John Roberts was the runner up. The biggest problem is that the shims that are used to level the table will separate the slate from the slate liner. It is on the rear side of the cushion. This table is not made for precision play. Genuine slate is the only material that is approved by the BCA. An accurately designed frame construction should have interlocking center bracing and cross bracing anchored directly to the frame cabinet wall. Other cheap tables will have an MDF top, but can be of good quality too.
The higher the HCA(hydroxycitric acid) concentration, the more mileage you are going to get out of the supplement. All brands will contain some amount of the extract from the actual fruit, but the amount of the active substance can vary a lot. There are plenty of fly-by-night products around(pretty much all of the ones in local stores) that only offer a very subpar purity.
Often times such supplements(like ones sold at WalMart) only contain 20 or less HCA- even when they are marked as higher(this was the conclusion of a recent study).