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LINKS

The Ontario Shuffler
Your door to Shuffleboard in Ontario. News and Views and so much more!
www.shuffleon.org
 

Florida Shuffleboard Association
The world's largest Shuffleboard Association. This site provides a COMPLETE and OFFICIAL set of rules. An excellent source of information for U.S. players of all levels. Includes: Tournament results, Hall of Fame, rules, learning to play and tips on court maintenance.
www.fsa-shuffleboard.org

CNSA
Canadian National Shuffleboard Association.
www.theshufflersnews.wordpress.com
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


 
Equipment  

1) Is this cue the right one for me? What is the difference between your Institutional (DOM-85C), Professional (DP-C) and Continental (CC) cues?

2) Which is the strongest cue?

Courts

 

1) How can I best care for a wooden shuffleboard court?

2) Do you have instructions for using Nella Seal #2 Wax?
How many coats will 1 gallon do?
How do I clean/strip old wax from shuffleboard courts?

3) How do I mark the lines on my concrete court?

4) What is the best paint to use on my concrete court?

5)Can I use "tape" to mark out a shuffleboard court?

5)Can I repair my concrete court?

 

 
Accessories and Play enhancement  

1) How often should glass beads be used on the court?

2) What can I use to make my discs go farther and faster?

3) Can I use Glass Beads (SBR-3) on my gym floor (or church hall floor)?

4) Can I use Silicone spray (SIL-08) on discs for use on full size roll out courts?

5) When is it best to use the Disc Wax stick (CODE: DW)?

 
 
   
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
Equipment  

1) Is this cue the right one for me? What is the difference between
your Institutional (DOM-85C), Professional (DP-C) and Continental (CC) cues?

The Institutional cue (DOM-85C) is our most economical buy. If you are playing infrequently or enjoying the game for purely recreational purposes this is a good budget buy. If you are a resort or camp setting and need to replace cues every year, then this is a good budget alternative.

The Professional cue (DP-C) and the Continental cue (CC) are both excellent products. Cue heads and grips are the same. Both cues are official length. The (only) difference is in the shaft material. The DP-C has a yellow fiberglass shaft whereas the CC's shaft is made of Anodized gold coloured aluminum. The Pro cue is slightly heavier at 320 grams but offers greater shaft flex. The Pro is our best all round value for individual or group use. It is an excellent Club Cue where many cues are needed for a larger group. The fiberglass shaft will not kink like aluminum.

The CC's aluminum shaft is stiffer and lighter at 300 grams. For outdoors in windy conditions the weightier pro cue is sometimes preferred but ultimately it comes down to preference.

 
2) Which is the strongest cue?

Shuffleboard cues by definition are not strong items. All of them are designed to be very lightweight. Couple that with a thin profile at a 6' length and they are susceptible to breakage ... especially when not treated properly.

And that is where a camping/resort/hotel environment, with no supervision at the courts, typically means cues are beaten up pretty good every year. Our Recreational model works well here as the fiberglass shaft will flex and therefore not break/kink as easily as an aluminum shaft. The heads can wear more quickly on a concrete court but being one piece they are cheaper to replace.

Generally the fiberglass shafts of our Recreational and Professional models will hold up better over the long term. The heads on these models are full size and offer better grip and control of each disc. The yellow runners last a long time and they can be replaced as necessary.

For those who prefer the feel and look of aluminum then our Continental model plays great. Take care to ensure no one leans heavily on the shaft and it will give years of excellent play.

Of course the game is a great deal of fun for all ages when the equipment is looked after by the players.

 

 

Courts

 

1) How can I best care for a wooden shuffleboard court?

Wooden courts are becoming more common and the following information should help you to get the best game results out of your court.
Click here to open wooden court advice.

 

2) Do you have instructions for using Nella Seal #2 Wax?
How many coats will 1 gallon do?

Yes, for applying the Nella Seal and to find out how to strip or clean old wax off our court, click here. 1 Gallon of wax will typically do 1 court 2 times if used as specified.

 

3) How do I mark the lines on my concrete court?

If you are doing multiple courts, we have a court stencil that will do the trick and save you countless hours. See item CS-96. If you are doing only a single court or 2 courts, then you may want to just mark out the lines with masking tape (1 1/2" or 2" width tape). Then using a small roller or paint brush, you can paint the marked out areas. For additional information, download this 2 page pdf on court lining and painting.

 

4) What is the best paint to use on my concrete court?

When determining the proper paint or other materials for your concrete court fabrication it is always best to consult your local hardware professional. The answer to this question is greatly dependent on your particular conditions, kind of court and climate of your area. There is not a single correct answer.

 

5) Can I use "tape" to mark out a shuffleboard court?

We are not aware of any tape that works for a shuffleboard court. It either stops the discs, or leaves a residue when you pull it up. Painting permanent lines may take longer, but is the best route to go. By using the court stencil (CODE: CS-96), it will make painting a lot easier.

 

6) Can I repair my concrete court?

If there are cracks, especially when the court has shifted and the cracks act as a "bumps" for the discs, then the courts will not work well for shuffleboard. Quite simply, the crack will affect every shot. There is no effective way to repair cracks that have shifted.

If the concrete is flaking it is advisable to speak to someone local who works with concrete to see if it can be buffed/polished.

 
 
Accessories and Play enhancement  

1) How often should glass beads be used on the court?

Glass beads should be used sparingly. Typically, beads are sprinkled on the court before each match. Depending on the length of a game, so long as both teams agree, it would be acceptable to add additional beads to the court. It is really a matter of preferance in determining the desired amount of speed of discs.

 

2) What can I use to make my discs go farther and faster?

There are different things that can be done to improve the speed and distance of your shots. This also depends on the court that you are using, but the single most important accessory you will require are beads. Beads come in different forms and the ideal choice depends on your court. The best bead to use is a glass bead (SBR-3) but these are NOT to be used on any vinyl, plastic or wooden floor as they are highly abrasive. For vinyl, plastic courts (such as the Roll-a-Court line), we recommend only the plastic beads SPB-5 and SPB-5WR (wind resistant for outdoors). For gymnasium or tiled floors SPB-5 may be a little hazardous especially if floor is used for multipurpose. In this case, we recommend the TSW wax which is much easier to sweep up and less slipperly for pedestrian traffic.

Secondly, you can apply Disc Wax (See DW) to the bottom of the discs. This will enhance the travel and control of the discs.

Lastly, always remember that a clean court is critical. Keep the broom nearby and sweep up any loose dirt and dust.

 

3) Can I use Glass Beads (SBR-3) on my gym floor (or church hall floor)?

NOT RECOMMENDED. The SBR-3 glass beads are very slipperly and are dangerous if left on floors where there is walking traffic. Glass beads are also quite abrasive and will scratch any vinyl or wooden flooring. The recommended product for these situations are the Plastic Beads, SPB-5 or the TSW powdered wax.

 

4) Can I use Silicone spray (SIL-08) on discs for use on full size roll out
courts?

Putting silicone spray on the discs for a full size rollout court is better than not using anything but it does not perform as well as using the proper plastic beads (SPB-5 or SPB-5WR). If you choose to use only the silicone on the discs without using plastic beads you will find it is much harder to push the discs the entire distance. It will be better than nothing at all but not as good as using only plastic beads without any silicone.

 

5) When is it best to use the Disc Wax stick?

DW does two things....it helps the discs slide and also helps protects the bottom of the discs. Regardless if you are using beads or not, if it is a hard surface (concrete usually, but could be wood or tile) hard wax sticks will help. Also, in multi use facilities, where beads are not allowed or could prove dangerous, then DW is a reasonable compromise to help discs slide easier. DW is not needed on a plastic Grid Court or the Roll Out Courts.

 

 

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