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Danny Harriman
03-14-2007, 02:22 PM
Hello fellow 14.1 enthusiasts, I just thought I would share with someone that last night I ran a 156. A few weeks ago I ran a 200 and caught it on tape however it was ugly as I had many difficult shots. Last night's run was smooth, the equip. I'm playing on is an early 1900's Brunswick ball return table, it has a few squirly' spots in the slate due to the age factor but besides that the table is in fine shape. The cushions are K66 and the cloth is not brand new, I might add also that this table is in a basement which makes it more difficult to disperse the rack due to humidity. Someone on this forum is allway's referring to that perfect 14.1 run (Steve Lipsky) well I realize that it is nothing like John Shmidt's 246, I have ran over 200 many times but never before did it look as easy as this particular run. I have watched John's recording of his run and he makes it look easy, what a great champion he is. I thought maybe I will make a commentary of my little 156 if anyone would be interested pM me back and I might get a hacker to show me how to display it here on the computer.
Your's truly, Danny Harriman (Bob Jewett's 14.1 challenge Champ)

Steve Lipsky
03-14-2007, 02:32 PM
I am customer number one!

Great runs Danny... would love to hear your thoughts about how you get around the racks! Please do this.........

- Steve

jhendri2
03-14-2007, 02:33 PM
I'd like to be customer #2.

Thanks,

Jim

TommyT
03-14-2007, 02:38 PM
I'm interested. Knowledge is power. Please show us the run.

TommyT

sjb
03-14-2007, 03:18 PM
I'd like to see it here. Nice run, Danny.

Now if you'd just give a live running commentary while you're making a run during Monday night league, that would be even better.;)

Steve

Jimmy M.
03-14-2007, 03:26 PM
I have to admit that all this talk about high-runs got me thinking about my own high-run quest lately. Since my table is ridiculously tough, I went to the pool room last night to see if I could put anything together. I took half a dozen or so cracks at it and got stopped at 43 3 different times. Ironic that I got stopped on the same number each time (after the break ball of the 4th rack). The balls were very difficult to rack and weren't spreading very well at all. I want to use that excuse but then I know that the equipment that the old-timers were playing on had to be tougher than the Simonis cloth that I'm playing on now - regardless of the tough-racking conditions. Maybe I should stick to playing on difficult tables so I always have an excuse. I'd have nothing if I took a crack at it on a table that played perfectly and still failed to put any sort of run together. :)

Edit: I'd definitely be interested in seeing the run, Danny.

marknyc
03-14-2007, 03:30 PM
Sign me up

VKJ
03-14-2007, 03:52 PM
Count me in!

hackerda
03-14-2007, 05:54 PM
I also would be very interested. Coincidently I am a Hacker, but by name only:D I also shoot with a Jeff Olney, great cues!

Dean

JimS
03-14-2007, 07:58 PM
I'm definitely in too.

Gerry
03-15-2007, 04:34 AM
HEY!....If I ever hear anyone refer to a run as a "little 150" again, I'm gonna kick them sqaure in the noots!:)

great job D, I'll take one.

Gerry

daytonajoe
03-15-2007, 05:10 AM
Danny ... Trying to kill your action??? just wanted to say hey, and ask where is my Olney??? Talk to ya soon.... hopefully before the Windy City Open '07l

Andrew Manning
03-15-2007, 05:23 AM
Danny ... Trying to kill your action???

Yeah, he shouldn't have spoken up; before he posted this, I liked my chances playing 14.1 with Danny Harriman :p

Seriously though, nice runs, Danny. Count me in as another potential customer if you get a DVD made with commentary.

-Andrew

Williebetmore
03-15-2007, 07:35 AM
Hel I thought maybe I will make a commentary of my little 156 if anyone would be interested pM me back and I might get a hacker to show me how to display it here on the computer.
Your's truly, Danny Harriman (Bob Jewett's 14.1 challenge Champ)

DH,
WELL DONE!! I am a firm believer that runs of 100 on tough tables are tremendous accomplishments. New Simonis 860 makes the game MUCH easier than it was for the old legends of the game.

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing your runs.

Ohplayer
03-15-2007, 10:04 AM
Put me down as well.

pbat2751
03-15-2007, 10:17 AM
HEY!....If I ever hear anyone refer to a run as a "little 150" again, I'm gonna kick them sqaure in the noots!:)

great job D, I'll take one.

Gerry


I'll hold em while you kick them...

Count me in as well.

Vahmurka
03-15-2007, 11:39 AM
No question, Danny, please do this. And put as much detail as you could imagine, describing why you take a shot and how it should be done in particular position. Show us a bit of your way of thinking straight pool.
Great to see the thing John Schmidt started is being developed :)
I'm in for a DVD (wouldn't mind to see it on YouTube but DVD is much better, if quality allows).

TheOne
03-15-2007, 03:13 PM
Well done Danny, wouldn't be warming up for a certain tournament in July would you?! :p

At this rate you got a good chance at the whole thing mate

alstl
03-16-2007, 04:47 PM
Sounds good to me. I was in Columbia MO a couple weeks ago and played at Booches, nothing but the old brunswick tables in there.

Pete
03-17-2007, 08:01 AM
Hi Danny,

Good for you, I can say that you can count me in on buying a dvd as well. I love the game (can't play the game but still love it).

Hope some day we get to see one of you guys run 527 on tape:cool: , that would be amazing.

Keep up the great work sir.

Billiardpete out

Danny Harriman
03-17-2007, 06:15 PM
It's nice to know that there is some interest in this project and thanks for the feedback, I am currently working on getting someone to help me edit the footage. Untill I here back from my computer whiz I will continue my effort on capturing a three hundred ball run on film. Wish me luck, I'll need it cause even though the table is not double shimmed it is a bit difficult to even draw whitey due to the wet environment.
Sincerely, Danny Harriman

Tiddler
03-23-2007, 08:34 PM
You might get a dehumidifier. If you've got a drain in the basement you can just run a hose to it and never have to empty it.......

Scottster
03-24-2007, 09:49 AM
You might get a dehumidifier. If you've got a drain in the basement you can just run a hose to it and never have to empty it.......

The dehumidifier is already installed. The room stays between 40-55% depending on time of year.

elvicash
03-26-2007, 05:04 AM
I would be interested in the DVD project

I could help you in add the commentary

Send me a PM if you are still interested

Dana

eales
03-28-2007, 07:10 AM
I would be interested in the DVD, as well.

Jim Eales

dmgwalsh
03-28-2007, 07:37 AM
I'm in for a dvd, too. Good luck with the run.

Eddie4269
04-06-2007, 01:27 PM
Danny,

Count me in. I'll buy one when I see you for the Monday night league startup.