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Tom_In_Cincy
02-02-2003, 02:47 PM
From a long list of contibutors.

For a beginner to intermediate player

1. Conserver gas. Always hit at pocket speed when you have the choice. You don't need to hit as hard as the LAG.. that shot goes almost 18 feet. There aren't many 18 foot shots on the table.

2. Take the most direct route. Over complicating a shot can lead to more speed and rails. Sometimes, shape can be just as easy going one rail to get down table.

3. Aviod accidents. Hitting other balls in the table are accidents. Unless its on purpose, avoid these collisions. When you hit another ball and hook yourself, its like having an accident and not wearing your seatbelt. Adding insult to injury.

4. You can't drive if you car is in the parking lot. Aviod being on the rail (parking lot), unless you have become a master of being jacked up, or practice hitting just the top of the cue ball.

5. Keep your engine well maintained. Clean up your shaft, and Butt when you are finished. This also lets you know if you have any unwanted DINGS.

6. Start you engine with confidence. Practice breaking. Not enough time is devoted to the "Break". A good break is the key to controlling the table. When you are in control, you have a much better chance to win.

Wally_in_Cincy
02-03-2003, 08:39 AM
Also watch out for "shopping carts", that is, people who roll balls downtable right into your cue, thereby risking the infliction of a nasty ding /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif.

Wally~~has never seen Tom move that fast to pick up his cue off the table /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif.

(It wasn't me)