Outrageous Pool Tables Will Blow Your Mind! Who’s Buyin’ These Crazy Things?
Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a nice, relaxing game of pool – or billiards as some may call it, depending on the specific game at hand.
Well, I believe there are some people in this world that just can’t leave well enough alone.
Never satisfied with just the normal version of something,
boredom sets in quite easily with these peeps.
Everything has to be supersized or revved up or mega-built or taken up a notch.
They feel they have to prove something to who-knows-who by envisioning, conceiving, designing, inventing, building, crafting and constructing the next colossal oddity.
At the same time, as much as we envy, stare, dream, imagine and covet, we still like to peruse every crazy thing that comes along.
It’s our nature to be obsessed with obsessions!
So here I am again - here to feed your wacky psyche with more frolic and whimsy.
Take a walk on the wild side with these funky pool tables.
Ford Mustang Pool Table
Talk about cool.
Car Pool Tables is a company out of Safety Harbor, Florida that can take a classic (and I mean classic) car and build a custom pool table.
And not just any model car; it’s the time-honored Collector’s Edition 1965 Ford Mustang.
Constructed of real Ford Mustang parts and made entirely in the U.S.A., it’s equipped with chrome bumpers and hardware, genuine alloy wheels and tires, working lights and last but not least, a meticulously crafted 4 x 8 slate table-top.
The table’s front and rear widths authentically match the true size of the car, although to ensure a comfortable fit in your game room, the table length has been cut shorter than an actual Mustang would be.
Think anyone will notice? Ah……no.
And let’s not forget about that famous logo trim, the running horse.
Every detail has been considered, right down to Rangoon Red, the 60s original color.
Glazed, glossed and buffed out, the finished product gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “showroom shine”.
The Mustang pool table is the only authoritative, licensed Collector's Edition pool table for Ford Motor Company.
Should you decide to order one, your table will come untarnished, with its own VIN/Serial number and Title/Certificate of Authenticity.
It will be transported to you and put together and completed in your home by one of their authorized billiards technicians.
- 119" long (bumper to nose) (302cm)
- 71" wide (side to side) (180cm)
- 35" high (floor to top of rails) (89cm)20
- Approximately 1000 lbs assembled (454kg)20
How much? As my Uncle Vinny would say, 9,995 clams. Not too shabby, eh?
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Obscura Cuelight Pool Table
The patented Limited Edition Obscura CueLight Projection System gives a whole new meaning to the game of pool.
Highlighted at the Esquire Houses Ultimate Bachelor Pad in NYC, it transforms an ordinary pool table into a spectacular fanfare of interactive art.
Obscura’s projection, sensor and tracking system exposes images and animations that follow the motion and track the balls as the game is played.
What you get is a cutting-edge pastime that establishes appreciation and respect.
“Today’s ultimate bachelors work hard, are dedicated to their careers and pay attention to their finances.” says Esquire publisher Stephen Jacoby, who put the show-house held at SoHo Mews together and keeps a keen eye on the buying habits of today’s young affluent male.
“He deserves to enjoy himself. Games like this, that no one else has, give him pride. He wants an environment at home that has the latest in innovation, art and pop culture. This is it.”
What’s the price, you ask? 80,000 smackers.
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Gyroscopic Self-Leveling Pool Table on the Cruise Ship "Radiance of the Seas"
If you were to challenge an avid billiard player to a game while out on the wild and windy ocean, he’d give you a look of wacky derision.
This video was shot on the cruise ship "Radiance of the Seas", while junketing back from New Zealand during a time when the seas were especially choppy in December of 2011.
This is a pool table that seems to defy the laws of physics.
It adjusts with the ship’s movements, keeping the billiard balls completely still, even in harsh weather when everything on board is being tossed to and fro.
If you look closely, you can see that the balls remain lifeless as the table sways, ensuring a flawless game, no matter what the circumstances.
So, billiards or pool on board a barge that defies gravity at every turn?
No way, no how. Uh-uh. Right?
No, you be wrong.
Thanks to high-techy-techy, this cruise ship really does have it all.
This billiard table, with its innovative table design, along with the use of a gyroscope to feel changes in the ship’s movement and then behave accordingly, has people standing on queue to test its aptitude.
The table-top and everything on it remains totally static and still, while the floor rocks back and forth.
Ahem…..making me seasick just talking about it.
Royal Caribbean owns the Radiance of the Seas cruise line and says that this table is the only one that exists at this time.
They declined to answer when asked how much they paid for this gem.
The precise and definitive engineering that goes into building the gyroscopic system most definitely calls for some serious dough and word around the water cooler is that this brainchild is big.
We’ll see more and more of them popping up sooner rather than later, as the trend catches on.
Oh and by the way, we dug a little deeper and found out that the sticker price for this jewel is…………wait for it……….a mere $75,000.
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Transparent Billiard Table
Billiard junkies and fanatics love a challenge.
And they can also appreciate humor.
Sometimes they can’t even tell when you’re jesting.
Show them one of these transparent billiard tables and they’ll think you’ve finally cracked the back of your skull wide open.
Nottage Design has come up with a unique blend of what appears to be glass but is really a material-like substance.
Boutique styled and trendy, playing on this cryptic surface may seem daunting at first try – until you see that the surface is no different than a regular billiard table.
Balls aren’t sliding this way and that and everything you imagined would go wrong, doesn’t.
Nottage Design combines their blend of chic styling and their patented vitric surface finish, layered over a clear, 15mm toughened glass top.
What is vitric like?
It is clone to the polished friction of an average speed cloth, the baize felt-like material on any normal billiard table.
Extremely durable. it allows spin to be applied and retains constant and steady roll traits throughout its lifetime. While fascinated with its design, you still may be skeptical about losing focus and concentration from all the chronic stimulation.
Watch the video for a more linear review.
Oh – I almost forgot. You better have 46 grand layin’ around if you really want to buy into the action.
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