A display rack gives you the opportunity of displaying your favorite knick-knacks while at the same time ensuring that they are secured in one place, and that's what the American Shifter Company display rack is all about. Made of acrylic, the display rack is designed to hold American Shifter's line of pool ball-styled shift knobs. In this review, we got one of these display racks and tried them out.
- Can hold 15 shift knobs
- Pool rack design
- Made of durable cell-cast acrylic
- Hardware included
- Keeps ball shift knobs securely in place. The display rack is designed to hold American Shifter pool ball-style shift knobs, but we also found out that it can also hold ball shift knobs of similar size fairly well.
- Its unique appearance can certainly make heads turn. Except for its size, the display rack is a near-exact replica of a standard pool or billiard rack. It will especially tickle the fancy of pool aficionados out there.
- Cell-cast acrylic construction makes the rack sturdy and lightweight. Though it certainly would not survive a drop without a scratch, the display rack is sturdy enough to provide years of service.
- Minimal installation required. Setting up the display rack will only take minutes of your time. The set also comes with all the necessary hardware, which makes the process even more convenient.
- Because of its shape and design, the display rack is very limited in terms of function. It would be really difficult to find another purpose for this rack aside from holding billiard ball shift knobs.
- Knobs are not included in the set. Although it would certainly drive the price up, given the quality and popularity of its custom shift knobs, it would have been better if American Shifter also included the knobs with the rack.
- The $130 price tag will make it a hard sell. Paying more than a hundred bucks, especially since it does not come with the knobs, for this display rack may be too much for some.
The bottom line:
If you are a big fan of pool or billiards, a shift knob collector, or simply someone who is looking for an eccentric gift for someone special, getting this display rack is a good choice. We do strongly recommend that you also get the complete set of pool ball shift knobs from American Shifter along with this rack so you can enjoy the full experience.