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Forum: Main Forum 06-14-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,068
Posted By fiftyyardline
I say no to Ra Hanna. I appreciate his...

I say no to Ra Hanna. I appreciate his enthusiasm and think he is good in one on one player interviews, but his overly hyped style really starts to grate before long when doing match commentary.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 05-31-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By fiftyyardline
If it hit any part of the pocket - that counts...

If it hit any part of the pocket - that counts the same as contacting a rail - so legal hit.
Forum: Main Forum 05-21-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,044
Posted By fiftyyardline
Thanks Tinman for an interesting topic. Thanks...

Thanks Tinman for an interesting topic.
Thanks Jay for the Johnston City story - too bad the Johnston City era predated having much quality video available.
Forum: Main Forum 05-21-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,749
Posted By fiftyyardline
Yes - stick with a polisher ( like the Diamond)...

Yes - stick with a polisher ( like the Diamond) that separates the balls as they rotate. It cannot be good in the long run for the balls to rotate and rub against each other as they are cleaned (as...
Forum: Main Forum 05-14-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,201
Posted By fiftyyardline
Ok - Ray at 56 years and Poolfan at 42 years -...

Ok - Ray at 56 years and Poolfan at 42 years - sounds like you are talking like your best years are behind you. Not so - you have many good pool playing years ahead of you. And with good shotmaking...
Forum: Main Forum 05-14-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,911
Posted By fiftyyardline
And at $250 - the price is right as compared to...

And at $250 - the price is right as compared to any of the carbon fiber shafts.
Forum: Main Forum 05-14-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,911
Posted By fiftyyardline
I have been hitting with an OB Phoenix 12.8mm...

I have been hitting with an OB Phoenix 12.8mm shaft for a few weeks. Was using the Predator3 before. Nothing but good things to say about the Phoenix. The squirt/deflection seems to be at least...
Forum: Main Forum 05-12-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,701
Posted By fiftyyardline
Yes - around that time the TSA proposed new rules...

Yes - around that time the TSA proposed new rules that included allowing pool cues to be carried onboard again, but another proposal Included was to allow small knives onboard( I know - WTF. ). ...
Forum: Main Forum 05-03-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 47,120
Posted By fiftyyardline
CJ - can you clarify this - I have watched most...

CJ - can you clarify this - I have watched most of your TOI videos. I have practiced using TOI with inconsistent results. I understand that one of the principles is that the squirt/deflection...
Forum: Main Forum 05-01-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By fiftyyardline
IMO the worst problem when watching on TV and not...

IMO the worst problem when watching on TV and not in person is the pink 4 ball. I have 4K Hi - Def large TVís and good eyesight, yet most of the time I cannot tell the 4 ball and the 5 ball apart. ...
Forum: Main Forum 04-30-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,644
Posted By fiftyyardline
Have you been playing in smoke filled pool halls?...

Have you been playing in smoke filled pool halls? If so, that is most likely the cause.
Forum: Main Forum 04-30-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,304
Posted By fiftyyardline
Yea - the handshake has to go - I would guess...

Yea - the handshake has to go - I would guess that a hand shake ( how long since that person washed their hands?) is much more likely to spread germs than a hug.
Forum: Main Forum 04-29-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,304
Posted By fiftyyardline
Speaking of shaking hands - anybody else beside...

Speaking of shaking hands - anybody else beside me notice how many guys donít wash their hands when leaving a restroom? Way too many. I hope that those guys will permanently change their behavior...
Forum: Main Forum 04-14-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By fiftyyardline
You are right. Even with a great hi-def picture,...

You are right. Even with a great hi-def picture, it is often impossible to tell the pink 4 and orange 5 balls apart. As a viewer, it is frustrating when I canít tell which is the 4 ball until the...
Forum: Main Forum 03-23-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,587
Posted By fiftyyardline
The backer rod from Home Depot is a soft,...

The backer rod from Home Depot is a soft, flexible material used for expansion joints. It is very inexpensive and works great for this purpose. Again, a 30Ē shaft or a 29Ē shaft with joint...
Forum: Main Forum 03-22-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,587
Posted By fiftyyardline
I also use this backer rod from Home Depot to put...

I also use this backer rod from Home Depot to put down in the bottom of my JB rugged case so the shaft doesnít sit too low. This is a rubberized, soft material that works great and will not damage a...
Forum: Main Forum 03-09-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,308
Posted By fiftyyardline
As already stated, touching the table with the...

As already stated, touching the table with the tip to aid in shot alignment is a common technique. It would only be a problem/foul if the player is leaving a chalk mark on the table that would then...
Forum: Main Forum 02-18-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,716
Posted By fiftyyardline
Yup - thatís where I am too often shooting from.

Yup - thatís where I am too often shooting from.
Forum: Main Forum 02-10-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,120
Posted By fiftyyardline
Lots of good videos out there, but if I had to...

Lots of good videos out there, but if I had to pick out the best, it would hands down be Tor Lowry. He has some great free YouTube videos. Just got two of his latest DVDís - thought maybe a lot of...
Forum: Main Forum 02-07-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By fiftyyardline
540803 This is taken from the applied ruling...

540803

This is taken from the applied ruling section of Playbca/CSI pool league rules. Although WPA rules do not specifically address the situation, a referee judging the legality of the shot or...
Forum: Main Forum 01-21-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By fiftyyardline
Another characteristic to look for to see if it...

Another characteristic to look for to see if it is a genuine Aramith red circle ball: the red circle should have a slight 3D look - the red circle appears to be sunk a millimeter or two into the...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 01-06-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,335
Posted By fiftyyardline
I think RKC has a point. If I was in your part of...

I think RKC has a point. If I was in your part of the country and was considering using you to setup or recover my table, I would be very interested to see some more detailed up close pictures of...
Forum: Main Forum 12-30-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By fiftyyardline
Contacts - for all the reasons already given. I...

Contacts - for all the reasons already given. I also use the Acuview brand - two week lens. Use my old glasses when playing at home, so the contacts last me more than two weeks since I donít use...
Forum: Main Forum 12-29-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By fiftyyardline
Have been using the Fons & Porter 7757 mechanical...

Have been using the Fons & Porter 7757 mechanical fabric pencil. It puts a very fine white line that can easily be removed with a damp cloth. $9 on Amazon
Forum: Main Forum 12-24-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By fiftyyardline
Tomorrow will be 56 years since my parents bought...

Tomorrow will be 56 years since my parents bought a pool table when I was 14. I had been saving up to buy a pool table from the Sears catalogue that cost about $120 at that time. Had managed to...
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