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11-28-2005, 01:29 PM
I was watching the trick shots last evening between Allison Fisher and Ewa Laurance on ESPN. I noticed that it looked like they were referring to a book for their shots. Once, I even heard Allison give a page number to Ewa. Anyone have an idea what book they were using to help set up the shots?
11-28-2005, 01:49 PM
I don't know, but here are a few titles...
Byrne's Treasury of Trick Shots - Byrne - 1982
Fun on the Billiard Table - Stancliffe - 1900
(AKA - Fun on the Pool Table - "Edited" by Herrmann - 1902,
AKA: Tricks and Games on the Pool Table - Herrmann - 1967,
AKA - Pool Table Tricks and Games - Herrmann - 1978)
Mike Massey's World of Trick Shots - Massey - 2003
Pocket Billiard Fundamentals and Trick Shots Made Easy - Caras - 1969
Steve Mizerak's Pocket Billiards Tips and Trick Shots - Mizerak - 1982
The Pool Hustlers Handbook - Anton - 2002
The World Champion on Winning Pool and Trick Shots - Varner - 1981
Trick and Fancy Shots in Pocket Billiards Made Easy - Caras, Jimmy - 1948
11-28-2005, 02:20 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote slipstroke:</font><hr> I was watching the trick shots last evening between Allison Fisher and Ewa Laurance on ESPN. I noticed that it looked like they were referring to a book for their shots. Once, I even heard Allison give a page number to Ewa. Anyone have an idea what book they were using to help set up the shots?
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If it wasn't an ESPN-only situation, they were probably using the standard Artistic Pool shots. See http://www.artisticpoolplayers.com/index.php
11-28-2005, 05:23 PM
Most times the players are referring to Mr. Mike Massey's Trick Shot book, but the female players also use the shots from the Artistic Trick Shot Program per other postings. Mike's book has become the standard reference and used by nearly all professional artistic / trick shot player.
I hope this helps.
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11-29-2005, 12:52 AM
Last year in the match between Lee and Mataya, you could see in the close-ups that it was Massey's book they were using. It's a shame, you'd think for competition they shouldn't be allowed to use a book.
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