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Not only is this pool table pretty amazing for being see-through and having the same action as a regular pool table, it's also a senior project that has been turned into a real business. Personally, I'm still a sucker for the felt and not being distracted by all the slick rails underneath. Also, at AUS $40,000 it's deep in luxury territory.

I still hem and haw about dropping a few bucks to play on a nice, clean table at a parlor and only get a few games a year in at a friend's house (thanks, Jeff!). But if you have pools full of cash, here's one for you.

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tinker234 (author)2011-06-11

hey isnt a sheet of gorilla glass on top

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JustModIt (author)2010-09-01

imagine the sound it would make if a ball bounced on it.

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brj1212 (author)2009-02-13

The G1 is the best pool table out there. This table is something I have never seen before. Crazy design. I found a bit more information and a few more pictures of it on another site. Check it out.

http://www.gotoguy.com/2009/02/13/g1-pool-table/

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rachel (author)2009-02-09

"A special combination of glass and resin provide the same resistance you'd get with felt". I admit to some suspicion about this. There's a relationship between smooth and see-through. I'd love to take a look at one of these... next time I'm in Australia I guess!

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palachi (author)2009-02-08
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oligore (author)2009-02-05

You wouldn't be able to tear it and it wouldn't really matter if you spilt a drink on it.

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Clayton H. (author)2009-02-05

Not something you would want to put in a bar..

slight mabye in a coctail bar...

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Jonny Katana (author)2009-02-05

Now if you could just put a massive LCD under the glass, chips in each ball, and some sort of sensor array to determine ball position, this could be even more interesting. It would make a good table for (very wealthy) beginners and (very wealthy) show-offs.

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Derin (author)2009-02-03

This gave me an idea.Get a pool table without felt,paint the surface,waterproof the playing surfaces and fill it with water.

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Goodhart (author)Derin2009-02-03

You need fish too, to REALLY distract the other players LOL

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Derin (author)Goodhart2009-02-03

Fish trained to move the balls to your advantage :)

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Goodhart (author)Derin2009-02-03

or at very least, to swim around the opponent's cue ball until he miscues. ;-)

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Derin (author)Goodhart2009-02-03

:D I'd pay 20 dollars to see that!
$20=~30TRL

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Labot2001 (author)Derin2009-02-03

$20 USD = $30 THOUSAND TRL (30,000) !

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Derin (author)Labot20012009-02-04

Nope,that was before the changes to currency.It may be TRY too.

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Labot2001 (author)Derin2009-02-04

TRL = Turkish Lira...

TRY = ?

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Sandisk1duo (author)Derin2009-02-03

you'd have water everywhere!

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KentsOkay (author)Derin2009-02-03

Or some sorta tank thingy with a glass top....

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Plasmana (author)2009-02-04

That looks really nice, but a bit too fragile for me...

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jeff-o (author)2009-02-04

Give me a slate base, green felt and heavy wooden construction any day. This looks cool, but I wouldn't want to play on it. And imagine the smears and fingerprints! You'd have to whip out the Windex after every game.

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fungus amungus (author)jeff-o2009-02-04

One thing that came to me later was that while the resistance is the same as felt, I wonder how the English is on it. On the plus side, you can spill a drink on it and it's OK!

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the_burrito_master (author)2009-02-02

That's amazingly cool! I want one! whatever goodhart.

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you said that it would distract you if the support was on the glass.

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I am sorry if I said something offensive

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no but it's just kinda weird that that would be distracting.

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Solids are less distracting, shadows and refections, especially moving ones, off the floor might be quite a hindrance to my ability to concentrate ;-)

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Yes, did you look at the second picture? I thought the reflections would make it worse

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Sandisk1duo (author)2009-02-03

i would be a little scared to play on it....

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omnibot (author)2009-02-03

Cool. A hotel on my way to the office has a glass fussball-table.

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Labot2001 (author)2009-02-03

By AUS you mean Australian dollars (AUD) ? That would set it at $26k in USD or $18k GBP. Either way, that's a lot of cheese. But it sure is purdy.

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Goodhart (author)2009-02-02

I'm with fungus on this, I would be way too distracted by the undercarriage, especially where they support the table top surface at the four points; and THEN to put it on a polished floor with the frame's reflection to deal with. No thank you. I rate it COOL but very impractical.

If you lighted it with purduecer's LED's (especially flashing ones) that would make it worse to play one (kind of like midnight bowling with the lights down low....a kind of a fad around here about 25 years ago...).

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killerjackalope (author)Goodhart2009-02-03

Wee still have that, I can't see under blacklights... makes it awful hard...

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Goodhart (author)killerjackalope2009-02-03

UV lights? Whoa, they didn't do that in the ones I went to. just lowered the lights, and turned on the lights where the pins were....without being able to see the marks on the alley itself, I couldn't score worth a fart in the wind.

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xACIDITYx (author)2009-02-02

I wonder if it produces the same friction as the felt on a pool table, as pool tables, afaik, are supposed to have (the friction).

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kelseymh (author)xACIDITYx2009-02-02

Well, if you follow the link (or know what Ed means by "action") you'll realize that they are claiming that it does.

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xACIDITYx (author)kelseymh2009-02-03

Hmm... That's pretty inventive.

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kelseymh (author)xACIDITYx2009-02-03

Yeah, I thought so. I had the same picture as you -- billards that look more like a game of air hockey :-)

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I_am_Canadian (author)2009-02-02

Pools full of cash

Groan...

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Took me a moment to see that one. Unintentional I swear!

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pls (author)2009-02-02

Looks like a fine piece of art :D

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DJ Radio (author)2009-02-02
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=SMART= (author)2009-02-02

just saw this over on Geekology, pretty cool !

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CarStalkerZ (author)2009-02-02

do tubs full of cash count?

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purduecer (author)2009-02-02

not bad, now throw some leds in it...every project must use leds ;-) (maybe an mp3 player as well, or a touch screen :-P)

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