Does anyone have an opinion about buying a 9 foot diamond pro where the slate is in one piece? What are the pros and cons? I know it would be a bizatch to carry.
mnorwood said:Does anyone have an opinion about buying a 9 foot diamond pro where the slate is in one piece? What are the pros and cons? I know it would be a bizatch to carry.
YOUR wrong-----i am sure that is a huge benefit and probably a great way to move them ---- but ask anyone who has one or greg sullivan or the pros if they don't play better than a 3 piece. Think about it you never have one slate rolling different than another and never any bees wax coming up in between slates. Along with 22 or 23 levelers how can it not PLay better. I am not saying they are more convient for a tight basement but if you have the room you should go with the one piecebreakup said:Someone correct me if I’m wrong but I was under the impression that the major advantage to the one piece slate was so they could be moved with a forklift in one piece hauled in a semi and setup and removed at tournament venues very quickly. Hardly a consideration for home use.
I wasn't really going to reply to this thread unless someone asked me to, but after reading your post, I really couldn't resist...LOLnyjoe14.1 said:if you don't have a walk out basement there could be problems getting it in place. I sell tables for a living and I really don't see and advantage to the solid slate, its more or less a perceived value thing. Some people say one piece is better because that’s the way it used to be done or something like no one else does it but we can or some sh*it like that. If a table is set up properly you won’t see a difference in one or three piece slate.
To answer your question, no. The Diamond 1 piece slate for 7,8, and 9fts is 1" thick, whereas their 9ft 3 piece slate is 30mm approximately 1 3/16" although most other 3 piece slates used on 8 or 9ft tables is 1", but not all, it depends on the manufacture.quedup said:Are the slates are all the same thickness between the one and three piece??
Russ, I don't have the time to comment to your question as of right now, I have to recover a couple of pool tables here at the Country Girl Saloon in California, then I'm off to Las Vegas to pick up a Diamond 9ft ProAm for delivery to Sacramento, CA. But later on tonight I'll give a complete break down as to the differences of a 3 piece slate vs a 1 piece slate after I get to Vegas.Russ Chewning said:Yes please, since I just put a deposit down on a one piece Pro/Am.
realkingcobra said:I wasn't really going to reply to this thread unless someone asked me to, but after reading your post, I really couldn't resist...LOL
First of all: "if you don't have a walk out basement there could be problems getting it in place"
Comment: Not all houses have basements, some have garages, some are simply just ground floor. Some only have a few steps up/down to get into the area as to where the tables going. With tight corners, lots of stairs, yes, that can pose a problem for a 1 piece slate, but that also depends on what size of table slate, and WHO'S installing it.
Next: "I sell tables for a living and I really don't see and advantage to the solid slate, its more or less a perceived value thing"
Comment: It's obvious that you've had requests/questions about a specific kind of pool table that you DON'T sell, so of course your answer would be to direct the sale to something that you DO have to sell, therefore you have to sell the customer on disbelieve of their request in order to sell what you have on hand, instead of saying "Hey, you know what, I know just what you're talking about, let me get a hold of Diamond and see if we can get you one of them pool tables, but, just to let you know, there's some specific requirements when you install a 1 piece slate in your house, and if you fit the bill, we'll still sell you the accessories from our store here"
Next: "Some people say one piece is better because that’s the way it used to be done or something like no one else does it but we can or some sh*it like that"
Comment: Over sized one piece slates have never been made in the past, so your comment is inaccurate confirming the fact that you don't know what in the hell you're talking about. Undersized slates have been made before...not over sized, and I wouldn't own a table with an undersized slate in it. And you ARE right, no one else does manufacture an over sized slate except Diamond, and if you had your sh*it together, you'd be on the phone to Brian at Diamond talking about how to stock them in your showroom for sale.
Next: "If a table is set up properly you won’t see a difference in one or three piece slate"
Comment: How can you even make a comment like that unless you've actually set up both types of slates? That's kind of an ignorant statement coming from someone that "Sells pool tables for a living" don't you think?