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Top Ten Hidden Features of a Legacy Billiard Table 0

Is there a difference between one Pool table brand and the next?  You betcha!  While some manufacturers might share some of the features we are proud of here at Legacy, no one shares all of them.
 

Here are our Top 10 Features that set Legacy Billiards above the rest:

1.   The Perfect Corner™
 
2.   Solid Hardwood Construction
 
3.   Old World Joinery Techniques
 
4.   Fortress Power Rail™
 
5.   Exact Shot Cushions™
 
6.   Solid Sculpted Hardwood Legs
 
7.   Durable Leather Pockets; Riveted Nets
 
8.   Hand Inlaid Sites
 
9.   Diamond Honed, Precision Cut Slate
 
10. Lifetime Warranty

Game Room Maintenance Tips 0

Keeping everything well maintained and clean in your game room is going to help ensure your pool table and equipment last a long time and give great play. 

The easiest way to keep your game room maintained is making sure all of your accessories have a designated place for storage.  This can be a seating bench with storage under the seat, cue racks on the wall or a cue stand in the corner or even the addition of Legacy's Perfect Drawer mounted to your table.
Once you have the designated "place" for everything, stay in the habit of putting things back when not in use.
Keeping the cloth on your pool table clean is another challenge.  Dust, pet hair, crumbs, lint and debris seem to collect pretty quick on there; especially along the edges and under the rails and in the pockets.  Invest in a good table felt brush to gently sweep all particles in a straight motion from the edges towards the center or from one end towards the other.  Don't use circular motions.  Some people use a hand held vacuum on their cloth but this invites the risk of stretching the felt which makes it loose on the table.  If you keep your cloth maintained and cleaned on a regular basis, you can easily add a few years to how long it will go before needing replacement.
Another thing to keep in mind with your felt, when playing, make sure players aren't wearing any jewelry or watches that may snag on the felt and rip it or pull on it.  And don't go too crazy with the chalk.  Every time you chalk your tip, that adds more dust that works its way down through the cloth and, over time, wears down the felt.
For the woodwork and leather, avoid harsh chemical cleaners and stick to cleaners specifically designated for wood or leather.  A leather cleaner with natural oils will help keep your leather supple and prolong the life of your pockets.  Apply any cleaner as directed.  Buff with a clean soft cotton cloth to remove any excess product.
Depending on how often you play, it's a good idea to clean the balls often.  Clean balls and a clean table is going to prolong the life of all of your equipment and keep your shots accurate.
To clean your billiard balls, warm soapy water will do the trick.  Simply use a damp cloth and wipe each ball to remove chalk and wear marks.  Never use bleach or ammonia as your cleanser.  Just a gentle, small amount of soap in warm water.
Another option is a cleaner specifically for your balls.  Your local game room dealer can help you with a selection. Don't put damp balls on the felt during cleaning.  Pool tables and moisture do not get along!
For those of you that have darts, keep your board dust and lint free and store all darts in a safe place where the tips and flights are protected.  Replace flights when worn and tips when bent.
Keeping the room in general tidy will, in turn, make it easier to keep your game room equipment and accessories clean.
  • Christian Gould
  • Tags: Guides

Regulation Size Billiard Tables: What is Regulation? 2

Many people ask: "What is a Regulation size billiard table?" Simply put, "Regulation" refers to the geometry of the play field, (cusion nose to cushion nose,) being exactly twice and long as it is wide. The length of a "Regulation Standard 8ft" table should be 88 inches long and 44 inches wide. A 9ft Regulation table play field measures 100 inches long and 50 inches wide.
 
Any size table can be considered as "Regulation" if the table is length and width ratio is consistant with these measurements.
 
The most common sized regulation tables are as follows:
 
Bar Size 7ft - (Playfield: 39" X 78") commonly called (Bar Size) as this is common to most coin-operated tables played in pubs and bars.
 
Standard 8ft - (Playfield: 44" X 88")  This is the most common size sold in the USA for homes and private residences.
 
Tournament 9ft - (Playfield: 50" X 100") This is the full size the game of Billiards was invented on. It is still used in professional tournaments today.
Legacy's current lineup includes both 7 foot and 8 foot pool tables.

Enjoying a “Stay-cation” in Your Game Room 0

With rising prices on gas and airfare, many Americans are foregoing the traditional vacation and staying closer to home. If you have a game room in your home, you already have an excellent spot to host a “stay-cation” for your family.

Your game room is already the most fun spot in the house, so naturally it can be the center for your “stay-cation” activities. Your pool table, shuffleboard, entertainment system or video games all serve as sources of entertainment. The return on your investment in a high-quality game room project is the hours of fun you can enjoy with friends and family. So save a little money, and kick back and relax in your own house.

You should plan your stay-cation the same way you would plan a regular getaway. Pick out the dates and pack your schedule with fun activities you can do throughout. You can have a pool or shuffleboard tournament on Tuesday, a movie marathon on Wednesday, and a cocktail night for the grownups on Thursday. It can be everything you’d enjoy at resort without the price tag.

A vacation is not just time spent away from work or school; it’s also a mindset. When you start your stay-cation, declare an embargo on chores and housework. If you start worrying about yard work, vacuuming or doing laundry, relax with a game of pool and a refreshing drink in the game room. Planning your time ensures that you won't let your stay-cation end up being a couple of boring nights in front of the TV.

If you’re a social butterfly, considering hosting a get together in your game room to close out your stay-cation in style. Start by hosting a pool or shuffleboard tournament or play pill pool, a billiards variety that accommodates up to 16 players at once. Take your party to the next level by serving drinks and refreshments at your home bar - an always popular option.

  • Christian Gould
  • Tags: Fun