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    Tip popping off

    I've not used the plastic type but the kamui clear do have a plastic pad. I faced it smooth with something like 600 grit emery cloth. I didn't go wild on it, but lapped it until it had a uniform dull finish.
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    Tip popping off

    Is the pad a plastic or some type of fiber like the red pads? I'm thinking @aphelps1 is probably on the right path, I'd be sure to face the pad, any unevenness can cause a tip to pop.
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    Tip popping off

    Not a cue maker but I do cue maintenance for myself and friends. The only tip I ever had pop was with loc tite gel control glue. I went back to gorilla glue gel (the super glue kind) and have had no problems. What are the pads made of? Said tip that popped was also a kamui clear, facing the...
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    Pool stuff you bought🤮, tried or used, and said never again.🤮

    The only exception IMO would be Taom Pyro and that is all about it's cleanliness, no magic, just clean.
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    CTE automatically corrects stroke issues

    JB, this is the game of one pocket. If you GAVE him a match you either mean you made a mistake or purposely dumped the game. 1P is a game about either forcing errors in your opponent or capitalizing on their self made errors. Again, you could most likely wipe the floor with me in pool so this...
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    Pool stuff you bought🤮, tried or used, and said never again.🤮

    Porper Prikstik Tacker Tool is 100% a good product, probably the best on the market. I've had no luck with their mushroom grazer or their burnisher. Their tip clamp tool works good as long as the tip fits and you are smart enough to use it.
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    Pocket size?

    The angles are too wide, I think BCA calls for 141 plus or minus 1 degree, Olhausens are like 144-145. The ball deflects outward into the other shallow angle and back out onto the table. The pocket facings they use are super thin and super soft. RKC said you can eliminate most of the rattle by...
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    Pool stuff you bought🤮, tried or used, and said never again.🤮

    I got that third eye stroke trainer thing... tried it once and realized it was all but worthless unless you were a complete beginner.
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    Shoot outs SUCK!

    I agree with this point, but the format they are playing is the format they are playing. If you want to win the event and get into the prize money, this is the format you must play. Bring it hot and heavy and win both sets, or get good at the shootout. It's definitely an odd format, but it is...
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    Pocket size?

    Here's another kicker to ponder over. Pocket geometry is also important. A 5" Olhausen for example just might play as tough as a 4.5" in another brand due to the angle of the pocket facing. I'd say a 5" Olhausen plays about like a 4.5-4.75" in another brand. They are notorious for "pocket...
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    Shoot outs SUCK!

    Don't want to do a shootout? Bear down and win both matches. I would have agreed with you at one point, but if a pro can't make a "basically spot shot" maybe they need more table time. Us intermediates have to make shots like that all the time when we lose shape. It's a nice format for...
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    CTE automatically corrects stroke issues

    In fairness, 1P is often won by forcing your opponent to make more mistakes than you, not by raw aggression and ability. So... giving games to your opponent isn't any kind of indication of who the better player is, it's literally the point in most cases to force your opponent to give you games...
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    Funny pic/gif thread...

    Uh oh, this thread is trending to NPR and away from funny.
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    Dr. Dave Schools Neil deGrasse Tyson in Billiards Physics

    I think you did a great job. It's a podcast, it's supposed to be entertaining and some banter between guests, it went really well. Anything Neil does is entertainment first, science second. Or in other words he has a way to make scientific concepts palatable to common folk. Honestly I think you...
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    Developing Expertise In Pool

    No kidding, two of the best players I know do something similar. When one is in the zone and just playing at monster level, they sort of lick their lips a bit, the other you can see his mustache moving.
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