Recent content by rikdee

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    Anyone tried shaping their tips to account for all the mushrooming/flattening that'll happen in its lifetime?

    For years I've placed the new tip on a hard surface and give it a few light taps with a hammer. Seems to eliminate the mushroom/flattening issue. Then, mount, sand and shape to preference. Maintain as requried.
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    Bert Schrager

    Burt made two cues for me, one in 1976 and the other a year or two later, each with two shafts. The first one was a merry window in birds eye maple. The second was coco bola with four faint ebony points. Both cues had ivory joints and ferrules with irish linen wraps. i paid about 130 for the...
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    My take on the 3 rail shot and why, in my opinion, it's one of the most important shots in pool...

    Bob, if the OB is placed on the foot spot, what is the starting point fo the CB?
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    Hard copy version of "Controlled Aggression"?

    Ready buyer here.
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    What's The Shot? 14.1

    My intial 10 sec glance was to play the nine with controlled speed into the cluster. Having read all comments, I remain with that choice.
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    Centennial Restored

    pocket noise - try wedging a small piece of carpet or cork between the pocket and the apron.
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    Centennial Restored

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    WORLD POOL CHAMPIONSHIP (6-10 June2021) Champion $50K

    Thanks, I'll take a look.
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    WORLD POOL CHAMPIONSHIP (6-10 June2021) Champion $50K

    Thanks, but when I login, don't see this tab. Selecting POOL, I only get a long page of archived matches.
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    WORLD POOL CHAMPIONSHIP (6-10 June2021) Champion $50K

    I just registered with - but how do I access the feed?
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    Two Shot Foul

    Yeah, that's no doubt the case. Now dead, but (IMHO) it was a skilled twist to what is played today.
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    Two Shot Foul

    Yes, that is the way I learned to play 2 foul: we'd say, "if you accept the shot, you accept the foul." IOW, if you played from your opponen's push, you are on one foul.
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    Two Shot Foul

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    Looking to improve

    Agree with billiards. Yet, I believe straight rail billiards develops more skills that directly apply to improvment in pool than 3 cushion. When I was playing a lot of straight rail, I could really see its contributions to my pocket game.
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    Gold Crown Identification