to the newer models. Idk for sure. Both GC3 and the C share the same rails and yes the Centurion does get the same rattle-then-drop hard down the rail that you get on a GC. Some of you guys know what I’m talking about….(Maybe thats only on shimmed GC). It’s just a great sound! I picked up the table a couple weeks ago. Tried it out before buying. I’ll be getting it setup this upcoming Thursday with new single shimmed superspeeds and Simonis 860hr cloth, at which time I will give a real in depth review. With playability comparisons. But at first site the Centurion is definitely a sexy table. It’s black and sleek. There were a few dead spots I noticed on rails. Other than those it banked ok. Plus was a bit out of level and if you bumped the table at the guys house, it would move a bit. That doesn’t happen with a GC. I think the GC3 has an extra support beam between the sets of feet. So GC has beefier legs than the C. But it also turns out when I disassembled the C there were some loose bolts. It had been sitting in the same place for 15 years and never even had the level checked. I halfway have it setup at my house now and halfway leveled for the installers with the slates set on frame. Let me tell you it doesn’t budge now. When it gets fully setup I’ll add in my review if the frame has sagged or anything over time. It’s a solid laminated frame and shouldn’t be sagged much if any. Anyone have a Centurion to compare? Or played on one? Please don’t kill the thread with “get a Gold Crown”. Post pics and specific pluses and minuses if you can. This thread is about playability more than anything. I’ll post my pics and review later this week. Everyone else who wants to know the real differences they will be up soon if not by the time you read this.