Darts | Billiards | Game Blog

Custom made darts.

Posted by Jessica Greene on Apr 3, 2017 9:38:01 AM

            Darts is a very popular game in this county! At Nelson’s Hometowne Recreation, we sell darts and accessories to fit all your gaming needs. My favorite part of the dart business is helping a guest get a customized set of darts!

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Topics: darts, custom


Posted by Alex Huff on Mar 27, 2017 10:23:53 AM

      Is a slate pool table worth it?  YES!  Slate pool tables are by far a better product over wood bed tables.  A standard wooden bed table is usually made of a high-density particle board, which is easily victim to warping and damage.  The wood will absorb anything spilled on it, or the humidity out of the air causing them to become misconfigured, warped, or even rotting. The only non-slate table I would consider is a table that uses Accuslate, which is a high-density fiberboard that is coated with PVC to help protect the bed against damage.  These tables usually offer a 7-year warranty.  Going with Accuslate is also a way to be a little easier on the wallet, but like they always say, you get what you pay for.  

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Topics: pool table, billiards, slate, rec room

Broken Glasses

Posted by Alex Huff on Mar 23, 2017 9:15:26 AM

So you knocked another glass off the edge of your hot tub, and guess what?  It shattered into a million pieces!  We’ve all been there and done it.  It’s frustrating, it’s like throwing money out the window!  I know what you’re thinking, from now on I am just going to use that old plastic souvenir cup from the fair!  Well, I have a better suggestion.  How about something that has the beautiful look of glass, but the strength and shatter resistance of polycarbonate.  Strahl glasses are made of a high quality polycarbonate that is dishwasher safe, shatter resistant, and yes…clear as glass!  Another awesome feature of Strahl glasses is the ability to freeze them for cold drinks, just like you would an actual glass.  Nelsons Hometowne Recreation in Janesville offers a wide variety of Strahl glassware including beer mugs, margarita glasses, cocktail glasses, champagne flutes, wine glasses, tumblers, and even serving dishes!  Anyone with a hot tub, or game room needs these glasses!  Watching your friends play billiards or air hockey?  Sit back and enjoy an ice cold drink, without the fear of it getting knocked off a table and shattering.  Fell off the side of your hot tub?  Just clean the spill and fill it back up!  When the day is done, throw them in the dishwasher and they will be crystal clear and clean for your next use!  

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Topics: durable, glass, strahl, glassware, unbreakable, strong, elegant, polycarbonate, clear

Strahl Glassware

Posted by Jessica Greene on Mar 23, 2017 9:03:51 AM

Hmmm. I didn’t know that…

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Topics: durable, strahl, glassware, glasses, cups, unbreakable, strong, drink, elegant

Hmmm, I didn't know that.  Ammonia

Posted by Jessica Greene on Feb 21, 2017 9:58:53 AM

Ammonia, this is a word I am familiar with, but what does it have to do with your spa or pool? This week, I decided to look into what exactly ammonia is, how to tell if someone has it, and how to get rid of it.

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Topics: Spa, pool, ammonia, water

Valentines Candle

Posted by Shock Leitner on Feb 13, 2017 11:06:32 AM

Hmmmm…. I didn’t know that….

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Topics: candle, craft, nelsons, valentines, soy bead, gift

The Difference Between Ping Pong Paddles

Posted by Charlie Platts on Jan 26, 2017 4:53:52 PM

When it comes to picking out table tennis or “ping pong” paddles, it could get a little confusing. Although your choice is largely based on your opinion on the design and feel of the paddles, there are three main factors that determine the difference between paddles:

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Topics: Ping Pong Paddles, Ping Pong