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Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,349
Posted By jrctherake
Didn't have time to read every post but: ...

Didn't have time to read every post but:

Some of the "least educated" people I've ever met were extremely strong pool players.

On the other hand, some of the most intelligent people I've ever...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,976
Posted By jrctherake
I ask a predator rep about that a few days ago...

I ask a predator rep about that a few days ago while checking on an order and they said "thats not the first time thats been said".

I ask them to go into detail but they wouldn't but, they did say...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,976
Posted By jrctherake
Nobody!!!! wants to admit that part, nobody....

Nobody!!!! wants to admit that part, nobody. Especially people that have been running numbers that pale in comparison but, somehow they still like to talk chit.

WM "may" have ran 1000 balls. Hell,...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 03:10 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,976
Posted By jrctherake
You have to keep in mind that no matter what,...

You have to keep in mind that no matter what, some are not gonna give John his due. Sad but, its just the way people are these days.

<<<<<<<< shakes head while walking away, thinking "what the...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 01:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By jrctherake
Ive got a couple of buddies that deal in high end...

Ive got a couple of buddies that deal in high end cues (he doesn't call them monsters unless he is talking to someone thats inexperienced but, has the cash and interest). It'll be interesting what I...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 01:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,828
Posted By jrctherake
Or learn to shoot into the pocket, not at the...

Or learn to shoot into the pocket, not at the pocket. Huge difference from same size pocket on two different shelf depths. It sounds like your well aware.

I play on a 4.5" diamond and then go play...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:12 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,358
Posted By jrctherake
Hu, you, PT, Jay and a few others are the only...

Hu, you, PT, Jay and a few others are the only reasons I keep coming back to AZB.

I understand that just because your not strong today doesn't mean your weren't strong at some point and for...
Forum: Main Forum 07-15-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,358
Posted By jrctherake
I know some have multiple accounts for obvious...

I know some have multiple accounts for obvious reasons.

I know a few like myself that stop putting vids up because of the smarta55's on here that seem to not be happy unless they can start chit...
Forum: Main Forum 07-15-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,976
Posted By jrctherake
1.8 balls per minute is slow for anyone thats at...

1.8 balls per minute is slow for anyone thats at least decent at 14.1 and as you put it, on a good run.

The 4 balls per minute sounds a lot closer to what I would expect from a player of his...
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By jrctherake
Yep, I'm not an 8 ball fan. I do think it's the...

Yep, I'm not an 8 ball fan. I do think it's the easiest game of choice unless its on a BB.

And yes, 14.1 is the nuts. A player that gets strong at 14.1 becomes a beast in other games.....most of...
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By jrctherake
As most say, "YMMV" but, IMO, pattern play is...

As most say, "YMMV" but, IMO, pattern play is better taught when you have "choices" between this ball and that ball, as in 14.1. Not just, should I shoot the 5 ball and play 1 rail or two rail shape...
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,022
Posted By jrctherake
PJ, I have no idea but, Im curious myself as to...

PJ, I have no idea but, Im curious myself as to why the + is there.

Jazzy, Ive belonged to other (non billiard) forums and putting the word "banned" there would get you a vacation quickly.

The...
Forum: Main Forum 07-12-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,358
Posted By jrctherake
I play on a diamond, with a revo shaft, layered...

I play on a diamond, with a revo shaft, layered tip, multi cue case....etc...etc but: I'm like the above poster, I can and will play on any table in front of me and use any cue available if it come...
Forum: Main Forum 07-11-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,272
Posted By jrctherake
Ok, someone ask through pm if it mattered even if...

Ok, someone ask through pm if it mattered even if your average run is 10, 20 or 30?

My answer:

What matters is not "just" your high run per inning but, how many times will the rack in general...
Forum: Main Forum 07-11-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,140
Posted By jrctherake
Thanks for posting Jack. Get well soon Dean!...

Thanks for posting Jack.

Get well soon Dean!

Jeff
Forum: Main Forum 07-11-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,976
Posted By jrctherake
Hey Lou and Jay.......^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ is...

Hey Lou and Jay.......^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ is what I was trying to say in my previous posts.

Thanks Pete!

Jeff
Forum: Main Forum 07-11-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,976
Posted By jrctherake
I understand and once again, we are on the same...

I understand and once again, we are on the same page.

Maybe I should brush up on my writing skills. Everything you and Lou have said, I have been in agreement with.

Im not much on this internet...
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,976
Posted By jrctherake
As usual, there is a lot lost in translation due...

As usual, there is a lot lost in translation due to this typing vs talking.

You only think you disagree with me. Everything you said in this post is accurate IMO as well.

But, the people that...
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,976
Posted By jrctherake
Lou, you're correct but, just like with JS, the...

Lou, you're correct but, just like with JS, the only people that would've been hypnotised would've been the "few" people like us.

Just like today, back then, the masses would've fell asleep, left...
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By jrctherake
Nope, your not rambling. Your assessment is...

Nope, your not rambling.

Your assessment is correct. Putting a ferrule on carbon fiber does dampen the hit a little to a lot depending on type of ferrule material to how long it is to how its...
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,272
Posted By jrctherake
I like all the top tier cents and aramith ball...

I like all the top tier cents and aramith ball just fine for rotation type games or any game where the balls can be replaced with out being a foul.

However, for 14.1, I like cyclop balls. Cents...
Forum: Main Forum 07-04-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,006
Posted By jrctherake
Practice your 9 ball break in sessions without...

Practice your 9 ball break in sessions without playing. For example:

Rack, break and if you have shape on 1 ball, shoot it and stop.....re-rack, break and shoot one ball.......repeat.

Dont do...
Forum: Main Forum 07-04-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By jrctherake
Tap tap tap There have always been and...

Tap tap tap


There have always been and will always be a few (very few...but, nonetheles, they exist) "would be" really, really strong a55 players lurking in their basements, garages etc...etc...
Forum: Main Forum 07-03-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By jrctherake
^^^^^^^^ is very good advice. What your...

^^^^^^^^ is very good advice.

What your describing is "pattern play".

14.1 is your friend.
Forum: Main Forum 07-02-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By jrctherake
Loss of concentration would be my usual suspect. ...

Loss of concentration would be my usual suspect.

Good fundamentals, all the practice in the world etc...etc is useless the very second you lose concentration.
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