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Neat idea but I feel like if the fabric stretched at all when people are sliding things across it'd you'd have issues with it bunching being it's not glued down with a light skim coating of spray adhesive.
 

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Neat idea but I feel like if the fabric stretched at all when people are sliding things across it'd you'd have issues with it bunching being it's not glued down with a light skim coating of spray adhesive.
But it's patented! :rolleyes:

I agree. Cool idea, but not practical at all. I think it would be tough to get fabric for a self-built table with this option, because it seems to be cutomized to the table shape.

But I think as long as the fabric is high quality and stretched tight, you'd be okay. In the video, she's pulling the fabric pretty hard. That thick of Velcro will hold it in place pretty well, especially because it's on the side of the table.

For a casino that may have to clean felts regularly, though, well worth it, IMO.
 
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Ooh, I like it -- especially how easy it is to adjust during the installation.

Neat idea but I feel like if the fabric stretched at all when people are sliding things across it'd you'd have issues with it bunching being it's not glued down with a light skim coating of spray adhesive.
I don't glue down my cloth and haven't had any issues.

@T_Chan
 

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I've seen this before, and I while I think it would be perfect for upgrading a folding table -- one piece rail, no visible folds in the layout / table surface -- I don't think it would be cost effective. With the money you spend on it, you might be farther ahead just getting a better quality table.

For informational purposes, I wonder if @T_Chan has talked to them and priced these out.
 

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This would explain how PokerGO routinely changes layouts so frequently for different games and events.
 

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The more I think about this, the more I'm convinced it can be effectively used as a home game fix... I'm spitballing an idea here, so let me know if I'm going crazy:

I've got a small oval table with a pedestal base and a couple of extensions for it:
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It's about the right size for a game up to 6 players, but I can't convert it permanently to a games table or else we wouldn't have a place to eat in the apartment... but if I get a felt with the "quick release" system and the foam, I'd have a better quality surface than if I used a neoprene topper. All I would need is a removable rail like they have in the video, built to fit the table...

I think I've just talked myself into sending them an email tomorrow.
 

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The more I think about this, the more I'm convinced it can be effectively used as a home game fix... I'm spitballing an idea here, so let me know if I'm going crazy:

I've got a small oval table with a pedestal base and a couple of extensions for it:
View attachment 274152

It's about the right size for a game up to 6 players, but I can't convert it permanently to a games table or else we wouldn't have a place to eat in the apartment... but if I get a felt with the "quick release" system and the foam, I'd have a better quality surface than if I used a neoprene topper. All I would need is a removable rail like they have in the video, built to fit the table...

I think I've just talked myself into sending them an email tomorrow.
You'll also need to figure out how to attach the velcro to the edge of the table top without damaging the table.

Edit: The fastener might not be velcro, but it sure sounds like velcro (or something similar) to me.
 

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You'll also need to figure out how to attach the velcro to the edge of the table top without damaging the table.

Edit: The fastener might not be velcro, but it sure sounds like velcro (or something similar) to me.
I am almost certain it's Velcro used to secure the layout, and we had the same thought... @MacGrad would need to attach one side of the Velcro to the rim of the dining room table... The rail would be the easy part.

I don't want to discourage your efforts, tho... Keep us informed
 

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I think placing the velcro fasteners on the underside of the table would also work. Totally hidden from view, and could remain when not in use.

You can also design your gravity rail to lengthen the table a bit, while also making the playing surface narrower. Will both look and play better.

Example: 5" wide rail, with 1" overhang on the sides (reducing playing surface witdth by 8") and 3" overhang on the ends (adding 6" to overall length). No reason the rail needs to have the same overhang around the entire circumference of the table.
 
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