Sonny wrote:I think people are missing the point in that it looks good whereas the standard ones don't. It's a style thing.
Since the 1980s which is when the triangle (Mccolgan triangle) was created, snooker equipment has evolved and changed. You now have one, two and three quarter cues, numerous extentions, tips etc. However, the snooker triangle has not really changed since then.
The Bermunda tournament snooker triangle was designed from scratch in order to produce a 21st century professional snooker triangle.
Firstly it had to work, it had to be accurate. It also had to incorporate features that many would not notice i.e. weight distribution, impact on the baize etc.
Consideration was made for the audience, aesthetics and ergonomics. There are also references to the maximum break in snooker in the design too. Pretty much all aspects of the modern game were investigated in order end up with a snooker triangle that addressed needs of tournament snooker.
There is a removable spotting mirror, there are precision bearings and bespoke wheels. All the result of the research data collected.