Recent content by ChopStick

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    A momentous day on AZB history.

    A monument to having to much time on your hands and a reminder that it is never too late to start wasting your life. :D
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    Here's a bank shot for ya.

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    Meanwhile in China
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    How rude is this?

    Passed by an empty table in the pool hall and saw this. Somebody just left it this way. WTF is wrong with you people?
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    Interesting proposition shot

    The cueball in on the head spot. The 10 and 11 ball are straight in line on the head string with a tiny gap about the width of a piece of paper between them and the cueball. The shot is to make the one ball without touching the 10 or 11 balls. Hint: The shot is straight ahead with a level...
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    One more practice day trashed.

    I know this has been discussed before. I think that it must be brought to forum again in the hopes that someone may read this who is not aware how rude and inconsiderate they are being. I go to the pool hall at the times when it is most likely that no one is in there. As far away from the...
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    Zidane trick shot

    I guess this has been around for a while. I just saw it and it is pretty cool. I am still not convinced it is real. I have watched it a few times and it is starting to look plausible. The first time you see it you will think it has to be rigged. Now I am not sure. It may be a...
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    No you won't.......

    Down at the pool hall where I regularly practice there are a couple of very nice, attractive and dedicated women players. Both of them play the guys one pocket and put forward a decent entry level game. Nevertheless they both practice hard and play their best. I respect that. Last night...
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    Cue import tax?? What is this?

    I recently bought a Mezz Carom Cue from Kozoom. It was shipped to me from France. I received the cue last week. Now I get an email from this outfit IBC Customs Brokerage, Inc. demanding "payment of duties and taxes" regarding my recent import of "billiards accessories". Anyone ever...
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    Bought my first 3C cue last weekend.

    Ordered it from Kozoom. It has to come from Europe and should be here in about a week, I guess. It is a Mezz 13RJ. I could not find one in America. Based on the Mezz reputation, it should be a solid player. I am just a beginner at billiards. I finally got around to unleashing my inner...
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    Fitting blank/partial shafts

    I bought a blank OB Classic shaft and sent it to the guy who made my cue to have it finished out to match my cue. I get the shaft and the cue wobbles when I roll it on the table. The tip flops around. It isn't drilled straight or it isn't faced off correctly. Is this normal for a...
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    Caption this.

    Earl is in da house. :D
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    Straight Pool: unofficial I think I just broke a hundred

    I say it is unofficial because I have no idea how many racks I ran. I remember the first three because I usually get hung up in the third rack. I had run a couple of 40 somethings today before that then it was off to the races and I just went blank. Next thing I knew I was tired and had to go...
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    Are stiff shafts harder to draw the ball with?

    Just wondering if anyone else has any experience with this. I just switched to a Diveney cue 13mm shaft. It is probably the stiffest cue I have played with. I feel like I am having to work harder to draw the cue ball with it. I was always good with the easy low speed draws. Now it seems...
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    Problem with non-players in the pool room

    This just happened to me again last night. I had just rented the "players" table. A 9 foot gold crown that has autographs from professional players all around the sides of it. It is setup tight and it rolls perfect. When the pros are in town, this is the table they match up on. The 9 foot...