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Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By jay helfert
Ha Ha. You want to hear a good one. Early on I...

Ha Ha. You want to hear a good one. Early on I used to help Jerry Franklin out by buying a half dozen SW cues at a time and reselling them anywhere I went. Jerry's cues were not well known at the...
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,164
Posted By jay helfert
Freddie - getting some ink! You've arrived and...

Freddie - getting some ink! You've arrived and thrived. Much deserved. :thumbup2:
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 872
Posted By jay helfert
I think "backspin" speed is more related to the...

I think "backspin" speed is more related to the power of one's stroke. The Three Cushion players who frequently are shooting down on the cue ball can do some amazing things with it. On the other hand...
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 872
Posted By jay helfert
I don't know the physics of it, but in my...

I don't know the physics of it, but in my experience using a narrower tip (say 12mm as opposed to 13mm) allows you to put more extreme english on the cue ball. Maybe it's already been mentioned on...
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,484
Posted By jay helfert
Most of these "high end" production cues sold for...

Most of these "high end" production cues sold for half off (50% discount) to dealers. So you could say you were a dealer and buy a cue listed at $800 for $400. If you visited the booth of one of...
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,244
Posted By jay helfert
Once upon a time I played some notorious nit who...

Once upon a time I played some notorious nit who hung around my local poolroom knocking games and only playing someone with the dead nuts. I could probably give him 8-7 (he could play!) back then and...
Forum: Main Forum 02-14-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,244
Posted By jay helfert
In my younger days there would have been a...

In my younger days there would have been a confrontation. I never liked bully's. My older and much wiser self would not bother to play anyone who behaves this way. I don't need the aggravation. Even...
Forum: Main Forum 02-13-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,257
Posted By jay helfert
That was the World One Pocket Challenge match,...

That was the World One Pocket Challenge match, where they actually played for $20,000, a pretty serious bet back then. They played three out of five sets, each set a Race to Five. It went the...
Forum: Main Forum 02-13-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,250
Posted By jay helfert
That's Moyer's pool room, an all night action...

That's Moyer's pool room, an all night action joint back then. I took Louie there in 1984 for one of Sid Mann's big Villa Capri tournaments, and he cleaned house at Moyer's for a healthy four figure...
Forum: Main Forum 02-11-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By jay helfert
Joe finally responded to my e-mail. He thought my...

Joe finally responded to my e-mail. He thought my call number was a robo-call. ;)
Forum: Main Forum 02-11-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,257
Posted By jay helfert
That match by Efren was a thing of beauty. Such...

That match by Efren was a thing of beauty. Such control and such a soft touch. He makes it look so easy! When Efren was in dead stroke, which was a lot of the time, he was the best pool player in the...
Forum: Main Forum 02-10-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By jay helfert
I've tried that number over a dozen times with no...

I've tried that number over a dozen times with no luck so far.
Forum: Main Forum 02-10-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,669
Posted By jay helfert
That's a much harder shot.

That's a much harder shot.
Forum: Main Forum 02-10-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,669
Posted By jay helfert
Left throws the object ball back to the right...

Left throws the object ball back to the right after hitting the first rail. That slight change in direction will also be seen off the second rail. Elementary my dear Watson!:thumbup:
Forum: Main Forum 02-10-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By jay helfert
That's him.

That's him.
Forum: Main Forum 02-10-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By jay helfert
Joe Salazar contact

I'm trying to get hold of Joe and my old number for him no longer works. Does anyone have his current contact info? Thanks
Forum: Main Forum 02-10-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,669
Posted By jay helfert
Patrick, you use left english on this shot as...

Patrick, you use left english on this shot as well. Try it, you'll like it! :wink:
Forum: Main Forum 02-10-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,669
Posted By jay helfert
He used left english on the cue ball here. The...

He used left english on the cue ball here. The english takes off both rails.
Forum: Main Forum 02-08-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By jay helfert
Bad rules made by uninformed people always make...

Bad rules made by uninformed people always make me cry. I won't even get into it. :mad:
Forum: Main Forum 02-08-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,136
Posted By jay helfert
Any cue maker using old growth (aged) Canadian...

Any cue maker using old growth (aged) Canadian maple is probably making the best shafts. I have two shafts made by Dennis Searing that are permanently NFS! :cool:
Forum: Main Forum 02-08-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 26,081
Posted By jay helfert
I have to wonder how many people are actually...

I have to wonder how many people are actually showing up and paying $50 for one of John's "exhibitions." Even though they are being held in my area I have no desire to sit and watch over four hours...
Forum: Main Forum 02-08-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By jay helfert
I grew up in Dayton. Been there, done that. I...

I grew up in Dayton. Been there, done that. I escaped South after high school and never really returned, other than to visit and work briefly in Cincy.

A bad day in SoCal is down in the 40's at...
Forum: Main Forum 02-08-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,684
Posted By jay helfert
Initially Jean used a complete "arm" break that...

Initially Jean used a complete "arm" break that was not that effective. She was still winning tournaments because she was a much better player than anyone else. Then she met David Howard at the BCA...
Forum: Main Forum 02-08-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 15,740
Posted By jay helfert
THIS is why we use shot clocks on almost all...

THIS is why we use shot clocks on almost all televised competitions. It should become the norm for streaming matches as well.
Forum: Main Forum 02-08-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By jay helfert
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