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04-01-2006, 11:44 AM
Question to anyone.What effect does wetting the head ball in the rack have.We know it reduces friction i.e.the old frozen ball hustler's trick.I've seen guy's(never girl's)wet the head ball by licking their finger and apply a little moisture.Of course it's illegal as is putting anything on ball's but before I PROTEST I'd like to make sure they are not actually giving me an advantage.Anybody hip to this?

04-01-2006, 12:56 PM
It's illegal ... kind of like a spitball in baseball. If your cue ball hits the wet spot, it will slide off and many times, depending on how hard you break, make the cue ball jump the table.
I would get upset over this, and say 'Just what the hell do you think you are doing? That is illegal, NOW go get a damn towel, and wipe the balls dry, and rerack the balls'.

04-01-2006, 06:31 PM
Don't say anything,just spit on the table before each shot.If he says some thing,tell him its for luck,like putting spit on the head ball.