Anyone ever try other fabrics other than the norms for cloth?

middleofnowhere

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Just for the hell of it. Tried anything besides the normal cloths for a pool table. Other cloths, rugs etc.?
Used to be a cloth sold under the name Mercury cloth. A lot of poolrooms started using it. It would outlast regular cloth almost 2 to1. I think it was repurposed probably meant for a different use.

I just googled and it's still around. I think it was made in Mexico.
 
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Toxictom

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I once cheaped out and bought some of this worsted cloth to cover 2 tables I was selling and used it on one of mine as well. It wore like iron but after a short while I didn't like it and would not recommend it. Spend the money on quality cloth like those recommended on here and you'll be happier.
 

hang-the-9

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Just for the hell of it. Tried anything besides the normal cloths for a pool table. Other cloths, rugs etc.?

I played on an outdoor table that was covered in what looked and felt like astroturf with bare rubber rails. Actually played not half bad, I played on some bar tables that were a lot less fun to play on that this random outdoor table.
 

tim913

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I’ve always used 860 and I’m close to having it replaced and thinking about 860 HR but worried about making a mistake
 

garczar

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I’ve always used 860 and I’m close to having it replaced and thinking about 860 HR but worried about making a mistake
i like HR better. Its a tad faster/slicker. It also stays faster longer if you live somewhere humid.
 
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ChrisinNC

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I’ve always used 860 and I’m close to having it replaced and thinking about 860 HR but worried about making a mistake
No mistake choosing 860HR. It’s just not available in very many colors. It doesn’t show break tracks/lines as pronounced as 860 does.
 

michael4

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When I was a teenager, my best friend and his uncle built a pool table from scratch, covered it with some type of leopard print fabric.......We thought it was cool at the time, but hey, it was the 1970's after all......
 

EDRJR

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I bought one of those cheap Sears tables and it looked like it was covered in Sunbrella, an awning fabric. Played better than it looked.
 

DieselPete

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Burlap potato sacks. It added an element of randomness, as you might imagine. Especially when your stun shots hit a potato peel remnant.

Would not recommend.
 
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