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Post #1 Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:35 am 
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has ever seen a floor go board put on a low table to play?

My knees can’t take sitting on the floor and I have heard that the floor go boards sound different
due to the inverted pyramid carved on the back (which a normal table go board does not have).. hence my question.


Thanks in advance
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Post #2 Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:42 am 
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I've played with floor boards on tables, with the legs removed -- the sound wasn't significantly different than a plain table board, but I'm sure that was because the space below the board wasn't open.

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Post #3 Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:45 am 
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I was thinking a floor board WITH it's legs still attached and put on a table.

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Post #4 Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:35 pm 
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oscaro928 wrote:
I was thinking a floor board WITH it's legs still attached and put on a table.


The Seattle Go Center has two tables like that.

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Post #5 Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:42 pm 
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When I was first in Tokyo back in the 80's My main club was all floor boards on low tables. Even now I remember feeling that my beer glass was inconveniently far from my mouth! :)

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Post #6 Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:39 am 
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You'll occasionally see some tables specially designed for floor boards in Japan. The sides will fold out out to hold the bowls and lids.

Sadly I don't have any links or pictures to them anymore.

If you're putting the board on a hard surface, it may be wise to set the legs on something soft, like (unused) coffee coasters.

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Post #7 Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:09 am 
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Here is the Seattle Go Center setup.

http://www.seattlego.org/2017/03/02/goban-tables-at-seattle-go-center-2015/


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Post #8 Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:20 am 
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I couldn't get that link to work, but I did find this image.

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Post #9 Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:53 pm 
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OK, I think I got the link working now
http://www.seattlego.org/2017/03/02/goban-tables-at-seattle-go-center-2015/

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Post #10 Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:07 am 
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Tanana wrote:


On that note, does anyone know what those little stools that the bowls are sitting in are called, and where I can find them? (None of the usual suspects like YMImports or Go Game Guru have them). I assume it's the same little stand that Shogi players use for their captured pieces, which is another reason I need one...

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Post #11 Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:56 am 
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Low tables to put floor boards on, arm rests and back supports for use with floor boards are easily available from Japanese vendors. Try Kuroki Goishiten. If they don't list such things on their website they can get them for you.


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Post #12 Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:05 pm 
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Post #13 Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:37 am 
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The table with a hole on it to put the floor board through it is a great solution!!. You should still get
the "better sound" due to the floor board's pyramid cutout on the bottom but the comfort of a table board.

Not sure how much of a difference in sound there is, but that is what I have read in some websites.

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