Poolschool, I've noticed that you have a slight preference (
) for Olhausen tables, and have them listed as your website on your profile. Just about every time I've gone to a pool table dealer, they've seemed to 'push' brands that I've never heard of. I was just wondering if you sold any other brands of tables, and what your take is on smaller, lesser known brands that seem to be of very good quality. For example, I know that there is a company called American Heritage Billiards that makes tables in Ohio (I used to live there). They look fantastic, and have prices to match, but aside from what kind of cloth they use, I'd really have no idea what to look for or what to ask to decide if they would play well over time. I've read your posts about slate and cushions. Is there any way to sift through the salesman's bs(pardon my abbreviated french) to know if they use good quality slate? Do you know if companies like this make their own cushions or use cushions from other companies such as Olhausen?
I know that's a lot to throw at you at one time, so just some general comments woud be appreciated if you don't feel like responding to every point.