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  • Legacy Billiards Buyer's Guide: Legacy Rails Are Engineered To Last

    Hello. I'm Cris Gould with Legacy Billiards.
    One of the most important features in a table is how the rails are secured to the slate.
    The hardware that's used to tighten these rails has a lot to do with how your table plays.
    Some manufacturers use nut plates, some use inserts held with three screws.
    While other manufacturers use a device called a T-nut. It's manufactured for the furniture industry and provides the best torque possible to secure the playability of your table.
    Legacy uses the largest T-Nut in the industry to promote better play for you.
    Along with the type of hardware that's used to secure the rail, how the hardware is held in the rail is very important to how the table plays.
    Many manufacturers use a softwood sub rail to hold their hardwood fastener.
    Legacy uses a hardwood core, inserts the fastener, glues the core back into the rail and allows for the most torque possible to secure the rail to the table. This means better playability for you.

  • Legacy Billiards Buyer's Guide: Billiard Table Slate

    Hello. I'm Cris Gould with Legacy Billiards.
    One of the key components of a billiard table is the billiard slate.
    There are tables that are offered in non-slate versions, but those are not going to meet the expectations that many consumers have.
    Slate comes in varying thicknesses from half-inch all the way up to two inch.
    One-inch is considered the standard in the industry and that's the size that you see professionals playing on when you see them on TV.
    Legacy Billiards offers one inch slate tables on every model that they sell.
    Slate has only two purposes, one is to maintain a flat level surface and the others to provide weight.
    Both of these things are provided on every Legacy Table that you would buy.

  • Legacy Buyer's Guide: Quality Built Shuffleboards

    Hello. This is Cris Gould from Legacy Billiards. I wanted to talk about some of the features that distinguish the quality of a great shuffleboard. Legacy uses a polymer poured top on all surfaces of their shuffleboard with a quarter inch thick. The most important feature of the polymer top is that during the manufacturing process there is no air underneath the polymer. If there were an air pocket and something like a puck were to fall on the top, it would crack it and cause damage to the shuffleboard. All of our poured surface playfields come with a lifetime warranty to ensure that no cracking happens. We test every playfield by dropping pucks to make sure no air is underneath.

  • Legacy Billiards Buyer's Guide - Legacy only uses solid hardwood for their tables

    Hello. I'm Cris Gould with Legacy Billiards.
    I want to talk about one of the most common misconceptions about how billiard tables are described in the industry today.
    A lot of companies refer to their product as being made out of solid hardwood.
    This is not true. Many times they're described as all wood. All wood means they could be plywood, MDF, they could also be another product called SPF. All of these products are simply not solid hardwood but they are made up of hardwood components glued together that are categorized as all wood. Legacy only uses solid hardwood materials and components in all their tables across the line. When you're shopping for the right product for something with high value, make sure you look for solid hardwood.

  • Legacy Billiards Buyer's Guide : The Perfect Corner

    Hello. I'm Chris Gould from Legacy Billiards. One of the most important features of the table assembly is how the corner is constructed.
    Many of our competitors use a metal bracket corner. They use this because they're cheaper to produce.
    What Legacy uses is an invention we have called the Perfect Corner.
    The difference with this is when the panels are inserted, everything about the Perfect Corner is solid hardwood.
    This makes Legacy unique and promotes a stronger cabinet that you'll play on for years to come.

  • Legacy Billiards Buyer's Guide - Billiard cushion with lifetime warranty

    Hello. I'm Cris Gould With Legacy Billiards.
    One important feature the table that most people are concerned about is the billiard cushion. Many consumers remember tables of old where the cushions would dry out or get very hard and cause the table to play lousy. Now, cushions have evolved to where there's a lifetime warranty that's provided on all billiard cushions for Legacy Billiards and other manufacturers as well. One difference to the Legacy Billiard Cushion is that we do incorporate a canvas on the top of our cushion to aid in its stiffness and we have a contoured back of the cushion that allows us to have thirty three percent more adhesion than any other billiard cushion available. That makes Legacy a better playing table.

  • Legacy Billiards Buyer's Guide: Billiard Cloth Options

    There are several different brands of billiard cloth but basically only two types.
    There's napped cloth which is considered standard and basically included with most tables that are purchased. And then there's an upgraded cloth that's called worsted.
    Napped cloth is a loop weave, and has a nap to it as the name describes and it requires more brushing, a little more maintenance and it does slow the ball down for the standard play.
    Worsted Cloth is a flatter weave, more expensive, but promotes a faster play of ball and prolongs the life of the cloth.
    A real nice option that's available for both Napped and Worsted Cloth is called Teflon Treatment.
    Teflon helps the cloth to resist moisture and also prevent it from staining Showing that as an example would be spilling just a bit of water on the cloth.
    It beads up on top of the cloth and you simply can blot it dry. The result, no damage to the cloth, and no stain is visible.

  • Legacy Billiards Buyer's Guide: Billiard Table Leg Options

    Hello. I'm Cris Gould with Legacy Billiards.
    The components that make up a Billiard Table are a large part of the consideration when you're selecting your purchase.
    Legs of a billiard table whether they're post leg which are from floor to slate, tapered leg or carved leg have no bearing on the quality of the table, they're strictly for aesthetics and looks. And that's up to the eye of the purchaser as to which style they may like.
    Other components of the table such as the corners and the cabinetry being solid wood are important because that lends more value to the product.
    The hardware that's used, the rails and cushions, as well as the slate
    really promote better playability. The higher quality components those are the better your table will play now and for long as you own it.

  • Introduction: A Guide to Buying a Better Billiard Table

    Hello. I'm Cris Gould with Legacy Billiards.
    We realize that selecting the proper billiard table game room product can be a very difficult decision.
    We've offered a series of videos that will help to explain the benefits and features of our products that will help make this decision much easier.
    We hope that you will find it very helpful, and hope that it will bring enjoyment for years to come.

  • Why Should I Get High-Quality Billiard Balls?

    high quality billiard ballsOne billiard ball is just like another one, right?  Wrong.  The quality of the billiard balls you use has an impact on the quality and accuracy of your game.  In fact, most experienced players will tell you it isn’t always a defect in the table that makes a shot go awry.  Sometimes it’s the fault of the billiard balls themselves.

    History of Billiard Balls

    Billiard balls were originally made of stone but were eventually replaced with balls made of wood and clay due to the weight of the stone itself.  These balls were used until the 1600’s when ivory billiard balls became popular.

    Ivory billiard balls were expensive and time consuming to make.  Each tusk yielded only 4 or 5 balls.  The balls themselves had to be cured for years to make them durable enough to withstand the stress of play without cracking or chipping.  Many balls were rejected due to inconsistent density or defects in the ivory itself.  As the elephant population in the world thinned it became obvious that billiard balls from another material were needed.

    Today billiard balls are made from a combination of resin and plastic.  This material is moldable and uniformly dense, perfect for high quality billiard balls that offer top quality play.  The best balls are made in Belgium by Saluc and are made of phenolic resin.

    Important Factors in Billiard Ball Selection

    There are three main factors that affect the quality of a billiard ball.  The first is the diameter tolerance held by the manufacturer.  The diameter tolerance determines the perfect round shape.  As a ball is machined, the diameter of the ball is set.  High-quality balls are held to a strict tolerance, meaning variations are not tolerated.  You can count on these balls to be as close as possible to perfectly round.

    The same is not true of lower quality balls.  Instead a tolerance is set for the diameter. These balls are machined to appear round and to approach perfect roundness.  Their shape, however, is not guaranteed to be perfectly round.  There is a tolerance for error that is allowed in the interests of saving costs during manufacturing.

    The second factor is consistency of density.  A billiard ball with a consistent density rolls true and straight.  The weight of the ball is evenly distributed allowing the ball to roll evenly no matter where cue strikes it.

    Billiard balls with an inconsistent density play erratically.  They don’t bank properly.  They zigzag while rolling at times because the weight is unevenly distributed.  When you notice a ball rolling strangely it may not be the fault of the table, although it is often blamed on table roll.  More often it is uneven weight distribution that causes erratic ball behavior.

    The third factor is elasticity.  Elasticity is the transfer of energy from the strike ball to the object balls during play.  Ideally a ball will transfer 100% of its energy to the next ball during a stop shot.  In fact, a stop shot gets its name from this elasticity factor.  If you notice your strike ball continuing to travel after striking another ball evenly you are noticing a lack of elasticity.  While this can be caused by wear and tear, it is more common with lower quality billiard balls.

    Select High-Quality Balls for Optimal Play

    High-quality billiard balls are a worthy investment for you and your family.  A fine set of balls costs between $100 - $200 but lasts much longer than the $20-$50 set you find at the local department store.  The high quality balls withstand enthusiastic play without losing elasticity or damaging the cloth of your table.  They roll true and allow your entire family to learn skilled shots without having to compensate for ball roll caused by uneven weight or dimension.

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