Recent content by jrctherake

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    A word about learning sidespin

    I'm a BHE user. Always have been and always will be. Having said that, I liked your post. It is good info for any student that is struggling with side spin.
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    Points vs No Points

    Most of the great playing cues I've had were merry widows.
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    Shaft weight matter? My jacoby black arrived.

    When talking deflection properties, the total shaft weight is not a factor. As for the "feel" of a cue with a shaft that is lighter that say 16 to 17% of total cue weight, it will probably feel to butt heavy. On the other, a shaft the is greater than say 24ish% will start to feel front heavy...
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    Shaft weight matter? My jacoby black arrived.

    Total shaft weight is not a big factor with shafts. I help with the R&D of a custom cue makers cf cues and I can promise you it is all about the front end design. He has made shafts that are around 3 oz that were not very low in deflection. Then again, he has made some that are over 4 oz that...
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    IS REVO 12.4 THE LOWEST DEFLECTION CARBON SHAFT??

    Well, Hu.. since you parallel shift and/or use FHE the EXTREMELY low deflection 11.8 revo would suit you fine. The worst part of that shaft to me was mid range to long shots with slower speeds. I would have to adjust out from the ball to keep it from swerving into the object ball. It forced me...
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    IS REVO 12.4 THE LOWEST DEFLECTION CARBON SHAFT??

    Hey Hu 👋. It was a radial pin, white vault plate, weighed 3.95 oz and had the factory predator victory tip. I received it around 10:30 am and had predator on the phone to return it by 2:00 pm that same day. I took it to the UPS store first thing next morning. I couldn't wait to get it, and...
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    IS REVO 12.4 THE LOWEST DEFLECTION CARBON SHAFT??

    I bought a revo 11.8 shaft, because I've mostly used thin shafts in the 11mm to 11.5mm range with great success. Well, lol.... I kept it one day and sent it back the next morning. The revo 11.8 is to damn low in deflection for my taste. It had a pivot point of 400 feer...lol. It was way...
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    Using the breath during stroke

    Learning to breath the right way is no different than learning the right eye patterns etc...etc. You do it until it becomes "automatic". I was taught "box breathing" while in the military. Box breathing works wonders when done correctly. Jeff
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    Has anyone raised their pool table because of back pain?

    I'm only 5' 10". I'm not sure I would be able to reach even center table from one of the end rails if I went much past 32.5". My table's playing surface was 30.5" and I raised it to 31.5" by putting 1" blocks under each foot. I'm experimenting for now. I'm thinking I may go up a tad more. We'll...
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    Has anyone raised their pool table because of back pain?

    How tall are you? How long is your playing cue? Thanks!
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    Using "Center Ball" - is it good advice or a hidden disadvantage?

    CJ, I have always admired your game and the choices you made on and off the table. IMO, you have made more out of yourself than most, given the same abilities. Are or were you the best to ever play? No, but...IMO.... you made the right decisions at the right times to put yourself in a position...
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    Has anyone raised their pool table because of back pain?

    How tall are you? How high is the playing surface from the floor? Thanks!
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    Has anyone raised their pool table because of back pain?

    Yes sir. I fell at work and broke my back in several places years ago. As most experience, everytime I have a back surgery I wnd up with a new set of issues that eventually lead to another back surgery. Never ending cycle in my experience.
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    Has anyone raised their pool table because of back pain?

    Ok. I just found out that using the leg levelers to raise the table was not a great idea. I was told to just use wooden blocks.
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    Has anyone raised their pool table because of back pain?

    Thanks for the input so far fellas. As for massages, I already get a massage at least 4 times a week that concentrates on my back, neck and legs. As for the meds. Well, I've been on pain management for a long time. I've currently cut my meds back to 40 to 50 mgs of oxy, 20 mgs of cyclo (muscle...
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