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    Re: Switching Games Hurt Your Strategy?

    Marty, I cruise by once in a while. Ricks doing fine as far as I know (haven't seen him for a while)and owns a bar now.

    Yes the trend would be as you say. IMO most higher rated players know...
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    Re: Switching Games Hurt Your Strategy?

    I don't think my brain has ever been that finely honed. LOL
    Hi Marty, To answer, I say if you play as much as I think you play it should not be a problem. I imagine you still play a fair amount of...
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    Re: force follow

    BB, this shot like the first one shown is a matter of how full you hit the O/B. This one the O/B can easily be 6" away from the side and still get it to hook around and follow down into the corner. I...
  4. Thread: Humid Climate

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    Re: Humid Climate

    You should consider slipstick. Reviews say this product works very well. I don't use it because my hands stay dry.

    Rod
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    Re: The importance of safety play

    Play some one pocket. Lots of safety play is standard fare. If your weak in that area you'll get creamed.

    Rod
  6. Re: Tracking 8-Ball National Tournament Progress o

    I won't be there and haven't seen or spoke with Rick for some time. I canceled my plans when someone let the reservation at the Riv go.

    Rod
  7. Re: Tracking 8-Ball National Tournament Progress o

    Updates, not as we know them. All I've ever seen is results posted near the end or at the end of the tourney. Good luck in Vegas to you and SPetty.

    Rod
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    Re: Learned a new shot and wanted to share it

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote ras314:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rod:</font><hr> To add, when you realize the c/b spends less time than you think on the table bed it...
  9. Thread: Sniper Tips

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    Re: Sniper Tips

    Dee, I've read they are on the soft side. Personally I've never used one. However according to some vivid imaginations on AZB they put tons of english on the ball.LOL Personally I've never used over...
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    Re: Reyes Cue Tip? Or Advice.

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Sid_Vicious:</font><hr> "The logic behind compressing the tip is that you are shortening the time the tip would normally compress as you play with it over time"...
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    Re: Learned a new shot and wanted to share it

    The way this shot is set up it makes for a very large target. Variations of this shot are used during game situations. As Bob noted, a follow stroke does the opposite, it lengthens the angle. Both...
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    Re: Using follow on close shots

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote TennesseeJoe:</font><hr> What is you technique for putting follow on a straight in shot when the cue ball is only one inch from the object ball? <hr...
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    Re: Need a 9 ball ruling

    Ball in hand, 9 on the foot spot.
  14. Thread: OB 1 barber pole

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    Re: switching between shafts

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Sid_Vicious:</font><hr> You jest, but in reality, most people are up to the "being taught threshold" relatively quick, the then it is just the time and...
  15. Thread: OB 1 barber pole

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    Re: switching between shafts

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman3:</font><hr> Rod,

    Maybe you and I just didn't spend enough time in school, wasting our time in pool halls instead... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif...
  16. Thread: OB 1 barber pole

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    Re: switching between shafts

    "I just don't understand that the ability to aim, for instance, with a little less compensation impacts people's games that much."

    Well I'm all in Dee, cause, I don't get it either. Of course I...
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    Re: into cushion vs. not

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman3:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rod:</font><hr> I'm sure your right Bob. However there must some gearing effect with the c/b pinching...
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    Re: into cushion vs. not

    I'm sure your right Bob. However there must some gearing effect with the c/b pinching the o/b against the rail just the right amount. As you said its not as thin as one would think.

    Rod
  19. Thread: shot advice

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    Re: shot advice

    Low inside could be a good option. I wasn't clear on the exact layout, a wei could have helped. Thing is though, get the diagram off a balls width and your answer can be wrong. If its not up close...
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    Re: the poll's purpose is to see what people think

    Sorry Dave, I'm not trying to give you a hard time. It appears I was but its just the way I view certain aspects of the game. At any rate my vote was for = any player at any level would be just as...
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    Re: into cushion vs. not

    I haven't shot the shot but it appears it could be a double kiss back. May not be but where the c/b contacts the second rail would be a give away. Where does the c/b contact the second rail on a make...
  22. Thread: shot advice

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    Re: shot advice

    You have to take what the table gives you. Fast tables need a lot more finesse. If you can't handle such then you have to go extra rails. The trick is, is knowing the easy/best route to come into the...
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    Re: Does a low-squirt cue help, and who does it h

    There could be convincing arguments pro and con for every answer in this poll. In the grand scheme of things all we have here is a meaningless poll. Does it really make a difference what others...
  24. Thread: glasses

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    Re: glasses

    I've never heard of Ducott glasses. I think what they meant to suggest was Decot. I have a pair and although better than most I was never able to adapt. I am a stand up player unlike you with your...
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    Re: throw, cling, gearing OE, cloth effects

    It looks good Dave. The diagrams are clear as well which really helps the visual aspect. Years ago when I started playing there was very little in the way of illustrations. I only had one book and...
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