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Reflections on performance

Posted 03-26-2017 at 08:54 AM by thelmstetter

Just got back late last night from the 2017 VA state 10-ball. I had a great time although the end result was disappointing. Every time I go to a pool tournament I like to reflect back and learn something valuable. This is just some of my observations.
I heard Earl Strickland once describe high level pool as playing with controlled aggression. I like adding intensity so high level pool is played with intensity and controlled aggression. You have to be extremely focused and committed to performing...
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Hit em soft

Posted 03-26-2017 at 08:52 AM by thelmstetter

After every tournament that I play in I make it a habit to look at what I can learn from the experience. One of the things that I have noticed over time is that good players tend to hit the balls more softly. This may not always be the case but in general good players and professional players hit the balls softer. They play the ball at “pocket speed” when possible. Even though most shots should be hit softly there are still times when force is needed. I thought I would make a list of reasons why...
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Timmy Scruggs personal rolex watch! How cool is this!

Posted 03-08-2017 at 07:01 AM by deanoc

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It is very cool to have your friends watch
If you had not spoken to these classless morons on Az
who view every thread as an opportunity to speak
with arrogance and parade what passes for knowledge and self importance

You have something wonderful from your friend and mine,I remember the last time I spoke with tim and I didn't have any idea how sick he really was


I never heard one bad word about tim,he was kind t,thoughtful and...
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School or Viking

Posted 02-20-2017 at 08:33 AM by CMarshall

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Where did all the school talk come from lol? I just wanted feed back on the two cues I mentioned & somehow we've talking schools.
The title of this thread is "School or Viking"
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Old Palmer Cues for Sale

Posted 01-16-2017 at 02:04 PM by dakaratestar

If anyone interested please PM me or contact my facebook

facebook.com/runoutbilliards
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Another Pale Male Story

Posted 01-12-2017 at 09:03 AM by Nostroke
Updated 04-03-2017 at 03:28 AM by Nostroke

Way before the babies leave the nest, the hawk parents stop spoon feeding them- they just drop off food in the nest and let the kids tear it up and eat. So anyway, years back on the maiden flight, or one shortly thereafter, one of the kids smashed right into a building and broke off his beak-the top part.

Pale Male has to feed the kids the first 4-5 weeks or so after they leave the nest and in the process teaches them how to hunt. So he drops off half a pigeon in front of ‘No Beak’...
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The night I was arrested for reckless driving when I was walking.

Posted 01-06-2017 at 12:32 AM by gregcantrall

This might take a while. It all started at a scotch doubles League match. My wife and I did not see eye-to-eye on how things had been going that night. I decided it might just be better to walk the mile and a half home rather than it being in the car together was not an option.
So after about a half a mile down lumbia Boulevard headed towards the blue Bridge. As I am approaching the mini market on the left a police car pulls in. The two officers get out and put their backs against the wall...
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Jerry Rauenzahn Southwest Style Custom w/3 Shafts and extension...Mint!

Posted 01-03-2017 at 06:03 AM by cuecrazy

Like new. $1700 or best offer.

Custom by Jerry with a Southwest flair!
No scratches/dents & rolls straight. With JPs as shown.
Super sharp 4 points with beige, orange, brown veneers. Wrapless.
Butt: 14.13 oz.
Shaft 1: 3.69 oz. 13mm
Shaft 2: 3.56 oz. 13mm
Shaft 3: 3.39 oz. 12.8mm LD Tiger (matching collars on all shafts)
Extension that fits butt end easily. 3/8x10 joint.
Original price was $2695. Make reasonable offer......
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Lol

Posted 12-31-2016 at 12:14 PM by perfectpocketz

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I didnt know you that well. Saw you at a few tourneys back then and said hi a few times. I played with the guys in Somerset. Dan Muhollen, Dave Damico and Mike Grebeck. All were top flight players back then. Not sure if you remember those guys.
Of course I remember those guys.....little Davey Damico...Danny....Mike.....they all played good.
Don't think I ever played them.....tried to play Dave a couple times....but we didn't play.
I wanted to play everyone......lol......and...
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Tim Scruggs

Posted 12-23-2016 at 07:27 AM by dakaratestar

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That's a nice cue
Thanks!
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She Swings

Posted 12-16-2016 at 08:39 AM by Nostroke
Updated 12-16-2016 at 09:54 AM by Nostroke

When i was in kindergarten, i use to walk to school of course-across a major thoroughfare by the way. I would also go over there to play until i was about 10 or so.

They had a heavy duty swing set as most elementary schools do and I will never forget-there was this one girl who could swing higher than anyone- male, female, adult, whatever. She went 2 feet higher than anyone else I’d say. When you were 100 yds away you knew if she was on those swings-I never knew her name but she...
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changing break at us open;

Posted 10-04-2016 at 04:55 PM by 1sttbone

the records put up by our player can only be protected by not changing the rules every time a player perfects the game with relentless practice and devotion..there will always be a favorite, and what makes you think they won't figure out the new rack position. hopefully were not trying to protect records. lets make history not protect it. your comments please.
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Getting back into the swing of things

Posted 09-30-2016 at 07:50 PM by gunzby

Two and a half years ago I was regularly beating the 9 ball ghost, I was cashing in regional tournaments and was progressing very quick. I was doing all of this on 2-3 days of practice at best.

Work decided they needed me more than I needed a life outside of work. Suddenly I had zero time for pool for the next year and a half. I was working 60-72 hours a week. On the odd week that I only worked my normal 48 I was so far behind or exhausted that I still didn't play.

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WikiLeaks Doc: Hillary’s Brain Injury A Result of Near Fatal Plane Crash

Posted 09-24-2016 at 01:32 AM by brentinps

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Sorry,.... Thought it was newsworthy... good eye memikey!

I am only posting what was "supposed" to be from Wikileaks and "supposed to have come out yesterday."

Regardless.... I am sad to see that no one in the Republican party or news seemed to take note of this serious wreck, and Hillary's health. I understand she had a several...
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3 Sugartrees😂😜😂

Posted 08-29-2016 at 08:11 AM by THam

Three is too many you should let me take one ofor your hands.
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Man playing as woman at APA nationals

Posted 08-18-2016 at 08:30 PM by skankhammer

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You really just stated that trans-gendered people have a mental illness? Wow
So you don't think it's a mental illness? Wow!
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Yes it is true

Posted 08-08-2016 at 05:30 PM by CocoboloCowboy

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Goodbye Cowboy... sorry to see you go. If you wanna say hello once in a while, call me or write, cb.breakrak@gmail.com

I may still come and read, but I have been on an extended vacation since July 2013 when I had a close call with death. But blame VA Medical Care for saving this old run down Grunt to have more time.
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lightweight shafts-

Posted 08-07-2016 at 10:12 PM by Bavafongoul

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Thats depend if the shaft has insert or not? Insert can weight from .3-.5 oz


Pookster.........thanks.......I covered that point in my recent post..........FYI, the shafts on my EP are 22%, My Scruggs is 20%, and my four Owen & Rauenzahn cues are a combination of 21 & 22% shaft mass ratios.........all of these cues have cue butts that weigh 14.5 ozs, except for the EP which is a 14.6 ounce butt & 4.2 ounce flat faced shafts........a truly amazing combination....
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Help Frey or Pierce sneaky

Posted 08-03-2016 at 11:46 AM by fasted71465

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Pictures???

Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
It is B6 of the Frey July sneaky sale.
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2016 JFlowers new style cue cases!!:)

Posted 07-31-2016 at 05:44 PM by Jiasen

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How do you purchase these cases?


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Could you help to tell me your email address?or sent what you want to my email: jf18@jflowerscase.com. Thanks a lot
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Diveney 60 inch Sneaky Pete

Posted 07-21-2016 at 11:04 AM by jhaley116

lets get it to a new owner!!!
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2 new afbw boars & 1 set caps

Posted 05-31-2016 at 06:53 AM by CMB1

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I already know the answer.
So what's the answer? And what are the advantages of Tony's modified tiger tips?
Thanks.
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2 new afbw boars & 1 set caps

Posted 05-31-2016 at 06:50 AM by CMB1

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I already know the answer.
So what's the answer?
And what's the advantage of tony's modifications on the tiger tips?
Thanks!
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Predator tip silencer pad replacement - voids warranty?

Posted 05-26-2016 at 07:12 AM by pfd studios

OKAY - here is the long and short of it . . .when replacing the original existing tip on ANY Predator shaft you might consider NOT removing all of the leather from the existing tip (unless absolutely necessary) - this will provide a clean uniform surface when done properly in the lathe and will eliminate ALL the discussion on voiding any warranty. Bonding to the VERY thin layer of the old tip will give you a nice porous surface for the new glue to adhere to and now you will not have worry about...
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The Great Pale Male

Posted 05-09-2016 at 10:18 AM by Nostroke
Updated 05-17-2016 at 02:32 PM by Nostroke

So I’m on the job- I’ve found Pale Male sitting on the roof of the Carlyle Hotel which is on Madison Ave a full block away from Fifth Ave which borders the Park and 3 blocks North of my spot by the Sailboat pond.. In addition I’m 200 yards further into the Park and Pale Male is 50 stories in the air. It has to be 1/4-3/8 of a mile away or more but i have my best scope on him and it’s a pretty good view.

A guy comes along in one of those handicapped scooters and he is all excited when...
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