I keep forgetting that I have changed demographics. Like, I never said "I'm moving to this other demographic." I feels like waking up one day and everything around you somehow different even though it's the same.(edit) Meaning, you & I may not be the demographic Johnny and Rodney are aiming for.
For what they are they play great. The cushions are correct. They will be a good addition to the Bwick line-upI will be heading down there sometime in 2022 and I am excited to see it. Rodney and Johnny are both friends so I want to support their endeavor. I am most interested in how the 7ft Brunswick tables play.
Bar tables put cues in a huge number of hands and that’s not a bad thing. They have done more good for pool than bad.How many of us would be playing if it weren't for bar tables? I do agree, stepping up to a 9 foot Gold Crown with 4" pockets makes me feel like what I'm doing is more advanced and important but is it really? I suppose Daytona has more viewers than a half mile dirt oval but there ain't a single guy on the grid that wouldn't climb out of a late model with a big stupid grin on his face. Half of them would prefer it if the money was there.
Most are not old enough to remember when pool was all but dead. Brunswick bowling alleys were turning the pool rooms into banquet and meeting rooms. Without the advent of the bar tables there would probably be little or no pool at all today. Fact is. look how excited people get when a new room opens now.How many of us would be playing if it weren't for bar tables? I do agree, stepping up to a 9 foot Gold Crown with 4" pockets makes me feel like what I'm doing is more advanced and important but is it really? I suppose Daytona has more viewers than a half mile dirt oval but there ain't a single guy on the grid that wouldn't climb out of a late model with a big stupid grin on his face. Half of them would prefer it if the money was there.
I do see younger people playing in the pool halls so maybe the adults only isn't so strict. I'd still like to see them more places but most sports I can think of require travel to a tennis court, golf course, swimming pool, etc.It was now you might as well say, an adult only activity.
Good question, I owned two rooms on my own 100% and was a partner in two others. Without going into all the details let's just say I agree with your father. I guess I liked doing things my way and I had a good concept of how to run a successful business/poolroom. I really didn't want to be in the postion where I had to convince my partner what we should be doing. The only reason I took a partner in was because I couldn't afford to do it on my own. The first time around I ended up selling my share to the other partners, and the second time I ran the business and gave my partner his cut each month.You're pretty obviously a savvy guy, what's your opinion of partners? I'm not talking taking in an investor, I'm talking a 50%, equal decision making partner.
My father who was an old man and already retired when I was born always told me never go into business with a partner, one partner is one too many.
There are a lot of problems with partnerships beyond just having conflicts. For example one partner could become seriously ill or die and now you're dealing with his estate and family members.
Another bad issue is one of the partners could develop legal problems such as divorce, possibly even lawsuits that all of a sudden you're a part of. There's enough problems with unforeseen events in your own life without being linked to somebody else's.
Usually partnerships develop just because one doesn't have the money or the balls to do this on his own so he brings somebody in. Whatever the reason there's a lot of downsides that I would rather not have to deal with.
You know, marriage is a partnership and how do 50% of those do?