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    Table mechanic in Chicagoland

    Not sure if this is the appropriate ”area” to post this type of question…but here goes. I’m wondering if anyone one can provide me with suggestions for a good mechanic in the Chicago area who can put some new cloth and rubber on a 9’ Diamond. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.
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    Brunswick Anniversary - need help

    Thanks, Jack.
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    Brunswick Anniversary - need help

    I have a late-1950's Brunswick Anniversary in the Chicago area. The table is heavily played and needs to be repaired and refurbished. Can anyone refer me to someone in the Chicago area who can help with repairing and refinishing, possibly providing some replacement parts, recovering the table...
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    HELP NEEDED - Can you identify this cue?

    Thanks for the reply. Are these known as being good playing cues?
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    HELP NEEDED - Can you identify this cue?

    Hi fellow AZ'ers- Can anyone identify this cue maker? A friend owns this stick and it's a great playing cue. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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    Early Thomas Wayne 4 point

    I've seen this cue's a really good looking stick and in very nice overall condition.
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    FS; Milk Dud Tips New Price

    Pooldawg8 - Just got the milk duds in the mail. I've used duds for the past few years. But looking at yours, the production quality appears to be better - and more consistent - than others I've seen before. :thumbup: It's no wonder you've gotten so many "props" from fellow AZ'ers. Thanks again.
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    Chicago-area AZers - Tip Installation??

    This is for all you Chicago pool guys (and gals)...can someone please refer me to a good tip installer. For years I went to Mr. Leo at Chris', but he passed away (God rest his soul). I need to find someone else. I live on the North side, and while Red Shoes is a fantastic place, it's too far to...
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    FS; Milk Dud Tips New Price

    Milk duds are the best! I will take 5 tips. Please PM me at your convenience! Thanks very much. BTW, just to add my 2 cents, I've used nothing but milk duds for the past 6 years. The control and feedback are the best of any tip I've ever used. I needed to install a new tip recently and for...
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    Billiard ball deterioration

    OK, please help settle an argument. Do pool balls - new in the box, stored under normal conditions - deteriorate over time? A freind has a set of Brubswick Centennials fron the '70's. Have they lost anything? Thanks in advance. (BTW, I say "no." There's the argument...)
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    Evanston, Illinois straight Pool

    Dennis- Will you please PM his name to me as well - or have him PM me? I live one town north of Evanston (about 5 minutes away) and would love to avoid always having to drive to Chris' Billiards in Chicago! Thanks in advance. GT
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    Dime vs. Nickel radius tip

    Agreed, cuekev. I'm prefer a penny radius (versus a dime). So much depends on the type of tip you use as well. I use milk duds and I find when I'm at a dime radius, the cue ball can get away from me.
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    15th ball is on the spot, what to do?

    So what about this scenario? Let's say the 15th ball lies behind the head string, but not on the spot, and the cue ball lies in the rack... :confused: According to the chart above, the 15th ball stays in place and the cue ball is spotted on the head spot. Can you use that 15th ball in the...
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    What single thing (theory,suggestion,equipment) has turned your game around?

    I'm with Smitty...not every shot has to be perfect. Sometimes, you just need to make the ball. When I was a young guy, a famous pool player from Buffalo (first name "Danny") told me "Kid, don't fight the table." Thirty years later, that advice still rings true.
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    Tip Height - What do you prefer??

    I prefer a low profile as well - whether it's a milk dud or a layered tip. I seem to get more feel that way. I may be showing my ignorance here (nothing new...), but why do people use pads under their tips? From my perspective, I would think it would greatly change the feel and playing...