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  1. Thread: We won!!!

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    Re: We won!!!

    Congratulations, Glad for your win.
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    Re: I am getting glasses...reviews needed

    Now they look round but they are not ! :-)
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    Re: I am getting glasses...reviews needed

    I wore progressive tri-focal lens for many years and bought a pair of billiard glasses referred to by Tony in Md above. They cost about $250.00. I had my eyes examined for $50.00 bucks at Walmart and...
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    Re: Your favorite match available online is...?

    I do not have the habit of jumping up on shots and long ago taught myself to "stay down." However, I think that all of us from time to time get too involved in a shot and then make the mistake of...
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    Re: Your favorite match available online is...?

    Thanks for the link RichR. I had seen the match once before but had not studied it. Crane’s strategy is something to behold. I noticed that he is not committed to a particular break ball and takes...
  6. Thread: Silly question

    by JoeW
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    Re: Silly question

    I think pool playing is a skill. The more skillful the player the fewer the number of mistakes and the less chance of a "bad" roll. There are probabilities associated with just about eveything in...
  7. Thread: JJ's game

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    Re: Video Comments

    In line with Spiderman's comments here is something to try. I noticed that a few (several?) pros seem to jiggle the cue stick during their warm up. By "jiggle" I mean short (one - two inch) strokes,...
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    Re: Hypothesis: Regional Variations in Talent Pool?

    I find 15 ball rotation has helped my game a lot. A friend and I play here in Florida. We play to 50 points, and score one point for each called shot. ball in hand on a scratch or foul but no other...
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    Re: Hypothesis; natural talent

    I have come to the opinion, after several years of watching the pros that the critical element in the top professionals is the ability to fiercely concentrate on every shot. This special form of...
  10. Thread: Luck

    by JoeW
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    Re: Luck

    I would agree that luck favors the experienced player. The experienced player knows what is possible and therefore knows that such and such a shot is more likely to result in a good outcome. The...
  11. Thread: Luck

    by JoeW
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    Re: Luck

    BTW I also think that we have preferred ways of seeing the world. I have a friend who all too often makes three ball combinations, four rail kick/ banks and other unlikely shots that he says are the...
  12. Thread: Luck

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    Re: Luck

    Fran Crimi said, “Do you think this is true? If a pro has luck, is it usually bad?”

    This is an intriguing question and I wonder if I can reason through it. Let’s say that by definition “Luck” is a...
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    Re: Do the pros draw fans?

    I do not think the problem is with the players' ability to draw fans.

    I think the problem lies in the lack of excitement in a pool match. The runs are too long and observers lose interest. There...
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    Re: From Russia, with love.

    Have to try that. Thanks for the idea.
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    Re: From Russia, with love.

    An interesting topic. Thanks for the link. Is it safe to conclude that a soft tip with a soft stroke is more likely to suffer the effects of vibration induced throw?

    Or does the soft tip reduce...
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    Re: Seminole Pro Tour Challenge - Win a free cue

    Capone's is about one and a half hours from me so I'll be there to watch. Anyone know the cost of admission?
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    Re: Blacking out by Tom Simpson

    Life is not always about excuses. Some things are more in the way of explanations. Sometimes we play with friends for the socialization and the pleasure of their company: A friendly game of pool if...
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    Re: Blacking out by Tom Simpson

    Several years ago, when I was trying to figure out why I was missing some shots it occurred to me that I was literally closing my eyes (blinking) on some shots. This is similar to a loss of mental...
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    Re: Cue Chalk Preference?

    my ability to use screw or as we say, "draw," has not been noticably different though I did not evaluate Blue Diamond in this way. Thanks, I will now have to see if I can get "more" draw with Blue...
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    Re: Cue Chalk Preference?

    I am on my fourth cube of Blue Diamond and have now come to the conclusion that it is no better (and no worse) than the Master's Chalk I used for many years.

    Got sucked in by the hype that said...
  21. Thread: Permissible Error

    by JoeW
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    Re: Permissible Error

    I have a couple of thoughts. Using your numbers the cb can be 6.18” off line with a 4” pocket and the OB can still be pocketed from four feet. Apparently, the CB can be nearly three ball widths off...
  22. Thread: Permissible Error

    by JoeW
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    Re: Permissible Error

    BtW, given that PE increases for other shots, how does this effect that distance off a straight in shot a CB can be when aiming at the contact point. I suspect the distance a CB can be off the...
  23. Thread: Permissible Error

    by JoeW
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    Re: Permissible Error

    Hi Mac, Given a 24” pot from 48” with a permissible error of .24 degrees what would this translate to in inches the cue ball could be off a straight in shot when aiming at the contact point as though...
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    Re: Stupid and wrong aiming system-- WORKS!!!???!?!?!

    For the record, FDC is not an aiming system. It is merely a way to "see" the relationship between CB,OB and the pocket.
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    Re: Stupid and wrong aiming system-- WORKS!!!???!?!?!

    Mac said, "Not forgetting that there iz no such thing az a halfball angle. Every halfball angle looks different to every other halfball angle. Koz we dont see the angle, we see the Qball the Oball...
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