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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 04:01 PM
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Forum: Carom Billiards Yesterday, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
with intentional safeties allowed -- about 51:00...

with intentional safeties allowed -- about 51:00 by Bone.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 05:31 AM
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Views: 5,410
Posted By Bob Jewett
I believe he was pulling your leg. So far as I...

I believe he was pulling your leg. So far as I know, there is exactly one carom table in England and it is half way between the British Museum and Alexandra Palace, in case you actually want to find...
Forum: Snooker 07-10-2020, 07:23 PM
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Views: 9,550
Posted By Bob Jewett
Under the heading of, "Well, aren't they cute!"...

Under the heading of, "Well, aren't they cute!" we have Barry Hawkins playing against Stephen Maguire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvbG_xmPVPc

Ronnie's commentating was still in his...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-10-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think there is only one mod at this point, Mr....

I think there is only one mod at this point, Mr. Wilson having been excessed.

I doubt that the moderator monitors every thread.

The standard method for reporting spam, advertising messages, and...
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,717
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think there are different strengths that an...

I think there are different strengths that an individual might have. A very interesting book on this topic is "The Sports Gene" by David Epstein. You can get it delivered to your door for under $10....
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By Bob Jewett
I played for years without a ferrule. I learned...

I played for years without a ferrule. I learned early on that in fact you need some help for the wood or it splits. I used tips that had a fiber backing. You could just add a fiber pad for an...
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
Posted By Bob Jewett
Lordy. Is there anything like a...

Lordy.

Is there anything like a certification for table mechanics? Factory training courses?
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,717
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think that's only a problem if they let the...

I think that's only a problem if they let the knowledge interfere with acquiring a feel for shots or they are thinking when they are shooting. Often systems can cause misses if strictly adhered to...
Forum: Main Forum 07-10-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, one of them was a day (at 1PM).

Well, one of them was a day (at 1PM).
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 954
Posted By Bob Jewett
I suppose the USPS could sell it back to you for...

I suppose the USPS could sell it back to you for the $50 claim money. It seems to me that would make things more or less even. Let us know if there is any more word from the PO.
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 954
Posted By Bob Jewett
That was fairly expensive the last time I looked...

That was fairly expensive the last time I looked at it although it does give you more checking along the way. For a $190 item, I'd just go self-insured.
Forum: For Sale Items 07-09-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By Bob Jewett
Book: Professional and Tournament Pocket Billiards, Koeppel

This is a 300+ page book that was self published by John B. Koeppel in 1981. It has some unique points but is more of a collector's item than a modern instructional book.

Some shelf wear and...
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Bob Jewett
And it might incite the competition for the DPotY...

And it might incite the competition for the DPotY award -- which has an honorarium of $10,000 attached to it -- to gird their loins and redouble their efforts. I'm looking for a very productive and...
Forum: Carom Billiards 07-08-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Bob Jewett
She currently has the ability to beat any player...

She currently has the ability to beat any player in the world in a game to 40 points. Maybe not favored, but not impossible either.
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By Bob Jewett
Did you speak to Bludworth yourself? If not, do...

Did you speak to Bludworth yourself? If not, do you have written documentation of what he said?
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-08-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,873
Posted By Bob Jewett
That's because I rearranged things. The drills...

That's because I rearranged things. The drills were in my March 2010 column in Billiards Digest. Here is a PDF with all of my 2010 columns (until I move them again):
...
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,662
Posted By Bob Jewett
Hey, I resemble that remark. Here is the design...

Hey, I resemble that remark. Here is the design on my coffee mug. It reminds me of my visit to the Picasso Museum. He did some "regular" stuff as well.

(Pablo Picasso, Still life with pedestal...
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Bob Jewett
Exactly. What a strange question by the OP. ...

Exactly. What a strange question by the OP.

If one is looking for charities to donate to, I can think of much better options than any cuemaker I know, and many cue makers are nice people, helpful...
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,926
Posted By Bob Jewett
The usual way that people demonstrate different...

The usual way that people demonstrate different amounts of side spin is to shoot straight into a rail and see how much to the left or right the ball goes (measured in angle or diamonds).

How much...
Forum: For Sale Items 07-08-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By Bob Jewett
Hal Mix book -- Pocket Billiards Secrets

This is in OK condition as a reading copy. Stains, creases, highlighting. All pages are present and there are no rips or tears.

$75 includes media mail shipping.

email: bob@billiardbooks.com
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Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Bob Jewett
Not for forgotten balls, at least not since the...

Not for forgotten balls, at least not since the 1970s around here. I've always thought of "snooze you lose" as a nasty practice of sharpers, who will never spot a ball they owe unless their opponent...
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Bob Jewett
As in, "cut to the chase"? Excellent.

As in, "cut to the chase"? Excellent.
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,926
Posted By Bob Jewett
They don't exist. Good luck. I hope the OP...

They don't exist. Good luck.

I hope the OP found the analysis interesting. It is only useful to the extent that it prevents useless searches and bizarre, idiosyncratic strokes.
Forum: Main Forum 07-07-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,926
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think I better go over some of the physics...

I think I better go over some of the physics fundamentals of pool shots.

The force from tip to ball is for a very short time so the force has to be high to get the ball moving at all. Consider a...
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