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Forum: Main Forum 09-19-2020, 09:58 AM
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Posted By 3kushn
Gotta dig into my bankrupt memory banks but Burt...

Gotta dig into my bankrupt memory banks but Burt Schrager was one.
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 69
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Posted By 3kushn
I think the ones who mentored Dennis are happy...

I think the ones who mentored Dennis are happy with the results of their labor.
Most will leave it at that, rather than dwell on other things. :)
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,457
Posted By 3kushn
Come on Hu, we both know all it takes is a few...

Come on Hu, we both know all it takes is a few minutes, maybe an hour for make a cue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_EL8yPt4aw

Side note: I've been waiting over 2 years for a Dieckman blank to...
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,194
Posted By 3kushn
[QUOTE=Bob Jewett;6750253]I think this is what...

[QUOTE=Bob Jewett;6750253]I think this is what you mean. (This is from Virtual Pool, which understands spins and kicks...) And if you get real lucky, you can make the 9 ball as shown. Played about 45...
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,194
Posted By 3kushn
Don't play much pool but looks like the side...

Don't play much pool but looks like the side pocket is dangerously close. IMO +2 from the CB position is about 90% feel and guess work.
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,194
Posted By 3kushn
Kick, End Rail - End Rail - One Ball

Kick, End Rail - End Rail - One Ball
Forum: Main Forum 09-17-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By 3kushn
It's my understanding that Helmsetter designed...

It's my understanding that Helmsetter designed and built his cues here here first in the US before going to Japan/Adams for semi mass production.

Your pic doesn't tell me much about...
Forum: Main Forum 09-17-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,410
Posted By 3kushn
If anyone has restored their headlight lens...

If anyone has restored their headlight lens you're familiar with the process. If not is goes something like this.
1st step 600grit wet dry sand paper
2nd step 1000 grit Ditto
3rd step 2000 grit...
Forum: Main Forum 09-15-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,680
Posted By 3kushn
CONCENTRATE ON WHERE YOU'RE TIP LANDS AFTER THE...

CONCENTRATE ON WHERE YOU'RE TIP LANDS AFTER THE SHOT.
If you rise up you will never know.
Added benefit: Concentrating on this helps train for a straighter stroke.

Side bar: It's a much cooler...
Forum: Main Forum 09-15-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,410
Posted By 3kushn
Nobody seems to know if there's wax in Aramith...

Nobody seems to know if there's wax in Aramith Cleaner or Restorer but for sure there's abrasives, more in the Restorer of course.

I don't entirely agree that damage doesn't occur with normal...
Forum: Main Forum 09-12-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,410
Posted By 3kushn
If you want the balls to slide Pledge is a decent...

If you want the balls to slide Pledge is a decent way to go. If you want things to be like using new balls, this product looks really good but.. this product is about cleaning fine wood instruments,...
Forum: Main Forum 09-04-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,102
Posted By 3kushn
The question reminds me of the most fun...

The question reminds me of the most fun tournament game I can remember. I forget what year but early 2000's I think in Dubuque, IA at the Mason's Lodge that Bob Byrne was a member and Tournament...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 09-04-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,132
Posted By 3kushn
If you're going to put TOI to the test you're...

If you're going to put TOI to the test you're going to have to master the very first setup, which is not so simple.

" Put the Cue Ball on the head spot and the Object Ball on the foot spot. If...
Forum: Main Forum 08-26-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By 3kushn
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Forum: Main Forum 08-26-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By 3kushn
Was too long ago for me to remember the details,...

Was too long ago for me to remember the details, but I do remember an upstairs balcony. Cards Checkers, Chess area.

Went there on a whim and had a name to drop. Knocked on the door and...
Forum: Main Forum 08-15-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,122
Posted By 3kushn
Watched it all. Obviously I don't know Snooker...

Watched it all. Obviously I don't know Snooker rules beyond Red then Colored ball.
Forum: Main Forum 08-12-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By 3kushn
Not a mechanic but had to stop watching the 2nd...

Not a mechanic but had to stop watching the 2nd vid when he put the glue can and roller on the cloth. Almost quit watching when all measurements being made b4 anything is tight. The 1st vid????? ...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-12-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,222
Posted By 3kushn
The shot I diagrammed is fairly precise. You...

The shot I diagrammed is fairly precise. You know the kiss potential when the OB is closer to the rail than the CB and going LSL.

Of course, as Bob demonstrated to me, the special stroke isn't...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-12-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,222
Posted By 3kushn
Harry Sims taught an UpStroke or rising tip, for...

Harry Sims taught an UpStroke or rising tip, for some shots particularly diagrammed is one example. The stroke is like a swipe from center to left or right except the tip is on the rise b4 striking...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,751
Posted By 3kushn
Gotta read the whole article ...

Gotta read the whole article
https://billiards.colostate.edu/faq/cue/weight/
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,751
Posted By 3kushn
I'm happy someone found this. I'm not a...

I'm happy someone found this.

I'm not a physicist but lets say I'm not dead yet.

Unless tip speed really isn't the main factor, then weight has no bearing.

Remember, no matter the...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,751
Posted By 3kushn
Over and over I hear that CB speed is determined...

Over and over I hear that CB speed is determined by tip speed, not the weight of the cue. If that's the case why would a tip on a lighter cue have to move faster than a heavier one?

I swear I'm...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,751
Posted By 3kushn
Wonder if anyone against light cues here has...

Wonder if anyone against light cues here has tried one? What I'm reading is you can't get distance/speed while at the same time we all know that break cues are on the light side.

Currently using...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-12-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,302
Posted By 3kushn
Throwing a cue is eye opening. Played with it...

Throwing a cue is eye opening. Played with it for about a year or so.

If your cue won't slip easily, you'll get similar results just laying the cue on one finger. No other contact. I used my...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-10-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,842
Posted By 3kushn
I'm not a cue builder but am a torque/assembly...

I'm not a cue builder but am a torque/assembly guy. Believe me U-Bolts are ALWAYS a problem accurately torquing both nuts. Essentially its impossible to achieve accurate clamp load using a UBolt. U...
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