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Forum: 14.1 Pool 10-14-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Straightpool_99
Lots to learn from both players. Of course I'm a...

Lots to learn from both players. Of course I'm a Grady fan so...I absolutely agree with him on his philosophy of not breaking up small clusters from underneath unless he has to. I hadn't really heard...
Forum: Main Forum 10-11-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 16,871
Posted By Straightpool_99
Personally I thought that shot looked super...

Personally I thought that shot looked super fishy. I've never seen anything like that happen, ever, with a level table. I'm not buying the explanations for it, either. That table looked like it...
Forum: Main Forum 10-10-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 16,871
Posted By Straightpool_99
Hmmm...I'd think Bob Jewett would have spotted...

Hmmm...I'd think Bob Jewett would have spotted this given his straight pool expertise and general good reputation. In these times it's very hard to take the word of any anonymous source seriously, no...
Forum: Main Forum 10-03-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 16,871
Posted By Straightpool_99
To me it looks like the 3 is lined up to the...

To me it looks like the 3 is lined up to the point of the short rail. That would mean the 3 ball needs to be thrown to the right as the shooter sees it. If the 8 is hit first, as full as possible,...
Forum: Main Forum 10-03-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 16,871
Posted By Straightpool_99
With a cut and spin transfer, that looks makeable...

With a cut and spin transfer, that looks makeable by hitting the 8 first with right english and slow speed. Unless he had teflon on the balls.

Tough to judge from the diagram, but sometimes there...
Forum: Main Forum 10-01-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By Straightpool_99
I've been saying this since the carbon shafts...

I've been saying this since the carbon shafts started to arrive. Around here, lots of folks got carbon shafts early. They went on and on about how good those shafts are. Meanwhile , they're playing...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 09-29-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By Straightpool_99
That's a bit harsh, I think. He made people aware...

That's a bit harsh, I think. He made people aware of a match on youtube by Accu-stats, which is great.

This is probably not the match to watch for great pattern play, though, lol. You'll see some...
Forum: Main Forum 09-28-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,892
Posted By Straightpool_99
Your issues are your own...I don't often say...

Your issues are your own...I don't often say this, but maybe pool isn't the game for you. Take up Chess, E-sports or something else where you don't have to relate so much to human beings and physical...
Forum: Main Forum 09-26-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,325
Posted By Straightpool_99
Knowing the cueball is light gives you...

Knowing the cueball is light gives you information, which you can then use to your advantage, giving you control.

I once saw a very good player lose a set, because he didn't account for one of the...
Forum: Main Forum 09-25-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,325
Posted By Straightpool_99
Talent is real and is imperative for pool and...

Talent is real and is imperative for pool and snooker success. Beauty is more important for happiness than anything else. Harsh truths are no less true.

Saw a guy once who went from complete...
Forum: Main Forum 09-25-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 16,871
Posted By Straightpool_99
Coming soon to a Blockbuster near you, on Beta,...

Coming soon to a Blockbuster near you, on Beta, V2000 and VCD for your convenience.

Seriously, at this point the whole thing is ruined for me. I wouldn't watch it for free on Youtube.
Forum: Main Forum 09-22-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,455
Posted By Straightpool_99
The doorman is clearly concerned about the guy...

The doorman is clearly concerned about the guy who got the beating before it happened, that is concerned that he is bothering the other customers. He came over to check and then let it go on. The...
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,417
Posted By Straightpool_99
This. You may even make the combination yourself,...

This. You may even make the combination yourself, though that would be very lucky.
Forum: Main Forum 09-17-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,818
Posted By Straightpool_99
I'm surprised nobody seems to have mentioned the...

I'm surprised nobody seems to have mentioned the most important info yet.

If you have too much weight on your back leg, that in itself can make you more prone to jump up. This commonly happen when...
Forum: Main Forum 08-30-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 8,839
Posted By Straightpool_99
Yes, there is. Games like straight pool and...

Yes, there is.

Games like straight pool and one pocket, but also 8 ball have certain patterns, ways of shooting that are higher percentage. It took me almost a decade to figure out certain...
Forum: Main Forum 08-24-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,425
Posted By Straightpool_99
Dear Lord, why? It's the single worst thing to...

Dear Lord, why? It's the single worst thing to happen to rotation pool. It dumbs down the game and somehow tends to make the games even more boring. It results in less banks attempted, less kick-ins...
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,582
Posted By Straightpool_99
This is one of the best break cues I ever had.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/J-J-Natural-Maple-Jump-Break-Pool-Cue-with-FREE-Shipping/124166207744?epid=1428518583&hash=item1ce8e1f900:g:gQsAAMXQ~6VQ5eeV

In case link goes dead, it's a plain maple J&J...
Forum: Main Forum 08-09-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Straightpool_99
9 on the spot does bring an element of skill to...

9 on the spot does bring an element of skill to the break. It seems the speed/hit window to make the corner ball is smaller with the 9 on the spot and a box. With 1 on the spot and template racks...
Forum: Main Forum 07-18-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,327
Posted By Straightpool_99
Wow, whoever sold you that cue for 50 dollars is...

Wow, whoever sold you that cue for 50 dollars is a saint. You, on the other hand, is the farthest thing from...You're a serial abuser of peoples trust and good nature, and an even bigger serial...
Forum: Main Forum 07-06-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,164
Posted By Straightpool_99
To busy. I don't like it. Personally I prefer the...

To busy. I don't like it. Personally I prefer the high end Black Boars, especially this one. In 100 years I may be able to afford one.
Forum: Main Forum 07-05-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,821
Posted By Straightpool_99
For years and years I played with a death grip....

For years and years I played with a death grip. I'd say the cueball action I got was very similar to what I have now. The difference is that it's easier to get a smooth stroke forward transition with...
Forum: Main Forum 07-04-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,183
Posted By Straightpool_99
Graphite shafts have been around forever,...

Graphite shafts have been around forever, seemingly. Particularly with wooden core.

The first carbon fiber shafts I heard about was made for straight rail billiards, I believe by Longoni. I could...
Forum: Main Forum 07-02-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,804
Posted By Straightpool_99
The whole "Jackpot" disaster happened because...

The whole "Jackpot" disaster happened because Dean was spamming the forum 24/7 with all kinds of thinly disguised sales pitches for these cues, must have been a dozen threads. Honestly, if he'd...
Forum: Main Forum 07-02-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 23,108
Posted By Straightpool_99
Eye dominance causes you to suck at pool? ...

Eye dominance causes you to suck at pool?

Well maybe for some. More likely it's a combination of at least a few of the below:

1. Not working on fundamentals, including detailed analysis by pro...
Forum: Main Forum 07-01-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Straightpool_99
I agree for the most part. Big fan of...

I agree for the most part.

Big fan of Accu-Stats and a very big fan of Billy Incardonas commentary. In this particular match, however, he comes off as a bit nervous and off his commentary game....
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