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Forum: Main Forum 01-26-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,470
Posted By derangedhermit
Did anyone notice how long it took the Diamond...

Did anyone notice how long it took the Diamond mechanic to level the Bigfoot at DCC?
Forum: Main Forum 01-25-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,470
Posted By derangedhermit
Often the entire table doesn't get unlevel, just...

Often the entire table doesn't get unlevel, just part of it. Then the question is which part do you want level? You can't fix tables that are flat and level in the middle but balls down the rails...
Forum: Main Forum 12-11-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,014
Posted By derangedhermit
I think the best Diamond table must be the...

I think the best Diamond table must be the Pro-Am. I am the owner of an 8' Professional ("blue label", the current design). I think the engineering goes into the Pro-Am, and then some of it is...
Forum: Pool Tables and Accessories Reviews 12-04-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,414
Posted By derangedhermit
If you want a ball-return table, the Pro-Am is a...

If you want a ball-return table, the Pro-Am is a great way to go. I wanted a drop-pocket table.

I would prefer a one piece slate myself. The main issue of a large 1-piece slate is the size and...
Forum: Pool Tables and Accessories Reviews 11-30-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,414
Posted By derangedhermit
One piece slate?

Is that a one piece slate on an 8' table? The Diamond guy I bought from strongly discouraged me from ordering a one-piece slate for my Professional earlier this year.

I see the levelers running...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 11-30-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,617
Posted By derangedhermit
And according to the Empire web site, some of...

And according to the Empire web site, some of their "carpenter's" levels are accurate to a slope of .0042" per foot. The carpenter's level is claimed to be at least as accurate as the machinist's...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 11-29-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,216
Posted By derangedhermit
If, instead of running Stiix Billiards, you...

If, instead of running Stiix Billiards, you rented out your building for some other business(es), would you start making more or less money each month? (Please subtract from current income a salary...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 11-12-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,216
Posted By derangedhermit
It's great to get responses from two more people...

It's great to get responses from two more people who own rooms.

Baby Huey, I'm on board with your entire list. That's the direction I'd like to go (and/or see here in more local rooms).

The...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 11-07-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,216
Posted By derangedhermit
Thanks for providing some insight into the...

Thanks for providing some insight into the transportation and parking issue. I asked a few posts back, and am glad to see stated what I suspected: you need a parking space for every player at any...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 11-07-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,216
Posted By derangedhermit
My first layouts had at least 7' of seating for...

My first layouts had at least 7' of seating for every table. I had seating islands where needed beside each table or row of tables. I had a center service island on a couple also, because I liked...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 11-03-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,476
Posted By derangedhermit
Now, I find the statement above a compelling...

Now, I find the statement above a compelling reason: to provide immediate feedback on how well you did what you were intending to do. Not that it will be helpful for that shot, but for later ones. Of...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 11-03-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,476
Posted By derangedhermit
I suspect that once you are ready to begin your...

I suspect that once you are ready to begin your stroke, physically it doesn't make much difference what you look at, or whether your eyes are even open or not. All you could do would be to make some...
Forum: Main Forum 11-03-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,423
Posted By derangedhermit
Hmmm...they built mine in June 2014, 4 months ago.

Hmmm...they built mine in June 2014, 4 months ago.
Forum: Main Forum 11-03-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,539
Posted By derangedhermit
Chess clocks would work. I have enjoyed using...

Chess clocks would work. I have enjoyed using them playing chess, and it quickly becomes a natural part of play.

I notice there are also several chess clock apps for iPhone and Android, some free,...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 11-03-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,476
Posted By derangedhermit
I think most experienced players have, either...

I think most experienced players have, either consciously or subconsciously, a similar image in their minds. One source of steering may be the conscious mind fighting against what has already been...
Forum: Main Forum 11-03-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,423
Posted By derangedhermit
Yes, I missed any mention of shims. I will make...

Yes, I missed any mention of shims. I will make some shims out of thin sheet metal and give that a try. Thank you.
Forum: Main Forum 11-03-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,423
Posted By derangedhermit
I suppose you modify the Diamond system for use...

I suppose you modify the Diamond system for use on a GC.

On a Diamond Professional, the joint leveling wedges for the center slate, the ones not along the slate edge but in the middle, are mounted...
Forum: Main Forum 11-03-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,423
Posted By derangedhermit
What is your solution for when the plates are...

What is your solution for when the plates are installed, and there is an unacceptable ridge on the slate top surface at the joint? On a new Diamond Professional, as far as I can tell, this happens...
Forum: Main Forum 11-02-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By derangedhermit
Your location says Alabama - which team? In high...

Your location says Alabama - which team? In high school I played in the Birmingham Barons stadium a few times. Playing in that outfield was like playing pool on a 12-foot table - so much green! I...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 10-22-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,869
Posted By derangedhermit
Look at the sharp-edged, slanted shadow of the...

Look at the sharp-edged, slanted shadow of the 1-ball on the Diamond 7' table in the post of 10/06 above. That tells me how evenly the table is, or is not, lit.

It would be difficult to design a...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 10-09-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,216
Posted By derangedhermit
7 ' tables: two rough layouts

I have listened to the advice about tables no smaller than 7' and truly providing (as many rooms don't today) 5' of free space around each table.

It seems strip malls are commonly built to...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 10-05-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,216
Posted By derangedhermit
I did a couple rough layouts, and it takes 1800...

I did a couple rough layouts, and it takes 1800 sqft or so of a space approximately square to fit either 8 7' tables (two rows of 4 side by side) or 9 tables (3 rows of 3 end to end), depending on...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 10-05-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,216
Posted By derangedhermit
You say 48-64 players. Why is that a requirement...

You say 48-64 players. Why is that a requirement for league or tournament play? How many tables does that equal in your mind? And I'm also concerned about the amount of available parking space for...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 10-05-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,216
Posted By derangedhermit
Mr. Davis, Thanks for the thoughtful and...

Mr. Davis,

Thanks for the thoughtful and spot-on comments based on your successful experience. I wish your place was in Fort Worth - I would be a regular. I've read your posts in another thread,...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 10-04-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,216
Posted By derangedhermit
There are what, you pick the number, 5 pool rooms...

There are what, you pick the number, 5 pool rooms closing for every one that opens? 10? 3? It's been going on for many years. Does that sound to you like something other than disaster?

Something,...
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