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Themoog
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Flat pitch?

Post by Themoog » 20 Jan 2019, 21:31

Hi everyone. Been reading forum for a while but now need some advice.
I’ve recently introduced my son to this great game/hobby and taken the opportunity to set up a pitch in the loft. It’s quite cold up there and I’m finding the nylon/cloth pitch is developing crease marks I thought I’d got rid of with an iron and pinning. Would the older style pitch hold its shape better and therefore not crease? I got a pitch with the display edition (70s? Baize?) that came out pretty flat on our thick carpet but having pinned my other pitch fairly extensively I was hoping some more experienced members of the forum could advise if it would be better up on the mdf?
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Re: Flat pitch?

Post by JAMES » 21 Jan 2019, 10:53

As a child, my father glued my nylon pitch to a thin sheet of hardboard. It was excellent, lines were straight, no creases on the pitch, the board and pitch always instantly settled flat when put on the dining room table. The board did not warp. And it was light enough to be able to carry to and from the garage where it was stored.
Obviously i doubt you can get a big enough sheet of hardboard into the loft.

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Re: Flat pitch?

Post by aland » 21 Jan 2019, 18:54

hardboard is horrid stuff, would suggest using mdf, if you cant get a sheet wide enough into your loft build a frame using 2" by 1" (or what the metric is) and glue n screw smaller sheets onto it. plan b is to raid the classifieds for a 6' by 3' snooker table, advantage being it is a solid base with legs and might be cheaper than mdf and framing

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Re: Flat pitch?

Post by Jon Rosten » 22 Jan 2019, 11:50

baize is easier to straighten out I find

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Re: Flat pitch?

Post by Themoog » 22 Jan 2019, 19:35

Thanks for responses. Will have a go at straightening out the baize pitch. Is it best to iron on reverse of baize pitch like the other pitch I have?

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Re: Flat pitch?

Post by Jon Rosten » 24 Jan 2019, 12:55

yes definitely

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Re: Flat pitch?

Post by krama » 24 Jan 2019, 14:14

Yes, agreed. Baize every time.
Get a clothes brush and brush stripes onto it, it looks great. Easily brushed out again to do another pattern!!!
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Re: Flat pitch?

Post by Themoog » 24 Jan 2019, 16:08

krama wrote:
24 Jan 2019, 14:14
Yes, agreed. Baize every time.
Get a clothes brush and brush stripes onto it, it looks great. Easily brushed out again to do another pattern!!!
Pitch is laid. Have to find a brush and give some patterns a try. Sounds fantastic

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Re: Flat pitch?

Post by krama » 25 Jan 2019, 14:12

Themoog wrote:
24 Jan 2019, 16:08
krama wrote:
24 Jan 2019, 14:14
Yes, agreed. Baize every time.
Get a clothes brush and brush stripes onto it, it looks great. Easily brushed out again to do another pattern!!!
Pitch is laid. Have to find a brush and give some patterns a try. Sounds fantastic
Yes, it's a bit of fun. Doesn't affect how the ball runs either. It's just brushing the nap in different directions. 8)
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Re: Flat pitch?

Post by lionofludesch » 25 Jan 2019, 18:29

If you're using hardboard, lay the pitch on the rough side, not the smooth side.:thumright:

The pitch will stick to the hardboard by friction.
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