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fxskater
05-27-2003, 11:17 AM
Yesterday I cleaned my table to perfection. Every tiny little spec of dust and dirt is gone from the cloth and I even waxed all the rails and pockets. I wanted to clean all the balls and make them shine like new but Idon't know what to use. I cleaned them all with Windex window cleaner but it didnt make them shine like new. Is there any stuff that I might have around the house that can be used as a ball polish? Or do i have to order a bottle of that stuff made especially for polishing pool balls? If I do have to order some does anyone know of a site that has a good price on it with cheap shipping to Canada? I live in a fairly rural area and the closest billiards retailer is about an hour and fifteen minutes away. There is a poolhall about 45 mins away, is it very common for them to have the ball polishing machine, and if so does anyone know aproximately how much it would cost to get done?

Thanks,
Ryan Lynn

Davey
05-27-2003, 11:58 AM
Good question, I was just trying the same thing. (pool)balls still look dirty.

MikeJanis
05-27-2003, 12:23 PM
Try this for a simple easy to use ball cleaning system.

Mini-Buffer
( http://www.mini-buffer.com )

It works great !

Mike Janis

blud
05-27-2003, 01:21 PM
I just read your post about cleaning balls. The products your using is not what you need. I sell a product that's made for cleaning balls. It will hold a shine and keep the balls from sliding and skidding.It's 20.0 a quart , and can be mixed with water and will make then 3 quarts of polish. I also sell my world famous "BLUDWORTH BALL CLEANER", they sell or $459.00 US Dollars, plus shipping. My ball cleaner has been the top seller of cleaners for the last 26 years. We out sell all the other each year.

MikeJanis
05-27-2003, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by blud
I just read your post about cleaning balls. The products your using is not what you need. I sell a product that's made for cleaning balls. It will hold a shine and keep the balls from sliding and skidding.It's 20.0 a quart , and can be mixed with water and will make then 3 quarts of polish. I also sell my world famous "BLUDWORTH BALL CLEANER", they sell or $459.00 US Dollars, plus shipping. My ball cleaner has been the top seller of cleaners for the last 26 years. We out sell all the other each year.


I agree that the "Bludworth Ball Cleaner" is the most common ball cleaner I have seen in pool halls. But for home purposes the $60 Mini-Buffer is your best bet for that kind of quality. Although I do clean at least 16 sets of Aramith balls per week with the Mini-Buffer and it works great !

Mj

KingCarom
05-27-2003, 03:03 PM
I use a little bit of hand degreaser, the kind you would use after working on your car.
Rub it in the clean it off...Brand New!

The Blud ball cleaner is the best though.

blud
05-27-2003, 07:22 PM
To Fast Larry,
Sir, I beg to differ with you on clean or dirty balls. I invented my ball cleaning machine some 25 or 26 years ago. Dirty balls is the reason that I develped it. My ball cleaner uses a polish made for pool and billiard balls.Do not use, WAX. Wax will cause the ball to not track and or move in it's intended direction and also cause a film of dirty build up on them.
My ball cleaner is excepted world wide as THE BALL CLEANER too use. I am not just defending mine, but anyones. It's been excepted for ver 25 years by all the Pro's. Stop and think about what your saying, pal. Dirty balls are better than clean ones. Pleae get real. Ask, Grady, Buddy,Earl, Mike Seigel, Effern, or Jimmy, and any TOP PRO. They all agree, that clean balls are best. They don't skid, they don't slip, and the track very well. And they don't stick to chalk. Keep them clean for a true hit.
blud

LAMas
05-27-2003, 07:37 PM
All of what is said and the equipment used to clean balls doesn't measure up to practicing on a the table that you will be conducting business on. I have played on new Simonis cloth and the balls would slide all over the place. Now I shoot on old Simonis cloth with a red circle CB that is larger than the OBs and defies achieving draw. I should invest in getting the blue circle CB to see if I can achieve draw again...

tshot
05-27-2003, 08:05 PM
blud

I mean no disrespect sir, but I did read all of Fast Larry article and looked around his site. He is a trick shot artist. Would knowing how balls react and perform be his specialty? I mean the man makes a living do this on a day-to-day basis and his credentials are impressive. I tried your site to find out more about your product and it didn't come up.

Porter
05-27-2003, 10:54 PM
Larry

In three cushion billiards doesn't each player use a different ball as their cue ball?

Porter
05-28-2003, 12:12 AM
Larry

I was just a little confused when you refered to waxing of the cue ball and not the object ball in billiards. Where I have played all three balls can be used as a cue if three players wish to play. You could strike either of your aponents balls first. This applied when only two were playing also. Some Asians tought me. Their rules may be different. It is a tough game. I played for hours and never made a ball. HA HA

The balls are also considerably larger than any other ball I have ever used. Harder to move.

Porter

Bluewolf
05-28-2003, 03:49 AM
Originally posted by fast larry
Mr. Lamas, sir you have this exactly backwards and wrong. The blue circle is a dog, the red circle is great. The blue cirlce is larger & heavier and has a inferior polish to the red circle which is smaller, lighter and more highly polished. If you are having problems drawing the cue ball, it is you and not the ball.
The balls dont slide on a new simonis cloth. If you shoot them correctly. You need to come into the Power Source pool school and get some education on this stuff. Everything you said, was wrong. Fast Larry Guninger

I have aramith super pro balls. THe cue ball draws great. I have never cleaned my balls.We have wiped chalk off. They play fine so why clean them? It never occured to me that it was a good idea to wax the cueball.


Does waxing the cb make it draw better?

Laura

blud
05-28-2003, 08:21 AM
Good day Larry,

First off, Larry I do not NEED YOUR ENDORSEMENT or am I asking for it. I have been in this business for a long time and have done very well without anyone endorsing me and or my products. When one gets paid to endorse a product, that's what you get, an endorsement. A PAID ENDORSEMENT. We all know if someone pays a person to talk about a product, that the person is just getting paid, period. No thanks Larry.

All of us realize that it take a lot of talent for trick shot. These shows are very intertaining.You may be on track with your TRICK SHOTS and SHOWS with dirty balls, and I wish you well. As far as the 9-ballers, your dead wrong, each of them have done shows, maybe not to the level of your shows, but they all have done shows around the world. Mike Massey and his wife have been here at my shop and home for several weeks at a time and Mike did several hours of shots on my table with CLEAN BALLS, He had no problems with CLEAN BALLS, ALL 16 of them, so has Mike Segiel, Buddy Hall, Danny DeLiberto, Joe Bowman, Belinda Compos, and many other top pro's. As any top PRO would expect the very best playing conditions possible.

I was the equipment and set up guy for the pro-billiards tour for several years. My duties were to make sure the tables and ALL equipment were just like the PRO's demanded. I would of been ran off the job and hung, if everything wasn't just right, including CLEAN BALLS. ALL 16 of them. If one of the players missed a ball because of being dirty and it rolled off, this could well cost him or her, a house payment or not being able to make a pay check that week.I am sure it takes a lot time on a table for you to be good at what you do. But for the PRO player it also takes a lot of table time, with CLEAN BALLS. Wax may work for you, but it won't happen for the 9-ballers. Please understand, I am not knocking you or anyone, I am just telling it like it is for the players who want to improve there game. A ball with WAX on it is a bit larger, a ball which is dirty when struck with a dirty or CLEAN cue ball will not go to the point it's aimed for. A CLEAN set of BALLS will help all players, be a better player. My statement has nothing to do with me selling my product. It's aimed at helping players, period.

L.S. Dennis
05-28-2003, 08:52 AM
Something you might want to try is a fine rubbing compound that you can buy in an auto parts store. I think Dupont makes it (it looks while and creamy) this together with some patience and rubbing will get them clean. After doing this you might want to try a little silicone spray on them. They may streak a little at first but it dries quikly and you have a draw stroke like Earl Strickland's!

Good Luck

blud
05-28-2003, 09:02 AM
Good day Larry,
First off, Larry I DO NOT NEED YOUR ENDORSEMENT or am I asking for it. If I needed an endorsement it would be from a TOP PRO, player, who could do me a lot of good. Thanks, but no thanks. I have been in this business for a long time and have done very well without anyone endorsing me and or my products. When one gets paid to endorse a product, that's what you get, an endorsement, A PAID ENDORSEMENT. We all know if someone pays a person to talk about a product, that the person is just getting paid, period. No thanks Larry.

All of us realize that it takes a lot of talent for trick shot shows. These shows are very intertaining. You may be on track with your TRICK SHOTS and SHOWS with dirty balls, and I wish you well. As far as the 9-ballers, your dead wrong sir, each of them have done shows, maybe not to the level of your shows, but they all have done shows around the world. Mike Massey and his wife have been here at my shop and home for several weeks at a time and Mike did several hours of shots on my table with CLEAN BALLS, He had no problems with CLEAN BALLS, ALL 16 of them, so has Mike Segiel, Buddy Hall, Danny DeLiberto, Joe Bowman, Belinda Compos, Jimmy Matya, and many other top pro's. As any top PRO would expect the very best playing conditions possible.

I was the equipment and set up guy for the pro-billiards tour for several years. My duties were to make sure the tables and ALL equipment were just like the PRO's demanded. I would of been ran off the job and hung, if everything wasn't just right, including CLEAN BALLS. ALL 16 of them. If one of the players missed a ball because of it being dirty and it rolled off, this could well cost him or her, a house payment or not being able to make a pay check that week.
I am sure it takes a lot time on a table for you to be good at what you do. As for the PRO player, it also takes a lot of table time, with CLEAN BALLS. Wax may work for you, but it won't happen for the 9-ballers. Please understand, I am not knocking you or your methods, I am just telling it like it is for the players who want to improve there game. A ball with "WAX" on it is a bit larger, a ball which is dirty when struck with a dirty or CLEAN cue ball will not go to the point it's aimed for. A CLEAN set of BALLS will help all players, be a better player. You need to understand this, my statements has nothing to do with me selling my product. [There are more rooms with BALL CLEANERS than those without cleaners]. Again, my statement is aimed at helping players, period. Perhaps you should learn how to make your TRICK shots with CLEAN BALLS.
This is all I have to say and I'll waist no more of your time or mine, sir.
Again Larry good luck with your TRICK SHOT SHOWS.
best regards
Leonard "BLUD" Bludworth

Purdman
05-28-2003, 07:17 PM
GO BLOW SMOKE SOMEWHERE ELSE BLUD. TOLD ME THE BALL CLEANER BUSINESS WAS SOLD! MORE SMOKE HUH!

Snapshot9
05-29-2003, 04:36 PM
Now, I don't want to start another argument, but I have found that the BallStar cleaner and polisher does a good job. It cleans 8 balls in 50 seconds, not 15 to 30 minutes like others do. I have found it to give good results, quickly and easily. I bought it from a billiard store in Dallas. a friend of mine, a bar owner, and I do a ball cleaning service for billiard rooms and bars around here.

ChalksBilliards
05-30-2003, 07:22 PM
I just replaced my Bludworth ball cleaner that I have used for the last 13 years with another one from this fine company.

I used that cleaner for 365 days a year on 19 racks of balls for 13 years without ever having my machine go down. The solution that Mr Bludworth supplies is the only one I will ever use.

It does a fantastic job of keeping my Centennials looking great and playing great.

Mr Bludworth, do not waste your time on the likes of Fast Larry, there are pool hall owners such as myself all over the country who swear by your products.

Bluewolf
05-31-2003, 04:13 AM
Originally posted by ChalksBilliards
I just replaced my Bludworth ball cleaner that I have used for the last 13 years with another one from this fine company.

I used that cleaner for 365 days a year on 19 racks of balls for 13 years without ever having my machine go down. The solution that Mr Bludworth supplies is the only one I will ever use.

It does a fantastic job of keeping my Centennials looking great and playing great.

Mr Bludworth, do not waste your time on the likes of Fast Larry, there are pool hall owners such as myself all over the country who swear by your products.

Not sure if I got this right. The person with their own table is better off not polishing their balls because the majority of pool halls do not polish balls. I though FL was saying that polished balls played different than unpolished balls. If a person wants consistency in performance, then it is better to not polish one's personal balls.

For instance, where we play league does not polish their balls, so I would be better off not polishing mine. If the ph polished theirs real often so that they were always 'clean', then I might consider cleaning mine. But honestly, in my mind, that meant a damp towel to wipe off the grit.

I really do not see the benefit of polishing balls. What does the hand towel not do that the machine does? Is it a matter of quantity?

Laura

L.S. Dennis
05-31-2003, 08:15 AM
I still say wipe them off real well then get out the silicone spray!

blud
05-31-2003, 01:27 PM
To Chalks Billiards, and all my friends who do care about apperance of there rooms and reaction of the balls.

Many thanks for coming to the defence of clean balls..

To Fast Larry,

It appears, that FL, is an expert on trickery, and not playing with clean BALLS. FL, perhaps you should try your tricks with clean balls?
As a proffesinal, this you should be able to do with ease? What if you couldn't use wax, or the room owner says use my clean balls, when you go and put on a show. I am sure, being the proffesinal that you are, you would adjust to the conditions, and put on one hell of a show, AS MOST PROFFESINALS WOULD DO and have done with clean balls and tables.

To LAURA and friends,

Ball cleaners are excepted WORLD WIDE.

Places like, Steve Mizerak has my ball cleaner in his new room in West Palm Beach Flordia, The BILLIARD CONGRESS of AMERICA [BCA],also owns my ball cleaner that they use at "ALL" of there tournaments, they have 67,000 plus members. Take the PRO-PLAYERS like, Hall, Segial, Rempe, Mathews, Reyess, Archer, DiLiberto, Strickland, Dennis, Ralph, Luait, Varner, Nat Green Searing,Kennedy, and all the rest of the pro-players DEMAND that the balls are clean.
This "DOES" improve them "running" out on you. Can you imagine hitting a ball and it not going the intended direction, because it had a film of wax or build up of dirt on it. The wax would cause the ball to "throw" when you didn't expect it. Not all bars or rooms have cleaners, as a result, we have all hit balls and seen them skid, squrit and slide when they should of went straight. The reason this happens is because of a film of dirt or build up being dirty and also a dirty table.. Think about it. [Maybe we should also, never clean the table ].

As far as only waxing one ball or any ball, I say, [BS]. Clean all the balls, so all are equal when struck. They will all react the same way every time.

The men's pro tour has excepted "clean over dirty" for years now.

My freinds I mentioned before, have been refered to, as a bunch of pro 9-ballers as if they don't know anything, or refered to as if they were trash.[B___ S___ again].

I assume that some folks have and like dirty balls, period. My question to all of you is, HOW IN THE WORLD, COULD ALL OF THE CHAMPIONS OF POOL, be so wrong. Amateure's alike expect clean balls.

Doing TRICK SHOTS, is a lot different from playing good solid pool. Trick shots do take a lot of playing and practice no doubt, but let us face it, they are set up trick shots for the most part, with the exception of a few MASSES shots.[ Not trying to take anything away from you folks who work hard at do these trick shot shows] for pool players.

Playing great position and making great shots is in fact an art of it's own. My good friend Buddy Hall has done "shows" for many years. He will not do trick shots, period. He says, they are just that, "trick" shots and that's all. When he goes to do his "SHOWS" [world wide] he plays with the pool-rooms customers and gives a clinic on how to play the right way. He teaches pool and shows whoever how to do things to improve his or her game.

DIRTY or CLEAN?????

It makes one wonder why, all of the major tournaments in the world, have ball cleaners on site for cleaning pool balls during competion. This include the US OPEN, The BCA's tournaments, The Tokyo Open, The APA tournaments, with over 217,000 member strong, Jay Helforts tournaments out of California, Rino's tournaments, Mr. Matt Braun's, $50,000.00 winner take all, Challange of Champions, [ dirty balls on TV with a nice clean table, this will never happen], 3 cushion tournaments, Clicks billiards, Barney's pool rooms, Dave and Busters, Boston Billiards, Shooters, The Night Deposit in Clarksville, Tenn., Golden 8-ball, and so on. I could name hundereds more. I have sold over 6,000 of these in the last 25 or so years. I guess my customers are wrong, they need dirty balls to make a go of it.

Can you imagine a golfer or baseball player using dirty balls? Of course this is POOL and dirty makes it ok. [B___ S___ again].

FL, may wax his cue ball for it to do certain things, [tricks], but it's a fact, that wax will attract dirt and grime. I can't imagine a pro having only one ball on the table being close to clean much less applying wax on it. He or she would look like a fool in person or on TV, for sure.

As stated before, clean balls are better than dirty balls. I guess that's why they invented [SOAP].

It all comes down to one thing, do you want to learn trick shots, or do you want to improve your pool game?


To answer a few e-mails questions,
Yes, I did sell my ball cleaning company a few weeks ago. The new owners have been trained by my wife and me. It will still be a great product for those of the pool world who care to have a great place to play, with clean balls.

[My wife is now retired and doing her thing in the garden, and God Bless her].

BY THE WAY, THE BLUDWORTH BALL CLEANER is built in TEXAS, by AMERICAN'S and made with 100% AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS. [Nothing like to other one mentioned in an eariler thread which was made in Korea, that has no gurantee, except in KOREA].

Don't know about some of you folks, but I support AMERICA and AMERICAN's. [CHEAPER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER].SO LONG.......

Many thanks to all who have clean table to play on, and clean balls to boot.

Blud

blud
05-31-2003, 03:37 PM
Hi Larry and others,

The "ballstar" that was mentioned is made over there in Korea.[ over-seas]. It only accomadates 8 balls at a time. It is less expensive than mine. However you get what you pay for. I have had several "new customer" who have complained that, the Ballstar, do not last very long. They switched to mine. It has an excellent record.

My cleaner will accomadate all 16 balls , the big bar box cue ball and 3 cushion balls, including snooker balls.[16 plus 6]

My ball cleaner has a built in timer that lets you clean the balls from 15 seconds up to 3, 4 or even 5 minutes. Where you come up with 15 to 30 minutes is way beyond me.

Most cleanings take about 30 seconds. I recomend a POLISH instead of wax. I use and recomend a product made for the materials that the balls are made of.[ put johnson wax or ball wax in your hand and go outside and pick up some loose dirt. Use my polish on your hand it's not sticky and you will not have any dirt stuck to you hand as you will with wax. It's POLISH, NOT WAX.......

As for Chalks Billiards comments,

That's 90,155 cleaning jobs [ over 1,442,480 balls cleaned] and done with my ball cleaner. Quite an impressive record. .Your ballstar will not hold up to that. [Bet all you can muster up, pal]........

Do you really think he has waisted his time doing this for "HIS" place of business along with countless others?

I was raised around pool-rooms that had simi-fair playing conditions, and I am very proud to say that I have made a little differance with some of my products and methods, that are used today world wide.

To Larry,

You said in your eariler letter, just "STEAL" a towel from the motel to clean your balls. PLEASE. [Use one to dry yours and leave it when you check out, pal].

Larry, is this good for our younger players or anyone to read? Is this image were to leave with whom ever?
I don't think so.

THE BALL CLEANER,

Yes, I do know what I am talking about, guys. This ball cleaner of mine has been a real good money maker for several years now. It's been the top seller for over 25 years. So what if we made good money with it. Were allowed. Were very proud too of added something good to pool and billiards world wide. I do know about what is best for the balls. Not all folks will agree, with my statements, and that's fine. Bust your butt for over 40 years putting something in our beautiful game, and your allowed to speak your peace.

I am Proud to be an American, and building American made cues, cue machinery and ball cleaners.

god bless one and all

blud

Bluewolf
05-31-2003, 04:26 PM
Larry is very knowlegeable about all kinds of stuff related to pool. He has also been in my home and he is very entertaining.

So I will stay out of this and let you 'experts' squable.

Laura

blud
05-31-2003, 06:58 PM
Hi Laura,
I respect your reply.

THIS IS NO SQUABLE, AS YOU SAY.


I have written FACTS. I do not know Larry. I have been out here for 40 plus years. I have traveled for all these years off and on the road, averaging 80,000 plus miles a year, for several years. Never heard of him. He sound like a nice guy and also an interesting person.

I just know what we do and have done on the pro tour. His methods won't cut it on tour. That's all I am trying to say. He should say this is howit's done for "TRICK SHOTS" and not mis-lead anyone about how to or not to clean balls when playing our game.

I do have more experience than he, when it comes to taking care of equipment for the top players in the world. These are FACTS. I just don't think someone should voice there opinion on a subject when they don't know how it's done in the real pool world. He does TRICK SHOT SHOWS, we play proffesinal pool. There is a great deal of differance.

What is done with balls at a trick shot show, would not be allowed in pro pool. I guess all of the folks I have written about eariler today, are full of it.

WHEN IT COME TO PLAYING GREAT POOL OR DOING GREAT TRICK SHOTS AND YOUR WANTING TO UP GRADE YOUR PLAYING SKILLS AND LEARN TO PLAY BETTER, WHO WOULD YOU GO TO? A GUY WHO PLAYS ON TOUR WITH GREAT EQUIPMENT AND SKILLS OR SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT?

If I were to want to increase my skills, I would go to the folks who know best, how to play proffesinal pool, and get there opinion that's all.

I would like to see one of his shows sometime in the near future.

Thanks for your time, Laura

Blud

tshot
06-01-2003, 12:28 AM
Mr. Blud.

You keep attacking Fast Larry and I see no reason why you should continue. Being from Texas myself, I have heard this expression quite often. “Beating a dead horse.” You keep doing it with no result. Now I have never heard of you. The difference between Fast Larry and yourself from what I can see is he does give you a place, his website, to check out his credentials. After going through the whole site, it’s pretty impressive.

“A GUY WHO PLAYS ON TOUR WITH GREAT EQUIPMENT AND SKILLS OR SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT?” I think Larry pretty much qualifies. Don’t know about you but I’ve seen the Ripley’s cartoons for a long time. Where is yours showing your skill? Please post them as soon as you have them. You name-dropped a lot in your posts anyone can do that. On Larry’s site, he has the written proof along with the names. I guess my point is, Larry pretty much backed his talk. I have seen nothing to show what you have done. Get that website up and your words might actually have some merit. Until then simmer down cause you ain’t proved anything. You keep attacking with nothing to back you up, so put up or shut up. This is a web forum, if you talk trash, be prepared to back it up. Larry did come to the point it’s a choice, clean them or don’t. You will always have a market for what you made, if no other reason than the neat freaks in this world.

Bluewolf
06-01-2003, 06:15 AM
Originally posted by blud
Hi Laura,
I respect your reply.

THIS IS NO SQUABLE, AS YOU SAY.


I have written FACTS. I do not know Larry.
Blud

Not only has Larry been in my home, but I have talked to him a lot and he has never told me anything that was not 'on'. While I am not super experienced, my husband who is experienced also agrees with what Larry has told him. With that in mind, there is not reason for us not to believe him on this issue also. And of course, his website is impressive. I have also seen videotapes of him and articles writtien about him.

OTOH, this seems to be a disaggreement between you and him and really seems to be a battle between swaying the most people into believing in your respectability. That is why said that you two can sort it out, in other words. Larry did mention names but the sense was different. If I remember correctly, he said talk to these people to see what they say.

Personally, I do not see the point in a ball cleaning machine,but if an establishment wants to clean their balls and wants to clean them fast, I can see why they might use a piece of equipment such as that.

I am not going to clean mine other than ocasionally with a cloth because the pool halls where I play in league do not clean theirs on a regular basis.That just eliminates one more variable. I still have the variables of faster cloth, deader rails, etc to deal with when I go from my home table to theirs. That is hard enough , also the pockets throw the balls out, where my pockets do not do this.

So to an individual pool player, I want as much consistency as I can.

As far as what the pros do, that does not affect me.

I would like to see your website though.

Laura

blud
06-01-2003, 06:21 AM
TSHOT, your wrong, pal. I am not attacking Larry. I just stated facts. We don't wax our balls on the pro tour. I assume you think Mizerak, and the rest of us are all wrong. So be it. My site is www.bludworth.com...Most of my newer cues are not on the site.
thanks
Leonard "Blud" Bludworth
.

Zims Rack
06-01-2003, 08:21 AM
I would have to agree with blud on this one...I don't see this as an attack on fast larry. Fast larry is just stating the FACTS on how the Aritistic players prefer the balls and blud is stating the FACTS on how the pros prefer the balls. Blud has a long, long line of credentials on the pro circuit and if his method(s) have NOT been stopped, then obviously he knows what the PROS prefer and what works for them. I think between both blud and fast larry we ALL have learned quite a bit of information about CLEAN and DIRTY balls, take it for what it's worth and run with it! I have learned a lot from both sides, good job blud and fast larry for educating everyone on the differences of CLEAN and DIRTY balls.
...Zim

blud
06-01-2003, 11:08 AM
good for you Larry.
blud

blud
06-01-2003, 11:30 AM
Thanks for the reply, and also thanks to Zimms rack
blud

Zims Rack
06-01-2003, 11:49 AM
Your welcome Blud! I can see why both blud and fast larry are strongly sticking to their beliefs. We need more representation like these two around the sport of Billiards. Best of luck to fast larry in Texas, wish I could be there to see you and blud dispute which is better BUD LIGHT or MILLER LITE!! HAHA!! That's supposed to be a joke!
...Zim

Zims Rack
06-01-2003, 12:03 PM
fast larry, that is so true! Nature of the beast will get you every time! I personally prefer the light shade of green MASTER chalk. It's a light color that doesn't stain the shaft as easily as blue or black. However, I don't mind using blue MASTER chalk, I just keep wiping my shaft with a clean towel.
...Zim

Bluewolf
06-02-2003, 08:12 AM
Blud, I hope you do get to meet Larry. He is not just knowlegeable, he is so much fun. He kept my husband and I in stitches while he was at our house!

Laura

blud
06-02-2003, 08:22 AM
Hello Laura, I look forward to meeting him and also having a few cold-beers with him. We all can learn from one another.


Blud

blud
06-02-2003, 12:20 PM
This is to TSHOT,

I personally think your out of line with your comments, [put up or shut up], along with your remarks about[ freaks]. And then you speak of merits.PLEASE. However we will excuse you for not knowing about us and our company.

I have not and will not knock Larry or anyone else. I apologize if you took it wrong. I never meant to knock Larry. I just stated my opinion, period, as he did his.

I have been in this game for over 40 plus years.
Doing my job for the top players in the world was not sweeping the floor, [but if it needed to be swept, I would of done it]. I was responsible for there lively-hoods. If the equipment wasn't installed right or something happened, it was my pay-check that didn't come.

I was very honored to do my part, for the tour. And I was darn good at it, or I would not of held that possition.

My duties were many, from meeting with the hotels convenction folks, laying out how the tables would be set up, along with designing the entire lay out for the complete tournament area, and seeing that all went smooth for the top guys in the world. I had to submit a floor-plan to the city, and fire-marshals office's for approval and then receive the proper permits from all of the officals.

I quit the pro-tour and soon after was hired by Hall of Famer, Mr. Steve Mizerak for his senior Tour doing the same job..I hold that possition today, sir. I have built the sets for live and taped 9-ball and 8- ball for TV, and so on.

I stated my opinion, just as Larry did his. Larry and I both know it and we respect each others opinions. My record speaks for it's self, as I am sure Larry's does.

I deal only in facts.

I will name drop all I want. I use there names with truth honesty and to make a point. There's nothing wrong with that, in my opinion, sir. I only state FACTS.

My web site is WWW. bludworth.com , I do not need to advertise my skills. I am known for what I have accomplished in the past. I don't need a pat on the back. I don't have a big ego problem like some folks do.

My web site is small and to the point. I could have 50 or more pages, but I don't need to advertise in that way. I have been building and selling my cues for 25 plus years, and have went to many tournaments, and have sold out all but two tournaments. Once I returned home with 3 cues out of 47, and the other I came home with 7 out of 62 cues. And those 7 were sold the day I got home.


I agree with Larry, this thread needs to stop.

blud
PS, TSHOT, come visit us here in Leakey, Texas, just 100 miles east of San Antonio, on HWY 83n. We will put you up for a few days.

My wife is a GREAT COOK, [ world class fried chicken ] Name dropping again, just ask Mike Seigal, Mike Massey, Buddy Hall, Danny DiLiberto, Belinda Compos to name a few.. Just a great cook she is.. [I don't do to bad in that spot either]. All veggies come out of our graden, with no chemicals ever put on them. Fresh yard eggs, every day. If you leave here hungry, it's your fault.
Come visit my shop and see first hand how cue machines, ball cleaners and cues are built by me and my wife. We have sold the Ball Cleaning company, however, the new owners are building them here under our supervission, until they get a good hold on it.

We could play some pool and drink a few beers. Maybe Larry will be here at the same time and put on a show for all of us? we will put you up also Larry. We have two guest houses.

blud
06-02-2003, 02:17 PM
Laura, Your also invited along with your husband to visit us.
Blud

Bluewolf
06-02-2003, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by blud
Laura, Your also invited along with your husband to visit us.
Blud

Thankyou Blud. That is very nice of you.

Laura

Zims Rack
06-02-2003, 03:16 PM
and that concludes this thread! Hopefully all of you readers enjoyed the detailed messages by everyone about "Polishing Balls" and someday we'll see a thread about "whos chicken's better, blud's wife or the Colonel?" hahahah!!! Thanks blud and fast larry again for the experience and advice shared to all!!!

...Zim (where's my chicken?)

blud
06-02-2003, 04:56 PM
rock and roll zimmer, call me,
blud

Zims Rack
06-03-2003, 05:45 AM
blud- I'll definatly keep in touch! I'll be back in the States this December and will be living in ILLINOIS, just outside of St. Louis and should be there a few years before moving on to another State/Country! I'm looking forward to doing a little business (hopefully a lot) in the near future.

..Zim

KingCarom
06-03-2003, 10:58 AM
FL-

I have been all over the US as well, and have eaten at many BBQ establishments. There are alot of good ones out there.....

But nothing, nowhere, compares to the BBQ I have right in my own backyard. I have been to Texas, Louisiana, and all the other BBQ hubs...nothing else compares to their BBQ brisket and BBQ Pork sandwiches.

The name of the place is Dixies BBQ in Bellevue, Washington. Home of the "The Man" Sauce. Aside from their fabulous BBQ sauce, they make some mean, ...no really mean hot sauce that could peel paint off the wall.

It is exactly as you have described the other good BBQ places you have been to. Old, kinda run down, sits next to the freeway in an obscure part of an otherwise beautiful city.


Anyone else ever Met the Man?

While writing this I did a little search on Dixies, here are some results.

http://tom-tom.com/travel/bbq.html

Big Dave
06-03-2003, 11:28 AM
Guys... Please don't give up on this thread... It's just too interesting, and I'm on a diet and don't want to talk about BBQ food!

Fast Larry... I'm confused... Are you telling me that my brand spanking new Super Aramith Pro (special TV colour) balls won't work properly because they're too clean... How can I make them dirty, really quick... I want them to play well, right now!

Zims Rack
06-03-2003, 12:39 PM
Big Dave- Not trying to be rude here, but did you reall ALL of the threads posted by blud and fast larry? If not, please do! You will get all your questions answered! If you did, then by all mean....
LET THE GAME BEGIN, again!

...Zim

Cardinal_Syn
06-03-2003, 12:54 PM
i would have thought that having clean balls is better cause it'll be more consistant with the rolls....so i'm still confuse why you think (Fast Larry) 'dirty' balls are good. Although i do agree with you with the towel, why spend alot of money on a machine when you can whipe it yourself.

LAMas
06-03-2003, 12:58 PM
A few years ago I traveled to Ft. Benning in Columbus, GA but didn't shoot any pool but I had a so so fried Catfish and BBQ salt and pepper beef and pork ribs where the sauce was in bottles on the table both yellow and red - I'm not used to the yellow mustard sauce and the red was OK.

I also like Chinese BBQ pork ribs that come in the Pu Pu Platter or as an appetizer.

Here in CA Santa Maria is famous for their large slabs of salt and pepper BBQ ribs and steaks - sauce is optional.