Back in the day, Kasson was a well-known corporation. I’ll do my best to provide details about each table so you can receive answers to your questions. Please contact me via the contact page on my site if you require a higher-resolution image of any model. I can also help by sharing a cross-sectional image of the table in case you want to see how it’s put together.
Kasson went out of business in the mid-2000s. It was difficult to locate information on their tables. I spent a long time gathering as much information as I could on Kasson tables, and I hope you find it beneficial as you play with your best pool cue.
KASSON TABLES MUST BE IDENTIFIED.
The images and descriptions below will assist you in identifying the Kasson table you are going to purchase. The table specification may not be clear; however, this guide contains information about it.
Kasson created tables in six different categories. Artisan, Elite, Classic, Contemporary, Cherry, Havea and Professional are the names given to them.
- ARTISAN KASSON TABLES
The tables shown above are from the craftsman category. They’re a little harder to come by. Each model has its own design, but there are some points that are shared by all of them.
COMMON ARTISAN SPECIFICATIONS
Available colors: Blue, Gray, Green, Red, and Gold
These primary colors were available in Light, medium, medium-dark, and dark shades
|Rails||Abalone diamond sights on a three-piece rail.|
|pockets||Handcrafted leather pockets|
|Frame||Double interlocking centre beams make up the frame.|
|Coating||UV-curable Kasguard coating Coating|
|Legs||Legs are made from a single piece of solid hardwood.|
|Slate||Diamond-honed Italian slate with a 1′′ backing|
|Frame||Frame Mortise and tenon joinery is a type of joinery that uses mortise and tenon joints.|
|Cabinetry||8/4′′ hardwood stock cabinetry|
|Cushions||Kasson fastback K66 cushions|
2.CLASSIC KASSON POOL TABLES
CLASSIC OAK COLORS
|Colors||RED, GREEN, BLUE GREY AND These were available in Light, medium, medium-dark, and dark shades.|
|All of them are constructed of oak tree wood.|
HARDWOOD WITH A CLOSED GRAIN
Blue, Gray, Green, Red, and Gold are the primary colours. Light, medium, medium-dark, and dark shades were available.All of them are made of closed-grained hardwood.
3.CONTEMPORARY KASSON POOL TABLES
|Colors||Blue Gray Green Red And Gold|
|In colors Light, medium, medium-dark, and dark shades were available.|
4.ELITE KASSON POOL TABLES
TABLES FOR THE POOL ELITE KASSON
In three areas, Kasson created elite tables. The following image shows the name and design of each table category: cherry elite, oak elite, and maple elite.
COMMON SPECIFICATIONS FOR CHERRY ELITE
|Colors||Blue, Gray, Green, Red, and Gold are the primary colours. Medium and available shades were medium-dark, and dark shades were available. There are no light variants available.|
|Cherry Tree wood is used for all of them.|
COMMON SPECIFICATIONS FOR OAK ELITE
|Colors||Blue, Gray, Green, Red, and Gold are the primary colors and the available shades were Light, medium, medium-dark, and dark shade|
|All of them are constructed of oak tree wood.|
COMMON SPECIFICATIONS FOR MAPLE ELITE
|Colors||Blue, Gray, Green, Red, and Gold are the primary colors. Brandy, nutmeg, and cognac were the available colors.|
- HAVEA KASSON POOL TABLES
|Colors||Blue, Gray, Green, Red, and Gold are the primary colors and available shades were Light, medium, medium-dark, and dark shades|
- PROFESSIONAL KASSON POOL TABLES
|Colors||Blue, Gray, Green, Red, and Gold are the primary colors. Aurora was available in white, black, stone, and sage, while Vermillion was available in white, black, stone, wood, and sage.|
COMMENTS ON KASSON POOL TABLES IN GENERAL
Kasson’s most popular tables were Aurora and Vermillion. They had two huge triangle-shaped legs for added stability.
Voyager and Terminator were good too in the market, but their frames and legs were not up to the task in the long run.
If you’re thinking about buying these, make sure the legs are in good shape. Both have solid maple rails that have been finished with formica. These two models resemble Brunswick’s Centurian, although they are not knockoffs like the AMF Playmaster.
All of the tables have deep pockets, comparable to those seen on a snooker table. K66 cushion and rubber feathership can be found here. Each table has two cross beams that run the length of the table, making it highly solid and stable.
KASSON’S SHORT HISTORY
Kasson was founded in 1983 by Dave Kasper and his wife Wendy Johnson. The Kasson tables became increasingly popular over the next two decades, bringing the pair much more success. Kasson, with its facilities in Babbit, Minnesota, was the third largest pool table manufacturer in the United States by 2001.
However, as Chinese and Malaysian pool tables grew more popular in the United States, demand for Kasson began to dwindle. Every year since 2001, the company has been unable to meet its targeted sales of tables. In 2002, for example, the company projected to sell 13000 pool tables but fell short by over 2000 tables.
Due to a drop in sales, Dave was compelled to lease the company to Great Lakes Home and Resort Inc in 2003. Kasson proceeded to lay off people when the modification failed. Great Lakes Home and Resort Inc bought Kasson outright in 2005, but they were unable to maintain the business flow and lost money. Kasson shuttered its production factory altogether in October 2006, and after six months, all of the company’s assets were auctioned off.