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Use the diamonds as numbers. Then add the numbers of the cue ball and the ball you are trying to hit to get where to aim.

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Q: How do you use diamonds on pool table?
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How many diamonds are on a pool table?

There are 3 "diamonds" per rail for a total of 18.

Can you use pool salt for table salt?

Table salt is edible, for human use - pool salt no.

Why is a pool table called a pool table?

It is a pocket billiards table, but during the 1920's men would "pool" their money for betting, hence the name pool table came to use. The common term used today is "pool table".

Name of the dot where the rack goes on the pool table?

Foot spot. This is directly in line with both the second diamonds from the foot rail and the center end diamonds.

How do you use the diamond markings on American pool table rails?

The diamonds were introduced to the billiards table in France. All tables that are properly constructed will have the diamonds in the same locations, whether American, French, English or others today. The diamonds are first used to mark or divide the table for center, foot, and head. During play, the diamonds are used using different methods to calculate bank shots. There are more than 100 diamond systems to do this.

Where do the dots on a pool table go?

There is only one dot on a pool table. This dot goes ay yhe intersection of two imaginary lines - the center of the table, lengthwise, and, the imaginary line between the second diamonds on the side rails at the racking end of the table.

Can you use felt from Joans for a pool table?

No. Pool table felt is a specialized felt designed specifically for pool tables. There are many variations of table felt and each will react differently with the balls, and each has a differnt lifespan on the table. Use of felt not designed for pool table use will result in poor play at best, and will quickly be destroyed at worst.

Can a pool table have 8 pockets?

No, if a pool table is not configured as a 6 pocket pool table it is not a pool table today.

Diamonds on a pool table mean?

The billiard table diamonds, which are often dots rather than diamonds, are placed on the rails to divide the table. The foot string, head string, and table center are found by using the diamonds. In addition, they can be used to determine bank shot calculations. Their distance from playing surface points allow them to be used for more accurate aim and calculations for difficult shots. There are more than 100 published "diamond systems" to calculate bank shots using the diamonds.

Can you use table salt as pool salt?

Sure. Go for it.

Can you use regular table salt for a salt water pool?


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