Why isn't it common to.....

fan-tum

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....draw a line from the spot to the end rail on all tables?
 
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Bob Jewett

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....draw a line from the spot to the end rail on all tables?
I've heard owners say they don't like to have marks on their tables. No headstring, no long string (spot to foot rail), No spot except for the sticker under the head ball. In the old days it was common to have the headstring, head spot, foot spot, long string and the rack outline all marked. On some tables you might even get the center spot marked.
 

alphadog

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We asked the manager in a Clicks about marking a newly recovered table for 14.1
Headstring,footstring,and around the rack. The next day when she saw it she was not happy. It only took showing her why we did it for her to understand and accept it.
 

shooter_Hans

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I don't know why the trend was to draw lines on the table a few years ago. This thing of trying to reinvent the game or reinvent how things work is pointless. I remember when the pros marked up their tables then the pool rooms started to do it on the front tables. Now they don't do it so now pool rooms want grey simonis.
 

maha

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in a tournament table fine. home table no. why mess up a home table to get lines precise.

things were eyeballed for forever and worked fine.
 

boogieman

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....draw a line from the spot to the end rail on all tables?
The common games don't use them.

I have one on my table for the games that do. I used a pink sharpie on tournament blue and I like how it looks. It's contrast is pretty much the same as the blue so you don't really notice it while playing, but it's there when you need to use it for spotting or lining a rack up.
 

Cuebuddy

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I've heard owners say they don't like to have marks on their tables. No headstring, no long string (spot to foot rail), No spot except for the sticker under the head ball. In the old days it was common to have the headstring, head spot, foot spot, long string and the rack outline all marked. On some tables you might even get the center spot marked.
This is how I mark my table. The first time I did it I decided to go whole hog and used a black sharpie.
I was careful not to stop the pen once started and tried to keep the pressure on the marker the same through the process.
It came in handy for drills and racking after a year the black line faded to gray, I have marked many since.
 

Poolhall60561

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Headstring line also good for edge of ball
center line and rack outline help with a straight rack.
loose crooked racks are common In bar league 8 ball
 

Poolhall60561

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I think Bob Jewett recommended this, I use it and it works good.


IMG_1237.jpeg
 

tim913

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I have a washer with a 3/8” center hole. I center it over the spot location and fill it in with black sharpie, easy to reapply when it fades
 
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