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  1. This week's Billiard Gods Blog posts - January 16

    Howdy Pool Shooters,
    The newest blog post is a Challenge Shootout:
    http://www.billiardgods.com/down-the-rail-shots-advanced-acsa-2-of-3/

    Click the link for "Instructions for Challenge...
  2. Cool. Please spread this to your social media...

    Cool. Please spread this to your social media friends.

    This year, I'm putting an intensive effort into expanding the culture of pool - especially for new players.

    May all your object balls hit...
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    Howdy Folks, here is another Learning Video blog post, by an enthusiastic player. Share it with friends.
    http://ow.ly/saIKx
  4. New Billiards Blog (4 of them actually)

    Howdy Folks,

    Started several billiards blogs at www.billiardgods.com

    Good to Know Pool Stuff (weekly) - general information and tips about playing pool.

    Challenge Shootouts (bi-weekly) -...
  5. BILLIARD GODS Blog: Straight-in Shots (Intermediate) - 1 of 3

    Howdy Folks, check out this Billiard Gods SHOOTOUT CHALLENGE" blog posts from www.billiardgods.com

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    This is the SIS (Intermediate level) Test Group, #1 of 3 (part of...
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    I keep a handful of browser shortcuts in a...

    I keep a handful of browser shortcuts in a desktop folder for the different forums - azbilliards, poolchat, billiardsforum, insidepoolmag, pool.bz, etc.

    It helps me keep up to date on what's...
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    I still can't figure out why cues were ever...

    I still can't figure out why cues were ever banned?

    Has there EVER been a single instance of a hijacking of any kind of vehicle through the use of a club or stick?
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    Got any poor sportsmanship stories?

    Howdy Folks,

    Tell us about your experiences with opponents who displayed poor sportsmanship>


    Here's one from my history:

    I (skill 6 at the time) was playing an APA 9 Ball match against a...
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    I use a drapery attachment on my vacuum, going...

    I use a drapery attachment on my vacuum, going cross side, down the length of the table. The key is to place the opening flat to the table at all times without pushing or forcing it down.
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    Practice is necessary when you want to improve...

    Practice is necessary when you want to improve one particular skill. For example, working on very sharp cuts or long table straight-in shots.

    I recommend to all my students to work on a specific...
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    Practice is necessary when you want to improve...

    Practice is necessary when you want to improve one particular skill. For example, working on very sharp cuts or long table straight-in shots.

    I recommend to all my students to work on a specific...
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    I've got a Viking "tall" butt (33") and a shaft...

    I've got a Viking "tall" butt (33") and a shaft cut from an ancient house stick at the points (36"). What's nice is that the total weight is 20.5 ounces.
    This is necessary, since I'm 6' 5" tall.
    ...
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    The only real shortcut to improving your game is...

    The only real shortcut to improving your game is learning from your mistakes. The worst thing you can do on a screwed up shot is to attempt to wipe the experience from your memory.

    Instead,...
  14. Translating pool books into other languages

    Howdy Folks,

    I want to translate three of my books into other languages. These will be abridged versions of these books (plus a one paragraph description):
    - Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets (150...
  15. Managing sharks and sharking & other gamesmanship

    Howdy folks,

    I've just completed a massive research project on sharking over the last 14 months. I've documented 80+ major sharks and compiled them into a book named "The Psychology of Losing -...
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    New Generation Writers recognized

    Howdy Folks,

    Billiard Digest is starting to recognize the pool writers that have come out in the last few years.

    They have put together a review of 13 books in the June 2008 issue. (My book,...
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    Re: The Fundamentals Of Pool

    There's a ton of "body" fundamentals. When helping newer players out, I tend to only get them into a basic standard - bridge length about 6-8" from the ball to the bridge hand, the stick arm in a...
  18. Re: What are your favorite pool cue accessories?

    I keep an ultimate tool handy when my medium hard tip gets a bit too shiny (about once a month or so). Along with that I keep a Scotch brite pad to burnish the shaft (also about once a month).

    I...
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    Re: New Book - SAFETY TOOLBOX released

    If you want to make it real, take a look at the Table of Contents.
    http://www.billiardgods.com/Descriptions/table_of_contents.htm

    There is far more to learning about Safety play than just...
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    New Book - SAFETY TOOLBOX released

    Just released is the second CD book of the Intelligent Shooter Series:
    Handbook of the Billiard Gods, Safety Toolbox.

    This is everything the everyday pool hall player needs to know about...
  21. Billiards Digest (July) review - HOBG-Appendix A

    FYI -

    From Billiards Digest, July 2007, quoted from
    George Fels' article Too Much Information -

    "Allan Sand's humbly titled "Handbook of the Billiard Gods, Appendix A - Table Map" offers a...
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    Re: Handbook of the Billiard Gods

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman3:</font><hr> As I share 80% of the poster's last name (I never met a single Sand as we all gathered in Sands when forming) I just wanted to give him my 30...
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    Re: Handbook of the Billiard Gods

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman3:</font><hr> You will probably have to develop a little thicker skin about out of the blue comments as most of us do.

    Just some advice from a survivor,...
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    Re: Handbook of the Billiard Gods

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote lewcamp:</font><hr> Every author thinks that they have come up with the miracle cure or system. Most of the time they are just re-inventing the wheel. <hr...
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    Re: Handbook of the Billiard Gods

    Ask and ye shall receive:
    http://www.billiardgods.com/Introduction/Sample.htm

    Just expand it to full screen width.

    The concept is that the HOBG is WAY too big for a human book - therefore each...
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