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Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-15-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,171
Posted By dr_dave
Fran, Check out the swoop stroke advantages...

Fran,

Check out the swoop stroke advantages listed on the resource page (https://billiards.colostate.edu/faq/stroke/swoop-swipe/). What you describe is clearly listed. In past threads, many...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-15-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,171
Posted By dr_dave
I agree. In fact, that is already included on the...

I agree. In fact, that is already included on the resource page (https://billiards.colostate.edu/faq/stroke/swoop-swipe/) as the 2nd advantage.

Regards,
Dave
Forum: 14.1 Pool 08-14-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By dr_dave
For those interested, the templates are available...

For those interested, the templates are available at the bottom of the page here:

how to get a tight rack (https://billiards.colostate.edu/faq/break/racking/)

Enjoy,
Dave
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-14-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,171
Posted By dr_dave
I strongly encourage everyone interested in this...

I strongly encourage everyone interested in this thread to read through the entire stroke swoop/swipe resource page (https://billiards.colostate.edu/faq/stroke/swoop-swipe/). It answers most of the...
Forum: Main Forum 08-13-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,132
Posted By dr_dave
Excellent work as always. Keep up the good...

Excellent work as always.

Keep up the good work,
Dave
Forum: Main Forum 08-03-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By dr_dave
In the System for Aiming With Sidespin (SAWS)...

In the System for Aiming With Sidespin (SAWS) (https://drdavebilliards.com/saws/), I recommend adjusting for throw (CIT or SIT) separately and use the BHE/FHE pivots only to compensate for CB...
Forum: Main Forum 08-01-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 366,963
Posted By dr_dave
After the latest update: Here's a...

After the latest update:

Here's a mobile-friendly online tool (created by "Isaac") (https://rawgit.com/jpragma/pool-tdf/master/index.html) and an Excel spreadsheet...
Forum: Main Forum 08-01-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 366,963
Posted By dr_dave
Per the PAF table below, changing the pocket...

Per the PAF table below, changing the pocket facing angle from 143 degrees to 139 degrees would change the PAF from 1.09 to 0.99. That would make the table play about 10% easier.
...
Forum: Main Forum 08-01-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 366,963
Posted By dr_dave
Previously, you had reported throat-mouth...

Previously, you had reported throat-mouth differences of 11/16" and 5/8". Per the PAF table below, these do not correspond to a pocket facing angle of 143 degrees. Please re-check your measurements...
Forum: Main Forum 08-01-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 366,963
Posted By dr_dave
FYI, I checked both of your entries, and there...

FYI, I checked both of your entries, and there were a couple of slight errors. This is what you originally reported:
ChrisinNC - 10':1.1, 4 1/4":1.05, 11/16":1.02, 1 5/16":0.98 - 1.20 (shimmed 10'...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 366,963
Posted By dr_dave
Actually, there is one on the list even tougher: ...

Actually, there is one on the list even tougher:

Neil - 7':0.85, 4 1/8":1.15, 1 1/4":1.14, 1 3/8":0.99 - 1.10 (modified Valley "bar box")

coxcol15 - 7':0.85, 4.25":1.10, 1":1.09, 1.25":0.98 -...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 366,963
Posted By dr_dave
Latest update: Here's a mobile-friendly...

Latest update:

Here's a mobile-friendly online tool (created by "Isaac") (https://rawgit.com/jpragma/pool-tdf/master/index.html) and an Excel spreadsheet...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 366,963
Posted By dr_dave
That's about the toughest bar box I've ever seen....

That's about the toughest bar box I've ever seen.

Thank you for posting,
Dave
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By dr_dave
My sentiments exactly. When buying a new shaft...

My sentiments exactly. When buying a new shaft one might want to buy a shaft with a similar pivot number so they don't have to make a big adjustment.[/QUOTE]Agreed. I wish all cue makes and sellers...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By dr_dave
Would that be "Both Hand English" then?...

Would that be "Both Hand English" then? ;)[/QUOTE]Sounds good to me, but I think I still like "SAWS" better (especially with my cool circular saw blade 8-ball logo...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By dr_dave
Pure BHE with the bridge at the natural pivot...

Pure BHE with the bridge at the natural pivot point (https://billiards.colostate.edu/faq/cue/natural-pivot-length/) of the shaft works only for extremely fast and short shots. To use pure BHE...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,204
Posted By dr_dave
The only thing I ever use on my Triangle tip is...

The only thing I ever use on my Triangle tip is Master chalk, and I never have a problem. i think the slight abrasiveness of the chalk helps keep the tip surface in good condition. In the past, I...
Forum: Main Forum 07-21-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,934
Posted By dr_dave
He put in the countless hours and years it takes...

He put in the countless hours and years it takes to master his "personal style" of play. Most of us aren't able to put in that amount of time, not do we have his level of natural talent.

Solid...
Forum: Main Forum 07-20-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,934
Posted By dr_dave
A good example of this effect is demonstrated...

A good example of this effect is demonstrated here:

jump shot over cut effect (https://billiards.colostate.edu/faq/jump/over-cut/)

This can also cause overcutting of close-range follow shots.
...
Forum: Main Forum 07-20-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,934
Posted By dr_dave
Nice, Dave.[/quote]Thanks. Sounds good to...

Nice, Dave.[/quote]Thanks.

Sounds good to me. This is definitely one of the important points of the video.

Regards,
Dave
Forum: Main Forum 07-20-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,934
Posted By dr_dave
FYI, Myth 3 resulted in a lot of discussion and...

FYI, Myth 3 resulted in a lot of discussion and debate on YouTube and Facebook, so I decided to do a follow-up video. Check it out:

NV J.26 Cue Ball Control Subtleties Pool Myth Follow-up...
Forum: Main Forum 07-20-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By dr_dave
So Platinum (who produced the data) didn't use a...

So Platinum (who produced the data) didn't use a level cue? I suppose that's inevitable if you're testing on a table with rails.[/quote]Honestly, I don't know. I just assumed so since the numbers...
Forum: Main Forum 07-20-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 366,963
Posted By dr_dave
Thanks for the info. FYI, I've updated you entry...

Thanks for the info. FYI, I've updated you entry in the table.

Regards,
Dave
Forum: Main Forum 07-20-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By dr_dave
Got it. But to be clear, the "pivot points" in...

Got it. But to be clear, the "pivot points" in the shaft comparison table (https://billiards.colostate.edu/faq/squirt/published-data/#platinum) mentioned earlier (and in your plots) are not natural...
Forum: Main Forum 07-20-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By dr_dave
Net CB deflection (combined effects of squirt and...

Net CB deflection (combined effects of squirt and swerve) and effective pivot length depends on too many factors (shot speed, shot distance, cue elevation, type and amount of spin, and cloth...
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