Simonis HR (High Resistance) Tournament Blue is the most durable commercial-grade billiard cloth made. Heavier than 760 and like the standard 860 cloth it is napless and tough as nails, yet still providing the true Simonis roll for consistent true play.
Simonis Billiards is the only textile mill in the world solely dedicated to the production of cue-sports cloth. Simonis cue-sports cloths features a worsted wool construction making Simonis Cloths very strong and very durable while maintaining the best possible playing surface.
Why worsted construction for pool? Decades ago, worsted billiard cloth was found to be the best possible playing surface for pool and carom. The smooth, flat surface of Simonis worsted cloth does not "shed" (release random short fibers from the weave) or "pill" (the bunching of the short fibers on the play surface). This can also lead to grooves or tracks forming in the cloth, negatively impacting play because the roll is negatively affected by those problems. Most of the world has changed to worsted cloths for the superior characteristics of accuracy, consistency and durability, but sub-standard woolens or "felts" are still commonly available in the U.S. market, usually as the basic cloth that "comes with the table". So be sure to ask for Simonis cloth. A small investment now will bring years of better play, longer life, and increased enjoyment!