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Every week when I go to the local poolhall I have trouble adjusting to the roll of the tables, which is much faster than mine. Will this get better in time? Another thing, are there any warm ups or something I can do to get used to it before a match?
02-14-2003, 10:06 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote 9 ball junior:</font><hr> Every week when I go to the local poolhall I have trouble adjusting to the roll of the tables, which is much faster than mine. Will this get better in time? Another thing, are there any warm ups or something I can do to get used to it before a match?
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You'll get used to the speed of the cloth. I happen to love good fast worsted wool cloth like Simonis 860, or Gorina Basalt, and I wouldn't mind something real fast, like Gorina T-2000 or Simonis 760.
Here are some things you can do to speed up the learning curve: Shoot some 2 and 3 rail kicks that you are already well familiar with. Do them each a few times. Then shoot some follow, and draw, shots. Pay attention to the speed of the hit, and the amount of roll for a given speed, on a given shot. Eventually, with practice and patience, the necessary speed control will become second nature. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
get rid of your house cloth & install simonois 860 & your problem is then solved. I use 760 on my home studio tables.
Fast Larry. www.fastlarrypool.com (http://www.fastlarrypool.com)
02-16-2003, 03:14 AM
I agree with the kicks. I would also suggest just hitting a few racks, you will get a feel for it. It is something that you definitely have to be able to adjust to because even if 2 pool halls or even your table at home have the same cloth it may play differently because of the environment.
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