Predator Pool Table

The_JV

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Has anyone seen the new Predator Pool Table?
You mean this thing...?...:
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YoungAtHeart

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Here's a link to the announcement
 

garczar

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That's not it. Predator hasn't released pics yet. Whatta you bet it looks like a Rasson? Just a guess but it wouldn't surprise me if that's who they chose to build it.
You mean this thing...?...:
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YoungAtHeart

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That's not it. Predator hasn't released pics yet. Whatta you bet it looks like a Rasson? Just a guess but it wouldn't surprise me if that's who they chose to build it.
It's only a guess, but I doubt it's being made by Rasson as the news release says the table will have Brazilian slate. But I have been wrong many times before.
 

garczar

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It's only a guess, but I doubt it's being made by Rasson as the news release says the table will have Brazilian slate. But I have been wrong many times before.
Maybe its gonna be made in China with Brazilian slate and assembled in Wisconsin by what's left of Brunswick Billiards to be marketed as a Predator. ;) Regardless of who/how/where its built i'd still buy a Diamond if shopping for new table.
 

garczar

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It's built by Predator. Brand new design.
Built 'for' Predator is more like it. Just like they did with the new balls, they'll contract a table manuf. to build it. Seriously doubt these will be built by Predator themselves. Its how they run their business. Except for the Revo's everything they sell is outsourced.
 
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iusedtoberich

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This is great news. Predator does everything first class. They innovated the hell out of the pool stick the past 25 years. They also support the game more than anyone else. Sight unseen, I'd bet their table will be first class. I have my fingers crossed they won't use artemis pinball rubber.
 

Jerry Forsyth

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My understanding is that the table is being built by the German firm SAM. They have experience building steel-framed tables.
 

garczar

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Sam are a Spanish company I believe
They were originally in Ger. IIRC they have more than one facility but they are now a Spanish co. Their KSteel2 table is built along the lines of the old KimSteel table. https://sambilliards.com/en/pool-billiards/pro-pool/ksteel2/ UPDATE: I just msg'd Mr. Kim's good friend(and top player) Ralph Eckert. He said the tables were always made in Spain by SAM. When Tobias retired they renamed it the 'KSteel' table.
 
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garczar

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I played on one of the originals and it played fine. Never had to work on one so i don't know about any build/repair issues other than what i've read. If they are working with Pred. it will be interesting to see what its like.
 
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