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Regulation Size Billiard Tables: What is Regulation? 0

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
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How to Make Shuffleboard Adjustments

How to Make Shuffleboard Adjustments 0

When you've got a new shuffleboard, there are three important adjustments you'll need to make to your table to ensure optimal playing and accuracy for tournament play.

1. Check the legs: Make sure they're level and even to avoid your puck sliding to one side.
2. Sway: This helps control the pucks speed. You'll want to raise up the end of the table just a little bit. This keeps the pucks from coming off the end of the table for more accurate play.
3. Climate: The hardware under the table keeps the playing surface at the right curve to keep your puck in the playing area.
You can hear more about these adjustments explained by Cris Gould in this Legacy Video.

Legacy's Billiard Rails 0

Here at Legacy, we make sure our products are built with quality materials and built to last. We apply our high standards to all of the features of our tables, including the rails.

Many manufactures don't take the care and attention to construction of the rails like we do. The hardware used in the construction of your table is going to make a huge difference in the play and stability of the table.

A TNut is a special piece of hardware made specifically for the furniture industry. It provides the best torque possible in the securing of the construction. We use the largest TNut in the industry on our rails.

Another detail often overlooked by other manufacturers is the wood the hardware is attached to. Many times, soft wood is where the hardware is housed and then attached to the visible outer rail. Legacy uses a hardwood core to house the hardware which results in a stronger, sturdier table that will give you the best playability possible.

See our video buyer's guide.

  • Christian Gould