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This comes from Chess House and is made in USA 2 1/4" sq. cloth for $6.95. Further they state....<<Cloth-backed and silk screened in the USA on automobile grade vinyl, the board will last for years. The board will lay flat yet easily roll up for storage in any one of the chess equipment bags.>>
Does anyone have experience with this board, my concers are after being rolled up for 6 months will it lay perfectly flat or will you have to live with curled ends of the board?
They also make two other advertised as brushed aluminum color and the "rare" gold color...descriptions the same but they get almost double for them I am guessing due to the colors.
Here is the url in case anyone wants to view what I am asking about.http://www.chesshouse.com/club_style_chess_boards_s/71.htm
I just want a vinyl roll up that lays flat and is durable for a few years. If there isn't such thing also let me know. Years ago, and I mean 30 years ago most vinyl boards were all crap. Thank you in advance for responding.
I am not encouraging or endorsing any chess site for equipment, this was the only site I saw vinyl boards made in the USA with a cloth back and claiming premium automobile vinyl.
I have never used a vinyl board that laid flat enough for me. I have no reason to suspect that one would be any better. I use only mousepad or silicone roll-up boards. They cost a little more but lay flat every time. My silicone board was wadded up (literally) in my bag for a year and a half and laid out perfectly flat immediately.
Hi Mike:Have you considered a mousepad board? They are wrinkle free, and you can bend them, roll them up, and they will lay flat for ever. IMO, way better than the vinyl boards
Here is a thought....has anyone every tried to scotch guard the mouse pad board once a year so it cleans up and never gets solied. I know once it stains you can't get it out.
Yes I have a large size mouse pad board but was just looking for something a bit lighter and easier to roll up for portability.
I'm using the vinyl chessboard with 2.25" squares from wholesale chess and it lays flat after I unroll it even after it's been in storage for a long time. It will have just a tiny bit of memory at first, then I roll it "the other way" and that ends the memory, and it lays flat as a pancake and on the pieces go. The set is their big knight set. When I got it, it was called the executive set. The pieces are nice and heavy, I love the set, carrying case is nice as well.
if you store a cloth-backed vinyl board properly (rolled up, playing surface pointing outwards), it should stay perfectly flat for years. I still use several vinyl boards I bought in the 90s and they still lie perfectly flat.
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