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Established in 1991 to produce European snooker tables, and Russian pyramid tables, with over 40 employees with an abundance of expertise in the pool table making business. The newly built facility utilizes the latest technologies and the finest high quality materials in the world. The majority of tables are used in Russia’s finest pool parlors as well as the markets of Greece, Germany, Estonia, and Latvia.
The timber used in making these tables are selected high mountain Russian Oaks and Maples, renowned in its strength and beautiful finish. The tables themselves are built using hardened wooden frames and hefty thick solid legs to ensure accuracy and durability on the playing surface. Laminates are made with a mixture of the same wood shavings and a secret polypuerene. The fabric covering the tables is made by renowned European facilities Gorina, Ivan, and Simonis.
All Generation pool tables are built to the Russian Pyramid Standard, and conform to all the technical specifications and requirements set forth by both the European and Russian Billiard Federations.
SERGEJ JERMAKOV is the absolute World Champion of Russian Pyramid from Lithuania, he is a world vice – champion of Moscow pyramid 1998: What does he have to say about our tables?, “It is a professional table, satisfying the highest requirements of Pyramid tables!”
Balls: 68mm with tight pockets for professional play.
Cues: 2-piece; (158-162cm, 730 grams), (62″-65″, 24oz-25oz), (58″, 27oz)
11′ & 12′ tables have 8 legs. 7′, 8′, 9′, 10′ tables have 6 legs
These Russian Pyramid Snooker Tables boast pockets that are designed
tight and to just fit a 68mm ball size just like professionals and tournaments use.
Generation is known world wide for being the best in billiards! Here you will find the best of the best that billiard table manufacturers can offer for those folks in need for extremely high quality game room tables. The frame itself is built from material that is extremely heavy, resistant to any climate change, such as moisture, temperature changes, vibrations, etc. and will prevent the table from natural age wear and tear (cracks in wood, discoloration, lost level edge) that most tables on the market experience over time. Table rails are covered with a clear coat of high resistance sealer to prevent any kind of scratches, burns or nicks that are common on the top part of the billiard tables. Cushions are K-66 profile that guarantees consistent response to any ball that strikes them. The playing surface is made of Italian slate, considered the best slate to use because it absorbs water better than any other type. This means that there are few problems with dampness or humidity. To top it off, we used world renowned IWAN SIMONIS cloth, chosen virtually by all major pool tournaments and championships worldwide, to cover our tables which will guarantee you absolutely the best accuracy of ball movement. Standard Certified size balls for these tables are 68mm in diameter.
We are proud to say that because of their extremely high quality and looks, this particular model has been chosen as an official billiard table of the World Championship for the Russian Pyramid. Aside from it being a great honor, this also shows to our clients that we go to great lengths in order to assure the quality of our products.
RUSSIAN PYRAMID BILLIARD TABLES
Generation Billiards is the only distributor in the US and Canada that sells Russian Billiard (Russian Pyramid) tables certified by International Pyramid Committee (IPC) and European Pyramid Committee (EPC). All Russian Billiard tables are European-made using top-of-the-line, computerized quality management system, ISO 9001, to ensure highest quality, be it Russian Pyramid table, Snooker or American Pool. All of our table styles can be modified to fit Russian Pyramid size standard. You can view our table styles here.
Russian pyramid, also known as pyramid or pyramids (пирами́да in Russian) and often called Russian billiards (ру́сский билья́рд in Russian) or Russian pool, has several differences from Western pool. Russian billiard popular in the countries of the former Soviet Union and increasingly around the world.
Differences from other billiard games
Table: even though sizes vary – including: 3.5 × 7 feet (198 × 99 cm); 4 × 8 ft (224 × 112 cm); 4.5 × 9 ft (254 × 127 cm); up to 6 × 12 ft (356 × 178 cm)  – the official tournament size is the 12 ft model, the same size preferred for snooker, but much larger than a pool table (7 ft and 9 ft being the most common sizes for that style of game).
Balls: there are sixteen balls, as in pool, but fifteen are white and numbered, and the cue ball is usually red. They are larger and heavier than Western billiard balls; the official tournament sizes (depending upon table size) are 68 mm (211⁄16 in). Smaller 60.3 (22⁄5 in) balls are available for the smaller table sizes, for amateur play.
Pockets: the corner pockets are only 4–5 mm wider than the diameter of the ball. The central pockets 14–18 mm wider than the diameter of the ball. This makes the game’s mechanics like an oversized version of snooker, requiring greater precision to pocket a ball than in pool.
There are several variations of Russian pyramid, but the three most common are the following, each of which have slight variations on the rules:
Free pyramid (American pyramid): At any point any ball may be used as the cue ball. Players can pocket the cue ball and then the scorer must choose a white ball to be taken off the table.
Dynamic pyramid (Petersburg pyramid): Only one ball is the cue ball. The player may place the cue ball at any area of the table, but may not pocket the cue ball.
Combined pyramid (Moscow pyramid): Only one ball is the cue ball. Players can pocket the cue ball and then the scorer must choose a white ball to be taken off the table. The player then places the cue ball in the baulk area where balls can be only pocketed in side and far corner pockets.
All games begin with fifteen numbered white balls rackedin a pyramid, as in straight pool. The first player breaks the rack with the cue ball from the baulk line. The object of the game is to pocket eight balls to win the frame. After pocketing the cue ball, the scorer must choose a white ball to be taken off the table. In combined pyramid, then the player places the cue ball in the baulk area. Balls can be pocketed in side and far corner pockets only.