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Forum: Main Forum Today, 12:43 AM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
Clean of course because that's what I usually...

Clean of course because that's what I usually play with.
Forum: Main Forum Today, 12:41 AM
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Views: 865
Posted By Bob Jewett
I was asked how I discovered this. I have...

I was asked how I discovered this.

I have been using the archive.org service frequently for looking at old editions of web pages, including for sites that no longer exist. In return, I donate to...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think he will be better off with an open bridge...

I think he will be better off with an open bridge at the start, so he probably won't need one. Even if you get a glove so he can be like dad, a real, firm closed bridge probably won't work for him...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Bob Jewett
Here's an O'Sullivan-Ding match that has a lot of...

Here's an O'Sullivan-Ding match that has a lot of turns plus some good shooting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrc0q4sm8ak
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,616
Posted By Bob Jewett
If you jack up you need to turn the ball so the...

If you jack up you need to turn the ball so the center-of-ball to center-of-number-circle line is parallel the axis of the cue stick. Then I think outside the circle is equally perilous as for a...
Forum: Carom Billiards Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,861
Posted By Bob Jewett
Actually, it's the other way around. Pedro chose...

Actually, it's the other way around. Pedro chose to play for the Korean company rather than in UMB events.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 962
Posted By Bob Jewett
Any idea of the timing for the jump cue? ...

Any idea of the timing for the jump cue?

Joe Porper was selling a jump/break cue by late 1989.

Anyone remember when jump rods were being sold? I remember some special equipment specs were...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 03-27-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Bob Jewett
From the innerwebz: Just six months after...

From the innerwebz:

Just six months after its debut, station directors estimated that more than 60 percent of Chicago’s 20,000 television sets were tuned to Kukla, Fran and Ollie each day, and the...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 03-27-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Bob Jewett
$20 includes shipping.

$20 includes shipping.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 962
Posted By Bob Jewett
Uhh... Does this involve a witness protection...

Uhh... Does this involve a witness protection program?:ignore::confused::eek:
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By Bob Jewett
It was a good read. I was a little distracted by...

It was a good read. I was a little distracted by knowing many of the West Coast players mentioned, including Tony. I would have described many of them differently, but it was McCumber's story to tell.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 962
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think they were called jump rods. Some may have...

I think they were called jump rods. Some may have had metal ends.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,616
Posted By Bob Jewett
Were you aware that people already sell training...

Were you aware that people already sell training cue balls with circles of the appropriate size marked on them?
Forum: Aiming Conversation 03-27-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Bob Jewett
The Secret of Aiming by Randy Kukla

I'm surprised that this book has not been discussed here. Pix of the cover and table of contents below. I have some extra copies.

Bob@Billiardbooks.com


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Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,616
Posted By Bob Jewett
I actually looked in on NPR. I hope I never do...

I actually looked in on NPR. I hope I never do that again. :(

I am thinking of visiting the aiming forum next. I may need an intervention.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 713
Posted By Bob Jewett
So I can't do any practice or try shots unless I...

So I can't do any practice or try shots unless I buy the full version? I just have to challenge someone to an online game?
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 713
Posted By Bob Jewett
I've never tried the free version, but the full...

I've never tried the free version, but the full version uses "e" and the mouse to apply english. See if that works.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 713
Posted By Bob Jewett
I downloaded the trial version. Is there a way to...

I downloaded the trial version. Is there a way to shoot practice shots? As far as I can tell, it will only let me play online games for free.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,606
Posted By Bob Jewett
Not necessarily. It depends on how mad Willie...

Not necessarily. It depends on how mad Willie would have gotten with the sharking. Would he have played better with smoke coming out of his ears?
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 713
Posted By Bob Jewett
I'm not talking about the images, I'm talking...

I'm not talking about the images, I'm talking about the physics.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 713
Posted By Bob Jewett
How accurate is the modeling?

How accurate is the modeling?
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 1,616
Posted By Bob Jewett
I've already explained that. I guess you missed...

I've already explained that. I guess you missed it.:D:p;)
Try to keep up.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 962
Posted By Bob Jewett
John changed his last name when he got married,...

John changed his last name when he got married, as I recall. He was John Collins at first on RSB.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 713
Posted By Bob Jewett
Here's a video of Mike Massey trying it....

Here's a video of Mike Massey trying it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIbpZaWPU5g
There might be one where he makes it.

It's easier on a carom table as a 3-cushion shot.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 962
Posted By Bob Jewett
The phenolic tips I've seen seem to be the same...

The phenolic tips I've seen seem to be the same hardness as the cue ball. In any case, they are much harder than leather and using them, especially on break cues, damages the cue ball.
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