What Length table are you most comfortable with?

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  1. testmember, Jan 20, 2009

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    I've had the most practice on a 12ft table. Whenever I shoot on a 16ft table I have a hard time adjusting to the added length. What Length table are you most comfortable with?
     
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  2. pokerface, Jan 25, 2009

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    Yep, I know exactly what you mean, its like going from a bar table to a pro pool table, there is a big difference in the way the dice hit. I like the smaller 12 foot tables, but I will throw on any table.
     
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  3. QofHearts, Jan 27, 2009

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    I like the smaller tables as well. I tried on the bigger table but couldn't make it to the end and the dealer kept getting mad at me. I just wasn't throwing hard enough I guess.
     
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  4. RFlush, Feb 18, 2009

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    I'd have to say smaller tables. I have no idea how to play Craps, and if I just learned, I don't want to play at such a large table where I can be fresh meat to be defeated over... and over...
     
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    Smaller tables. I'm not sure why, but I always feel more myself at them, especially with all the people. I think you get a little friendlier with 4-5 people than over 10 or something at bigger tables. That's just me though.
     
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  6. jonapple, Sep 25, 2009

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    I'm still a begginer, but whats comfortable to me is to stand next to the dealer on his left hand side, either one or two off,,usually if the table is crowded i will either wait for the spot or get that spot when it opens. or when its my time to shoot i will ask the person in that spot if i can shoot from there. since I'm right handed and i set my dice(65/44 or 2v) its much easier to shoot from this position as its pretty much the halfway point of the table so the table size doesnt matter. i think if you go to the casino often enough you should find a spot at the table thats best for you and get it or wait for it,,youre there to enjoy yourself and win some change so in my opinion that favorite sot is worth waitin for.
     
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  7. Ironwig, Jan 11, 2010

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    smalllllllest table i can find with nice felt and stick man left position
    :)
    if i cant find those, i just dont play
     
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  8. filthysanches, Jan 21, 2010

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    I like the smallest table possible. Sometimes on the way home from Reno me and my friend stop off at Boom Town.
    Like around 2- 3 in the morning Boomtown cuts there table down to a half table where the wall is like 3 3-4 feet away
    from you, you can damn near drop the shits on the number you want.
     
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  9. stxshooter, Mar 14, 2010

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    Hmmmm.... Not sure I've ever seen a 16 foot table - I have played on many 14 footers - I have a table (12 footer) and I practice from the 2nd tossing positions (SR2 or SL2) - This helps me to be ready for the longer tables - I will admit when shooting from SL/SR1 on a crowded 12 foot table it can seem like a am to close to the back wall -- But to answer the threads question, the length isn't as important to me as is the condition on the table -- Of course I have spent hundreds (if not a few thousand) of hours practicing - 12 foot table from SL/SR2 or 14 footer from SL/SR1. FYI: I have been known to practice and shoot from Straight Out.

    It's not hard to mis-judge the length of a table, I once read a trip report that reported a 20 footer!! I had the opportunity to shoot on this table and found it to be a standard 14 footer.


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  10. lspaziano2, Mar 27, 2010

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    Obviously, if you're using dice control, you want to be as close as possible.
    I'm heading to Biloxi next month. Where can I find the shortest table?
     
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  11. stxshooter, Mar 27, 2010

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    I don't recall any "tubs" in Biloxi. I am not a fan of the tubs..


    Speaking of where to shoot from - I had practice so much from SR2 (we talking a few years ago) that when I ended
    up at SR1, on a super crowded table - I was really being pushed into the Stickman area, I traded positions to shoot from
    SR2 just to get the right "feel" for the distance I wanted.
     
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  12. tercol58, Mar 29, 2010

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    are the table lengths 12' shortest and 16' or are there shorter and longer tables. I also notice a difference in how high the rail is this bothers me some what.
     
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  13. stxshooter, Mar 30, 2010

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    There are 8 foot "tubs" in a few casinos. The longest table I think are 14 footers but I've heard tales of 16 footers.

    I understand the higher rails are a problem for some shooters. I know a few "shooters" that bring something for them to stand on and several that wear
    shoes to assist them by adding a few inches. My thoughts are if it helps a shooter to shooter better - then I am all for it.


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  14. SouthernEER, Jul 20, 2010

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    Shot on an 8 footer in Turcs and Caicos last week.

    My biggest complaint was when the table would get crowded there was not enough room to throw.
     
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  15. uforia98, Sep 25, 2011

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    I prefer the smaller tables as well (12 foot I guess).

    Does anyone know where to find the smaller tables in Las Vegas ?
     
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  16. $nakeEye$, Sep 26, 2011

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    Think about it for a second or two -

    You are at a 14 foot or 16 foot table -

    You were not allowed to bring your chain saw into the casino -

    How do you make the table shorter ?

    Move from table end to hook, Stick3, or Stick2 positions -

    You might have to modify / alter your throw -

    But you shortened the table to a length that you are accustomed to / comfortable with !
     
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  17. eagledice, Sep 27, 2011

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    My preference is a 12 foot table. I generally shoot from SL1 so course SL1 is the closest position. There is no guarantee that I will find a SL1 position. When I practice at home and am a week or so away from a Casino trip, I will adjust my practrice time to 2/3 a SL1 position and 1/2 for a SL2 position.

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  18. $nakeEye$, Sep 27, 2011

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    My home practice rig is flexible -

    My " present " preferred position is " straight out / table end " -

    However -

    I am having serious second thoughts as to why I am not shooting from " closer in " -

    As EagleDice states - I also prefer and home practice from SO/TE on the 12 foot length -

    BUT -

    I Also throw from SO/TE at the 14 foot length -

    You have to have more than 1 shot in your bag !!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  19. eagledice, Sep 27, 2011

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    SnakeEyes has it right guys. If you have a practice rig at home, make sure you do some "adjusting" of your tosses before heading over to the casino. The Tossing Rig can be moved to SL, SR or SO.

    I have a Tossing Station and Receiving Station that I practice with several times during the week. I picked up folding table from Sams Club to place between the two. The reason was when I first starting to practice I got tired of picking up the dice off the floor. Of course the correct answer ( Which I'm sure SnakeEyes would nudge me for ) is that if they fall to the floor you are tossing too hard, which I was. I now I have one of those $15 craps layouts on the table that I use to mark and practice betting with.

    Now that brings up an additional question,,,,,,

    " Do any of you Guys reinvest any of your craps winnings into your Game? "

    SnakeEyes mentioned he has a "practice rig that is flexible".

    Maybe the question should be its own thread.

    Thoughts,


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  20. Southern-Comfort, Sep 27, 2011

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    I practice on a 14ft table at home (also have it marked at the point where a 12ft table would be thrown from). I'm more comforatle in a casino on a 12 footer, but a 14 footer still feels comfortable.
    The main thing that I've noticed about table length, that I've never seen commented on in a book on online, is that the arc you are throwing at becomes less stable farther out. A good toss that bounces properly to the backwall on a 12foot table may just end up scurrying across the felt after hitting the table on a 14 footer. You have to be able to adjust. Its crucuicial to vary to distance when training.
     
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