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Forum: Main Forum 02-16-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,292
Posted By Mick
No. I don't really see the point in alienating...

No. I don't really see the point in alienating people for no good reason. You be you though.
Forum: Main Forum 02-16-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,292
Posted By Mick
I know this thread is a breeding ground for...

I know this thread is a breeding ground for strife, but I did promise to post an update.

It's been way over 100 hours of play since I put the tip on, and have not shaped/worked the tip at all...
Forum: Main Forum 02-14-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,741
Posted By Mick
Exactly what I was thinking. I don't keep many...

Exactly what I was thinking. I don't keep many pool trophies, but I'd proudly display this one.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 02-11-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,071
Posted By Mick
Honestly I think that the ball in hand anywhere...

Honestly I think that the ball in hand anywhere rule would improve straight pool, it's my biggest gripe with the rules. The only reason I haven't switched on my own is that I want any runs I put up...
Forum: Main Forum 02-04-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Mick
Best bang for buck cue in my opinion. I used one...

Best bang for buck cue in my opinion. I used one for 20+ years until I made the switch to low deflection. Bought and tried several more expensive cues during that time, always went back to the cheap...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-20-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By Mick
Thanks for the link. Meant to watch this live,...

Thanks for the link. Meant to watch this live, but missed it.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-20-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,374
Posted By Mick
Might as well throw 35 up as a starting point....

Might as well throw 35 up as a starting point. Not going to bother uploading video for that one though.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-20-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,374
Posted By Mick
Thanks, just ordered one. Will try it out when I...

Thanks, just ordered one. Will try it out when I redo my cloth shortly.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-19-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,465
Posted By Mick
It is a great achievement and I just do not...

It is a great achievement and I just do not understand. All. The. Hate.

You people make me sad for humanity. This is a beacon to be celebrated, and most of you just want to tear it down. I don't...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-19-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,374
Posted By Mick
What is the racking template you are using?

What is the racking template you are using?
Forum: Main Forum 01-13-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,171
Posted By Mick
I always broke with my shooter for 25+ years with...

I always broke with my shooter for 25+ years with no issues. I only got a dedicated breaker when I switched to a 11.75mm LD shaft, and the main reason for not wanting to break with it was to minimize...
Forum: Main Forum 01-13-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By Mick
1&2, center diamond for everything. 3, Start...

1&2, center diamond for everything.
3, Start with a rack you will be sure to use for years, i.e. get a good quality one. Very precisely rack the balls in the triangle you will be using, with the...
Forum: Main Forum 01-03-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,693
Posted By Mick
Which ca glue you pick matters less than how...

Which ca glue you pick matters less than how fresh it is.

For tips I always use a freshly opened bottle, purchased from a busy retailer (walmart) to ensure it's spent the least amount of time on...
Forum: Main Forum 12-29-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,724
Posted By Mick
You sound like my ex-wife. We were just starting...

You sound like my ex-wife. We were just starting out, and I was making grocery money playing pool after losing my job. I was up about $800ish on the month and feeling pretty good about it, but had a...
Forum: Main Forum 12-28-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,292
Posted By Mick
Got about 20 more hours of straight pool on the...

Got about 20 more hours of straight pool on the asparagus tip since my last post, and tonight I won an 8-ball tournament with it. So far I'm seeing no problems with it. No deforming, no mushrooming,...
Forum: Main Forum 12-26-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By Mick
I don't know about the Ladon set, but I've had a...

I don't know about the Ladon set, but I've had a set of the original cyclop skittles balls since they came out, and they are still tip top. They probably have an average of 16 hours per week on them...
Forum: Main Forum 12-23-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,292
Posted By Mick
My first thoughts were some sort of hemp...

My first thoughts were some sort of hemp laminate. Any suggestions for resin?
Forum: Main Forum 12-22-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,292
Posted By Mick
I roughed in the shape with a belt sander and...

I roughed in the shape with a belt sander and finished it with a regular shaper. Inspected it afterwards and saw no mushrooming/deforming, but I don't think I played many shots on the violent end of...
Forum: Main Forum 12-21-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,292
Posted By Mick
The Lexan/polycarbonate tip is considerably...

The Lexan/polycarbonate tip is considerably softer, spongier, easier to shape, and holds chalk better than my phenolic tip. As I said, it plays essentially identical to my very hard milk-dud.


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Forum: Main Forum 12-21-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,292
Posted By Mick
Might be a good option for house cues. It's...

Might be a good option for house cues. It's usually impossible to find a cue in the rack with a decent tip.
Forum: Main Forum 12-21-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,292
Posted By Mick
Should be human sized now.

Should be human sized now.
Forum: Main Forum 12-21-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,292
Posted By Mick
Vegan Tip Option

A friend of mine was asking me about tips for vegans, and I told her I'd keep my eyes open. After not finding much of anything commercially available, it occurred to me that lexan has similar...
Forum: Main Forum 12-19-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,878
Posted By Mick
My original cyclop cueball was getting pretty...

My original cyclop cueball was getting pretty chewed up so I replaced it with a measles ball, but only because it was the only premium ball that I could find available locally. I'd have replaced it...
Forum: Main Forum 12-19-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By Mick
If I had one I'd try it. Disclaimer: I'm not...

If I had one I'd try it.

Disclaimer: I'm not that smart.
Forum: Main Forum 12-14-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,850
Posted By Mick
I'm jealous. That there is one of the best tables...

I'm jealous. That there is one of the best tables ever. You won't regret the new cloth.
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