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    Installing 1/2 tip on a cue

    Your point is true, academically. An inanimate object doesn't know top, bottom, side, whatever. Agreed. But, in reality - that's not how anyone actually installs tips. They come domed, you sand the flat side, glue and shape. I've installed many tips on a lathe and never once did I cut one...
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    Installing 1/2 tip on a cue

    Actually, most single layered tips come domed already - so there is definitely a top and a bottom. Elkmaster. Triangle. Le pro Etc.
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    Tip position and cue ball spin at CB/OB impact are two different things!

    I get your questioning of this, but I think most players come around to his conclusion eventually. That is, if you ask any pro [Tin Man included] they really like to shoot with a rolling cue ball if they can. It is the most efficient way to move the ball around the table and the most...
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    Tip position and cue ball spin at CB/OB impact are two different things!

    You can get overspin at tip contact. About this much [______] lol I'm sure Dr. Dave will chime in, but here's an old high speed video of his.
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    Installing 1/2 tip on a cue

    On a lathe, it's easier to glue a tip on and shave it down vs cutting a tip in the wild. Literally seconds to get 1/2 a tip gone. Shaving/shaping is really a non-issue on a lathe. Perhaps by hand you might cut it first. -td
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    Funny pic/gif thread...

    Gt3RS.
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    PPV-Alex Pagulayan Vs Tony Chohan-$150,000 One Pocket Champions Challenge-September 23-26th

    Guess I gotta have 2 streams running at the same time tonight. SVB/Chang and Lion/T-Rex. Times are good! -td
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    Funny pic/gif thread...

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    Texas Open Performance Ratings

    Cool! Thanks for updating the “magic”! Much appreciated!
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    Texas Open Performance Ratings

    DigitalPool has some cool statistics for the Texas Open. SVB (Shane VanBoening) performing at an unheard of 1060 Fargo rating! Insane. Oi (Naoyuki Oi) performing at 996! Morra rounding out the top 3 performers at 988. Given the strength of the field, the effective performance list is VERY...
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    Choosing Pocket Dimensions for New Table

    If you play any straight pool, get 4.5". If you just play rotation and one pocket, 4.25 is fine. At 4.25, Diamonds play hard but do play fair. At 4.5" it'll still be challenging. Also, what durometer rating do your shims have? Are they stapled in making them too solid? It sounds like...
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    Diamond Pocket Problems and Black Marks...again

    Yeah - it’s one of the minor issues with the table. I still get marks on my balls. Now, it’s primarily hard shots where the ball hits the back of the pocket square, but it happens. I do wish they had sorted it out before, but I’d rather have a Diamond that occasionally marks balls vs any...
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    Arizona Open - U.S. Pro Billiard Series

    I think that was a predator one replay. The main tourney didn't start streaming until 11:00 MT. -td
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    Arizona Open - U.S. Pro Billiard Series

    Jeremy did the commentary for the 2 matches I watched. No issues here.
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    Arizona Open - U.S. Pro Billiard Series

    https://billiardtv.streamstak.com/
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