Originally Posted by looking2good
After doing some more measuring today looks like I will have to get the 12' table. I am a little bummed about that but O'well.
All so my wife found this one on line. Have you ever hear of berner billiards?
Berner Billiards "The Pro" 12 foot Premium Shuffleboard Tablehttp://www.bernerbilliards.com/shop/...=2&idproduct=8
A local bar has a 9' table we used to play with, so it could be worse
I actually looked into the Berner Billiards before going with McClure. Their price is right. Very affordasble.
Now, I'm no shuffleboard expert, but I believe their board is not made with Hardwood Maple, so it's softer and their polymer coating is prone to chipping if the pucks bounce off the edge and hits it hard enough. And lastly, their top is is not edge glued together like a butcher block style, which is weaker and could lead to some cracking if you tighten the climatic adjusters too hard when you're adjusting your table.
Basically the bottom line is, that table will get the job done, and will probably last in a home environment. But if you want the absolute best quality, go with a McClure or Champion, etc.
Personally, I went with better, b/c we entertain a lot, so the table gets used a lot, by adults and children, so I didn't want to worry about chipped up polymers, etc. Also the Edmore table had the "look" I was going for as well.
Maybe I can have Todd respond to give some honest info...if you want...
btw, I don't have any affiliation with McClure tables. Just a happy customer.