What is a good way to check out how a new or unfamiliar table kicks and banks?

The following videos demonstrate various useful kicking and banking systems and show (starting at the 6:42 point) how you can use a set of standard shots to test out a table:

Here’s a document with shot diagrams for the two easiest and most useful tests.

For examples of how various tables compare to the tenth-plus-twice system for sliding banks, see:

TP B.28 – Sliding-Bank-Shot Table Comparisons From Careful Measurements

For information on how to check out other aspects of how a table plays, see: How to Check Out a Pool Table.

And if you are playing on a Diamond brand table, see: Why do Diamond brand tables bank short?

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