• Simonis 860 worsted wool pool table cloth
• 90% combed worsted wool; 10% nylon
• Long lasting wear and reduced ball burning
• Nap-free; it will not pill, fluff or shed
Simonis 860 cloth was initially developed for 9-ball. The accuracy of Simonis 860 makes it the pool table felt cloth most often used in professional tournaments. Combed worsted wool, high thread count and wool content assure long lasting wear and reduced ball burning. Nap-free; it will not pill, fluff or shed. Simonis 860 is 24 oz, made of 90% wool / 10% nylon. Set includes 1 piece for the slate, 6 pieces for the rails and a rack spot.
Simonis 860™ - The New Standard for Pool
Simonis 860® - The Standard for Pool (Worsted)
Initially developed for 9-Ball.
Slightly slower than the #760 Blend.
Combed worsted wool, high thread count and higher wool content assure long lasting wear and reduced ball burning.
Nap-free... will not pill, fluff or shed.
Available in 66" and 78" widths.
Available in 28 colors:
(not all colors available in 66" and 78" rolls)
860 info sheet... (1.5MB download PDF)
??Simonis is the only textile mill in the world dedicated to producing cloth for cue-sports and all Simonis pool and carom cloths use worsted wool construction, making them very strong and very durable while maintaining the best possible playing surface.
Why worsted construction for pool?
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".
So be sure to ask for Simonis cloth. A small investment now will bring years of better play, longer life, and increased enjoyment!