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Pro v home style shuffleboard

Pro v home style shuffleboard

Feb 20th 2024

While both home style and pro style shuffleboard tables offer a fun and engaging game experience, there are some key differences to note about their construction, playing characteristics, target audience, as well as a significant cost difference. Understanding these differences can help you choose the perfect table for your needs and budget.

Home Style Shuffleboard Tables: Affordable Fun for Casual Players

Home style shuffleboard tables are designed for casual enjoyment and family game nights. Their narrower playfields, typically ranging from 15-16” inches wide and 1.5” to 2” thick, offer a good balance between challenge and accessibility. The playfields are usually finished with sprayed polymer, providing a smooth and consistent glide for the pucks.

Scoring is typically 1-2-3 or 1-2-3-4, depending on the table length, which usually maxes out at 16 feet. This limited length is due to the narrower playing field, where longer distances would make controlling the pucks significantly more challenging.

Notably, home style tables are the more budget-friendly option, making them a great choice for casual players and families.

Pro Style Shuffleboard Tables: The Competitive Edge for Serious Players

Pro style shuffleboard tables cater to serious players and competitive environments. Their playing surfaces are significantly wider, typically measuring 20 inches, and boast a thicker construction of 3 inches. This increased width allows for more precise puck control and strategic gameplay.

Additionally, pro style tables feature a poured polymer playing surface, often with a thickness of around 1/4 inch, offering unparalleled smoothness and responsiveness.

Scoring remains consistent at 1-2-3 across all lengths, regardless of the table size. Pro style tables are available in various lengths, including 12’, 14’, 16’, 18’, and 22’, catering to different playing preferences and competitive settings.

The superior construction materials and playing experience come at a price, with pro style tables typically requiring a significantly higher investment. Interestingly, pro style tables often introduce the option of solid wood construction with more refined finishes, adding a touch of finesse and elegance to both your home game rooms and competitive venues.

For seasoned players or those seeking a more professional-grade experience, Playcraft's pro style tables offer a premium feel. Constructed with solid hardwood playing surfaces, often in beautiful maple or oak finishes, these tables carry that air of tradition and elegance and provide unparalleled smoothness for advanced play. Their robust build and thicker playing surface cater to the demands of competitive gameplay, ensuring years of reliable performance.

Ultimately, the choice between home style and pro style boils down to your desired level of play and aesthetic preferences. Whether you're seeking a budget-friendly option for casual family fun or a competition-ready table for dedicated players, we’ve got the perfect shuffleboard tables to bring the joy of shuffleboard to your home.