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Forum: Main Forum Today, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
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Posted By The_JV
I agree... Loose hand racking can be exploited...

I agree... Loose hand racking can be exploited just as much as template racks, or vice versa.



No he said he wanted players to have study less than perfect racks (aka: bad) rather than having...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,078
Posted By The_JV
Everyone can feel free to attack my stance. ...

Everyone can feel free to attack my stance. However, if a rack is not perfect, then it's bad. How bad is acceptable the great question, and for some reason some feel the need to ignore this.

I'm...
Forum: 14.1 Pool Today, 11:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 20,669
Posted By The_JV
Although I'm really annoyed that I'm still not...

Although I'm really annoyed that I'm still not hitting balls at the moment, I am proud to say I managed a 73.... :thumbup2:

Hit a decent break shot but missed a long opener from the top rail to...
Forum: 14.1 Pool Today, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By The_JV
Here... I just dreamed this one up: Place a...

Here... I just dreamed this one up:

Place a ball in what would be the center of the rack. Now place two balls at equal height 2" off the opposite long rails. Now place a ball at the center of...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,078
Posted By The_JV
I've given up the break as weight in similar...

I've given up the break as weight in similar situations as well... If you know the equipment tends to dictate bad breaks. The why would you want to hit one. Just like if the equipment is friendly,...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 07:46 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 23,145
Posted By The_JV
Fair enough... However that really doesn't...

Fair enough... However that really doesn't change the situation though.

If you have done something a certain way, and have had measurable success doing so, (aka: pro's insight) but are...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 07:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,078
Posted By The_JV
I agree to a point. Everything needs to be...

I agree to a point. Everything needs to be within reason. I was being tongue in cheek earlier on, but I think "opponent racks, subject to challenge" to control the severity of "imperfections" is a...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 23,145
Posted By The_JV
I've managed to stay employed due to my...

I've managed to stay employed due to my proficiency within my field for the during of my adult life. There are countless forums that discuss that subject matter. I purposely do not take part in any...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 07:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,078
Posted By The_JV
I think you have it have wrong. Perfect...

I think you have it have wrong.

Perfect racks are meant to even the playing field. Yes I agree that reading imperfect racks is a skill that is lost in today's game. However, the problem is how...
Forum: 14.1 Pool Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By The_JV
Yes, and I believe part of my issue was that I...

Yes, and I believe part of my issue was that I created a "default setting" for 14.1 play with soft rolling the large majority of what I was attempting. Thinking this was the right way to play.
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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,078
Posted By The_JV
Agreed... This is why I actually like the 9 on...

Agreed... This is why I actually like the 9 on the spot, in the kitchen, and 3 point rule.

Putting the 9 on the spot doesn't change the game at all. There's still nine balls, that need to be...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,078
Posted By The_JV
NO... the spiny cue thing I saw mentioned in the...

NO... the spiny cue thing I saw mentioned in the tournament handicapping thread. ...but with streamers on the ends of the cue
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,078
Posted By The_JV
Oh and if the decision goes in favour of the...

Oh and if the decision goes in favour of the racker... Opponent has only 1 "free challenge" that he loses after a decision against him. He can challenge again but another decision against him is a...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,078
Posted By The_JV
So what's acceptable..? That's the problem. ...

So what's acceptable..? That's the problem. Every rack is subject to review, so if the players were being quick about it, you may see 4 attempts before it's kicked to the ref. Then what...?...,...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 10-26-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By The_JV
Well I changed up my approach and seem to have...

Well I changed up my approach and seem to have broken out of my mini slump.

Managed a 55 and 59 this evening. The latter being my personal best (+1). Both runs ended with taking an ill advised /...
Forum: Main Forum 10-25-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By The_JV
The best example of this would be Micheal Jordan....

The best example of this would be Micheal Jordan. The man dreamed up animosity toward his opponents to fuel his will to win.

Personally I have always had two gears. "Fun" and "step on throat". ...
Forum: Main Forum 10-23-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,073
Posted By The_JV
Interesting.... I consider myself to be a...

Interesting.... I consider myself to be a retired snooker player that now plays pool. My mechanics were taught to me to mimic professional snooker players. My elbow is rock solid and my cue...
Forum: Main Forum 10-23-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,073
Posted By The_JV
My default is open, (snooker fundamentals) but...

My default is open, (snooker fundamentals) but switched to closed when necessary. Usually when I'm in circus mode.

I'd guess and say I'm 95% open.

As a side note, as far as which one is...
Forum: For Sale Items 10-22-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By The_JV
https://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=51...

https://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=512283
Forum: Main Forum 10-22-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 950
Posted By The_JV
The craziest action I was ever able to apply to a...

The craziest action I was ever able to apply to a CB was on a valley BB with a weighted CB. I don't know the actual weight of those balls, but I know it's heavier than a "typical" CB.



I think...
Forum: Main Forum 10-22-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By The_JV
Post of the Year....

I haven't been here all that long, but this has to be the post of the year...lol

:thumbup:
Forum: 14.1 Pool 10-22-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By The_JV
Thanks all for the advice... I really don't...

Thanks all for the advice...

I really don't get any satisfaction by running a rack of 8/9/10 ball. If I have a clear opening shot I expect to get out, so really the only goal these days is to put...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 10-21-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By The_JV
I think 14.1 is hurting my overall game

I've been trying to develop my 14.1 skills for the passed couple of weeks, and seem to have fallen into a bit of a rut.

Prior to giving a honest hoot about 14.1, I would have considered myself a...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 10-20-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By The_JV
The two that stood out to me was the jump shot...

The two that stood out to me was the jump shot early on, and the attempt at clearing the large cluster on the right that CB barely cleared for a single choice up table.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 10-20-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By The_JV
did anyone count how many times he worked himself...

did anyone count how many times he worked himself into trouble, and/or took a flyer and got fortunate...
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