Recent content by daveb

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    Don't piss off the old guys

    For the most part, older players don't give a shi*t about winning and ego anymore and have nothing to prove to anyone. They are content to play for the joy of the game and the camaraderie of friends who play, and the willingness to share knowledge. But, insult them and piss them off and you...
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    Surgery

    Has anyone here had cervical vertebrae fusion and afterward regain their speed?
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    It doesn't matter

    It doesn't matter what brand of cue, what weight the cue is, what joint type, the shaft brand, the shaft stiffness, the shaft taper, the tip brand, the tip hardness, your aiming system, and on and on. You can't buy a game. When you miss, it is because of bad/inconsistant stroke mechanics and bad...
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    Omega DPK or Kersenbrock?

    I have a cue that I purchased through Ed Obada back when David Kersenbrock, Mike Bender,and Matt Bender worked together. I had visited their shop and saw that they all worked together and all had a collaborative hand in making the cues, even David. I have a fancy Omega DPK with inlaid ivory...
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    DPK or Kersenbrock?

    I have a cue that I purchased through Ed Obada back when David Kersenbrock, Mike Bender,and Matt Bender worked together. I had visited their shop and saw that they all worked together and all had a collaborative hand in making the cues, even David. I have a fancy Omega DPK with inlaid ivory...
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    Don't post when you've been drinking

    "Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy." -Albus Dumbledore. I think we all understand what this means when it comes to choices in pool. Are there any other things that you have learned from pool that you think appy to living a life with greater understanding...
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    Simonis 860/300 on 7 footers

    Stop it! In my opinion, this cloth was designed for nine foot tables and the game of nine ball in order to facilitate position play where you are required to move the cue ball long distances around the table for position and to allow more aggressive offensive play, speed up the game for...
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    Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh. Where shall I play? Any suggestions?
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    Trash or Treasure?

    I have nearly all the Billiards Digest magazines from about 1983 to the present. There are a few missing. IMO that magazine represents the greatest collective accumulation of pool knowlege in existance. More than any book published. I'm trying to decide whether to trash them them or not. They've...
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    First jump cues

    Who began making the firsr jump cues? I have an old Meucci Original jump cue, a shortened version of one of their production cues, and that got me wondering about who first began to make/manufacture the jump cue? Just curious about their origin, not your opinion about whether they should be used...
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    Bad rep

    Should a member be red reped with an unlimited number of red rep points (-211853 point(s) total in my user cp) based on one objectionalable post. Or should they have an opportunity to redeem themselves? The mods don't recognize this as a problem. The alternative is to lurk and never post again...
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    Jump v. Masse specs

    In general, what are the specification differences between a jump cue and a masse cue? I assume the jump cue is obviously lighter, but what about other factors such as, shaft or overall cue length, tip diameter, weight, joint construction, etc. I know a masse cue is shorter than a regular cue...
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    Rail rubber

    There is a well respected table mechanic who works on most of the coin-op tables in the region where I live. Everyone speaks highly of the quality of his service, price, and materials. One of his regular customer's is a friend who had the rails replaced on his table, as the old ones were dead...
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    Cue ball on the rail

    When you have a cueball on the rail, or slightly off the rail, and your back swing length is extremely limited as a result; do you try to follow through as completely as possible or do you follow through only the approximate equivalent length of the back swing? I've heard both suggestions. I've...
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    Copyrighting

    When Texas Express nine ball rules were first created, were they copyrighted? Are they proprietary? Does an officially sanctioned tournament need to pay a nominal fee for the use of that format and rules? Same question for BCA rules. Does an officially sanctioned BCA tournament have to pay a...
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