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Forum: Main Forum 05-30-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,869
Posted By CaptainPots
How is the variation in deflection from soft to...

How is the variation in deflection from soft to medium to hard shots? Some shafts' deflection don't change too much between medium and hard shots while others are horrible in this regard. How does...
Forum: Cue and shaft reviews 05-21-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,718
Posted By CaptainPots
How would you describe the differences between...

How would you describe the differences between Ignite and Revo?
Forum: Main Forum 09-12-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,614
Posted By CaptainPots
Yes, and the players who compete in the event...

Yes, and the players who compete in the event expect perfect breaks with perfectly tight racks on brand new tables, felt, balls and racking template.

That being said, the above suggestion on X no....
Forum: Main Forum 09-11-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,266
Posted By CaptainPots
The advantages for an open bridge have been...

The advantages for an open bridge have been explained in detail by Dr. Dave.

The advantage of a closed bridge for shots that require a power stroke is also well understood.


Hereís a...
Forum: Main Forum 09-11-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,251
Posted By CaptainPots
Completely agree with you. Mastering the...

Completely agree with you.

Mastering the aiming for all kinds of shots can be done through loads of time on the table where more shots become familiar the more you pot them.

However if...
Forum: Main Forum 09-11-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,266
Posted By CaptainPots
I think Joshua Filler does his 10 ball breaks...

I think Joshua Filler does his 10 ball breaks with an open bridge.
Forum: Main Forum 09-07-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By CaptainPots
Iím not sure about the scene in the US but when...

Iím not sure about the scene in the US but when Iíve travelled around Europe, usually decent players on table around me would come right over and ask to play either for money or for fun.
Forum: Main Forum 09-05-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By CaptainPots
Thanks everyone for your responses! It seems...

Thanks everyone for your responses!

It seems that since I only have 1 shaft to use (the warped one) and don’t have a spare, I’ll just continue using it like I always have until I make a new...
Forum: Main Forum 09-05-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By CaptainPots
Tested on a 314-2. Bouncy, produces a ton of spin...

Tested on a 314-2. Bouncy, produces a ton of spin but seemed to be too soft and mushy for a clean transfer of energy from cue to cue ball. With some tips you feel your shots become effortless, with...
Forum: Main Forum 08-31-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By CaptainPots
Straightening a Warped Shaft

Hi!

Apart from using gravity with a cue hanger, is there any quick way to straighten a warped shaft?

I can't find the Youtube match video but I once saw Earl bending his cue manually (I presume...
Forum: Main Forum 08-31-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By CaptainPots
Bong as in Bong Bata? Who exactly is he? Any...

Bong as in Bong Bata?

Who exactly is he? Any background info?
Forum: Main Forum 08-31-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,440
Posted By CaptainPots
This is the drill I recommend the amateur players...

This is the drill I recommend the amateur players on my team who are trying to get their game to the next level. This drill is appropriate because you encounter all sorts of shots, you have many...
Forum: Main Forum 08-31-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,397
Posted By CaptainPots
I think an interesting and valid point has been...

I think an interesting and valid point has been made here: chin height affects your perception of the shot. The chin height that gives the most effective perception of a shot varies from player to...
Forum: Main Forum 08-21-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,025
Posted By CaptainPots
ďIt may also be easier to control small amounts...

ďIt may also be easier to control small amounts of sidespin since more cue offset is required to create more sidespin, as compared to a rounder tip.Ē

However, based on Patrickís diagram and second...
Forum: Main Forum 08-21-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,025
Posted By CaptainPots
Hmm Iím not sure if we are talking about...

Hmm Iím not sure if we are talking about different things.

What I was talking about is discussed here in the diagram titled ďSame tip for all threeĒ. ...
Forum: Main Forum 08-21-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,348
Posted By CaptainPots
How do aged pool shafts play?

Hi!

I just had a conversation with my local biggest cue distributor about the ageing of pool shafts.

Does anyone what exactly happens to the wood in the shaft after many years of intense play?...
Forum: Main Forum 08-21-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By CaptainPots
Amongst all the cues you tested/have played with,...

Amongst all the cues you tested/have played with, were there any that are similar in hit to the Mezz you picked up?
Forum: Main Forum 08-21-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By CaptainPots
How would you describe the change in hit?

How would you describe the change in hit?
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By CaptainPots
My first ever starting cue was a cheap Kaiser...

My first ever starting cue was a cheap Kaiser K066D cue I picked up from a local pool hall.

I got serious into pool and as a beginner, took a leap into picking up Mezz ZZSP (birdseye maple and...
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By CaptainPots
A little background info: I believe my ferrule...

A little background info:
I believe my ferrule was 12.5 mm in diameter until I mentioned to my cue repairman that my ferrule had deep scratches in it. He removed them without telling me how he’d do...
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,025
Posted By CaptainPots
With a rounder tip you need less tip offset from...

With a rounder tip you need less tip offset from centre cueball to get the same English compared to a less round tip.

Hence with a very round tip, any unwanted tip offset can result in noticeable...
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By CaptainPots
I don't think my warranty is valid anymore. My...

I don't think my warranty is valid anymore. My distributor did not mention anything about warranty 7 years ago, neither did I keep the receipt of purchase.

Assuming that warranty is not of...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-20-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,164
Posted By CaptainPots
Are you afraid that if you give the ball too much...

Are you afraid that if you give the ball too much speed, the inside English won't grab the rail and the cue ball won't have enough "juice" to rebound off the short rail in the desired line?
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By CaptainPots
In my small university team, there are 3 guys...

In my small university team, there are 3 guys using the WD700 and we all have the united joint and stock ferrule on.

At one point in time I was using a Kamui black M and so was 1 of my teammates....
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,478
Posted By CaptainPots
The guy that has an opinion about every shot you...

The guy that has an opinion about every shot you play, laughs at your mistakes, thinks he has the best understanding of the game and tries to impose his methods of play upon you.
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