« Pro Modeler’s Handbook Little Mommy Let’s Make Music Doll » 3 thoughts on “Fat Cat Reno II Billiard Table” 76 of 77 people found the following review helpful Get What You Pay For, January 3, 2011 By Zeus E Boy – This review is from: Fat Cat Reno II Billiard Table (Sports) Ordered this table recently and have had limited use on it, but I can give some initial reactions that I wish I had known about before purchasing (although I doubt it would have changed my mind). One of the main decisions to make around buying a pool table is whether to go with a slate table or not. I had read a number of reviews on non-slate tables such as accuslate, and those reviews seemed pretty positive on accuslate. Add the 7 year warranty, and it seems like a risk worth taking. The other factor I considered was that this is a 7ft table (all that my space comfortably fits), and I figured that if I was going to go all out on a slate table, it should be when I’m buying an 8ft or 9ft table. The table is delivered with the top assembled and the legs needing assembly. This assembly is easy and directions are straight forward, so no need to feel intimidated. First thing we noticed when assembling was that the top of the table (playing surface) seemed a little flimsy (if you held the table from either end and put a 50lb weight in the middle, it would probably bow 10 inches). Once the table was assembled, it looked as advertised, but the felt seemed a little 2nd class to me. The real let down on this table was the playing experience. The balls roll much slower than on a regular slate table, and the bumpers do not have much of a bounce in them. To clarify, if you were to hit a cue ball across an 8ft brunswick table with medium force from the breaking position, the ball should hit the bumper on the far wall and still have enough momentum to hit the wall closest to you. With this table, the ball will probably stop shortly after hitting the far wall bumper. The ball rolls straight while at high speeds, but starts to wobble a bit when it is rolling to rest. Whether or not the play is a deal breaker depends on the purpose of the table (casual play only). I would say this review sums up more to a warning on accuslate than on this particular table. Accuslate has significant drawbacks to an actual slate table, and this table is no exception (warranty or not). The bumpers and felt quality are a separate issue, and that I would say might have been cheaped out on a bit by Fat Cat (or GLD, which I believe is its parent company). 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 30 of 31 people found the following review helpful Fat CAt 7-Foot Reno II, July 15, 2009 By insik (CA, USA) – This review is from: Fat Cat Reno II Billiard Table (Sports) The good part. Free delivery with amazon free shipping program. The bad. First delivery, the table has a factory defect that has a hump stretching about 4-5 feet across the table. The balls will roll to the side once it hit on the hump. I should have taken a look first at the table before assembling the legs (2-3 hours assembly). Return the table for a replacement. Second delivery was just as bad as the first one. There was a dent in the middle of the table and the edge was broken. Might be damage during shipping. This table can be clearly seen as a mass produce product from China. Some holes don’t align. It’s also made of MDF. I’ve learned my lesson not to buy a pool table without checking it physically first. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 19 of 21 people found the following review helpful Fat Cat 7′ Pool Table, June 11, 2009 By Tamela K. Mayer (Texas, USA) – This review is from: Fat Cat Reno II Billiard Table (Sports) Fat Cat 7-Foot Reno II Billiard TableTable came with FREE delivery, mostly assembled. We were worried about the slate not being together and the felt, but it came in one peice! I had to put the legs together which was very simple, very nice looking legs! My husband and I lifted the top to place over the frame, but it was too heavy for me. Two strong men should lift it. It fits right on top, bolt it down, level it and play. Looks very, very nice in the den.There is a hollow sound of the balls rolling because it is a simulated slate, but we quickly got used to it. Looks WAY more expensive than it cost. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.