PRO POCKET rails for Valley pool tables will help improve your game. These rails make the game harder, so you have to get better... then when you go to league night, you win more... simple.
The pre-2001 93" Valley tables were made to make money fast. The original rails are cut at 43 1/2 degrees at the corners and have a whopping 4 5/8" - 4 3/4" opening that was designed to "swallow" the balls. And that's good if you own the bar. "Quicker games, more quarters". Except that it's not quite the challenge that say a Diamond table offers. Adding extra facings doesn't really do the job either.
Here's what we did:
Corner pocket angles are now cut at 51 degrees (call it 141 if you want)
Corner pocket opening is now 4 1/4"
Cushion facings are now 3/16", 60 durometer neoprene (Standard facings are 70 duro SBR rubber)
The rails are "thicker" creating a deeper 'shelf'. Check the picture to see how much ball can hide behind the end of the rail and not fall!
Premium Penguin Brand K55 - this is a proprietary formula for the perfect bounce.
We do not use spray on contact cement like the competition. Each piece of rubber is sanded and attached with resin glue for the best no-void bond.
Weight - These rails weigh just under 15 pounds per set. Compare that to a new Valley set at only 10 pounds. Our new PRO POCKET rail set is SO SOLID you will be amazed. The "thunk" is gone. Very quiet and so fast.
A Ridge along the back of the rail - because some folks request this feature.
These rails are not intended for the casual player. These rails are for the serious player who wants to sharpen his/her game and kick some butt on league night. When you swap your old set back on (takes 10 minutes tops) it will feel like you are shooting balls into a bucket. Now you have to aim for the opening and give your shots respect. There are no more gimmes. Ya gotta AIM! If you like the way a Diamond or Predator table plays, this is what you are after. By the way, the 3/16" facings are a bit softer and feel like you are hitting the cushion instead of wood.
Not sure if you have the old or new style 7ft. Valley, check out our guide here.
Does not include fabric, this price is for bare rail set
Not for the casual player, these tighten the pockets considerably
Note: the rails ends will "hang over" your pocket liners since they are longer