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ANDREMIKE
01-04-06, 08:51 PM
What is the difference between clay and the kind made out of composite resin?

What is an ideal weight?

Where can I find chips with numbers?

Is this a good deal for chips?
http://www.pokershopping.com/500pc-13-5gram-pro-clay-double-suit-poker-chip-set-w-aluminum-case_p92.html
http://www.pokershopping.com/500pc-13-5gram-pro-clay-stripe-suit-poker-chip-set-w-aluminum-case_p91.html

or should I get this set?
http://www.pokershopping.com/500pc-11-5-gram-suited-poker-chip-set-w-aluminum-case_p39.html



I really don't want to spend more then $70.00 for a 500 piece set.

bigsoos
01-04-06, 08:54 PM
both of those sets are composite w/ a metal insert. if you're not looking to spend much, here's a deal for you:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=450979

ANDREMIKE
01-04-06, 09:10 PM
What about the third set? Its sais its clay. is it bad to have a metal insert?

bigsoos
01-04-06, 10:55 PM
What about the third set? Its sais its clay. is it bad to have a metal insert?
500 pc "Suited" design 11.5 gram composite poker chips. These poker chips are made of top quality composite resin with a metal insert for the added weight.
Not necessarily bad, just doesnt have that casino chip sound.

namja
01-04-06, 11:47 PM
The 13.5 gram chips are rather heavy. Hold one chip, and you can't really tell much difference. But each stack (20 chips) is noticeably heavier, and if you need to carry the case filled with 500 of these chips, then you'll really notice how heavy these are.

11.5 gram chips feel better in your hand. But most of these have the metal inserts that make a metal sound when you splash the pot. It can be really annoying.

For your reference, most poker chips in Vegas weigh between 8.5 and 10 grams. So try to find chips around 10 grams without inserts.

bigsoos
01-05-06, 12:04 AM
for the price you want to spend, just get the ones w/ the metal inserts.

mgbfan
01-05-06, 12:10 PM
Not necessarily bad, just doesnt have that casino chip sound.
Or feel.

mgbfan
01-05-06, 12:11 PM
Also note that heavier DOES NOT equal better. That's a mistake a lot of newbies make.

El Scorcho
01-05-06, 01:07 PM
Yep, just like when picking out a woman.

You want em light enough to toss around, don't make too much noise, and won't cost you an arm and a leg to acquire.

mgbfan
01-05-06, 01:41 PM
Material matters more than weight. But anything 11 grams or heavier doesn't feel quite right to me.

Daniel-A
01-10-06, 02:40 AM
What about the clay vs composite thing? I didn't see anyone explain the difference. I use 11.5 clay chips in my home games. I've never played outside of a home game (though not always mine), would the chip difference be really noticable if I were to play in a tourney or casino? I'd hope not as I've finally got my shuffling down pat.

I can do stacks of 6 without thinking or looking. And up to stacks of 10 if I go real slow and actually concentrate.

Doug Heffernan
01-10-06, 01:03 PM
Here is a great audio/video of different kinds of chips.

http://www.epokerdeals.com/category_s/75.htm

bigsoos
01-10-06, 01:11 PM
What about the clay vs composite thing? I didn't see anyone explain the difference. I use 11.5 clay chips in my home games. I've never played outside of a home game (though not always mine), would the chip difference be really noticable if I were to play in a tourney or casino? I'd hope not as I've finally got my shuffling down pat.

I can do stacks of 6 without thinking or looking. And up to stacks of 10 if I go real slow and actually concentrate.
There's a difference in feel and sound. To me, nothing beats casino chips. The 11.5 chips you're using should be good enough. Just get some Copags now :)

NatrlBornThrllr
01-10-06, 03:28 PM
I can shuffle casino chips with such ease compared to the chips used at our ring of home games.

-JP