Why worsted construction for pool?
- Nap-free. Decades ago, worsted cloth was found to be a superior playing surface for pool and carom. The smooth, flat surface of Simonis worsted cloths do not "shed" (release random short fibers from the weave) or "pill" (the bunching of the short fibers on the play surface). Shedding and pilling can also lead to grooves or tracks forming in the cloth, negatively impacting play because the roll of the ball is affected by these problems.
- Most of the world has changed to worsted cloths for the superior characteristics of accuracy, consistency and durability, but sub-standard woolens or "felts" are still commonly available in the U.S. market, usually as the basic cloth that "comes with the table".
- Combed worsted wool, high thread count and higher wool content assure long lasting wear and reduced ball burning.
- Be sure to ask for Simonis cloth. A small investment now will bring years of better play, longer life, and increased enjoyment!