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    Anyone else think the inter state ivory ban is dumb?

    With modern materials ivory has no place in pool cues. It is a relic from the past and is done.
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    Drills specific for 14.1...

    I have been tracking why my runs end and try to focus on those when working on 14.1 The of some main things I have found that stop my runs: 1. Trying to hold the CB for position when a slight angle the wrong way and missing the shot instead of using a rail. 2. Being lazy to check for position...
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    Drills specific for 14.1...

    Durning this time of no competition, due to covid, I have made it a goal to break my high run of 65. I am looking for drills specific for 14.1 or ideas of what to focus on. I have 2 hours or so each night after work to workout on my table. I spend my time doing lots drills and focused practice...
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    Breathing and breath control during the shot cycle.

    I have been experimenting with my breathing cycle during my stroke. Observing the effects breathing in or out at certain times in my stroke. Trying to discover consistency in energy in pressure performance. I was wondering if top pros share common traits in breathing patterns? Is the breath...
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    Bank pool... Systems or Rote?

    I was just enjoying watching SVB and Thorpe in the 2019 US Open Bank Pool Championships and was wondering, are most pros using a system when banking or just rote experience when playing banks. They just seem to get up an fire them in with out much thought. I know several systems like using the...
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    Frustration with live steams...

    I love all these streamed challenge matches going on. They are great for our sport. However, I often cannot watch many, like the SVB/Orcollo match because I am often playing in tournaments when they are streamed on weekends. My frustration is it seems once they are live streamed they cannot be...
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    Where to play/action in Atlanta?

    Where is the best place to play in Atlanta? Quality tables and action.
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    My Touch of Inside Experience

    After reading StraightPool 99’s post on TOI I thought I would share my experience using CJ’s Touch Of Inside (TOI). I have had the opportunity to see CJ a few years back and the things he has thought me has brought me to playing the best pool of my life after 25+ years of playing pool. Of course...
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    Datona FL. area pool players Facebook page?

    Looking for action in Datona FL, area pool players Facebook page? Hey all, I am going to the Daytona FL area over X-mas break to visit family. I was wondering if there is an area Facebook page so I can post I am looking for action and try to set something up. I have done this in the "Denver...
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    Practicing with time constraints...

    I'm wondering what most instructors here would recommend when practicing with normal working man's time contraints. I have time to practice for about 2 hours each evening after work. Most time this includes shots from "The pro book", Kinisters workout, or shots I have stuggled with in matches...
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    CJ Wiley and Efren R. Live stream

    https://www.facebook.com/jeff.sullivan.904/videos/2123588107669933/
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    Where to play near Springfield MA

    I will be near Springfield MA and will be looking to play. Any recommendations for a place to play?
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    Synthetic replacement for ivory ferrules?

    Over the years I have had to replace my ivory ferrules on my Motty several times due to cracking. I feel that ivory is an obsolete material for the performance end of a cue compared to modern materials. I'm going to replace them with something synthetic. What would you recommend for replacements...
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    Open invite for action in Casper WY...

    This is an open invitation for action in Casper Wyoming. Anyone ever traveling through this area for a tournament or work is invited for some friendly sets. $50-$100 sets of 8,9 and 10 ball, or 14.1. I am posting this because I want to make my game better and competition is the key for this. I...
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    Page 5 diagram for leveling a 3 piece slate...

    Does anyone have the page 5 diagram to the sticky thread of leveling a 3 piece slate. There used to be a better image posted but it is no longer visible. Or can someone tell me where the numbers start on each side. Example R1 to R13 and L1 to L13. I can rewrite my own diagram if I know if the...
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