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Forum: Aiming Conversation Yesterday, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
BTW, I used to take the perpendicular as in your...

BTW, I used to take the perpendicular as in your calculation but many years ago someone (here? RSB?) pointed out that the base of the isosceles triangle has less error -- and is easier to use on the...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 04:42 PM
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Views: 642
Posted By Bob Jewett
Yes. A huge advantage of the rolling-with-outside...

Yes. A huge advantage of the rolling-with-outside way is that it works almost identically from all distances. If you are going to play with draw you have to factor in the distance to the OB and the...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,985
Posted By Bob Jewett
What the OP said was: While playing a 10 ball...

What the OP said was:
While playing a 10 ball ring game player A racks the balls and player B breaks and makes the 10 ball in one of the racking corners.
I take that to mean that the 10 ball was...
Forum: Aiming Conversation Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bob Jewett
I use the base of an equilateral triangle for the...

I use the base of an equilateral triangle for the length. That's where the two factors of 2 come from. Evidently you are using a perpendicular dropped from one of the bumper positions to the other...
Forum: Aiming Conversation Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bob Jewett
The distance I use is shown in the diagram in...

The distance I use is shown in the diagram in post 2 in this thread. Also note that I'm using 58 inches for the cue stick which will tend to reduce the error for the larger angles although it...
Forum: 14.1 Pool Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Bob Jewett
E.g. When Sigel was at 32 and shooting the 7 ball...

E.g. When Sigel was at 32 and shooting the 7 ball there were 9 balls on the table, no two touching, and he moved 7 of them. He could have drawn lightly into the 6 and moved it into (right handed)...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,808
Posted By Bob Jewett
See the long article starting on page 36 of the...

See the long article starting on page 36 of the April 2019 issue.
Forum: Aiming Conversation Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bob Jewett
Maybe finally.... In any analysis of a...

Maybe finally....

In any analysis of a system or method or estimation, it's good to see how much error is built in. Here is a table of the actual angle of the cut and then the inches between cue...
Forum: Snooker 08-04-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,688
Posted By Bob Jewett
Jamie Clarke pulls one from the jaws of...

Jamie Clarke pulls one from the jaws of defeat....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDeOAfmmy7U
Forum: Main Forum 08-04-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34,884
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Posted By Bob Jewett
As the Park Ranger warns us: 554285 Bob...

As the Park Ranger warns us:

554285

Bob <-- "Go Bears!"
Forum: Main Forum 08-04-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, I had to go look.... Squadouche means zero,...

Well, I had to go look.... Squadouche means zero, zip, nada, nothing, perhaps even less than nothing. "So I've been out on 5 dates with this chick, I figured I would've ...

So I'm thinking it's...
Forum: Main Forum 08-04-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,985
Posted By Bob Jewett
I believe the 10 was in its proper spot in the...

I believe the 10 was in its proper spot in the rack.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 08-04-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think all players estimate cut angles whether...

I think all players estimate cut angles whether they put a number on them or not. I remember when I was first learning to play and for nearly full shots I thought about "just a little off straight"....
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-03-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By Bob Jewett
The shot is six cushions only if you count the...

The shot is six cushions only if you count the end rail the cue ball is frozen to which he shoots into. After the hit on the cue ball, the shot is a standard corner-five pattern shot that might come...
Forum: Main Forum 08-03-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bob Jewett
Would it be a good show for the broadcasters --...

Would it be a good show for the broadcasters -- the people who pay for most of the expenses -- or would a dull show dull the brand?

Matchroom did their very best to have an audience for the...
Forum: Main Forum 08-03-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,062
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, it depends on how you tell him. You could...

Well, it depends on how you tell him. You could first show him the balls and ask what might be causing that. Then when he doesn't mention the nails sticking out, point them out to him. Then show him...
Forum: Main Forum 08-03-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,985
Posted By Bob Jewett
The better players used to play 10 ball in ring...

The better players used to play 10 ball in ring games because it was too easy for them to run out with 9 ball. The rules were the same but with one more ball. The simplest possible change.

That...
Forum: Main Forum 08-03-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By Bob Jewett
51:00 is the place to start. He cleared the...

51:00 is the place to start.

He cleared the blocker by half a ball. The cue ball bounced 3-4 times before hitting the 5 and lost height with each bounce so it did not go off the table as feared by...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-03-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By Bob Jewett
Like the image below? This is a shot from...

Like the image below?

This is a shot from the official program of Artistic Billiards (carom) so it is without those pesky bank-interrupters, pockets. Here is a drawing from the book "Artistic...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 08-02-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bob Jewett
My point was that if someone makes a mistake and...

My point was that if someone makes a mistake and sees as a half-ball shot one that is actually a 25-degree cut -- and there are people who will do that occasionally even if they try to follow closely...
Forum: Main Forum 08-02-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,985
Posted By Bob Jewett
From an old post when people were discussing most...

From an old post when people were discussing most money balls on the break in a row.....

Myron Zownir claims 6. He probably was telling the truth. On the other hand, both your customer and Myron...
Forum: Main Forum 08-02-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,985
Posted By Bob Jewett
Even if your brother-in-law "Rick the Rack" is...

Even if your brother-in-law "Rick the Rack" is doing the honors?:groucho:
Forum: Main Forum 08-02-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By Bob Jewett
I was startled when California asked me to pay...

I was startled when California asked me to pay tax on some used books I had bought from Europe. Evidently California talks to the customs people. I had no idea I was liable for state sales tax on...
Forum: Main Forum 08-02-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Bob Jewett
Looks for the Dritz tailor's pencil with...

Looks for the Dritz tailor's pencil with refillable "leads".
Forum: Main Forum 08-02-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,062
Posted By Bob Jewett
And you have to look carefully. Some installers...

And you have to look carefully. Some installers use black tacks to secure the black pocket liners. Even if the tack head is a little below the surface of the pocket liner, the ball can still hit it...
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