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Forum: Main Forum Today, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
I have no idea since I wasn't there. The tests...

I have no idea since I wasn't there. The tests were done in 1991 so you can cross quite a few tips off your list.:wink: For the tips, I think there are only two things that could make a difference:...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Bob Jewett
That was a very interesting test that John...

That was a very interesting test that John McChesney set up and reported on in June of 1999.

Here is the header and the start of the posting for the historians among us ...

From: John McChesney...
Forum: 14.1 Pool Yesterday, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Bob Jewett
45 in a league match. Easy break shot. Sigh.

45 in a league match. Easy break shot. Sigh.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 960
Posted By Bob Jewett
And it's important for you in particular to have...

And it's important for you in particular to have it figured. I've been in B'ham in May. I look forward with some fear to when I will have to be there in July of 2021. And Al Gore isn't helping any.;)
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 960
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, they're not his measurements, but on the...

Well, they're not his measurements, but on the site "EngineeringToolbox.com" we have a table with a bunch of coefficients of thermal expansion. (I would have referred you to the CRC Handbook, but...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,179
Posted By Bob Jewett
But now I'm really confused. You don't look...

But now I'm really confused. You don't look Chinese.:confused:
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By Bob Jewett
There's a Wikipedia page. Remember to donate to...

There's a Wikipedia page. Remember to donate to Wikipedia occasionally if you view info on it.:thumbup:
Forum: 14.1 Pool Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,059
Posted By Bob Jewett
For his fourth set of tries, John was racking at...

For his fourth set of tries, John was racking at the foot of the table. The camera was at the head end. In the previous tries at Easy Street, John had been racking at the head since it was a better...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,642
Posted By Bob Jewett
Contiguous seems fine to me. Or "all three...

Contiguous seems fine to me. Or "all three simultaneously in contact".

At snooker, you must never shoot into a frozen ball but if you shoot away from it you get credit for having hit it if you...
Forum: Main Forum 01-17-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By Bob Jewett
The problem is that the TV table would not be...

The problem is that the TV table would not be available for 9B during that time.
Forum: Main Forum 01-17-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Bob Jewett
It starts on Friday.

It starts on Friday.
Forum: Main Forum 01-17-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,179
Posted By Bob Jewett
这里的雾很浓,很臭 That's pronounced Zhlǐ de w hěn...

这里的雾很浓,很臭
That's pronounced Zhlǐ de w hěn nng, hěn chu.
Forum: Main Forum 01-17-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 960
Posted By Bob Jewett
My friend left his Meucci on the front seat of...

My friend left his Meucci on the front seat of his car for a second to talk to someone in the pool hall and when he came out his window was smashed and someone had left another Meucci.

Sorry, I...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-17-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,059
Posted By Bob Jewett
That is certainly how it is starting to look.

That is certainly how it is starting to look.
Forum: Snooker 01-17-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bob Jewett
I notice that in the post-match interview in the...

I notice that in the post-match interview in the second link, the subject of imaginary carambolations does not come up. I wonder if it had been agreed to beforehand.

Carter says he played full...
Forum: Snooker 01-17-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 46,633
Posted By Bob Jewett
For browsers that do not honor the time stamp,...

For browsers that do not honor the time stamp, the incident starts at 3:50:42 in this video of the full match.

https://youtu.be/cd4LtlEh5IQ?t=13842

It is very clear that he did not hit the...
Forum: Main Forum 01-16-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Bob Jewett
Live matches are a lot more fun to watch for me,...

Live matches are a lot more fun to watch for me, but I think the OP could watch some YouTube and pick out particular players he wants to see more of and then pay for a stream.

As for DCC, I think...
Forum: Snooker 01-16-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 46,633
Posted By Bob Jewett
The controversy about (not) hitting the yellow...

The controversy about (not) hitting the yellow occurs in the Higgins/Carter match when the score is 3-4 in frames and 18-47 in points. The short-form video does not show the "earnest discussion" or...
Forum: Main Forum 01-16-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 649
Posted By Bob Jewett
Billiard champion Robert Cannefax (who published...

Billiard champion Robert Cannefax (who published a diamond system pamphlet) had a remarkable solution to an equipment problem. When he was asked to play on a table where the cloth was slow, he took...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 01-16-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Bob Jewett
From the Accu-Stats catalog, the earliest matches...

From the Accu-Stats catalog, the earliest matches I found were from the early 90s. All three of those players are listed. I don't think Pat was recording matches earlier than about 1986, so anything...
Forum: Main Forum 01-16-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think your current routine is pretty good. Two...

I think your current routine is pretty good. Two things you might consider adding:

Give yourself some way to measure your progress. This can be through graded drills like the Billiard University...
Forum: Main Forum 01-15-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By Bob Jewett
The main catch with the first come seating is...

The main catch with the first come seating is that you have to remember to check in 23.99 hours in advance to be at the start of the boarding order (or pay extra for early boarding). Being late to...
Forum: Main Forum 01-15-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,099
Posted By Bob Jewett
John commented that for the first 200 he just...

John commented that for the first 200 he just free-wheels and then he starts to pay attention.:frown: He said that saves mental energy. His runs did noticeably slow down after the first 200. Me, I...
Forum: Main Forum 01-15-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, he hit the ball too hard. Again. ;)

Well, he hit the ball too hard. Again. ;)
Forum: Main Forum 01-15-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Bob Jewett
In my defence, the title was posed as a question.

In my defence, the title was posed as a question.
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