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Forum: Instructor Reviews 09-07-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,649
Posted By allanpsand
Still there!!

Table is still there!!

Send me an email via billiardgods@gmail.com and we can set something up.

Looking forward to hearing your adventures.
;-)
Forum: Instructor Reviews 08-28-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,649
Posted By allanpsand
Exclamation Matt's a good guy and a skilled writer/communicator.

I've worked with Matt on and off over the last 15 years. He's helped me work out some technical details. His communications skills are clear and concise - quickly responding to requests for granular...
Forum: Main Forum 09-15-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 680
Posted By allanpsand
(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Musical Auditions

Here's an article on my blog that covers one of the many ways hustlers use to win games.

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Are there styles of music that you enjoy? Maybe some rhythm and blues, jazz, classical,...
Forum: Main Forum 06-26-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By allanpsand
(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Bad Shot Commentary

Another article about tricks that some players use that shave a few percentage points off of your competitive edge.


http://www.billiardgods.com/hs-bad-shot-commentary/

Have fun - shoot...
Forum: Main Forum 05-29-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,883
Posted By allanpsand
The book is NOT for you bigger players!!!!!!! ...

The book is NOT for you bigger players!!!!!!!

First of all - you fellas are a VERY small target audience - AND, none of you buy books or spend money on getting better!!!

(Why should you? Don't...
Forum: Main Forum 05-28-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,883
Posted By allanpsand
(S&D) Safety & Defense - The Frozen Cushion Safety

Howdy Folks,

This is an excellent way to wear down your opponent's will to win!!!

Try this out in your various matches and discover how useful this defensive tactic ensures you have more...
Forum: Main Forum 05-21-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By allanpsand
(FAQ) Watching your betters

Howdy Folks -

A lot of people think that only the shooting (pushing balls around the table) is the way to learn how to improve your skills.

Actual ball-banging is only part of how to become a...
Forum: Main Forum 05-15-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By allanpsand
(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Rules Expert

Another way that hustlers win (without really cheating)!!

http://www.billiardgods.com/hs-rules-expert/

Have fun - shoot straight!!


:outtahere:
Forum: Main Forum 05-07-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 23,259
Posted By allanpsand
The cue ball will ALWAYS leave the contact point...

The cue ball will ALWAYS leave the contact point at 90 degrees. How far the ball stays on the tangent line is a matter of the cue ball speed and action.

At high speeds, the cue ball will not have...
Forum: Main Forum 05-07-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 23,259
Posted By allanpsand
(FAQ) How do you use the tangent line?

Howdy folks -

Here's some good advice to help new players use real-world physics to control what they can do with the cue ball (from my book, "FAQs of Pool").
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Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By allanpsand
(FAQ) How do you teach a new player on a team?

Howdy Folks,

Here's some useful advice when you need to help a new player learn something about pool.

http://www.billiardgods.com/gk-coach-new-player-team/


Have fun - shoot straight!
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By allanpsand
(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Medical Cane

Howdy Folks -

If you are watching someone use this (or a similar) medical "impediment" - it is fun to watch.

For old geezers, this can be used on young smart-ass players who need a lesson...
Forum: Main Forum 03-26-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,209
Posted By allanpsand
(FAQ) Got any pool jokes?

Oldies but goldies!!

http://www.billiardgods.com/gk-got-pool-jokes/

Have fun - shoot straight!!
Forum: Main Forum 03-16-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By allanpsand
(S&D) Safety & Defense - The Distance Safety

Howdy Folks -

Here's another safety tactic that will make you a tougher person to beat.

Rule #1 - make the shot.
Rule #2 - when you don't have a shot, don't be nice to your opponent.
:D
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Forum: Main Forum 03-10-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By allanpsand
(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Jump Starting

Here's another shark description and what you can do when someone pulls this on you.

http://www.billiardgods.com/hs-jump-starting/

Good luck - shoot straight!!
Forum: Main Forum 03-09-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By allanpsand
These exercises are specifically only to improve...

These exercises are specifically only to improve pocketing skills.

There are other test groups in the book that cover pocketing AND getting shape to a specific location.
Forum: Main Forum 03-09-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By allanpsand
(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - Down the Rail, set 1 (Intermediate) Test Group

Howdy Folks,

Here's a basic set of three shots (progressive) for the Intermediate player.

This is a test of consistency - shoot each position 3 times.

A solid player can make the nine shot...
Forum: Main Forum 03-03-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By allanpsand
(S&D) Safety & Defense - The Confusion Safety Type

Howdy Folks -

People talk about safeties and defensive tactics.

Here's a VERY helpful safety type to use when you want to torture your opponent.
:thumbup:

...
Forum: Main Forum 02-27-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,804
Posted By allanpsand
(FAQ) Should you own your own set of pool balls?

Howdy Folks -

Another useful FAQ about pool from the Billiard Gods blog.

This one is a useful article on when/why you should own your own set.

http://www.billiardgods.com/gk-set-pool-balls/...
Forum: Main Forum 02-18-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By allanpsand
(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Alzheimers

Howdy Folks,

Another blog post about sharking:

This is an old geezer shark - usually pulled on any player younger than the pool hustler (minimum age to qualify as a geezer is mid-fifties). If...
Forum: Main Forum 02-12-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By allanpsand
(S&D) Safety & Defense - The Bridge-required Safety Type

Another article on a little known type of safety setup.

The mechanical bridge is usually kept underneath the table. It is a little funny-shaped tool attached to the end of a long stick. It is also...
Forum: Main Forum 01-31-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By allanpsand
(FAQ) What if your opponent is an ass?

Here's a new post on the Billiard Gods blog.

Some players are so wrapped up in their own world, they can't even recognize other players as being worthy of respect. In previous decades, you could...
Forum: Main Forum 01-28-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 815
Posted By allanpsand
(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Accusations

Howdy Folks,

Another blog post - about hustling (from the book)

Here is how the pool hustler applies this shark. He only needs an “apparent” excuse. For example, on a break shot that you...
Forum: Main Forum 01-24-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By allanpsand
(FAQ) What do you consider in buying a used pool table?

Here's another post (from the biggest pool blog on Earth):

The reasons for buying a table are many. If you are buying it for personal use the room size limits the table size. You might be...
Forum: Main Forum 01-21-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By allanpsand
(S&D) Safety & Defense - Examples of the Bad Angle Safety

Howdy Folks,

Here's a blog post that provides some examples on what makes a "Bad Angle" safety - the type of shot you want your opponent to experience - many, many times!!


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