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Got it! Yeah I used Honey which can show you the price of online items (from popular sellers such as Amazon or Walmart) up to 120 days in the past. At one point it was around $141 but not lower in the last 3 months. Hopefully there's a holiday season drop soon!
 

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Has anyone refelted the ESPN table? Would look good with speed cloth
 

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Has anyone used or played on a table with "dual size" cup holders? Planning on putting in deeper cup holders in my table just trying to figure out which ones are the best.

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I don't care for these, they really don't offer much additional stability for the slimmer bottles, and unless you have round rocks glasses that are *just* smaller than the cup holder, rocks glasses tend to not sit very stable due to the deeper indentation. I prefer the jumbos unless all your players drink is beer bottles, then standard size.
 

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I don't care for these, they really don't offer much additional stability for the slimmer bottles, and unless you have round rocks glasses that are *just* smaller than the cup holder, rocks glasses tend to not sit very stable due to the deeper indentation. I prefer the jumbos unless all your players drink is beer bottles, then standard size.
Thanks ! That makes sense. My groups all about the fancy IPA 16oz cans which is why I need to switch out the standard holders that come with these tables so as you said I’ll just opt for the jumbos.
 

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All the tables I have built with cup holders use the smaller bottle/can size. I have always felt jumbos in the rail are an accident waiting to happen. However, do prefer Jumbos in drink carts so they can hold drink cups.
 

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All the tables I have built with cup holders use the smaller bottle/can size. I have always felt jumbos in the rail are an accident waiting to happen. However, do prefer Jumbos in drink carts so they can hold drink cups.
Yeah the other side of why I was leaning to dual size but we rarely drink bottled beer.
 

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ok so i am going to attempt this later this week, but have some questions...

1) do you need to take the legs off in order to do this? are they tough to reattach if you do?
2) did you staple down the new SSC before you cut the SSC or did you cut to size first then staple?
3) did you staple in the middle/hinge of the table? if so where?
4) how did you staple down so the material was taught - clamps? was this tricky?
5) what was the one piece of advice you would give to somebody trying this?

Thanks all so much for your help!
Jon
 

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Another thought here, which would eliminate the need to disassemble the table at all... How about creating a thin insert (e.g. on 1/8" closed cell foam) with speed cloth affixed to it with spray adhesive, which fit exactly inside the rail?

The table could be stored and expanded as-is, then the topper/insert set inside the rail. When the game is over, lift the insert out so you can re-fold the table. (Closed cell foam does ugly stuff when creased, so this would need to be stored flat or very loosely wrapped into a tube with a string around it.)

This would cover and eliminate the seam while providing a better playing surface. It also would make it impossible to pitch cards under the rail, which I’ve seen happen on some of these cheaper tables.

It would make the rail very slightly shallower—1/8" for the foam, about 3mm, plus the thickness of the speed cloth, which can't be much (1-2mm?). So probably would raise the playing surface a total of maybe 5 mm, which is less than 1/4".

The way I would do this would be to make a paper template, then lay that down on the foam, trace and cut it. Then spray the foam (I like 3M 77 spray adhesive), carefully spread the cloth on it, then flip it over and trim with an X-Acto or other very sharp blade on a cutting board like you get from sewing/craft stores. Or a very sharp pair of fabric scissors.

Or, I might try cutting the cloth very slightly larger than the foam, then use something like a putty knife to tuck the topper in where it meets the rail for a cleaner edge.

Just thinking out loud here, but it might save all the trouble of taking tables apart, and again smooth over the ugly/problematic seam in these tables where they fold...
 
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