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Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
Is that really what Welles is saying? Look at it...

Is that really what Welles is saying? Look at it again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr93wwtiKQM

Echoed by the final scene in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"? (Start at 1:06)...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,151
Posted By Bob Jewett
Evidently their ISP is their phone company's data...

Evidently their ISP is their phone company's data plan through their smarty-phone according to a post above. I had to survive like that for a year before I got fiber to the home. I often had as low...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,759
Posted By Bob Jewett
I don't know if anyone has ever done back-to-back...

I don't know if anyone has ever done back-to-back 147s, but here is an exhibition with two 147s in three frames.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJbpiODJO0g

Something else for Ronnie to shoot...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,196
Views: 41,653
Posted By Bob Jewett
No. No. Yes. Hope this Freds. Bob

No. No. Yes.

Hope this Freds.

Bob
Forum: Main Forum 10-11-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Bob Jewett
They are pretty bouncy and show the reversal of...

They are pretty bouncy and show the reversal of spin of super balls, but the bounce height is only about 66% (some less).

A Dremel ceramic tile cutting bit (the first that came to hand) at 20,000...
Forum: Main Forum 10-11-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Bob Jewett
I don't remember exactly where or why I got...

I don't remember exactly where or why I got these, but I have a bunch of sets. They are a little smaller than a quarter, as you can see. They are made of super ball material but some of them have...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 10-11-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By Bob Jewett
Here is the players list, thought to be final.......

Here is the players list, thought to be final....

42 PLAYERS . . . as of Oct 10, 2019
First Name Last Name City ST

David Alcaide -- Cp 37439 Salamanca Spain
Darren Appleton -- Allentown PA...
Forum: Main Forum 10-10-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,759
Posted By Bob Jewett
I guess one indicator is that a maximum usually...

I guess one indicator is that a maximum usually does not occur in major tournaments, but it does occur several times per year. If there were more 14.1 tournaments, it might be like 150-and-out if...
Forum: Main Forum 10-10-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,759
Posted By Bob Jewett
The ref was wearing running shoes.:eek: A...

The ref was wearing running shoes.:eek:

A pretty clean maximum. Sadly it does not count towards his official total since it was an exhibition.

I particularly liked the shot where he went partly...
Forum: Snooker 10-10-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 82,247
Posted By Bob Jewett
I wonder why the sponsor or the tour or someone...

I wonder why the sponsor or the tour or someone doesn't have a seamstress/tailor drop by the event and make sure all the logos are properly and permanently affixed to the shirts. You often see them...
Forum: Main Forum 10-10-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By Bob Jewett
About the 10,000 hours. The author of the...

About the 10,000 hours. The author of the original study disagrees with some of what the Gladwell books say.

And it's not just playing or knocking balls around -- it's 10,000 hours of directed...
Forum: Main Forum 10-08-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By Bob Jewett
Speaking of bridges, I've seen this several times...

Speaking of bridges, I've seen this several times and only now noticed what was special about his clubs other than his Canadian club.

https://youtu.be/tflkVVJL-PA?t=172

(Starts at 2:52 for...
Forum: Carom Billiards 10-08-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Bob Jewett
Here's a copy on Ebay: 531576 I have...

Here's a copy on Ebay:

531576

I have one available for only $20 including shipping. The cheapest copy on Amazon is $50. I also have some original hardbacks from 1925, but they're more expensive...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 10-08-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By Bob Jewett
I suggest you make your problem shot into a...

I suggest you make your problem shot into a progressive practice drill. That's a certain kind of drill that is very good for a lot of shots. Here is a handout with a description of how "progressive...
Forum: Main Forum 10-08-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By Bob Jewett
Broken fundamentals.

Broken fundamentals.
Forum: Main Forum 10-08-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By Bob Jewett
There are furniture stores that go out of...

There are furniture stores that go out of business every six months for decades. It's a thing.

But to answer (partially) the OP, look in here:...
Forum: Main Forum 10-08-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By Bob Jewett
It's probably an Accu-Stats rating, which...

It's probably an Accu-Stats rating, which basically says he made no errors during more than one set. No missed balls and no missed safeties.
Forum: Main Forum 10-08-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Bob Jewett
What a busy-body! How would you like it if we...

What a busy-body! How would you like it if we started discussing YOUR peccadillos?:angry:
Forum: Main Forum 10-08-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,196
Views: 41,653
Posted By Bob Jewett
And by now he might have moved to an 8-foot...

And by now he might have moved to an 8-foot table, which was being discussed. However others may feel about the size being a factor, John feels the smaller table is a lot easier.
Forum: Main Forum 10-07-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,654
Posted By Bob Jewett
My view: any professional event in the US should...

My view: any professional event in the US should have the sanctioning of the governing body of the sport in the US, and this should especially apply to events that have a significant number of...
Forum: Main Forum 10-07-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,196
Views: 41,653
Posted By Bob Jewett
Maybe like this? :wink: 531461

Maybe like this? :wink:

531461
Forum: Main Forum 10-06-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,563
Posted By Bob Jewett
I keep forgetting that point. I don't know why...

I keep forgetting that point. I don't know why tension and forcing keep creeping back into my stroke. The stroke just feels right and good when I allow the cue stick to do its thing.
Forum: Main Forum 10-05-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By Bob Jewett
After the initial startup, the system for...

After the initial startup, the system for adjusting ratings has to be objective, simple and transparent. It should not be a "handicap committee" going into the back room and emerging with a new set...
Forum: Main Forum 10-05-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By Bob Jewett
The initial handicaps are the hardest part of the...

The initial handicaps are the hardest part of the system. Often there is someone in the league you can compare them to. If they are a complete unknown, you have to guess, like a Fargo starter rating....
Forum: Main Forum 10-05-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,014
Posted By Bob Jewett
Bump so it's in front of that other thread.

Bump so it's in front of that other thread.
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