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Forum: Main Forum 11-03-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Tokyo-dave
Minneapolis?

Places to play within an easy Uber or public transportation ride from the general airport area? Soft, friendly action? Diamonds? 9-footers?

TIA
Forum: Main Forum 04-17-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Tokyo-dave
I don't believe the table at MHB has a true...

I don't believe the table at MHB has a true snooker directional nap cloth on it like the ones I've seen in other countries. I'm pretty sure it's billiard table cloth.
Wasn't Denver home to one of...
Forum: Main Forum 10-13-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Tokyo-dave
I also live in Thornton, and you pretty much need...

I also live in Thornton, and you pretty much need to settle for bar boxes if you want to stay in the area. Mile High has several Diamond boxes, four stoooooopid tight big tables, and a snooker table....
Forum: Main Forum 07-23-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By Tokyo-dave
I see the same thing. The watering down of the...

I see the same thing. The watering down of the players field. All these "world champions" return to their home rooms as heroes, but none of them could get past the 2nd round in the US Open 9-Ball. No...
Forum: Main Forum 07-02-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By Tokyo-dave
As far as I know, there wasn't a place in Denver...

As far as I know, there wasn't a place in Denver that would step up and bring him there. Two appearances in OKC, I thin three in Texas, some in Kansas, and one in Nebraska. All this time, floating...
Forum: Main Forum 06-25-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,115
Posted By Tokyo-dave
Ohhhh his high gear is 700 plus. But his table...

Ohhhh his high gear is 700 plus. But his table manners, game selection, mental game, and emotional game are below 600. He's one of those guys that will crush a world class player in the first round,...
Forum: Main Forum 03-12-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,589
Posted By Tokyo-dave
I call BS!! Short races are like playing a game...

I call BS!! Short races are like playing a game of basketball where the first team to score 6 points wins! If my life depended on beating a world class player, the shorter the race, the better my...
Forum: Main Forum 02-11-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,725
Posted By Tokyo-dave
I've heard people call it a banana shot, or a...

I've heard people call it a banana shot, or a jitterbug. Basically, it's when the OB is close enough to the rail, that when the CB comes off or through the OB, it's so close to the rail that when...
Forum: Main Forum 12-14-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,111
Posted By Tokyo-dave
Keith Josey cues, based on my experience, are the...

Keith Josey cues, based on my experience, are the only cues I've ever played with that all felt the same regardless of joint, wood type, and differences in design. Which is why Josey cues are...
Forum: Main Forum 09-23-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,455
Posted By Tokyo-dave
Congrats papa. Still hoping I can make it down...

Congrats papa. Still hoping I can make it down there to hit some with you guys.

Dave (camera with a stick)
Forum: Main Forum 05-27-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,504
Posted By Tokyo-dave
There comes a point in time with any solid...

There comes a point in time with any solid players evolution, where he/she becomes comfortable with "accepting" a slightly more difficult or longer shot as opposed to trying to get near perfect shape...
Forum: Main Forum 12-05-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,548
Posted By Tokyo-dave
Contact Ryan Henry at Anytime Billiards, he does...

Contact Ryan Henry at Anytime Billiards, he does tips. I also do tips, but it's not my livelihood.

Dave
Forum: Main Forum 12-05-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,683
Posted By Tokyo-dave
Im as red, white and blue as the next American...

Im as red, white and blue as the next American but I actually learned how to play pool in Japan. Everyplace you go in the Tokyo/Yokohama area it seems there are pool halls often staffed with world...
Forum: Main Forum 11-28-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,787
Posted By Tokyo-dave
One reason is obviously the payouts. By the time...

One reason is obviously the payouts. By the time you pay airfare, a weeks worth of food and lodging, and for transportation, these guys almost have to have a top 8 finish just to even up.
Also, in...
Forum: Main Forum 12-27-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,892
Posted By Tokyo-dave
Thin the nine and leave him like he left you. Let...

Thin the nine and leave him like he left you. Let your opponent be the dumbass to attempt the bank.
Forum: Main Forum 12-25-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,837
Posted By Tokyo-dave
All you'll ever need in my opinion is a file. You...

All you'll ever need in my opinion is a file. You can use one to not only shape your tips, but also to tap them the scuff them up. I place my shaft on my lap and roll it towards me while holding my...
Forum: Main Forum 11-03-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,708
Posted By Tokyo-dave
I know that when I lived in Japan you could walk...

I know that when I lived in Japan you could walk into any pool room almost anytime of the day and see kids either playing eachother low stakes, playing a ring game "Go-ku", or running drills.
Walk...
Forum: Main Forum 10-24-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,553
Posted By Tokyo-dave
I lived and played in Japan for close to 20...

I lived and played in Japan for close to 20 years, and I remember that the Japan Open had a funny rule in place where amateurs couldn't receive the full payout. I was told it had to do with the way...
Forum: Main Forum 09-01-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,178
Posted By Tokyo-dave
I've taken several breaks, and different lengths...

I've taken several breaks, and different lengths with different results. When I played daily and at a pretty good level, I would so,etimes take a one or two week break just to clear my mind, and...
Forum: Main Forum 07-18-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,760
Posted By Tokyo-dave
State Champion being decided on a bar box?...

State Champion being decided on a bar box? Pfffffffffff:boring2:
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tokyo-dave
As somebody simply wanting entertainment, Scott's...

As somebody simply wanting entertainment, Scott's show would be far more interesting for me. But, as somebody that would like pool to be considered a legitimate sport, I doubt it would be very good...
Forum: Main Forum 05-22-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By Tokyo-dave
I spent two weeks working in Amarillo and went...

I spent two weeks working in Amarillo and went there nightly. Not aggressively looking for hard action, but looking to match up with anybody. I even asked the staff for help. Nothing for the whole...
Forum: Main Forum 03-22-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,944
Posted By Tokyo-dave
Based on my experience I'd have to say: Tad ...

Based on my experience I'd have to say:
Tad
Cogs
Gina
Prewitt
Judd
Josey and Bobby Hunter (can't tell the two apart from a distance, but am usually sure it's one or the other)
Forum: Main Forum 03-04-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,468
Posted By Tokyo-dave
I personally love the look of ivory in inlays,...

I personally love the look of ivory in inlays, joints, and ferrules. I don't like the ivory ferrules or joints in my personal player as I feel the ferrules are heavier, and being in a hot to cold dry...
Forum: Main Forum 03-03-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,175
Posted By Tokyo-dave
The last year I spent in Japan was 2007, and at...

The last year I spent in Japan was 2007, and at the time, the all Japan amateur champion used the Predator break cue as his playing cue. At that time, I dare to say that it was one of the first or...
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