You've been waiting for it, and here it is: Your BT 700 billiards table will arrive unassembled in a single box measuring 126cm high, 222cm long, 19cm deep, and 255cm diagonal. Your full BT 700 kit weighs 105kg.
HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR BT 700 BILLIARDS TABLE
Two people can assemble your billiards table* in around thirty minutes :)
1. Start by setting up and assembling the table's four feet with the included wrench.
2. Screw on the four adjustable feet.
3. Next attach the accessories (triangle holder, ball rack).
4. Turn the table, taking care to not put pressure on the feet.
Now what? Start playing!
*User guide included in your pack.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED IN A SINGLE PACK
This kit puts everything you need to improve within easy reach:
- two 145cm (57") cues weighing 540g (19oz) each, with glued 11mm diameter tips.
- 15 billiards balls (50.8mm diameter) and 1 white ball (48mm).
- 1 triangle and 1 brush designed for cleaning the table.
- 1 piece of chalk for covering the end of your billiards cues (called the tip).
- 1 ball rack and 1 score keeper.
- 1 cover protecting against UV rays and dust.
MORE INFO ON THE SIZE, WEIGHT, AND SHAPE
The complete BT 700 kit weighs 105kg; the table weighs 90kg. The table is 80cm high, 214cm long, and 118cm wide with a playing surface that measures 96 x 192cm. The cushions are 37mm high while the bed is 18mm thick. The pockets of your billiards table have a 7.6 cm opening.
The tabletop, made of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), makes the table lightweight, smooth, and durable. Our team of sports enthusiasts drew inspiration from aeronautics (see "Unique features") by adding stringers underneath the bed to further reinforce it, render it less sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity, and help the bed withstand the weight it often supports during practice.
Unique features: stringers
In the design of longitudinal frames on aeroplane wings, stringers, coupled with the fuselage's ribs and frame, stiffen the structure to support pressure and deformations. We have added metal stringers and rails under the bed. A reinforced frame prevents the drooping that occurs on tables lacking a good structure, including slate tables.
Your table's added benefits
Your billiards table includes sights (called "diamonds") on the frame for improved accuracy. Its mesh pockets are silent, and the tabletop has been designed to withstand hours of play. The feet are made of metal and adjust to adapt to all players. The stainless steel corners are reinforced and round for improved safety.
What play space do you need to play comfortably?
To have fun playing, you need to feel totally comfortable. Among other things, that means optimising your play space: ideally, to delimit the area, you need the length of one cue (average length being 1.45m) between the edge of your table and the walls of the room. If you can, provide for an extra 5cm for your stroke (the back and forth motion of the cue before you hit).
To summarise, you need a 21.5 m² space (514 x 418 cm).
Pool and billiards: do you know the difference?
In billiards: the table, balls, pockets, and cue tip are smaller. In pool, you have 15 coloured and numbered balls. In billiards, you have 7 yellow and 7 red balls. Naturally, the rules are also different.
Marbles or balls? HOLES OR POCKETS? HERE IS SOME BILLIARDS VOCABULARY.
Would you say that billiards is played with balls that you put in holes? Work on your vocabulary: those are not the right terms to use for this sport. If you want to start playing pool, you'll need to put balls in the pockets, not the holes! But how? By shooting the white ball with a cue. Here we talk about a cue, not a stick.
ARE YOU LEARNING TO PLAY POOL? OUR TEAM HAS SOME TIPS FOR STARTING OUT
Training, concentration and precision: the key words for playing billiards. And no more stereotypes: billiards is a sport! And more importantly, a precision sport. To be comfortable during play and successfully practise the precise movements, take the time to find stable positions. Rather than relying on luck or chance, practise and gradually figure out your strategy. Visualise your shots in advance.