How to Determine the Correct Rail Cushion Profile for Your Pool Table
Only one profile of cushion will give the correct nose height on a table. By installing the wrong profile, cushions will give an incorrect nose height/contact point and will impact the playability of your table.
- First, determine that your nose height (contact point of cushion rubber where the ball would hit) is 1 3/8” – 1 7/16” above the table surface (if you have a standard pool table that uses 2 ¼” balls).
- If your cushion height falls within that range, then you need to replace cushions with the same profile.
- Expose the cushion by cutting a rail cloth to expose the top side of the cushion. Or remove the rail cloth to expose the cushion.
K66 Profile: Common for Non-Brunswick Tables
Most non-Brunswick tables will take a K66 profile that measures 1 1/8” across the top of the cushion and 1 3/16” high at the back (glue) side.
K55 cushions measure 1 ¼” across the top and 1 5/16” high at the back (glue) side. Keep in mind if you have an older Brunswick (prior to 1975), be sure to measure the back side of the cushion at the glue side and confirm 1 5/16” before ordering. Older K55 cushions had a 1 5/16” back side dimension but a 1 1/8” top side measurement (same as K66).
Brunswick 7 ft. & 8 ft. Table Profiles
If your table is an older 7- or 8-foot Brunswick table with Brunswick Centennial or Contender cushions (non-triangular cushions shaped like a “number 7”), then you need to order Brunswick Contender cushions. We also sell our Classic Billiards U56 profile cushion as a great affordable alternative.
Confused About What to Order?
If you are not getting an existing nose height for your old cushion in the range listed above, call us at (410) 256-8388, and we will help you determine the correct profile needed.
If you are getting a cushion dimension different than the K66, K55, and U56 profiles listed above, with your contact point being correct at 1 3/8”- 1 7/16” above the playfield, you may have a smaller or uncommon profile. Feel free to call (410) 256-8388, and we can try to match up to a correct, current cushion profile.