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Forum: Main Forum 07-20-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,765
Posted By rikdee
100% agree. If talking about pocketing, tighter...

100% agree. If talking about pocketing, tighter pockets notwithstanding, top players simply hit the ball straighter on average. Stroke mechanics, not pocket dimensions, is fundamental to higher skill...
Forum: Main Forum 06-19-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,740
Posted By rikdee
Tom was at that time the house pro at a room down...

Tom was at that time the house pro at a room down the street from the Rail called the Hall of Fame which is where I first met him. Later he started his "School for Straight Pool", which included on...
Forum: Main Forum 06-19-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,740
Posted By rikdee
I'm sure I would have watched him in that very...

I'm sure I would have watched him in that very tounament as I never missed a Farhat event in those days. I cannot recall any specific memenories of him yet I certainly remember the name. Along with...
Forum: Main Forum 06-19-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,740
Posted By rikdee
Yes, watched him play many times at the Velvet...

Yes, watched him play many times at the Velvet Rail. A 14.1 player of incredible skill at just 16 years old. One tournament weekend I saw him beat both Joe Balsis and Irving Crane as if he was at the...
Forum: Main Forum 06-17-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,740
Posted By rikdee
Watched him play a number of times at Joe...

Watched him play a number of times at Joe Farhat's Velvet Rail in Lansing Michigan during the late 70s. Could run big packages at 9 ball or run a hundred in straight pool at the drop of a hat. Very...
Forum: Main Forum 06-05-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,979
Posted By rikdee
Yes, Hopkin's Q skill game is great practise when...

Yes, Hopkin's Q skill game is great practise when played just as you describe without all the special rules that apply if playing as a competitive game. Very challenging as it demands lots of...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 05-30-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,406
Posted By rikdee
The original Brunswick installation manual spec's...

The original Brunswick installation manual spec's (4) #10 x 3/4" round head wood screw.
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By rikdee
This technique was clearly illustrated in the...

This technique was clearly illustrated in the book entilted, The Game of Billiards by Clive Cottingham copyright 1964. It was the first pool book I ever bought (circa early seventies) and a technique...
Forum: Main Forum 03-06-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,431
Posted By rikdee
I believe they had many old records destroyed in...

I believe they had many old records destroyed in a fire - maybe 60s/70s - not sure. Not much computer action then, most records would have been paper or microfilm. I was told this back in the late...
Forum: Non Pool Related 02-04-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,205
Posted By rikdee
Precise and well stated.

Precise and well stated.
Forum: Main Forum 01-23-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By rikdee
[QUOTE=PhilosopherKing;6312004]I don't think...

[QUOTE=PhilosopherKing;6312004]I don't think there's a necessary correlation between number of years played and skill level.

Yes, I have to here agree. I recall watching Grand Rapids MI phenom...
Forum: Main Forum 01-15-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,895
Posted By rikdee
For a beautiful example of blending both soft and...

For a beautiful example of blending both soft and firm strokes in a complete game, watch some vids of Little Ko. What a player.
Forum: Main Forum 01-11-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,247
Posted By rikdee
I've used LePro since the 70s; never an issue....

I've used LePro since the 70s; never an issue. Mushrooming: I always place a new tip on a hard surface and give it a few light taps with a hammer. Trim when mounted, and go from there. No 'shrooming...
Forum: Non Pool Related 01-05-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By rikdee
Yes, I'm sure with her ole man's wealth, that...

Yes, I'm sure with her ole man's wealth, that place wouldn't qualify as a carriage house.
Forum: Non Pool Related 12-27-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By rikdee
You'll need a digital analog converter ( commonly...

You'll need a digital analog converter ( commonly availabe at any price to care to entertain). The digiital stream from the HDMI connection needs to be converted to anlalog when input to your amp....
Forum: Non Pool Related 12-11-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 2,766
Posted By rikdee
And go ahead and shut down that disgustingly...

And go ahead and shut down that disgustingly bloated, unionied blob known as our federal government.
Forum: Non Pool Related 11-30-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 539
Posted By rikdee
There ya go! Unions - corruption to its very...

There ya go! Unions - corruption to its very definition.
Forum: Main Forum 11-27-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By rikdee
Yes, good points and some nice discovery on your...

Yes, good points and some nice discovery on your part. One thing I have found helpful to 'get on the line you see' is to place my right foot so the sightline crosses it at the same point with each...
Forum: Non Pool Related 11-20-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 928
Posted By rikdee
Yup, he entered mine long ago.

Yup, he entered mine long ago.
Forum: Non Pool Related 11-12-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,611
Posted By rikdee
Yes, ole Hane made my ignore list sometime ago.

Yes, ole Hane made my ignore list sometime ago.
Forum: Main Forum 11-09-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,857
Posted By rikdee
If I could have the game of just one of today's...

If I could have the game of just one of today's active players, it would likely be Alex.
Forum: Main Forum 11-08-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,182
Posted By rikdee
Yes, and leaving no two reds touching was a big...

Yes, and leaving no two reds touching was a big problem pre-solved.
Forum: Main Forum 11-01-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By rikdee
Yup, these are what I use with no issues.

Yup, these are what I use with no issues.
Forum: Non Pool Related 10-27-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By rikdee
[QUOTE=Celophanewrap;6253250]There are certainly...

[QUOTE=Celophanewrap;6253250]There are certainly elements of Socialism, but I don't think there is really much of the
country that wants anything but a representative democracy, but in fairness I...
Forum: Non Pool Related 10-24-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By rikdee
The GOP should commercialize that clip and run it...

The GOP should commercialize that clip and run it 24/7. An outstanding example of Barry's penchant for talking out of both sides of his mouth and a smack-down of liberal hypocracy.
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