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  1. 04 May '18 03:30 / 4 edits
    This is a rather trivial question, but I'd appreciate some feedback. I have a fair quality wooden set with a vinyl roll up board. It's served me well over the last 3 decades, but once in awhile I fantasize about owning a really nice one such as those in the 2:00 and 3:30 mark of this youtube video. I simply can't justify spending the money when my present set works nicely. So, I'm wondering: Do you own the set you've always wanted, or did you settle for something less, then wonder if you made the right choice?


    YouTube&t=210s
  2. Standard member caissad4
    Child of the Novelty
    04 May '18 07:29
    Originally posted by @mchill
    This is a rather trivial question, but I'd appreciate some feedback. I have a fair quality wooden set with a vinyl roll up board. It's served me well over the last 3 decades, but once in awhile I fantasize about owning a really nice one such as those in the 2:00 and 3:30 mark of this youtube video. I simply can't justify spending the money when my present se ...[text shortened]... onder if you made the right choice?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdjmha_XmoA&t=210s
    I have a Rosewood/Boxwood set with a 4.5 inch king. It looks like a Jacques of London design, but it came from India. It came in a mahogany box. All for $100 (including shipping from Anritsar, India). I bought it in 2003. It is the set I always wanted and I am most pleased with it.
  3. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    04 May '18 16:37 / 1 edit
    That does sound nice, Caissa.

    I have 5 sets myself, one only a recent addition, a wooden magnetic set on a fold-up board,
    bought for £37 in a shop on the famous 'Shambles' in York.

    In fact, this is it:
    http://www.davidwestnedge.com/autoframehdg.asp?id=pcg+007+052

    As it says, it comes in a green carrying pouch and the magnets are very good...
    can hold the thing upside down and the pieces stay put

    EDIT: Just noticed the same link works for multiple pages for some reason,
    strange site, my set is the 7" magnetic set, King 1.25"
  4. Subscriber BigDoggProblemonline
    The Advanced Mind
    04 May '18 18:36
    Originally posted by @mchill
    This is a rather trivial question, but I'd appreciate some feedback. I have a fair quality wooden set with a vinyl roll up board. It's served me well over the last 3 decades, but once in awhile I fantasize about owning a really nice one such as those in the 2:00 and 3:30 mark of this youtube video. I simply can't justify spending the money when my present se ...[text shortened]... onder if you made the right choice?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdjmha_XmoA&t=210s
    I have two really nice sets and boards that I never take out of the house. I'm not going to let some intense player slam my nice pieces. I have a vinyl board and a plastic set for that.
  5. 10 May '18 12:15
    Originally posted by @bigdoggproblem
    I have two really nice sets and boards that I never take out of the house. I'm not going to let some intense player slam my nice pieces. I have a vinyl board and a plastic set for that.
    Interesting variety of responses. Thank You for the feedback everyone.