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Comparing Simonis Cloth: 760 vs 860 vs 860HR Pool Table Cloth

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Simonis 760™
  • 70% wool / 30% nylon
  • 21 oz
  • Slightly faster than 860
  • Nap-free
  • High-speed play
  • 15 colors

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Simonis 860™
  • 90% wool / 10% nylon
  • 23 oz
  • Slightly slower than 760
  • Nap-free
  • Designed for 9-ball
  • 27 colors

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Simonis 860HR™
  • 70% wool / 30% nylon
  • 24 oz
  • Speed between 760 and 860
  • Nap-free
  • Commercial or home
  • 4 colors

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Simonis 760™

Simonis 760™ is the fastest Simonis cloth for pool tables and can also be found snooker tables when the players want to play ‘golf’ and where a color other than English green or yellow green is desired.

It is a 70% wool / 30% nylon blend that is sometimes used for Competitive Pool Tournament Play. This cloth maintains its speed and accuracy over time and does not change the ball roll as it ages. The higher speed is great for Bank Pool, Straight pool and one pocket as well as traditional 8- and 9-ball.

It is slightly faster than Simonis 860™, although the higher wool content of 860 will combat against ball burns better over time. It is suggested you pair your Simonis cloth with a set of Aramith Belgian phenolic pool balls, which in conjunction with keeping them clean will cut back on friction burns to the cloth surface.  Aramith balls are pure phenolic and have the hardest composition and heat-resistance compared to other balls with lower percentage phenolic or polyester (non-phenolic balls) which will degrade quickly over time.

Residue on balls can create friction that can burn or mark the surface of the cloth. While Aramith phenolic balls can be burning the cloth surface, polyester balls are leaving some polyester behind. Keep your Aramith balls clean – to protect the cloth, achieve the best performance and the best appearance over time.

The combed worsted wool and high thread count assure long lasting wear.

Available in 15 colors.

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Simonis 860™

Simonis 860™ was developed especially for 9 ball and has proven to be well suited for home use and most popular color selection.  Also excellent for ball action and traditional 8 ball. It is a 90% wool, 10% nylon blend.

While the speed is slightly slower than 760, 860 cloth has proven to combat ball burns better than 760 over time due to its high wool content. The combed worsted wool and high thread count assure long lasting wear.

It is suggested you pair your Simonis cloth with a set of Aramith Belgian phenolic pool balls, which in conjunction with keeping them clean will cut back on friction burns to the cloth surface. Aramith balls are pure phenolic and have the hardest composition and heat-resistance compared to other balls with lower percentage phenolic or polyester (non-phenolic balls) which will degrade quickly over time.

Residue on balls can create friction that can burn or mark the surface of the cloth. While Aramith phenolic balls can be burning the cloth surface, polyester balls are leaving some polyester behind. Keep your Aramith balls clean – to protect the cloth, achieve the best performance and the best appearance over time.

Available in 27 colors.

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Simonis 860HR™

Simonis 860HR™ (High Resistant) has a speed between 760 and 860 blends (2nd fastest Simonis pool cloth-slighly ahead of Simonis 860), is a 70% wool and 30% nylon content (same as 760 blend) but heavier than the 760 for increased durability.

While the speed is slightly slower than 760, 860 cloth has proven to combat ball burns better than 760 over time due to its high wool content. The combed worsted wool and high thread count assure long lasting wear.

860HR has the same thread count as 860 with the shaving process changed slightly to leave a surface that is more or less a 100 % wool surface on the cloth, which is why the cloth doesn’t show marks/ball burns as much as 760 might.

Because of the weight and blend and finishing of this cloth, the outcome gives the cloth commercial grade durability and professional quality performance and accuracy while resisting abuse of a high-use environment.

Recommended for Commercial and home use.

It is suggested you pair your Simonis cloth with a set of Aramith Belgian phenolic pool balls, which in conjunction with keeping them clean will cut back on friction burns to the cloth surface.  Aramith balls are pure phenolic and have the hardest composition and heat-resistance compared to other balls with lower percentage phenolic or polyester (non-phenolic balls) which will degrade quickly over time.

Residue on balls can create friction that can burn or mark the surface of the cloth. While Aramith phenolic balls can be burning the cloth surface, polyester balls are leaving some polyester behind. Keep your Aramith balls clean – to protect the cloth, achieve the best performance and the best appearance over time.

Available in 4 colors.

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Cloth Return/Restocking Disclaimers

*If a cloth is returned in unopened/new condition due to customer ordering wrong size or color, a $15.00 restocking fee will be charged. Please see how to measuring your pool table for the proper cloth size. Each piece of cloth is inspected for flaws prior to shipping but we are not responsible for variations in final product. The “UP” side is marked on each piece.