Who is the BEST mechanic in the US????

@Rospaw1966, doing some research on your recent activity, it sure looks like you are another user with a new screen name.
You as a admin should know better. Never had a account or associated with an account on this site. Never! On the heading on this topic i stated "After reading the first 103 pages of the "talk to a mechanic" (5 evenings.....hours)" see if that is true? Then pm/email/call me so you can make sure. Don't like being called a liar especially by a administrator ! After the outcome you need to post a apology for you accusing my of lying. Only fair by being wrong. Make sure trent gets a heads up. R
 

azhousepro

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You as a admin should know better. Never had a account or associated with an account on this site. Never! On the heading on this topic i stated "After reading the first 103 pages of the "talk to a mechanic" (5 evenings.....hours)" see if that is true? Then pm/email/call me so you can make sure. Don't like being called a liar especially by a administrator ! After the outcome you need to post a apology for you accusing my of lying. Only fair by being wrong. Make sure trent gets a heads up. R
I stand by my comment. "it sure looks like you are another user with a new screen name"

Or maybe you should talk to your neighbors because you might have a close one that knows a lot about cues.
 

rsmith_1972

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I say mark as well. Honest and gives his best in all his work. He also gives great advise. I have screwed over by many of who you all say is the best by the tune of 2500 with nothing but broke promises for about 8 years.

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PoolTable911

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Worked with many of the guys on here. I think they all have excellent skill sets. My top would be Mark Gregory & Oscar "the sleeper" Aparicio!
 

jtompilot

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He reworked my Gold Crown 4 rails with Diamond angles and new Superspeed cushions. Plays flat out awesome. Definitely a top notch guy!
What angles did he change? GC4 has new spec cushions and banks real close to a blue label. My GC4 had 5" pockets with thick shims to reduce the opening to 4.5" and it never spit a ball out like some GC1's and Olhousen.

I always wanted rail extensions to properly reduce pocket size but never got it done because i sold the table when i moved.
 

bignick31985

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What angles did he change? GC4 has new spec cushions and banks real close to a blue label. My GC4 had 5" pockets with thick shims to reduce the opening to 4.5" and it never spit a ball out like some GC1's and Olhousen.

I always wanted rail extensions to properly reduce pocket size but never got it done because i sold the table when i moved.
141° corners, 102° sides, 15° down angle, 4.5" corners, 4.75" sides, new threaded inserts in rails and new Superspeeds. The pockets play a little tougher than a Diamond IMO. Have a 4" Diamond and a 4.5" Diamond near me to compare. The 4" plays noticeably tougher, obviously. They do bank similarly. The Diamond banks quieter however.

When I stripped the original cloth off the rails it had double shims to make it tighter.
 
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jtompilot

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141° corners, 102° sides, 15° down angle, 4.5" corners, 4.75" sides, new threaded inserts in rails and new Superspeeds. The pockets play a little tougher than a Diamond IMO. Have a 4" Diamond and a 4.5" Diamond near me to compare. The 4" plays noticeably tougher, obviously. They do bank similarly. The Diamond banks quieter however.

When I stripped the cloth off the rails it had double shims to make it tighter.
Thanks. 4.5” is good all around table.
 

trentfromtoledo

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What angles did he change? GC4 has new spec cushions and banks real close to a blue label. My GC4 had 5" pockets with thick shims to reduce the opening to 4.5" and it never spit a ball out like some GC1's and Olhousen.

I always wanted rail extensions to properly reduce pocket size but never got it done because i sold the table when i moved.
THIS.... The Cushions are designed for the GC4. No mod needed.... the slate shelf is far deeper on a Diamond.

TFT
 

Island Drive

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Thanks. 4.5” is good all around table.
Dave Isaccs, performed a complete redo of my GCI here's his pocket size, exact same as the US Open 9 ball event with 860HR.
 

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Alabama8Ball

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I wish there were more good mechanics than bad but this is an industry with no standards. I just rebuilt a GC1 and did my own rubber and cloth replacement because I had seen the work that was done prior to me buying it. I had also seen the work of the local expert everyone uses and it wasn't much better. An hour on YouTube and another watching Glen's simonis video and I got it done. It isnt perfect but the rails on my table are junk so I did the best I could. Jerimy Chambers will solve that issue. My point is I didn't want to do any of this. I just wasn't going to be happy with substandard work. My work isn't great but I didn't pay $500 in labor for it and it is as good as what I had seen the local guy do.
Glen or someone with his skill level could make a better and easier living training table mechanics who would then have a verifiable skill level.
 
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