Advice 1: How to drape the cloth on a pool table

For professional billiard cloth plays a very important role, its quality can even affect the gameplay. The majority of professionals and enthusiasts prefer to visit clubs with Billiards clothm the highest quality. However, not only the quality of cloth matter of great importance and the way it strained on the table. So, let's talk about all the nuances of this process.
How to drape the cloth on a pool table
Select the cloth for the billiard tableand made of high quality fabric. The fabric should be very smooth to ensure maximum acceleration of the ball. Lay the cloth also need according to certain rules, irregularities should not be.
Remember that before you stretch the carpet should be thoroughly vyhledat. Lay it face-up on directly on the playing field. Secure the cloth around the corner pocket (any), leaving a small slack of the cloth directly to the neck pocket. Next, stretch the cloth across the field and do the same with the opposite pocket. Pull the cloth toward the middle hole and again fasten the fabric around the neck pocket, leaving a slight slack of the cloth around the neck pocket, and then take all the same manipulations on the opposite side of the field.
Pull the fabric from the middle pocket to corner and then do the same on the opposite side of the field. Cutouts Luz execute, focusing on their own discretion, most importantly, be careful on the playing surface had no wrinkles and folds. Also do not overtighten the carpet too much (when the cloth drag is felt). Secure the cloth around the perimeter of the playing surface, and the remaining excess fabric, remove with scissors or knife. Also make the cloth holes for fastening of the boards — just pierce them with cross cuts.
Pay attention to some nuances that are also important during the process of pulling a billiard table. For fastening the cloth, use a small clove of length with broad heads. They will not split the edge of the chipboard, and wide cap will ensure better load distribution over the fabric in places punctures, avoiding tears. During restringing in any case, do not use metal spatulas, they can leave on the cloth hooks, that is, to damage it and make it unfit for play.

Advice 2: What made billiard ball

They say that the game of Billiards originated in Asia several thousand years ago. And balls of Billiards were first made of wood, metal and stone. And only in the XV century, the billiard balls began to make ivory.
What made billiard ball

Billiards - a very old game

Billiards appeared about 3000 years ago. Some historians say that its homeland is India, others say China.
In Europe, in 1469, made the first pool table. Gave it to the king of France Louis XI. Even then, the table was located on a stone base, was covered with soft cloth-made delicate, and his balls were carved from ivory.

Balls the best quality

First billiard balls were made from ivory. The best balls were made from the tusks of female Indian elephants. Because it is in the tusks of the female channel, which is the nerve that goes down the middle of the bone. When the ball was carved from this Tusk, he was perfectly centrobanca, and rotation of the ball when the game was flawless.

The tusks of males are channel folded by the end of the bones, and balls so they were second-class citizens. They played newcomers, not knowing how to use all the advantages of the perfect first-class balls.

The search for other materials for making balls

By the nineteenth century, Billiards became very popular in Europe and America. Only the famous factory Schultz, Freiberga, Erikalova made at that time to 100,000 billiard tables per year.

But to produce one set of billiard balls required the tusks of two elephants. So the manufacturers think about finding a different material for the production of good balls. The American company "Phelan and Collender" has appointed a prize of 10,000 dollars to anyone who creates the best artificial material for this.

John Hyatt was experimenting a lot, trying to find the substance, and during one of the experiments I cut my finger. Opening the Cabinet, he knocked over a bottle of colloid. The solution is flowed, and after some time, solidified. Then John decided that it can be used as a glue. Colloid mixed with camphor and he got plastic, suitable for the manufacture of balls.

Balls John Hyatt have become quite popular, but had one drawback: during the game they sometimes cracked. They were replaced by balls made of phenol-formaldehyde resin. This resin was poured into the form and simply allowed to harden without applying any pressure. It was the most effective and inexpensive technology.

Modern billiard balls for professionals

About 90% of billiard balls, which plays the whole modern "billiard" world, manufactured by Saluc. And the balls made from plastic fenolaldegidov, are considered the best.

They consist entirely of this material. But they can only play players of extra class. Because the balls are rolling on the cloth as well as on the ice. Therefore, a number of professionals loves to play on "slow" cloth, which is better visible trajectory of the ball.

Billiard balls for beginners

Beginners are not able to benefit from quality expensive balls. So at "Amateur" level of use of balls made from polyester. These balls are slower and ride that allows "fans" to see whether a shot is made.

But on the balls from polyester rather quickly begin to appear dings and dents. This is especially noticeable in the so-called "cue ball" — a ball that is most often used in the game.

Nostalgic connoisseurs of Billiards

With proper care phenolaldehyde balls can last for more than 40 years, without losing excellent qualities. But players with great experience playing the balls out of real ivory, argue that the tusks of elephants were, are and will be the best material for the production of billiard balls.
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