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Subject: Which board to get? Miracle Ventures or Mr Crokinole? rss

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Joe Klecko
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I'm looking to get a 26" crokinole board. Miracle Ventures has what they call the Pro XL Crokinole Board for $170. Mr Crokinole has the Falcon for $184. I like the Pro XL more because the playing surface is mounted on a wood base and not composite. Can anyone recommend Miracle Ventures or should I just go with Mr Crokinole? Thanks.

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Pro XL: http://estore.websitepros.com/794270/Detail.bok?no=13

Falcon: http://www.crokinole.com/preview1.asp?ID=9
 
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Norman Petry
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Re:Which board to get? Miracle Ventures or Mr Crokinole?
joeklecko (#55287),

According to the description, the Pro XL also has a composite base, but that's not how it appears in the illustration. It still seems like a better value, though.
 
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J C Lawrence
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Re:No More Days, No More Dollars
joeklecko (#55287),

While I can't comment on those vnedor's products in particular, the advantage of a composite base is dimensional stability: your board will not tend to warp or distort over variations in temperature and humidity.
 
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Jeff Meitzler
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Re:Which board to get? Miracle Ventures or Mr Crokinole?
joeklecko (#55287), I would get Mr. Crokinole, i ordered an eagle board from him and it is incredible, expensive but worth every penny, everyone who sees this can't get over the quality. Not one negative comment about the board or the transaction.


 
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Mike Sherwood
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I bought a Miracle Ventures board and would HIGHLY recommend it.

I purchased the Miracle Ventures Pro-XL. Although made of composite, the composite is hidden behind nicer looking wood. It's a beautiful board, and super-fast.

The reason that I highly recommend is that Miracle Ventures backs up their product in a HUGE way. Here's my story:

I purchased a board from Miracle Ventures, and although the craftsmanship was superb, the board was damaged in shipping. They didn't question me in any fashion and immediately sent a replacement.

Unfortunately, the replacement board had a defect. It was slow; the discs just didn't slide.

Again, Miracle Ventures sent another board. This 3rd board was perfect. Merle, over at the shop, was so embarrassed by the conundrum that he ended up having me keep the 1st board at no charge.

Miracle Ventures would not let me end the transaction until I was 100% satisfied. If you're looking to buy a board, go there! It is a pleasure doing business with them.
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Sterling Babcock
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Also take a look at Carl and Stan Hilinski's crokinole boards:

http://www.hilinski.net/woodgames/inventory/index.html

They do fine custom boards, and excellent job, and excellent to work with.
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