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Dan Conley
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Hi, All! I've never played, but have long wanted to! Where do I begin? Is there a SET with everything that you'd recommend? I know I won't want a cheapoid board, but I won't need the Rolls Royce of boards either (though I'd spring for it if it wasn't TOO expensive!) whistle

Advice from veteran Carrom players would be much appreciated and highly valued! THANKS!
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Shawn Simas
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Take a look here: http://www.billiboard.com/

These guys have some great boards and offer free shipping in the US.
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Billiboards offerings look great and I intend to get my first upgrade board there probably within a year.

However, if you aren't sure that you are going to be so head-over-heels in love with the game such that you're willing to spend $200+ on a board, I'd definitely check out Carrom Gear's Boards. I really like my crummy board I got from a local Indian grocery store, but I wish I has started with something from Carrom Gear.

The picture below is a board they offer and it looks pretty nice.



OK, all of that said, if you know you love the game, do go on and spend $200+ on a good board from Billiboards (I've got my eyes on a Synco Winit). Otherwise you're just increasing you're ultimate total cost.



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Madhujith Venkatakrishna
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Coming from India I can tell you that a good board is half the battle won, because the fun element and skill element is completely dependent on the quality of the playing surface. I got a board made here in India with a Elglish plywood playing surface and a 3.5 inch thick rim for the striker to rebound evenly.

In case you can get a hand on the board and test it, please do so. If you flick the striker with an average force and rebounds almost 3 times, your board surface is good.
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Thanks a lot, folks! I'm board shopping!!!
 
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