How do you have your table marked?

GoodPM

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Head String (small mark indicating dead center), Break Box, "T" starting at the Foot String, extending to the foot rail. I play mostly rotation games.
I like the look of the T. Does it provide a necessary mark for anything or is it more for looks?
 

The_JV

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Have had the table recovered for a handful of months. Never bothered with any markings.

Play primarily 14.1 at home and won't put that ridiculous triangle outline on my table either. I actually consider the game more difficult without the outline. Figured even if I was strong enough for any high runs efforts. There'd be an army of detractors looking to discredit with or without the arbitrary outline.

Doesn't take much effort to find the foot spot with table sights.
 

Mick

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Full marking:

-head string
-foot spot
-rack outline
-spot line (from foot spot to center of foot rail)

All done (neatly) with thick sharpie so it's visible on camera. I can't imagine playing 14.1 without a rack outline, seems like it would be unnecessarily distracting and time consuming.
 

bbb

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foot spot/ head spot
line from 2-3 inches in front of foot spot to middle diamond on short rail
to be used to spot balls
i play alot of onepocket
 

Renegade_56

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Rack border, foot spot, and center line for spotting balls in 1 pocket, oh and there may be a few spots on the wall.
 

telinoz

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White pen, for break line.
No stickers used.
Same white pen for crosses for spots for snooker, just scaled to 9ft table.

As I have a set of 2.25 Aramtih snooker balls for fun on a pool table.
Just for when I fancy Snooker, but don't want to drive to a club on a 12ft table.

That's it. No gimmicks.

The no sticker thing for spots is to avoid any ball deflection.
Even a tiny amount is unacceptable to me.
My table is machine levelled.
So I can just blame myself when I miss, ha ha!
 

Renegade_56

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Sure


Vs

A spirit level from Walmart....

Lol, use the right tools for the job.
If you don't know, hire a table mechanic to do it for you.
Oh, so it's leveled with a level, not a machine.

Problem is, if it's not perfectly flat, it's not perfectly level.

You pretty much always have to fine tune leveling by rolling balls.
 

telinoz

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Oh, so it's leveled with a level, not a machine.

Problem is, if it's not perfectly flat, it's not perfectly level.

You pretty much always have to fine tune leveling by rolling balls.
I am well aware of how to setup a pool table.
Thanks.

I used a term and a tool most competent people would understand.
Have a nice day now.
 

Renegade_56

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I am well aware of how to setup a pool table.
Thanks.

I used a term and a tool most competent people would understand.
Have a nice day now.
Funny thing, I'm retired from 46 years of Machining, CNC Programming. and Engineering,,,,,,,,,,, I knew what a machine level was, likely way before you did. I wanted to see if you did, since you proclaimed it's use like it's the final word,,,,,,,,,, it's not, on a pool table OR a machine tool, which is what it's designed for.
 

VVP

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This might not be good advice, but being someone just learning the game my table has about 100 spots with a very thin sharpie for all the drill points I need.
 

GoldCrown

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This might not be good advice, but being someone just learning the game my table has about 100 spots with a very thin sharpie for all the drill points I need.
Your table. Your journey. Whatever it takes. White reinforcements seem to be the thing. As for the vertical spot line. Not for me. Most of the time I ask my opponent to spot the ball if there’s a line or multiple balls clustered. I have shaky hands.
 

gogg

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Head and foot spot, diagonal line from second diamond on head of table to opposite corner.
(marked after cloth got old n worn)
I do a lot of drills here.
love eight ball the most, and play one pocket quite a bit.
 
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