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Forum: Main Forum Today, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
I may misremember but I think the GC3s I played...

I may misremember but I think the GC3s I played on around here came with a bronzish finish for the pockets. They certainly were not chrome plated.
Forum: Main Forum Today, 12:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, yes, but.... In this case I think the the...

Well, yes, but.... In this case I think the the charts and sensors are mostly telling us to make a nice smooth stroke and not obsess about our grip. One detail from the charts that is often told to...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By Bob Jewett
The World Games 2022, Birmingham, AL

The sports program of the 2022 World Games has been announced. It includes four billiard events. (This was originally scheduled for 2021, but got pushed back to July of 2022 when the Summer Olympic...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,048
Posted By Bob Jewett
Matchroom announced today that the World Pool...

Matchroom announced today that the World Pool Masters 2020, which had been postponed from March, 2020, has been cancelled. The next event is planned for March 25-28, 2021.
Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Bob Jewett
Here is that thread: ...

Here is that thread:

https://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?388551&p=5058181#post5058181
Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bob Jewett
The main effect on the hit of a tighter grip --...

The main effect on the hit of a tighter grip -- assuming you can achieve the same tip offset and stick speed at impact -- will be that the effective mass of the stick will be slightly greater. As I...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 08:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,762
Posted By Bob Jewett
Yes, the third party image hosting site that...

Yes, the third party image hosting site that BeiberLvr used is gone. Discarded. Broke. And it was set up in a way that prevented archive.org from recording it.

Some of the images were transferred...
Forum: Carom Billiards Today, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By Bob Jewett
I met Jean Marty at a BCA trade show. He was a...

I met Jean Marty at a BCA trade show. He was a pleasure to talk to. I may even have played a little balkline with him or at least held a cue.

He wrote three or four books and his son, who is...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bob Jewett
Two experiments were illustrated above. Did you...

Two experiments were illustrated above. Did you not understand the results?
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,554
Posted By Bob Jewett
Many of us do.

Many of us do.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Bob Jewett
While "lumens" will get you in roughly the right...

While "lumens" will get you in roughly the right direction, that is a measure of light output. The distance of the light from the table and reflectors will change how much light gets to the surface...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By Bob Jewett
The problem is tradition and branding. Matchroom...

The problem is tradition and branding. Matchroom has now acquired the rights to run the World Pool Championships (9-ball) so I suspect that we will be seeing 9-ball for a while. For the Mosconi Cup,...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By Bob Jewett
I have never seen it in action.

I have never seen it in action.
Forum: For Sale Items Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Bob Jewett
Special edition of Eddie Robin's one pocket books

Eddie Robin made 32 numbered pairs of a special edition of his one pocket books, "Winning One Pocket" and "Shots, Moves and Strategies". The covers are a gold-toned "lizard skin" and the co-authors...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By Bob Jewett
Simple solution: breaker has to push. Everyone...

Simple solution: breaker has to push. Everyone plays every rack. Lots of maneuvering. Better than the interminable little tweaks, many of which can't be adopted in casual play.

And no one will...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bob Jewett
There are also some previous discussions of...

There are also some previous discussions of measuring stroke timing with an accelerometer attached to the cue stick. That method is a much faster way to do the measurement but has other problems.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bob Jewett
The data was gathered by taping a paper ruler to...

The data was gathered by taping a paper ruler to the cue stick and focusing the high-speed camera on the ruler during the stroke. The bumps in the data you are referring to were probably...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Bob Jewett
If the system allows you to design your own...

If the system allows you to design your own drills, I suggest you find a position shot you have trouble with and then set up a progressive practice for it. That way you will be working directly on...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,067
Posted By Bob Jewett
I have a cue with about a dozen different colors...

I have a cue with about a dozen different colors of wrap in one-inch bands that was a demo model.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,067
Posted By Bob Jewett
Have you forgotten this cue already? 552192 ...

Have you forgotten this cue already?

552192

That is the McDermott Intimidator. Pretty intimidating to use it.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,067
Posted By Bob Jewett
Like a six-legged pool table with every leg a...

Like a six-legged pool table with every leg a different style as a sales tool for showing what is available. Do you prefer the gloss black circular columns with brass rings or the 1870s Lion's Roar...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By Bob Jewett
Here is one more that I just remembered. The...

Here is one more that I just remembered. The object balls are sitting like the second shot above, but the cue ball is coming in from the other direction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JaWikGXOkw
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By Bob Jewett
I wanted to highlight this. It means that the...

I wanted to highlight this. It means that the break was a disadvantage under those conditions. (Within the statistical margin of error, of course, as always.)
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bob Jewett
My article in the June 1999 issue of Billiards...

My article in the June 1999 issue of Billiards Digest is a start. It describes one of the tests during "The Jacksonville Experiment" which was mostly high-speed videos of pool shots. Here's a link to...
Forum: Main Forum 07-05-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bob Jewett
Some players who have their whole grip hand...

Some players who have their whole grip hand wrapped around the cue are still holding the cue lightly with little tension in the arm. That will always make it difficult to tell from a video. On the...
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