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    Will Cleaning Simonis Cloth With a Wet Cloth Permanently Make It Slower?

    I use a tightly rung out rag (so more than damp) on mine from time to time. The damper the more it will slow the table down temporarily, as it most likely raises the fibers a bit. If you do this just once you'll be amazed how much chalk you get out and you'll never look back. Vacuuming just...
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    Confusion!.......Spin the Cue ball or Center Cue ball MOSTLY?

    Now I need to change my previous post as you're clearly no idiot! ;) If, and that's a HUGE if, you are wired like Poolmanis and you can stay interested in this game for a long period of time just using center ball then go for it, as that's a great way to ensure a straight stroke. I suspect more...
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    Confusion!.......Spin the Cue ball or Center Cue ball MOSTLY?

    You're not exactly disagreeing with what I said but with what you think I said. I too can find beauty in watching someone keeping it simple. However, keeping it simple usually still includes using english on most shots. The difference is in how one goes about learning and playing the game...
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    Confusion!.......Spin the Cue ball or Center Cue ball MOSTLY?

    Also, the beauty of pool is found in the spin. A no english game would be so boring only an idiot could enjoy it. That may be a tad harsh but only a tad. When you think about the time you were initially bitten with the pool bug, if you were like me, it was at least partially due to spinning...
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    Confusion!.......Spin the Cue ball or Center Cue ball MOSTLY?

    I challenge anyone who says there's a pro out there who "stays close to the vertical axis" to post a single video of them running a rack while doing so. Anyone who has been following the game for a while either knows this isn't true or they have been watching an entirely different game than I...
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    Beating a top 100 player in the world???

    Your chess story reminds me off this... As a relatively new pool player, I played in the US Open One Pocket tourney one year in Michigan in the late 90's. I was kind of an oddity as a young player because I sort of started out watching and playing quite a bit of one-pocket, so I actually could...
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    Beating a top 100 player in the world???

    To clarify... I've beaten some really good players with small spots (and some without too). Several of those matches the "spot didn't come into play" but I wouldn't consider that the same thing as beating them heads up. What happens in handicapped matches is often times the better players don't...
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    Beating a top 100 player in the world???

    "Without a spot coming into play" is a weird way to phrase the question as handicapped matches at the very least have a psychological effect.
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    Michigan Open (22-25 Sep 2021), 9ft, Winner $13K

    I wouldn't say he's primarily a 9' player. I'd say it would be more accurate to say he would like to be a primarily 9' player but since he lives in Michigan he does a lot of competing on the bar tables, which most of his recent matches have been on.
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    SVB vs Chang Update Thread

    I know some of you don't like the long formats but I still do. They really missed out on a possible epic finish to this one though. Never forget that one of the greatest things about pool is found in it's variety. There are a million different ways it can be played and limitless race length...
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    Won my first $6000 in the middle, AMA

    I didn't mean to sound insulting as there's nothing wrong with grinding it out. It's actually a very smart strategy that too many amateurs refuse to consider. Tough to keep your focus playing that way though, or I should say it's tough for me. You think you're focused like a laser beam, but your...
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    Won my first $6000 in the middle, AMA

    Sounds fun but 7 hours straight to play 24 racks sounds exhausting. Over 17 minutes a rack. What was the game? Way to grind it out though.
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    Let’s Just Take A Moment & Be Thankful

    I've busted your balls on here in the past, but with me being an irregular poster I'm sure you don't even remember. Anyway, this latest fatboy iteration has been quite enjoyable. Nice post. Keep at it brother.
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    Corner ball goes straight in every rack, WTF!!!

    Nobody is arguing that it's not fair. The question is -- is it the best way? I don't think it is, although I've been quite surprised how this tourney has played out so far with this breaking combo. When it comes to the pursuit of perfection, the cue sports may be the greatest, aside from the...
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    Corner ball goes straight in every rack, WTF!!!

    I was thinking the same. I'm sure they asked Boyes what would help this certain player, and simplifying the break would have been part of his answer. Anything that turns pool into more of a cueing technique competition, instead of testing all aspects of this game we've grown to love would help...
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