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Forum: Snooker 06-10-2019, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Siz
One of the greats. Tremendous powers of...

One of the greats.
Tremendous powers of concentration, faultless shot selection and a very endearing smile!
Didn't like cheating pockets either - right in the centre with a crack!
Not a quick...
Forum: Main Forum 05-14-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,417
Posted By Siz
I agree that gambling is not a big factor in...

I agree that gambling is not a big factor in snooker's success. Snooker took off commercially in the early 80's, and the betting companies have only been significant sponsors relatively recently.
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Forum: Main Forum 05-03-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,532
Posted By Siz
It occurs to me that with an ash cue the...

It occurs to me that with an ash cue the advantage of having the chevrons uppermost is that this is usually the least worst option. The grain on the side of an ash cue is not actually that straight...
Forum: Main Forum 05-03-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,532
Posted By Siz
It certainly is something that a player is...

It certainly is something that a player is capable of perceiving while playing; but I am not convinced that it actually contributes anything useful.

If it did, where good ash cues are commonplace,...
Forum: Main Forum 05-01-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,532
Posted By Siz
What sort of thing are you looking for?

What sort of thing are you looking for?
Forum: Main Forum 05-01-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,532
Posted By Siz
I believe Patrick Johnson...

I believe Patrick Johnson (http://forums.azbilliards.com/member.php?u=13683) plays pool with a 10mm tip, and has a number of posts on the subject.
Forum: Main Forum 05-01-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,532
Posted By Siz
Because snooker players have squirt at manageable...

Because snooker players have squirt at manageable levels through the thinner shafts they have always used. So they don't need a 'high tech' solution.

But for a pool player who is used to playing...
Forum: Main Forum 05-01-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,532
Posted By Siz
It is not a 'theory'. It's nonsense ...

It is not a 'theory'. It's nonsense



No, sorry. I am sure you could find reference to if you browse one of the UK based snooker forums, but I wouldn't waste your time. You come across enough...
Forum: Main Forum 05-01-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,532
Posted By Siz
I remember reading some advice on selecting a cue...

I remember reading some advice on selecting a cue from a snooker pro many many years ago. He said that all you need to do is to look along the cue and see if it looks straight by eye. If it looks...
Forum: Main Forum 05-01-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,532
Posted By Siz
Agreed. Even when taking into account the...

Agreed. Even when taking into account the lighter balls, the thinness of the shaft compared with a standard pool cue more than compensates for the denser ferule material. So less squirt.

But...
Forum: Main Forum 04-30-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 84,863
Posted By Siz
The brevity of the glance down to the cb does...

The brevity of the glance down to the cb does surprise me though. McManus here is aged 45. One might have expected to see an effect on dynamic eye accommodation by that age - how does he manage to...
Forum: Main Forum 04-30-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 84,863
Posted By Siz
Nice find. Not easy to spot such a quick flick...

Nice find. Not easy to spot such a quick flick down to the cb and then back up again. Again interesting that it was a shot played with extreme side / english.
Forum: Main Forum 04-30-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 84,863
Posted By Siz
The BBC recently showed a recording of Hendry...

The BBC recently showed a recording of Hendry playing some years back, and there is a bit in that which quite clearly shows him looking at the ob last. Unless he changed his eye patterns (which I...
Forum: Main Forum 04-14-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,334
Posted By Siz
According to Robert Byrne's 'Wonderful world of...

According to Robert Byrne's 'Wonderful world of pool & billiards':

Schaefer beat Hoppe in 1921 in a tournament memorable because of the shock waves it send through the billiard world, which had...
Forum: Main Forum 04-08-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 84,863
Posted By Siz
That is really interesting. I had thought...

That is really interesting.

I had thought that although some pros thought that they looked at the cb last, in reality video evidence shows that they switched up to the ob before releasing the cue....
Forum: Main Forum 04-08-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,780
Posted By Siz
I was not suggesting that he breaks the reds like...

I was not suggesting that he breaks the reds like an 8 ball rack - although I would pay good money to see that happen in a pro match :D). The way it would happen is this:

Normally a pro snooker...
Forum: Main Forum 04-08-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,271
Posted By Siz
Don't advise using abrasives on a regular basis. ...

Don't advise using abrasives on a regular basis. For regular maintenance, a single wipe with a barely damp cloth and immediately dry well. Every now and again wax the shaft (I use Butcher's bowling...
Forum: Main Forum 04-08-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,780
Posted By Siz
If someone is giving advice to Corey, I don't...

If someone is giving advice to Corey, I don't think that what he does with his chalk matters. The important advice for him concerns tactics: don't try to imitate what the full time snooker players...
Forum: Main Forum 04-13-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,561
Posted By Siz
Rick - excellent point IMO, and one that is not...

Rick - excellent point IMO, and one that is not made frequently or forcefully enough. Looking from the outside, all you see are the outward manifestations of what a player is doing. And describing...
Forum: Main Forum 04-13-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,561
Posted By Siz
I think most call that a scissor stroke. If...

I think most call that a scissor stroke.

If one pushes the cue back & keeps the hand low, so as to also keep the butt end low & the cue more level than if the hand were to swing up, the elbow will...
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,927
Posted By Siz
I believe that Chris Melling was a pro Snooker...

I believe that Chris Melling was a pro Snooker player for some years before he started playing 9 ball competitively (although he was also a top player at UK 8-ball)
Forum: Main Forum 04-01-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,927
Posted By Siz
Good point. Although a lot of the balls snooker...

Good point. Although a lot of the balls snooker players miss all the time would go in on a pool table.
Forum: Main Forum 04-01-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,927
Posted By Siz
Easy - as long as the person you are playing on...

Easy - as long as the person you are playing on the same table with the same pockets is worse than you are.
Forum: Main Forum 04-01-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,927
Posted By Siz
Yes there is a fair amount of money in pro...

Yes there is a fair amount of money in pro snooker, but there are a lot of guys chasing it.

When I looked at this many years ago, I concluded that if you could not get into the top 32, you would...
Forum: Main Forum 04-01-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,927
Posted By Siz
I agree 100% with this. But there is an...

I agree 100% with this.

But there is an argument that snooker is more effective than pool in teaching someone to play.

The reason is that if you hit a pool ball badly, you will often still slop...
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