Brunswicks New K pattern Slate!

trentfromtoledo

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I know other companies have done this for a while, Happy to announce Brunswick answered a prayer from me: They FINALLY started using the K pattern slates, no more upholstering anymore than we need to , SEE HOW EASY THIS CORNER POCKET WAS???? No folds or cuffs. YUP THAT IS SIMONIS 860 HR.


TFT

PS THAT IS USING STAPLES and ZERO ADHESIVE :)
 

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FELT WRIGHT
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Brunswick always used "K" pattern slate. K refers to the size and hole pattern. The radius cut backs are similar to Olhousen. It does make closing the pockets much easier. Good looking pocket work after the excess is trimmed. No need for cuffs on those slates!

Jay
 

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Brunswick always used "K" pattern slate. K refers to the size and hole pattern. The radius cut backs are similar to Olhousen. It does make closing the pockets much easier. Good looking pocket work after the excess is trimmed. No need for cuffs on those slates!

Jay
Doesn't the cuff also keep the cloth from tearing if the object ball bounces off of the back of the pocket and into the face of the shelf?
 

trentfromtoledo

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Brunswick always used "K" pattern slate. K refers to the size and hole pattern. The radius cut backs are similar to Olhousen. It does make closing the pockets much easier. Good looking pocket work after the excess is trimmed. No need for cuffs on those slates!

Jay
I have never seen this slate before on a brunswick, i just called it that because someone in the warehouse called it that. I work hard to make the pocket work look nice, this makes it far easier!!!
What can we name it to identify it is natural progress!! You have tons of time in the bizz, what do you think?

TFT
 

trentfromtoledo

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Doesn't the cuff also keep the cloth from tearing if the object ball bounces off of the back of the pocket and into the face of the shelf?
on a new set of slates: NO. Old beat up stuff, I agree 100% and it looks awesome too! I have spent more hours doing the french fold than I want to admit, even worse: I even did em on tables that were not worth the time.... :) I will always use the french fold or the cuffs when needd tho!

TFT
 

A-1 billiards

FELT WRIGHT
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The French folds or cuffs are really a needed when doing a Diamond or other slates that are over an inch in thickness. on unbacked or one inch if you can pull your pie cuts under the slates and staple upwards you can get away without them, IMHO. The new squared off pockets from Brunswick make this task much easier.

Jay
 

trentfromtoledo

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Here is my best example :)
Using the gray pipe hdx pipe strapping. Thanks RKC!

TFT
 

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boogieman

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that ping.
I heard good things about that video. I was going to buy it when I set my table up. Thank you Sheldon
They are great videos, does a great job explaining everything. One thing, if you are using 860HR, a "full stretch" (you'll get it when you watch the video) is pretty damn hard of a pull. The cloth is excellent, but the weave on the HR takes some real muscle on the full stretch section. Think of the cloth as a sheet of rubber you're trying to pull flat on the slate. On my second install I did a much better job because I realized it's about "feeling" the weave of the cloth and getting it to react how you want. Observation and feel for the weave goes a long way. 860HR is a tougher cloth than the one used in the video so in the video you can't really judge the stretch by how much force the instructor is using by watching, you have to get a feel for 860HR and understand what a full stretch is for that particular cloth.
 
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