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Forum: Main Forum 01-07-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,645
Posted By Bob Callahan
For draw: Smooth, level stroke. Follow through...

For draw: Smooth, level stroke. Follow through until the tip touches the cloth. It helps to visualize a point past the cue ball that you are aiming for, as if the cue ball isn't there. Make sure you...
Forum: Main Forum 01-07-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By Bob Callahan
Nylon

Has nylon ever been used for ferrules?
Forum: Main Forum 01-03-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,020
Posted By Bob Callahan
Thanks. I missed that during my vacation from...

Thanks. I missed that during my vacation from this forum.
Forum: Main Forum 01-02-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,020
Posted By Bob Callahan
Your favorite playing cue's stats?

My own search for the magical, perfect cue--which I'm pretty sure doesn't exist--has caused me to be very curious about your current favorite playing cue, with a focus on playabilty more than looks....
Forum: Main Forum 12-29-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 25,599
Posted By Bob Callahan
Good point. Efren Reyes and Tom "Dr. Cue"...

Good point.
Efren Reyes and Tom "Dr. Cue" Rossman have each said they have learned a lot from watching beginners.
Forum: Main Forum 12-29-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 25,599
Posted By Bob Callahan
Sadly, the whole "right brain--left brain" thing...

Sadly, the whole "right brain--left brain" thing is a myth:

http://thescienceexplorer.com/brain-and-body/left-brained-vs-right-brained-myth-debunked
Forum: Main Forum 12-28-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 25,599
Posted By Bob Callahan
Sure. Just look at how badly Bob Jewett played...

Sure. Just look at how badly Bob Jewett played against this unknown banger:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1AQ21-oBmU
Forum: Main Forum 12-26-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,584
Posted By Bob Callahan
Thank you for posting all these.

Thank you for posting all these.
Forum: Main Forum 12-23-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,841
Posted By Bob Callahan
This, plus a short ferrule is what I have been...

This, plus a short ferrule is what I have been using lately. The shafts I've had this done to are made from stiffer, lighter maple. One weighs 2.75 oz even with a brass insert. I like it better than...
Forum: Main Forum 12-23-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,675
Posted By Bob Callahan
From what I've seen, I wouldn't be surprised if...

From what I've seen, I wouldn't be surprised if she dominates all the men, too. She brings a relaxed, speedy style to pool that hasn't been seen since Earl's early days. I love watching her play--she...
Forum: Main Forum 12-22-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,662
Posted By Bob Callahan
This old post might interest you:...

This old post might interest you: http://forums.azbilliards.com/showpost.php?p=3286694&postcount=18
Forum: Main Forum 12-21-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,085
Posted By Bob Callahan
There's a long thread about natural ability here:...

There's a long thread about natural ability here: http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=368875
Forum: Main Forum 12-16-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,158
Posted By Bob Callahan
Doesn't exist. You'll think you have one,...

Doesn't exist.

You'll think you have one, and then you'll try another, and it'll be better--for a while.

Buying cues/shafts/tips/chalk is an addiction. What makes it even worse is that it seems...
Forum: Main Forum 12-14-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By Bob Callahan
Wait. This means I can't buy the REVO I've...

Wait.

This means I can't buy the REVO I've been saving up for. If the Tiger shafts have no deflection, and the REVO has even less--then the REVO has NEGATIVE deflection! Which would still be...
Forum: Main Forum 12-14-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By Bob Callahan
I love Tiger's ad

Italics are mine.
Forum: Main Forum 12-14-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By Bob Callahan
Yes. . .

Yes. . .
Forum: Main Forum 12-12-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,575
Posted By Bob Callahan
Thanks JAM--but enough about HIS cue--what do you...

Thanks JAM--but enough about HIS cue--what do you shoot with?:grin:
Forum: Main Forum 12-11-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By Bob Callahan
Two useful resources for cue makers

http://www.wood-database.com/

http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fpl_gtr190.pdf
Forum: Main Forum 12-09-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,105
Posted By Bob Callahan
You can watch him play his favorite game...

You can watch him play his favorite game (3-cushion) here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCDHknBZWKQ
Forum: Main Forum 12-08-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,105
Posted By Bob Callahan
An annual, memorial tournament would be a good...

An annual, memorial tournament would be a good way to honor the man who has given us so much.
Forum: Main Forum 12-07-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,105
Posted By Bob Callahan
Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Condolences to...

Sorry to hear of Bob's passing.
Condolences to his family and many friends.

I called him once out of the clear blue, and even though he didn't know me from Adam, he was willing to talk for over...
Forum: Main Forum 11-30-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,689
Posted By Bob Callahan
I played... ...on a table where the cloth...

I played...

...on a table where the cloth was a flowered bed sheet.

...in a tournament where the spectators were so close you had to ask them to lean sideways so you could get the butt of your...
Forum: Main Forum 11-24-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,478
Posted By Bob Callahan
In Bob Byrne's book about Danny McGoorty, he...

In Bob Byrne's book about Danny McGoorty, he says, "Not only did Hoppe not use the diamond system, he had nothing to do with developing it."

It's part of a discussion on Danny watching Willie try...
Forum: Main Forum 11-22-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By Bob Callahan
The late George Onoda did an analysis of how...

The late George Onoda did an analysis of how balls move on the break. If you scroll down, you'll find it here: http://www.sfbilliards.com/Misc/onoda_all_txt.pdf

For an analysis of break patterns...
Forum: Main Forum 11-17-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,010
Posted By Bob Callahan
With automatic cues, there is sometimes a problem...

With automatic cues, there is sometimes a problem with the battery doors coming open--especially when they are played with a great deal like these pros do.
The frequent battery changes causes the...
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