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Forum: Main Forum 01-24-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mikemosconi
I see them on e bay sometimes- try searching...

I see them on e bay sometimes- try searching vintage billiard items - I saw some this week in fact.
Forum: Main Forum 01-22-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,534
Posted By mikemosconi
I know a few guys in their 70s and 80s who are...

I know a few guys in their 70s and 80s who are unknowns to most of the pool world and can still run multiple racks of 8 ball in a set- not so bad- on nine footers too! Earl Herring - NY state- I...
Forum: Main Forum 01-22-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By mikemosconi
It is great to hear positives related to pool...

It is great to hear positives related to pool when the sport has had so many negatives. When life and pool merge in the right directions, it helps all of us appreciate more those who have added in...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 01-20-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By mikemosconi
I already own a duffer house cue conversion. This...

I already own a duffer house cue conversion. This other dufferin has the butterfly splice in the butt and the aluminum joint and pin in the shaft. Can the aluminum butt joint just be cut off and a...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 01-20-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By mikemosconi
I don't want to remove any joint collar on the...

I don't want to remove any joint collar on the butt, just remove that aluminum joint and add a 3/8 10 pin into the butt end. is that a big deal? Are you a cue maker, if so what would you charge if i...
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By mikemosconi
Here is what I am discovering at age 66 and...

Here is what I am discovering at age 66 and recently retired. I was always a very good player, won a lot of tournaments in my 30s, 40s, 50s. I actually feel that I AM A BETTER PLAYER now, but like...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 01-20-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By mikemosconi
Conversion for Dufferin cue

I am buying a dufferin cue that has the pin in the shaft. I want to convert this cue using the butt only and my own shaft that is a 3/8 10 tapped shaft. Can a cue maker add a 3/8 10 pin to the butt...
Forum: Main Forum 01-18-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By mikemosconi
I enjoyed watching this match and I also enjoy...

I enjoyed watching this match and I also enjoy watching shots go in that are hit correctly, so to me, I see the tables accepting shots as pool tables were always meant to accept. The fact that these...
Forum: Main Forum 01-17-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,375
Posted By mikemosconi
For a merry widow I would want BEM, I prefer...

For a merry widow I would want BEM, I prefer ebony for points , butt sleeves, and for the forearm if combined with snakewood points. My favorite cues are any combinations of ebony points, ivory...
Forum: Main Forum 01-16-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By mikemosconi
"Dirty Tactics" to win large bets on pool games?...

"Dirty Tactics" to win large bets on pool games? Not a very good idea in my opinion. I hope I never bet with anyone who takes this stuff seriously.
Forum: Main Forum 01-16-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By mikemosconi
You were just joking about thinking this might be...

You were just joking about thinking this might be one- right?
Forum: Main Forum 01-15-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By mikemosconi
I would say that great players can DELIVER the...

I would say that great players can DELIVER the cue to the cue ball with any motion they are most comfortable executing- What makes a great stroke is not at all how it looks- it is that the stroke...
Forum: Main Forum 01-14-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By mikemosconi
Thank You! I ordered a few books of interest.

Thank You! I ordered a few books of interest.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-13-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,662
Posted By mikemosconi
I am not sure why any of this matters anyhow- how...

I am not sure why any of this matters anyhow- how many other sports count non-competitive achievements in their record books? We measure greats in sports by their competitive achievements, not what...
Forum: Main Forum 01-13-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By mikemosconi
Thanks! I watched Jeremy in the midnight match...

Thanks! I watched Jeremy in the midnight match and he looked exhausted then. I would agree with you, having to play another match took a huge toll on him; had he won the SVB match Saturday night ; I...
Forum: Main Forum 01-12-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By mikemosconi
Best advice I can give you is to practice the...

Best advice I can give you is to practice the week before the event on a table similar in speed and pocket size to the venue. Use ONLY the cue you will play with at the event for a full week prior....
Forum: Main Forum 01-10-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,999
Posted By mikemosconi
Yep- final object ball contact point is found and...

Yep- final object ball contact point is found and locked in while down - the last adjustment to what you saw when standing.
Forum: Main Forum 01-10-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,999
Posted By mikemosconi
Yep- this is the best way to "stay down and don't...

Yep- this is the best way to "stay down and don't jump up". There is NOTHING you can TELL yourself to stay down in pool or golf - you have to have a METHOD of shot approach that KEEPS you down...
Forum: Main Forum 01-10-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,999
Posted By mikemosconi
I see a lot of wisdom in this advice- keep it ALL...

I see a lot of wisdom in this advice- keep it ALL very simple- SIMPLE starts with, as Dean says, "sight" every shot while standing, get the line of the shot and decide, ( also decide on the stroke...
Forum: Main Forum 01-08-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 907
Posted By mikemosconi
For me, it has always been master chalk- I view...

For me, it has always been master chalk- I view chalking my cue before each shot as part of my pre shot routine and integral to my rhythm at the table. It works for me and see no reason to change. I...
Forum: Main Forum 01-08-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By mikemosconi
If I were to teach someone how to play the game...

If I were to teach someone how to play the game today, and they asked me what their ideal stroke should look like- my answer would be that it can look like anything at all as long as it always has 3...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-07-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,101
Posted By mikemosconi
I have to agree here, this jumped out at me right...

I have to agree here, this jumped out at me right away. IMO getting "stuck" after primary or secondary break shots in 14.1 has - of course a lot to do with hitting the wrong ball in the stack, but it...
Forum: Main Forum 01-07-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,803
Posted By mikemosconi
I have played the following : Earl Strickland,...

I have played the following : Earl Strickland, Johnny Archer, Tommy Kennedy, Tony Robles, Mika Immonen, Allison Fisher, Jennifer Beretta, Lori Jon Jones, Danny Barouty, Johnny Tona ( friend of...
Forum: Main Forum 01-07-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,172
Posted By mikemosconi
I think that this answer sums it all up very...

I think that this answer sums it all up very simply - I would only add that there are two forms of collecting- one is just a hobby and one is an addiction. The difference is control.
Forum: Main Forum 01-06-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,008
Posted By mikemosconi
A really neat looking cue for a fisherman- cork...

A really neat looking cue for a fisherman- cork kept in a dry, environment should be fine for years. Keep it away from a lot of moisture or heat.
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