Banking on different tables

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I was wondering how much different tables affect other bankers out there. I tend to not have nearly as hard a time adjusting to different tables for banking as I do for standard shots. Unless the rails are just completely shot, I do fair enough on a big, fast table as I do on a slower barbox. On shots that aren't as open for center pocket, I tend to hit more table speed, so maybe the bigger tables and smaller pockets don't change my banking as much as I'll get more rail kisses going in than would be allowed on harder hits.

..Still working on catching up to the big boys.

Afterthought question.. do the larger tables help a little with banking in some respects, given that there is a larger area for the ball to bend/spin/correct?
 

John Brumback

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Banks said:
I was wondering how much different tables affect other bankers out there. I tend to not have nearly as hard a time adjusting to different tables for banking as I do for standard shots. Unless the rails are just completely shot, I do fair enough on a big, fast table as I do on a slower barbox. On shots that aren't as open for center pocket, I tend to hit more table speed, so maybe the bigger tables and smaller pockets don't change my banking as much as I'll get more rail kisses going in than would be allowed on harder hits.

..Still working on catching up to the big boys.

Afterthought question.. do the larger tables help a little with banking in some respects, given that there is a larger area for the ball to bend/spin/correct?
First ? Yes different tables takes quite a bit of getting use to.Even for good players.That's why I have always said that going to somebodys home court playing them bankpool Is a huge advatage for them. Because I have to use the rubber every shot.And most old poolrooms have gaff tables. Now If i go in there and play them say 9 ball,I can play pretty good pool and not have to use the rails much at all if i don't want to. I wish you would let me In on your secret. lol

Second ? No,you can and should make way more balls on a smaller table,be a bar table or an 8 footer. Alot more.A bar table Is about 30% holes.lol Hope that hepls.
 

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30% holes.. I like that one. :D

I think it may have to do with the bigger tables usually having better rails (more consistent and more reactive) than the bar tables that I've learned on. I like Diamonds, whether they be older or newer, because they seem to naturally cut the bank short and since they're springy it also means I can hit a shot softer and know the angle will still come back pretty true without having to guess like on a barbox if I've got enough hit on it to keep the angle.

I wish my normal game was as consistent on the bigger/faster tables.. :eek:
 

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30% holes.. I like that one. :D

I think it may have to do with the bigger tables usually having better rails (more consistent and more reactive) than the bar tables that I've learned on. I like Diamonds, whether they be older or newer, because they seem to naturally cut the bank short and since they're springy it also means I can hit a shot softer and know the angle will still come back pretty true without having to guess like on a barbox if I've got enough hit on it to keep the angle.

I wish my normal game was as consistent on the bigger/faster tables.. :eek:
Oh ok.Well then your right on about the diamonds.yes they will bank more true than most all bar tables.Seems like your getting the hang of It!
 
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