I disagree with both of these suggestions to an extent.When you get your table, upgrade to Penguin pro cut rails and get a good aramith set of balls. You'll love the setup and the difference the rails make.
So get new rubber but not new rails, hmmm. $225 for new rails with new rubber, and you can get almost any facing angle you want.I disagree with both of these suggestions to an extent.
I'm assuming the OP is looking to get a good setup as inexpensively as possible, because he's looking used at used valleys. In that case, I'd recommend dynasphere tungsten balls. They are basic looking, but use top quality materials for under $100. To get an aramith ball of similar quality or better, you have to get duramith balls. What do they start at, $400? I don't even know.
As for the rails, I'd not recommend pro-cut rails unless he is a very advanced player that is specifically looking to increase difficulty. Nothing is more frustrating to an average ability player than a table that is too tight, and it practically guarantees that beginners will not have fun. To start, I'd just get new rubber for whatever rails the table comes with, and upgrade to pro-cut down the road if he decides he wants a greater challenge.
One thing I would splurge on is good cloth though. Good cloth is WAY more fun than cheapo junk.
Replacing just the rubber and facings costs less than $100.So get new rubber but not new rails, hmmm. $225 for new rails with new rubber, and you can get almost any facing angle you want.
I've played on some older ones where the rails were a little taller (probably for the big cue ball, which of course had been replaced with a normal sized heavy cue ball) so you had to elevate your cue to shoot off the rail or you would miscue. This made shooting off the rail harder. I would recommend against one of these models.Hey guys I’m in the market for a used valley table. Just wondering if certain series tables are better than others and why? Thank you