AzB Silver Member
So , if you could have any table for free to have at your home, which table would you pick for your dream table and why?
I'll take two, a diamond 7' and a diamond 9'. All bases covered. Now if I only had a house to put them in…
Properly installed, they all play the same.Here is an off topic question for you, other than styling, what's the difference between the Diamand Pro-Am, the Professional and the Paragon? I think the Pro-Ams are pretty ugly, but the Professional looks real nice. And the Paragon looks very nice.
Brunswick gold crown 5, and it would just about trump any table on this planet.....they play so good it's sick; when set up and worked on right. if Brunswick cared about pool as much as diamond does; burnswick might have a advantage in the industry and diamond might not of ever been around if it wasn't for Brunswicks slacking in that area because they "Brunswick" had there eyes set on other" bigger money markets.
Greg Sullivan was on a mission to build a good looking and playing table...after many years of improvement and the quest for a pro table and could be used in tournament and transported,moved,maintain and stored and still have the ability to play maintain the integrity of a pro calibre table..
After years of Greg customer complains and question to Greg of why the tables wouldn't take shots the way the tables they" the players" were used to and shorting up and boinging off the cushions...
That's when Greg hit some balls on a table that played dead nuts ' and he asked the guy what he did that made it play so well and the reply he got was;from the mechanic; -I baisicly used Brunswick rail specs on steroids....... Diamond changed the rails to the blue label rails with a few other upgrades to the frame/leveling system over the years making it more versatile than the gold crown being the table will not require complete disassembly to be transported.
I've heard people say I want my GC to play like a newer diamond, when on a diamond its basically Brunswick a GC and of course the frame is different but the tables play identical except in the pocket due to the angle and slate shelf. Diamond uses a different approach to anchoring the rails to the slate in which improves the rails consistent play quite well.
If Brunswick would of not crapped out when they did the tables would be much better today. Brunswick is lucky they got the work done when they did when designing the GC5 before they "Brunswicks pool table branch" fell apart and put a hault to many projects in progress...
Which company is better.....? It depends on at which angle your looking at it from....
Looking at it from a pool players view diamond has the advantage, diamond has the moving forward momentum in the quest of building the perfect table.
Brunswick got to comfortable in my opinion in which made them neglect the billiards department......Brunswick gold crown has my vote but second choice will be a diamond.