suitable deck upgrade

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Real Name: Anthonio Akkermans

suitable deck upgrade

Post by acwakkermans » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:07 pm

Hi there,

I've got a nice solid table, make unknown.
for a playing-field / deck, it's got plastic-coated MDF, which is shaped to provide the usual "ramps" in the four corners.
The field, unfortunately, is very slippery, and for that reason, does not allow me to use much skill when playing.
I tried roughing it up with a bit of sand-paper, but it doesn't work enough and just looks bad.
I heard once that French tables use linoleum / vinyl, and was considering unscrewing the deck, covering it with vinyl and screwing it back on.
Any thoughts? Would it be too "spongy"? Any other options? Thin faux leather perhaps?
I grew up in the Netherlands near the Belgian border, and our tables just had a wooden deck, but due to the design, it would be a more extensive operation to replace the field entirely!



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Brian Harms
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Re: suitable deck upgrade

Post by Brian Harms » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:52 am

Hi Anthonio,
I once constructed a home made table and used peel and stick thin viny lino floor tiles for the base stuck onto an rectangular slab of wood. If you try it and it does not work they can be easily removed.
These are what I mean: ... e-541.html

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