Special Edition Snooker Table
Cool, clean, precision engineered – every piece fused together in perfect harmony. That’s what you imagine when you see the finest piano. That’s what you get with the stunning Special Edition Aristocrat snooker table finished in our new, high gloss black finish.
The first thing you see is the quality of the finish – you can see your reflection in the surface. The shine serves to enhance the smooth curves and classic lines of our iconic Aristocrat table.
But that is just the surface. What you don’t see is the attention to detail in the selection of the material – only the finest timbers, the best rubber and the finest Italian slate are selected. You don’t see the skill and care taken by our craftsmen in the building of the table – skill that has been developed over the hundred or so years we have been making tables.
We have developed this table in conjunction with Ronnie O’Sullivan, who wanted to help us provide home players with the best possible playing experience. That’s why he personally signs every Special Edition table. A true mark of his seal of approval.
Available In 12ft Only
• Manufactured from only the finest Sapele Mahogany and selected hard woods throughout the table
• Pristine High Gloss Black Finish
• West of England Strachan 6811 cloth fitted as standard
• Tournament cut slate as used for all top snooker events around the world
• Highest quality Italian slate – laser cut, five piece and 4.5cm thick.
• Riley galvanised steels for optimum response along the whole length of the cushion.
• Pocket leathers made from hand selected English cow hide leather.
• Premium Northern Rubber cushion material for consistent bounce and maximum lifespan.
Special Edition Snooker Table
Manufactured from solid Sapele Mahogany and selective solid woods throughout. Our craftsmen personally select every piece of timber before being passed to our workshop for use in the manufacture of the table. Each piece is kiln dried and tested for moisture content to ensure the stability of the wood for the lifetime of the table.
High Gloss Black, the ultimate table finish. Only highly trained and dedicated craftsmen possess the necessary skill, patience and attention to detail required to create a true High Gloss finish. Multiple coats of paint - each one craftsman applied and hand polished back to a high gloss sheen before the next coat is applied. By the time the final polish is completed, you are left with a beautiful high gloss, smooth table finish that simply oozes luxury and opulence.
Riley use the finest Italian laser cut, precision engineered, 4.5 cm thick slate. We are one of only a few, if not the only manufacturer, to use this prestigious quality slate. No other slate meets these exacting standards.
Five pieces of slate cut and honed as one to produce a seamless slate playfield. No joints, no lips, just the smoothest, longest lasting playing surface on any snooker table.
Our table frames are designed with the unique Riley adjustable slate support system. These ensure that the slate is properly balanced to the frame and that the weight of the table is evenly distributed – this is key to keeping the table level over time.
Tournament cut slate means what is says: the slate and each pocket opening is cut very carefully by hand to ensure the frieze and slate fit together like a hand in a glove. There are only a few craftsmen around the World capable of constructing the processed finish, which is done completely by hand, knowhow and most importantly with unparalleled expertise.
Made in England
The rubbers used on the cushion and friezes (steels) are like caviar and champagne; they must go together to get the full benefit and enhancement to the playing experience.
Northern rubber is the world’s best, no question, and is standard on all Aristocrat tables, there is simply no way to improve upon this. The only difference on the Special Edition table is that each piece is individually hand selected and tested before applying to the table to ensure optimum response befitting of such a table – and more importantly to meet Ronnie O’Sullivan’s exacting standards.
The pocket opening on these tables has been replicated to meet that of the pocket opening that Ronnie O’Sullivan actually insists upon. The playing experience being an exact replica of Ronnie’s preferred conditions. Please note the pocket openings can be adjusted at the time of installation to suit specific requirements. We acknowledge Ronnie’s preferences and practice regimes, along with table set up, may not be acceptable to other players, which would impact on overall enjoyment.
Only the finest English made steels are used to build the cushion frieze. This ensures a precision response from each cushion. Riley use a manufacturing technique in the cushions that has been the same for almost 100 years, often overlooked and dismissed as unimportant by competing brands. The Riley Aristocrat steel cushion is the finest in the world.
Even to this day most professional players would choose Riley tables over and above any other.
The pockets are made using English cow hide leather to ensure maximum durability while at the same time providing a very fine quality leather that is soft to the touch yet does not crack under use. This hide is individually hand pressed piece by piece to ensure perfection is achieved in each of the pocket sections.
West of England 6811 Tournament Gold 30Oz.
The finest cloth produced with the most glorious nap; bristly to the touch one way and as smooth as silk the other way.
Snooker tables are traditional and napped cloth is essential. The nap when used at the highest level will assist the most talented players as the nap when used properly will allow the ball when played at the correct pace to curve very slightly to aid potting the ball.
Whilst 6811 is the only viable cloth for a table of this stature, there is a reason it is the cloth used for all professional events around the World.
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