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Has been asked repeatedly. In a room 17 x 14.... would you get a 9ft table and use 52"cues on end rails or an 8ft table and always use 58"cues. My gut is a 9ft with 52's on the end rails. Thanks..
Well, tastes are different, I suppose. I don't believe in changing playing cues all the time. I believe that hurts your game more than playing on a smaller table. YMMV
Most cues are 58 in, say 8 inches for stroke so 6.5 ft on each end and side .
7 ft table needs 20 ft x 16.5 for unobstructed play. More for Shane, Shaw who use longer cues.
7 + 6.5 + 6.5 = 20 ft
3.5 + 6.5 + 6.5 + 16.5 ft
You confused me with this one. Why would you need more than 58" between the table and the wall? You actually need less- the tip of the cue is never going to fall off the edge of the rail or he cue would leave your bridge hand!
You will need to stroke the cue I would think. Allen Hopkins is the only person I can think off that never really back stroked his cue. Most player need to come back with cue 4 to 8 inches before delivering the stroke. Rare for back stroke to be 8 inches but some are.