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I live in a condominium with a shared pool table in the clubhouse. The table takes some abuse from younger unsupervised players, beginners, and others. I frequently practice there and it is not heavily utilized in terms of total playing time. Each time the management replaces the felt they do so with a cover that literally feels like felt. In a few months the felt is showing significant signs of wear (the soft top layer is unevenly gone, multiple small divots, loose felt allowing the bumpers to sag, etc.). Could you recommend a felt that would be likely to last longer, play reasonably well and not break the bank (moderate to moderate plus in price)? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I would suggest the Invitational Teflon style fabric made by the Championship billiard fabric Mfg. The teflon makes it very stain resistant. It is also very strong nd durable. The loose bumpers are not held in place by the fabric. They need to be re-glued when the fabric is off of them. This fabric should last at least 10 years even with one hour a day play on it. It comes in about 30 colors. You can purchase a piece from me if you like. We stock them all except for pink and yellow. You may contact me at pinpool@sbcglobalnet and I will provide you with a phone nember to contact me. I can also ship it too you.


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Stephen Summers


I can answer questions with precise answers to just about anything related to billiards. I am very knowledgeable of almost every brand of billiard table / equipment. I have extensive knowledge of many antique pool / billiard / snooker / carom and three cushion billiard tables. I can also answer questions about pool cue repairs.


I have been working in the billiard industry since 1971. I began working at my father's retail billiard store when I was 8 years old. I have owned my own retail / wholesale billiard supply in OKC., OK since 1998. I have personally worked on just about every type and brand of billiard table that exists. I also repair pool cues everyday. My knowledge in that area is extensive as well. As of this time I have approximately 44 years worth of billiard related experience.

I am a retail store operator member of the Billiard Congress of America. I am also a member of a Christian Church in OKC., OK.

I have a high school diploma and I also went to college for two years. I do not have a degree.

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