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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
How is that even possible? I suppose it...

How is that even possible?

I suppose it would take a special diamond system.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Bob Jewett
As I think you can see in the pictures, if the...

As I think you can see in the pictures, if the head is low, upper arm horizontal is completely impossible. Maybe back when players had their heads 18 inches up it could work. That's not how most...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, it's not as long as your leg or as short as...

Well, it's not as long as your leg or as short as your little finger, usually.

I suppose whoever originated that idea wanted a reasonable general guideline, but bridge lengths for a single person...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Bob Jewett
It looks to me like Shaw's open bridge length --...

It looks to me like Shaw's open bridge length -- from his V to the cue ball -- is between 10 and 15 inches. Is that short?
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 20,317
Posted By Bob Jewett
There is the occasional lightning bolt sent by...

There is the occasional lightning bolt sent by the gods from the modern Olympus -- Scottsdale.;)
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By Bob Jewett
In some tournaments the tables are vacuumed after...

In some tournaments the tables are vacuumed after every match and each match starts with a freshly cleaned set of balls.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By Bob Jewett
Finally, Chernobyl explained! And portions of The...

Finally, Chernobyl explained! And portions of The Simpsons are actually documentaries. :p Or maybe they all are.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By Bob Jewett
Snopes has ruined more good stories than anything...

Snopes has ruined more good stories than anything else on the innerwebz.:angry:

OK, yes, but maybe California requires wine to be made from grapes and not dinosaurs. In that case California...
Forum: Snooker Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think I would bet even money on one of...

I think I would bet even money on one of Trump/Robertson/Ding to win. Do Da Bookies offer such bets?

Edit: I see I can construct my own bet from the "Name the Finalists" picks and get 141/54...
Forum: Ask The Instructor Yesterday, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Bob Jewett
While "perfect" is hard, hitting a very, very...

While "perfect" is hard, hitting a very, very good shot is easy. I described why in an article in Billiards Digest that you can find in my on-line archive, and I'm sure Dr. Dave has it covered, but...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By Bob Jewett
Now you tell me.:mad: That's one of the few...

Now you tell me.:mad: That's one of the few pleasures I can afford any more.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By Bob Jewett
That's not the damage I'm concerned about.

That's not the damage I'm concerned about.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By Bob Jewett
Especially when someone else is drinking it. ...

Especially when someone else is drinking it.

Related to which, Federal regulations require all beer to be radioactive. You can look it up.
Forum: Main Forum 01-27-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,252
Posted By Bob Jewett
They are if you don't mind ending somewhat after...

They are if you don't mind ending somewhat after the nine ball finals, which puts it at sometime after dawn on Sunday. :(

The problem for the tournament was that most of the finalists would go...
Forum: Main Forum 01-27-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By Bob Jewett
I was playing Earl in a tournament a few years...

I was playing Earl in a tournament a few years ago. He got a horrible skid -- one of the worst I've ever seen -- that caused him to miss a 100% shot. He makes comments of disbelief. I agree with his...
Forum: Main Forum 01-27-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Bob Jewett
"Ranking" is based on recent tournament play,...

"Ranking" is based on recent tournament play, generally only over the last year, and only in "ranking" events. Fargo is a "rating" based on all "known" games a player has played. (Here "known" means...
Forum: Main Forum 01-27-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 8,405
Posted By Bob Jewett
Because of the extremely intense fields...

Because of the extremely intense fields surrounding this phenomenon, tin foil is not sufficient even in multiple layers and especially if you bought a cheap store brand. You need copper and no...
Forum: Main Forum 01-27-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By Bob Jewett
If you're concerned about skids, and people are...

If you're concerned about skids, and people are using phenolic tips to break and jump, you might consider a stand-in cue ball so the main cue ball is never contacted by a phenolic tip. Break balls...
Forum: Main Forum 01-27-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,252
Posted By Bob Jewett
Do you mean "how plentiful" or "how...

Do you mean "how plentiful" or "how dry"?;)
Forum: Main Forum 01-27-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,252
Posted By Bob Jewett
Briefly: It became impossible to schedule.

Briefly: It became impossible to schedule.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 01-27-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By Bob Jewett
It is important to note that the quantity...

It is important to note that the quantity everyone is probably interested in is the distance traveled by the two balls. That distance is proportional to the square of the speed of the ball (modified...
Forum: Snooker 01-27-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 737
Posted By Bob Jewett
With clients like you, how is Da' Bookie supposed...

With clients like you, how is Da' Bookie supposed to keep up with his payments on his beach house in Mallorca, not to mention his chalet? Do you never think of others? :mad:

When I have run the...
Forum: Main Forum 01-26-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Bob Jewett
The sponsoring pool hall seems to be fairly new...

The sponsoring pool hall seems to be fairly new -- the space was a Family Dollar four years ago. 120 W Broadway St., Owatonna, MN.

They have a website listed on Google maps as phillysbilliards.com...
Forum: Main Forum 01-25-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 8,405
Posted By Bob Jewett
Ummm.... It's possible he meant Charlie McCarthy....

Ummm.... It's possible he meant Charlie McCarthy. It would fit in with some other themes.
Forum: Main Forum 01-25-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 8,405
Posted By Bob Jewett
That is a specific example of a more general...

That is a specific example of a more general statement. On average, top pool players are no better than the average person at business, or technical stuff, or promotion, or honesty, or pretty much...
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