New Product: i4pool's SLUG DOCTOR TIGHT RACK SYSTEM

i4pool

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
20+ more testimonials just added here: LINK
...including one from our own Joe Tucker (Joe T)!

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Please check out my new "tight rack" product, The Slug-Doctor ™ Tight Rack System.

Slug-Doctor ™ Tight Rack System is a setup tool kit that transforms your pool table's racking area to give you the tightest racks possible. Ultra-thin dot reinforcement labels are specifically positioned in the racking area so that the pool balls are forced to lean up against each other during the racking process. Labels are only 0.0025 inches (0.06mm) thick! Setup is real easy with the applicator tool provided. This is NOT a one-time use product. You can set up your table (or multiple tables) as often as you like.
The Slug-Doctor set-up can be permanent or temporary.

There is a demo video and testimonials available for viewing at www.Slug-Doctor.com .

I have been testing it out extensively for the past few months and I am very happy with the results. Several local AZB'ers have been really helpful in testing out my product and have been very pleased with the results as well. Special thanks to DR2112, jay helfert, poolhustler, dogsplayingpool, atthecat, breakball, rattlerryan, and johnnyshakes! :thumbup:

Please check it out and I hope you try it! :smile: Thank you.

* 21-Day Satisfaction Guarantee *

Best Regards,
Abe - i4pool
i4pool@yahoo.com


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i4pool

AzB Silver Member
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Do the reinforcement labels stand up to brushing or vacuuming?

Hi Underclocked-- Yes, they hold up very well when put up against brushing / vacuuming. Once on and pressed in, it'll take your fingernails to lift the edge to pull it off.

With regards to pressing the labels in, I've found the best way to get it to adhere to the cloth is to use a pool ball to press roll it in place. Kinda like using a kitchen roller for dough. :D
 
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Snake Plisken

AzB Silver Member
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I basically have two questions;

1. If the grooves are deep enough to keep the balls in place, would they not be deep enough to alter the roll of the balls, especially in the last two inches of a balls roll as it slows down?

2. Why not have only one rack for 8 ball that can then be used for all games?


I am not being negative to your design, I am both intrigued and interested, just a couple obvious questions that jumped out at me.

Thanks
 

ctyhntr

RIP Kelly
Silver Member
Snake Plisken,

For both your questions, Magic Rack has the same drawbacks. For those who can live with the Magic Rack, they shouldn't have a problem with this. The re-usable donut applicator and template address any possible issues of losing/ripping the rack or wearing out the spots.

I basically have two questions;

1. If the grooves are deep enough to keep the balls in place, would they not be deep enough to alter the roll of the balls, especially in the last two inches of a balls roll as it slows down?

2. Why not have only one rack for 8 ball that can then be used for all games?


I am not being negative to your design, I am both intrigued and interested, just a couple obvious questions that jumped out at me.

Thanks
 

i4pool

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I basically have two questions;

1. If the grooves are deep enough to keep the balls in place, would they not be deep enough to alter the roll of the balls, especially in the last two inches of a balls roll as it slows down?

2. Why not have only one rack for 8 ball that can then be used for all games?


I am not being negative to your design, I am both intrigued and interested, just a couple obvious questions that jumped out at me.

Thanks

Hi Snake,

Thank you for checking out the SD and for your questions.

Regarding question #1- They can alter but it is very minimal. No more than the spot sticker would affect the roll of a ball. The dot labels are ultra-thin, only 0.06 mm thick. Thinner than spot sticker.

From what I have seen, the only roll-off that can occur is with a ball coming to a stop on it. This is really a rare occasion.

Regarding question #2- Honestly, I decided on just a 9-10ball design only because of your question #1. At first I didn't know how much affect this would have. So with rotation games like 9/10ball and less balls on the table, the less likelihood of clusters being stuck in the racking area. However, the feedback I've received from some is that it also has played fine with all 15-balls. An 8-ball option may be available in the future.


Shawn-- I will PM you shipping to CANADA. Thx. :)
 

DogsPlayingPool

"What's in your wallet?"
Silver Member
Snake, An 8 Ball Slug Doctor rack would not work for 9 Ball for the same reason the full rack Magic Rack doesn't. This is because in a full rack the 2 ball row near the back of the 9 Ball diamond would not have support to keep them tight to the other balls.
 

i4pool

AzB Silver Member
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Snake, An 8 Ball Slug Doctor rack would not work for 9 Ball for the same reason the full rack Magic Rack doesn't. This is because in a full rack the 2 ball row near the back of the 9 Ball diamond would not have support to keep them tight to the other balls.

Hi Dogs-- Actually, an 8-ball Slug Doctor might work. I'd have to test it out and verify. But because each ball location has it's own designated reinforcement label it should have no problem leaning the ball(s) correctly.
 

Underclocked

.........Whut?.........
Silver Member
The template you provide can be made to work well to mark a 15 ball rack. Just do the positions provided then move the template twice to position the last row of 5 (4 more . One would need be very careful to center the already positioned labels before setting the two on either side.

It isn't like you would be doing this often (hopefully).

Are these the standard clear Avery reinforcement labels?
 

i4pool

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
The template you provide can be made to work well to mark a 15 ball rack. Just do the positions provided then move the template twice to position the last row of 5 (4 more . One would need be very careful to center the already positioned labels before setting the two on either side.

It isn't like you would be doing this often (hopefully).

Are these the standard clear Avery reinforcement labels?

Hi Underclocked-- Yes these are the standard clear Avery labels (model 5721). I include a roll of 200. Alternatively, you can use the white ones as well.

Good idea on the 15 ball rack. I'll have to try this out.
 

DogsPlayingPool

"What's in your wallet?"
Silver Member
Hi Dogs-- Actually, an 8-ball Slug Doctor might work. I'd have to test it out and verify. But because each ball location has it's own designated reinforcement label it should have no problem leaning the ball(s) correctly.

Oh, OK. I hadn't seen the 8 Ball rack so I figured the only reinforcements would be to the outside balls (on the less is more theory).
 

Guerra Cues

I build one cue at a time
Silver Member
Snake Plisken,

For both your questions, Magic Rack has the same drawbacks. For those who can live with the Magic Rack, they shouldn't have a problem with this. The re-usable donut applicator and template address any possible issues of losing/ripping the rack or wearing out the spots.

The advantage with the Magic Rack is that you rarely have balls on the rack and it can be removed, with dots they stay on the table, correct?
 
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jay helfert

Shoot Pool, not people
Gold Member
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The advantage with the Magic Rack is that you rarely have balls on the rack and it can be removed, with dots they stay on the table, correct?


We played an entire tournament (all day) using the Slug Doctor labels and there was never any problem on any shot. The balls rolled right over these labels and it was like they weren't even there. Like Abe said, less thickness than the spot!
 

JohnnyShakes

Hill/Hill w/ 1 ball ghost
Silver Member
We played an entire tournament (all day) using the Slug Doctor labels and there was never any problem on any shot. The balls rolled right over these labels and it was like they weren't even there. Like Abe said, less thickness than the spot!

Abe used the Slug Doctor on my table a few months ago and I haven't had any problems with the dots interfering with any shot. I've played 8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball and one pocket and have yet to have one ball roll off because of the dots. I also have some obnoxious overhead fluorescent lights above the table because it is in the garage and I don't get any reflection off of the dots to interfere with seeing a shot, either. I've used Magic Rack, Sardo and Roller Rack, and this is far and away my favorite way to get a frozen rack every time, because it is the least intrusive.

Johnny
 

Guerra Cues

I build one cue at a time
Silver Member
We played an entire tournament (all day) using the Slug Doctor labels and there was never any problem on any shot. The balls rolled right over these labels and it was like they weren't even there. Like Abe said, less thickness than the spot!

Awesome Jay. I need to try a set then :)
 

DogsPlayingPool

"What's in your wallet?"
Silver Member
We played an entire tournament (all day) using the Slug Doctor labels and there was never any problem on any shot. The balls rolled right over these labels and it was like they weren't even there. Like Abe said, less thickness than the spot!

I was in the tournament and I can testify. Of course, I wasn't in it quite as long as Jay was. :mad:
 

shinobi

kanadajindayo
Silver Member
These spots have been used in Japan for several years.

A local pool owner brought them back from Japan and did his tables. So we've had them here for 4-5 years. I highly recommend them.

This product (slug doctor) seems like a really good deal because you can do many tables for a very low price per table.

-Tom
 
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