To me, the permanent tiny marks are less distractive than a bunch of white reinforcements during regular play. It's too time consuming to put up the white reinforcements for each drill session. I have seen practice tables where they have permanent grids on them. The permanent marks are not as bad as they sounds and I need the drills plus it's my tableYour 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.
Agreed. No rules. Simply do what works best. I like a clear table when playing. Everything distracts me. I can't see the balls but see everything else.the permanent tiny marks plus it's my table
Most commonly referred to as a machinIST level.I am well aware of how to setup a pool table.
I used a term and a tool most competent people would understand.
Have a nice day now.
Naw, it's great advice. It's your table. If you want it to be a pristine showpiece, that's totally fine. My table is for playing and learning. If I want to set up a reproduceable scenario, I have no problem marking a few stray dots on the cloth for reference. Maybe just not for the first few weeks after new cloth though. I'm not an animal.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.
on my buddies table we just have the perma rack which solves most of our marking needs for 14.1 and one pocket.