Hi Dr. Dave, Nice to know you're visiting the Main Forum. I hope you come across my recent post about my desire to understand why snooker tables use a broad cushion profile compared to pool tables. My post is titled, Cushion Profile Dynamics. Thanks so much for all you have done for understanding and promoting pool. Greenthumb
Thx Dave. I remember when I first started in the early 60's I read this small instructional article, by the BCA. Mosconi was giving helpful hints on how to play. One piece I took to heart, and mind you back then NO one would help you improve, and there were Very few books out at that time. I learned from that pamphlet, if you wanna make a ball that's frozen to the rail, you must hit the ball and the rail at the same time, so I groomed my entire game with that concept in mind, and during the days of 14.1, getting the correct angle (speed control) for me was key in running 50 balls, then the next threshold was 80 then the next threshold was 100 or more. I never knew or heard about Squirt, deflection, gearing and all those aspects of ball collisions, I just played and developed allot of bad habits, but because of the way I taught myself, my speed control is as good as it can be. Have a great fall and might see ya at the turkey shoot.
Dr. Once again thanks for all you do,and have done.
Need a little help with..on a 1/2 ball hit with running english,will both the object ball and cue ball arrive at the rail at the same time?I believe a slightly less then 1/2 ball hit is required for equall Timing? I believe the harder the collision,the bigger the time inequallity becomes?
Thanks again,Mike Filholm
Hi Dave, my name is Tom. I've been playing pool for 50 years. I played the first 30 years without ever applying side-spin. Bob Byrne gave me the confidence and knowledge to finally try it. After much trial and error, it became easier. Next, I viewed and analyzed over 3,000 shots made by the pros and found that the majority (close to 80%) of tip contact happens at five of the nine contact points on a cue-ball. If the cue-ball was a clock, these five points would be 12- Center-6, 7and 5. You can see this on my website: icueclinic.com. Love your articles and would cherish some feedback.
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I have read your book all the way through many times and each time I draw more from it. The terminology makes a great deal of sense and the entire book is a treasure. I can't begin to tell you how much your efforts have improved my efforts. Thank you for writing such a trove of helpful info.
Fred Warner. http://www.frederickwarner.com/the-billiard-hall.html