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Forum: 14.1 Pool 07-13-2019, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Straightpool_99
My opinion is that most players do not know how...

My opinion is that most players do not know how or when to take fouls. There is a lot of knowledge and tactical thinking required to actually use fouls intelligently. Some people just don't want to...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 07-13-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,220
Posted By Straightpool_99
Snooker players seem to deal with it just fine,...

Snooker players seem to deal with it just fine, and it's used in Europe for every tournament of note. The occational mishap does occur, but it's fairly uncommon. You just get used to double checking...
Forum: Main Forum 07-13-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,718
Posted By Straightpool_99
Filler and us amateurs have different objectives....

Filler and us amateurs have different objectives. Fillers objective is to put bread on the table. He'll play on any old thing, as long as he can make money off it. Pros played on Olhausen tables a...
Forum: Main Forum 07-13-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,718
Posted By Straightpool_99
All this talk about Diamond vs. Gold Crown tables...

All this talk about Diamond vs. Gold Crown tables are mostly apple to oranges comparisons. Diamond tables have a great build quality, for what they are. Once they are properly set up they can take a...
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,162
Posted By Straightpool_99
I'll take Kun-Lin Wu, thank you.

I'll take Kun-Lin Wu, thank you.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-09-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,157
Posted By Straightpool_99
Lots of versions of CTE being put up, and people...

Lots of versions of CTE being put up, and people are swearing up and down that their version is working perfectly. I think they all have problems, that are fixed in the pivot. The looser the...
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Straightpool_99
In my country, and probably in the US as well...

In my country, and probably in the US as well there are some people who prey on greedy people by guaranteeing 200% return or some other such idiotic number on every investment and naturally steal all...
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By Straightpool_99
If you are talking about the "Practise pro" brand...

If you are talking about the "Practise pro" brand of reducers, then yes, I do think a normal ball will go. We have a table in my club that's 4.3-4.2 inches in the corners. With reducers, you can...
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By Straightpool_99
Never tried a long cue I thought had a good feel....

Never tried a long cue I thought had a good feel. They all feel weak and strange. When you get down to 55/54 inches, the tendency is that you run out of cue on some shots if your wingspan is average...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-08-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,157
Posted By Straightpool_99
Anyway, back to the subject of the thread. I...

Anyway, back to the subject of the thread.

I don't know why all the CTE'ers left, but if Stans book and the so called "truth" series is at hand, a lot of people might actually try CTE. As sad as...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-08-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,157
Posted By Straightpool_99
Innuendo, you say? I never knew he was an eskimo,...

Innuendo, you say? I never knew he was an eskimo, or that he studied their martial arts. I'm somewhat of a conoisseur of the subject myself, and I can heartily recommend the movie "Crouching wife,...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-08-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Straightpool_99
I don't know what happened, really. I remember...

I don't know what happened, really. I remember Ron V being pretty hurt about some negative comments he got in the instructional material review forum. The web page seems to be up still:...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-08-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,157
Posted By Straightpool_99
Poor Spidey only wanted to congratulate and wish...

Poor Spidey only wanted to congratulate and wish people well. Can you believe how people got offended by his innocent acronyms, even when he went to great lengths to define exactly what they meant?...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-08-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,157
Posted By Straightpool_99
Yep, I'm pretty sure I got it. For the rest of...

Yep, I'm pretty sure I got it. For the rest of us, not residing on planet Duckie, it's good to have established definitions that People understand. That is, if we want to have aiming discussions...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-07-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,157
Posted By Straightpool_99
Who's saying there is no trial and error? Not me,...

Who's saying there is no trial and error? Not me, that's for sure. I think you're confusing me with the cultists. I use contact points mostly, some ghost ball.. These are not "algorithms" that can be...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-07-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,157
Posted By Straightpool_99
Don't worry, until you are a well known player,...

Don't worry, until you are a well known player, nobody is going to claim credit. I Wonder the most about what snooker players would say...Some of the best ones have been "claimed" for...
Forum: Main Forum 07-06-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,518
Posted By Straightpool_99
The IPT actually did many Things right. They...

The IPT actually did many Things right. They focused on 8 ball,which every person understands. They had many matches and switched Focus between them to Select only the interesting bits. The...
Forum: Main Forum 07-02-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By Straightpool_99
Jeeesus wtf is up with people insisting on using...

Jeeesus wtf is up with people insisting on using CAROM cushions on pool tables? What's wrong with Brunswick super speed? I've played on a Rasson table and it plays ok. That's all I'd really give it,...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-02-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,339
Posted By Straightpool_99
I don't want to speculate about why they left, or...

I don't want to speculate about why they left, or gloat about those who got kicked out. I will say that the aiming forum was super busy in the short time when the "lifers" were paroled....Could be...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 06-27-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By Straightpool_99
I played for years without practise strokes....

I played for years without practise strokes. There are a couple of good reasons why:
I had a sort of death grip that was very effective in keeping the cue straight, but not condusive to practise...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 06-27-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By Straightpool_99
Both. You're micro adjusting aim, obviously,...

Both.

You're micro adjusting aim, obviously, and the practise strokes will also tell you if you are misalligned. If you pull back and feel or see the cue going sideways in one direction or the...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 06-27-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,574
Posted By Straightpool_99
That's some bunny-boiling level of crazyness. I...

That's some bunny-boiling level of crazyness. I guess caution is adviced on this sub forum.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 06-27-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,574
Posted By Straightpool_99
What's so bad about that? The ignore function...

What's so bad about that? The ignore function worked perfectly for this gentleman. I don't even see what the big deal is, anyway. Some guy says something over and over, well don't read it, then!...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 06-26-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,159
Posted By Straightpool_99
Here is a suggestion: When you are standing up,...

Here is a suggestion: When you are standing up, you have the correct shot Picture. Find a way to get Down on the ball where you are not twisting into the stance as much but going more straight Down....
Forum: Aiming Conversation 06-26-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,574
Posted By Straightpool_99
There is a difference between annoying and...

There is a difference between annoying and repetitive, vs Vicious and menacing. One guy may go on and on about balls having no edges or rants about subjectiveness, another might Call Your boss and...
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