Badsnookerplayer wrote:I agree with SF as to the reasons but I think it is a problem for snooker as a sport needs new uncharted territory for the new generations to strive for. I love watching maxis but think they have lost some lustre. What would be considered the new gold standard - maXi at the shootout?
Tighten up the pockets to compensate for thinner cloths.
Too many balls go in without being all that accurate.
Yes the template is tighter than club tables but cloths are thicker and worn on club tables so balls grip to the cloths instead of sliding in as they do on pro tables..
its distracting from the snooker played when we have discussion quite rightly i might add about buckets.
players, TV and World Snooker are ignoring the issue and its harming the sports credibility.