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Forum: Main Forum 08-16-2013, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Flex
When I saw Brandon, first thing I told him was...

When I saw Brandon, first thing I told him was that VI Professor fellow could give him the 7.... :eek:

VI P is a great fellow! And quite a conversationalist, to boot!
Forum: For Sale Items 04-06-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Flex
Please check your PMs

Received the package.

Thanks so much,

Flex
Forum: Main Forum 03-15-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,264
Posted By Flex
Not a problem, Ben, glad to see you are very...

Not a problem, Ben, glad to see you are very reasonable too. :smile:

As for the fellow, actually fellows, I'm referring to, well, one of my best pool playing friends would love to go on the road,...
Forum: Main Forum 03-14-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,264
Posted By Flex
Not an insult, at all. I'm sorry you took...

Not an insult, at all. I'm sorry you took offense. Certainly wasn't my intention to insult you.

However.............

Your safety game can obviously use a bit of work if a rank beginner can...
Forum: Main Forum 03-14-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,264
Posted By Flex
Sounds to me you need to sharpen up your safety...

Sounds to me you need to sharpen up your safety skills.
Forum: Main Forum 03-12-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,183
Posted By Flex
Last night I attended a talk in a very upscale...

Last night I attended a talk in a very upscale place in Chicago, and lo an behold they had a 9 footer in there, with Super Aramith balls, but awful playing but decent looking graphite cues, with good...
Forum: Main Forum 03-12-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,694
Posted By Flex
You want cheap but good? Take any sneaky...

You want cheap but good?

Take any sneaky pete (you can easily get them on eBay for $30, delivery included)...
Forum: Main Forum 03-12-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,228
Posted By Flex
It also helps if you are able to start sounding...

It also helps if you are able to start sounding like whatever the locals sound like. Fitting in no matter where you are is always good.

Flex

P.S. Developing an ear for vocal imitation of others...
Forum: Main Forum 03-11-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,228
Posted By Flex
I'm glad you are opposed to rudeness too. ...

I'm glad you are opposed to rudeness too.

New York is fine; it's some of its inhabitants and their arrogant attitudes I have a really big problem with.

Perhaps I've just had to deal with more...
Forum: Main Forum 03-11-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,228
Posted By Flex
Arthur is to be commended for stepping up. ...

Arthur is to be commended for stepping up.

There was no "New York attitude" in his post at all, for which this fellow is most pleased.

If he keeps what Jay Helfert wrote about pool being a...
Forum: Main Forum 03-10-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,228
Posted By Flex
I lived in the Mount Kisco area. Since...

I lived in the Mount Kisco area.

Since you're asking about the attitude thing, please indulge me if I mention a few incidents.

Two happened at a camera store (not naming anyone in particular...
Forum: Main Forum 03-10-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,266
Posted By Flex
Nice! I know from experience when I want to...

Nice!

I know from experience when I want to really spin the rock just how far out I can go without fear. Your cueball makes it easier to understand.

Flex
Forum: Main Forum 03-10-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,228
Posted By Flex
I think he opened the room to make money, which...

I think he opened the room to make money, which is fine, room owners need to make a profit, hopefully a good one! However, treating customers the way he did won't exactly give them the warm 'n...
Forum: Main Forum 03-10-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,228
Posted By Flex
As Jay Helfert said, word of mouth... Just keep...

As Jay Helfert said, word of mouth... Just keep that "word of mouth" in mind.

From what I've read so far, the original poster's experience seems to be a reflection of other problems there, to...
Forum: Main Forum 03-10-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,228
Posted By Flex
Go back there? Heck, that place is on my "never...

Go back there? Heck, that place is on my "never go there" list.

Flex
Forum: Main Forum 03-10-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,228
Posted By Flex
Can't recall as being a jerk is ever called for....

Can't recall as being a jerk is ever called for. Mr. Rosen needs to take some Dale Carnegie lessons in how to influence people. Or rather, he just needs a few lessons in good manners, as it doesn't...
Forum: Main Forum 03-10-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,228
Posted By Flex
Couldn't agree more. That Rosen fellow...

Couldn't agree more.

That Rosen fellow sounds like he's from New York, the rough part of New York that is. Lots of great folks in New York (I lived there for 10 years) but some of those characters...
Forum: Main Forum 03-09-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,266
Posted By Flex
I'd like to know when I go out to the extreme...

I'd like to know when I go out to the extreme edge of where I can stroke the cue ball with force without worrying about a miscue just what that is...

It's way the heck out there, or extreme, I...
Forum: Main Forum 03-09-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,264
Posted By Flex
Thanks for your comments, CreeDo. It's true...

Thanks for your comments, CreeDo.

It's true that jumps are seldom employed in 14.1 and one pocket, but they do come up from time to time, and I've seen others attempt them.

Jumps do not...
Forum: Main Forum 03-06-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,382
Posted By Flex
It would also be great if they had taken a...

It would also be great if they had taken a standard Dufferin or Valley house cue with a rock hard tip and used it in those comparisons.

Flex

P.S. A White Diamond tip on the front of a really...
Forum: Main Forum 03-06-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,264
Posted By Flex
Because they are so frickin' hard to execute, the...

Because they are so frickin' hard to execute, the ball is bouncing around, there is danger of losing the cue ball off the table, and so on.

One of the most spectacular shots in The Color of Money...
Forum: Main Forum 03-06-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,264
Posted By Flex
Says who? Has somebody managed to figure out what...

Says who? Has somebody managed to figure out what was in the mind of those who came up with pool?

Seems to me that adaptation is the name of this game. Adapt or die.


Flex
Forum: Main Forum 03-06-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,264
Posted By Flex
One of the key factors in making a cue jump a...

One of the key factors in making a cue jump a ball easily is the weight of the cue. Length is also a factor, but a really light cue, in the 6 to 7 ounce range with a very hard tip, such as a White...
Forum: Main Forum 03-06-2009, 05:33 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,264
Posted By Flex
A shot like this came up for me recently. If I...

A shot like this came up for me recently. If I had tried to simply hit the object ball with a regular cue I'd most likely have fouled. I jumped and hit the ball, potted it down rail, and the cue ball...
Forum: Main Forum 03-06-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,264
Posted By Flex
Perhaps you should amend your statement to read...

Perhaps you should amend your statement to read that you've never see it in 1 pocket and straight pool. Why? Because you've never played yours truly. If I need to jump in straight or 1 pocket, out...
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