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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,141
Posted By Geosnooker
Ronnie OíSullivan equates American pool tables...

Ronnie OíSullivan equates American pool tables to playing mini golf...itís fun but not enough challenge.

Thatís how I see choosing a table for home use. You want it to be fun but also a...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 531
Posted By Geosnooker
I can break twice in a row, on the same table,...

I can break twice in a row, on the same table, and have different results.

There ‘may’ be a difference, but as others state, what is ‘The’ variable that one can isolate?

Also, the word...
Forum: Snooker 08-01-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Geosnooker
No surprises so far. First 3 matches, top 16...

No surprises so far.

First 3 matches, top 16 has gone through. Ding likely wont progress next match. Same with winner of wIllians/McManus...end of the line.

Bingham the best on the table so...
Forum: Main Forum 08-01-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By Geosnooker
We play at a sports bar and one of the 6 tables...

We play at a sports bar and one of the 6 tables Is slightly worn. We always break from the opposite end. I didn’t know that anyone would actually be so obsessed to notice or care.

On my own...
Forum: Snooker 07-31-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Geosnooker
Surprised all 16 are in the Crucible. I...

Surprised all 16 are in the Crucible.

I thought one would have health issues and Ronnie might have one of his Childlike attention tantrums and withdraw.

First session of first day...best type...
Forum: Main Forum 07-31-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By Geosnooker
My Snooker cue is 57.5 However, when at a...

My Snooker cue is 57.5

However, when at a friend’s house, pool room etc and I grab a cue...no difference to me if 57 or 60 inches. After a couple of shots not thinking about it.

Table size...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By Geosnooker
Just about everything fishing related is...

Just about everything fishing related is collectable. Huge collecting community.

Best things to look out for are lures, plugs, etc.

Re reels, You need to know your stuff. Best finds are...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By Geosnooker
Agree. We are rather well off but I’m old...

Agree. We are rather well off but I’m old school... Collected pop bottles, had a paper route, etc.

I wouldn’t miss $1000k from my bank balance but still walk to the other end of the mall where...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By Geosnooker
Pawn shops are hit and miss. They don’ want to...

Pawn shops are hit and miss. They don’ want to carry inventory so you can definitely get a better deal rather than new,

Best place to cruise are thrift stores. I have about 40 cues and never paid...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By Geosnooker
Thanks, enjoyed this. Re The numbers of pool...

Thanks, enjoyed this.

Re The numbers of pool halls.

We were in Shanghai in 2016 playing ?Snooker. . Billiards ‘everywhere’. Apparently over 1700 hundred billiard establishments. However, ,Per...
Forum: Main Forum 07-28-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By Geosnooker
Yes, it is. Oops forgot. Americans assume...

Yes, it is.

Oops forgot. Americans assume that...we are all American on this site.
Forum: Main Forum 07-27-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By Geosnooker
No. I’ve played for 51 years. In normal...

No.

I’ve played for 51 years. In normal times play pool twice a week and snooker once. Unaffiliated leagues and nobody has any type of ranking. We just enjoy ourselves.

My concentration is on...
Forum: Main Forum 07-26-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By Geosnooker
I don’t mind them. However, anyone new might...

I don’t mind them.

However, anyone new might not realize there are active threads below. This has happened to me on other sites.

However, AZ Billiards doesn’t seem all concerned about expanding...
Forum: Main Forum 07-26-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,073
Posted By Geosnooker
Chinese 8 ball is now the worldís most played...

Chinese 8 ball is now the worldís most played billiard game and second only to Snooker in viewer audience and Organization. Here in Canada it now has a foothold in Chinese communities.

Much of the...
Forum: Main Forum 07-25-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,090
Posted By Geosnooker
Iím out everyday on my bicycle. Donít feel any...

Iím out everyday on my bicycle. Donít feel any different at 66 than 36. Doing a 26 km or so trip on my bike in the nearby mountains on Monday. Benefit is Iím likely now too tough tasting even for...
Forum: Main Forum 07-25-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,073
Posted By Geosnooker
American billiards is a bit quirky because...

American billiards is a bit quirky because there’s no differentiation between the pro game and those who just play for fun. We approach the sport as if the end goal for everyone is to win some non...
Forum: Main Forum 07-24-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Geosnooker
51 years of playing and I have never damaged a...

51 years of playing and I have never damaged a joint or seen one damaged by accident.

Never used a joint protector.

I often wonder what type of setting some players frequent. My cue lays on ...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-23-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By Geosnooker
Depends a lot on the table. I personally might do...

Depends a lot on the table. I personally might do a three foot draw no more than once in a half dozen snooker games. I can pot an 8 foot shot 9 of 10 times but maybe 60% on a 5 footer using draw. ...
Forum: Main Forum 07-23-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,508
Posted By Geosnooker
Good timing. China just had 40 million...

Good timing.

China just had 40 million viewers watch Wu Yize upset a ranking player in the second round of the Qualifiers of The Snooker world Championship. Expect 60 million minimum for his next...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-23-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Geosnooker
Yes, been trying this. Best result is a ‘slight‘...

Yes, been trying this. Best result is a ‘slight‘ hit on the object ball with moderate speed.

Then bringing the object ball out another inch and repeat. There is a ‘fine‘ line between sinking the...
Forum: Main Forum 07-23-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,219
Posted By Geosnooker
I’ve played snooker for 51 years. I could do one...

I’ve played snooker for 51 years. I could do one run ‘maybe’ if I practiced it everyday for week.

However, I play to have fun and not really into drills. No expectation of winning this month’s...
Forum: Main Forum 07-23-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,219
Posted By Geosnooker
I started running cross country at age 15. By age...

I started running cross country at age 15. By age 17 was The best runner in high school and came third in a district event in my state in Germany. By age 18 was the district champion. Returned to...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-22-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Geosnooker
Thanks for all the Input on this. Iíll try the...

Thanks for all the Input on this. Iíll try the ideas and keep experimenting.

Sometimes the easier shots to pot have fewer options on cueball placement. Itís Easy To lose control of the table by...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-22-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Geosnooker
Thanks Bob. Dr Dave's video is good but I donít...

Thanks Bob. Dr Dave's video is good but I donít see off centred balls.

I donít have an issue with positioning the cueball after sinking corner pocket hangers that are in the middle.

In your...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-22-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Geosnooker
Sinking an off centered corner hanger?

This question is about sinking a pocket hanger and getting the cueball back to the general area of center table.The scenario.

The cueball is being shot from around the opposite side corner...
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