Innovations in Crokinole by Crokinole Canada (PDF)
Ted Fuller highlights some of the innovations in Crokinole his company Crokinole Canada has been working on in 2023. Download the PDF.
Innovations in Crokinole by Crokinole Canada
By Ted Fuller
Wed May 10, 2023
Article on crokinole.com
The Beginner Board (Cherry & Walnut Style) by Crokinole Canada
Crokinole Canada has developed what may be your mother’s favorite crokinole board. Why? Because it is made with melamine - the same stuff her kitchen cabinets are made of! Customers in search of a board with a lower price point but still good quality may be interested in this unique board. Ted says, “I’m happy we were able to get this board made here in Canada. It replaces a board that was made in China and had issues with the middle posts falling out. This board has solidly anchored posts, cnc engraved lines, and a heavier material called melamine that is easy to clean and maintain.”
The Maple Series Boards by Crokinole Canada
We've been working on these beautiful Canadian maple stained boards. They are our best boards in terms of materials and construction. They have fully stained backs that match the surface color. They also come with a french cleat for wall hanging. These are very nice, natural looking boards. The finish is furniture grade and the surface is very smooth.
- Brown Maple Board (https://crokinole.ca/collections/crokinole-boards/products/the-dark-knight-tournament-crokinole-board-game-set-meets-nca-standards)
- Red Maple Board (https://crokinole.ca/collections/crokinole-boards/products/the-red-maple-tournament-crokinole-board-game-set-meets-nca-standards)
- Grey Maple Board (https://crokinole.ca/collections/crokinole-boards/products/the-grey-storm-from-crokinole-canada-tournament-crokinole-board-game-set-meets-nca-standards)
- Muzzies Bird’s Eye Beauty Board (https://crokinole.ca/collections/crokinole-boards/products/birds-eye-beauty-tournament-size-crokinole-board-game-set-stained-dark-maple-ditch-birds-eye-maple-surface-canadian-maple-side-rails)
- Muzzies World Champion Board (https://crokinole.ca/collections/crokinole-boards/products/tournament-board)
Other Innovations by Crokinole Canada
- Our artisan boards are now made by two manufacturers. One creates the top and the other the base of the board. The boards rails are thinner now and a little more professional looking with a natural maple banding. (Link: https://www.crokinoleboards.com)
- Our deluxe octagon boards are now at a higher level of quality control. A new bit is being used to cut the middle hole. Overall there is more care being made to produce a cleaner, more professional board. (Link: https://crokinole.ca/collections/traditional-size-crokinole-boards/products/the-deluxe-crokinole-board)
- The Tracey Boards, The Royal Red and The Baltic Bircher all continue to sell well and we are continuing to improve our quality control measures on these boards. We are expecting that The Baltic Bircher may have an upgrade to an MDF maple surface which is good news for all those who buy that particular board. (Link: Tracey Red: https://crokinole.ca/collections/crokinole-boards/products/the-tournament-board-set-meets-nca-standards Tracey Black: https://crokinole.ca/collections/crokinole-boards/products/the-black-championship-crokinole-board-game-set-meets-nca-standards Tracey Grey Rock: https://crokinole.ca/collections/crokinole-boards/products/grey-rock-championship-crokinole-board-game-set-meets-nca-standards
Link: The Royal Red:
Link: The Baltic Bircher:
- The Crokinole Canada board is a very good overall tournament board but we are still shooting to get the fastest finish on that particular board. We have located the finisher of the fastest boards on the market and are hoping they can take on more of our business to literally get this board up to speed!
(Link: Crokinole Canada Board: https://crokinole.ca/collections/crokinole-boards/products/the-crokinole-canada-tournament-board-game-set-meets-nca-standard )