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Forum: Main Forum Today, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Bob Jewett
It's easy to demonstrate skid by chalking the...

It's easy to demonstrate skid by chalking the contact point on the object ball.
Forum: Snooker Today, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By Bob Jewett
O'Sullivan v. Dott in the quarter finals, full...

O'Sullivan v. Dott in the quarter finals, full video, English commentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjdwTXScyGU
Forum: Main Forum Today, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 868
Posted By Bob Jewett
One such system is the 70% mirror system. Dr....

One such system is the 70% mirror system. Dr. Dave has a slightly different system.
Forum: Main Forum Today, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,275
Posted By Bob Jewett
What English needs is more parentheses, brackets...

What English needs is more parentheses, brackets or braces like a lot of programming languages use. Then the title would have been:

List of {Best [(American Pool) Players]}

and it would have...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By Bob Jewett
Or Walter Lindrum. I wonder if anyone here...

Or Walter Lindrum.

I wonder if anyone here saw Walter other than from old films. I've seen Cesar many times, and he has to be near the top.
Forum: Main Forum Today, 01:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 976
Posted By Bob Jewett
No pool table at home, so no fun that way. ...

No pool table at home, so no fun that way.

Happiness is finding a forgotten cache of four rolls of toilet paper in the basement bathroom. :)

Joy is finally reading the label on the mask I got a...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,275
Posted By Bob Jewett
Considering that Ron is one of the top ten pool...

Considering that Ron is one of the top ten pool players in the US, you may have bitten off more than you can chew, bub.

545729

You better gird your loins for the encounter.
Forum: Ask The Instructor Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Bob Jewett
What a remarkable post. The very obvious...

What a remarkable post.

The very obvious solution is to record the students without clothes. Of course the room will have to be a little warmer so the instructor will have to be naked as well. I...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Bob Jewett
Probably won't be. It tends to be the...

Probably won't be. It tends to be the editorials/current events stuff.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Bob Jewett
You must have gotten to the wrong page or...

You must have gotten to the wrong page or something. Here is the subscription page:

http://www.billiardsdigest.com/new_subscribe/

It's $28/year. You get actual paper copies of the magazine...
Forum: Main Forum 04-06-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Bob Jewett
Uh.... They have a phone number.

Uh.... They have a phone number.
Forum: Main Forum 04-06-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Bob Jewett
Or even some of this, eh? 545629 That's...

Or even some of this, eh?

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That's another BB come to think of it.:yikes:
Forum: Snooker 04-06-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,047
Posted By Bob Jewett
One thing I noticed about Mountjoy's break is...

One thing I noticed about Mountjoy's break is that once or twice he had less side on the cue ball than modern players would have had. Another is that the cloth appeared slower.
Forum: Snooker 04-06-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,719
Posted By Bob Jewett
There are tests that get results within an hour...

There are tests that get results within an hour or so. Test everyone, every day.

Easy for me to say, though.
Forum: Main Forum 04-05-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think more than one of us is confused about...

I think more than one of us is confused about what BB means in this context.
Forum: Main Forum 04-05-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Bob Jewett
You had gaps. The wing ball with a tight rack and...

You had gaps. The wing ball with a tight rack and the one on the spot is over 90% in my experience on every table I've tried it on.

Try racking on the end that doesn't already have craters.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 04-05-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By Bob Jewett
(Unfortunately, the usability concepts behind the...

(Unfortunately, the usability concepts behind the wei table were broken and Wei lost interest in improving it or maintaining it after a few years.)

Here you go:

https://pad.chalkysticks.com/...
Forum: Main Forum 04-05-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Bob Jewett
There is some minimum speed and it probably takes...

There is some minimum speed and it probably takes a very tight rack, but yes. Most players shoot harder when they are trying to make the second-row balls.

There is a chance for the two corner...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 04-05-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By Bob Jewett
It isn't clear at all. I think you need to make a...

It isn't clear at all. I think you need to make a diagram.
Forum: Main Forum 04-05-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Bob Jewett
Only because of the rack or the balls. There is...

Only because of the rack or the balls. There is no real skill involved except for hitting the front ball full.

A commentator in the tournament clips mentioned the 3-point rule. All of the breaks...
Forum: Snooker 04-04-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,047
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, I guess I could fit a table in my closet....

Well, I guess I could fit a table in my closet. You play all the shot from one end.

I have played bumper pool for maybe half an hour total but I have no idea what the rules are nor did we at the...
Forum: Main Forum 04-04-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 67,362
Posted By Bob Jewett
I believe this thread has moved into the...

I believe this thread has moved into the "unhijackable" category by its immense mass and infinite momentum. (See the "is a light cue good" thread for further technical references.)

:thumbup:
Forum: Main Forum 04-04-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By Bob Jewett
Usually Equal Offense does not have a concept of...

Usually Equal Offense does not have a concept of score carry-over with strikes and spares. The standard maximum per try/break is 20 balls. When there was an organized national competition run by Pool...
Forum: Main Forum 04-04-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 67,362
Posted By Bob Jewett
Maybe true, but let it cool a little so the...

Maybe true, but let it cool a little so the vapors can condense before ripping the microwave package open. Patience is a virtue.:grin:
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 67,362
Posted By Bob Jewett
A word of warning about that ... There is...

A word of warning about that ...

There is such a thing as popcorn lung which you can get from microwaved popcorn. Really. It's the chemical they add to give it that wonderful buttery...
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