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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 04:56 PM
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Posted By mikemosconi
I think that the ashtray corners are as good as...

I think that the ashtray corners are as good as it gets in terms of giving a table character- those corners SCREAM 1960s! Anyone who experienced the pool renaissance from 61 to 66 will understand -...
Forum: Main Forum 09-20-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By mikemosconi
A soft hit with a Triangle tip that is normally...

A soft hit with a Triangle tip that is normally very hard? I have never experienced that on any cue. If you are, then is it a flat faced cue joint- most of the softer hitting cues that I played were...
Forum: Main Forum 09-20-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By mikemosconi
I think that the combination of ebony, ivory,...

I think that the combination of ebony, ivory, silver and snakewood is one of the nicest combinations that can be designed for a cue- here is a Troy Downey cue from his Gabe Owen series back about...
Forum: Main Forum 09-19-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,158
Posted By mikemosconi
A cue stored consistently between 40 and 75...

A cue stored consistently between 40 and 75 degrees F. and below 60% humidity will do whatever it was going to do in terms of movement whether it is stored as a one piece or two piece, in or out of a...
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,970
Posted By mikemosconi
My friend, a cue stick to the face or head in...

My friend, a cue stick to the face or head in Florida constitutes the initiation of THREAT of severe bodily harm- like BLINDNESS- you don't think a cue stick to your face can take out an eye??--under...
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,970
Posted By mikemosconi
You are not supposed to have a concealed weapon...

You are not supposed to have a concealed weapon in a bar in Florida- correct- but there are ways around every law- was food being served there? Is it technically a bar or a restaurant? Even so, one...
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,970
Posted By mikemosconi
In a bar situation, once you decide that you will...

In a bar situation, once you decide that you will start throwing cue balls over who is next in line at the table- at that point anything goes- and so it did.

However, once the other guy swung a...
Forum: Main Forum 09-17-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By mikemosconi
I am not a big fan of leather wraps - just...

I am not a big fan of leather wraps - just personal preference, but linen wraps vary very much indeed based upon the material quality and the installer. Many older production cue linen wraps develop...
Forum: Main Forum 09-17-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By mikemosconi
Elephant ear, Lizard.

Elephant ear, Lizard.
Forum: Main Forum 09-15-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By mikemosconi
You can use the table w/o blocking off one side...

You can use the table w/o blocking off one side if you go with shorty cue sticks for some of the obstructions- just try planning it that way- there are 48" cues that are fairly good for not a lot of...
Forum: Main Forum 09-13-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By mikemosconi
it would be nice for the person who came on this...

it would be nice for the person who came on this site and asked for contributions for Tommy to update everyone- a lot of people here made contributions and no one is asking for any thanks- I know...
Forum: Main Forum 09-13-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By mikemosconi
Well, I think the man was absolutely correct;...

Well, I think the man was absolutely correct; almost any game invented can be played to perfection 100% of the the time, just NOT by humans- that is where the challenge lies- robots could...
Forum: Main Forum 09-13-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,402
Posted By mikemosconi
This is probably a great product to clean and...

This is probably a great product to clean and polish high end custom cue butts; bc they are wood - just like guitars- personally I would not use it for high end pool balls. It is meant to clean and...
Forum: Main Forum 09-10-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By mikemosconi
I would agree- a perfect table for a purely...

I would agree- a perfect table for a purely recreational player and their family and friends- many balls will be sunk into those pockets and everyone will have a great time! I don't know why one...
Forum: Main Forum 09-10-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By mikemosconi
Wanamakers was a higher end department store- the...

Wanamakers was a higher end department store- the type that had one floor devoted to a restaurant where women of means had lunch during the week between shopping views and it was sort of a women's...
Forum: Main Forum 09-01-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,358
Posted By mikemosconi
Very nice work! Also nice of him to sign the...

Very nice work! Also nice of him to sign the restoration work so that the case remains an all original work by Jack himself- that should be important to any possible future owner if they are...
Forum: Main Forum 09-01-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By mikemosconi
I have played a lot on Olhausen tables- the real...

I have played a lot on Olhausen tables- the real problem with the pocket rattle is that so often when you have a ball on a rail, you NEED a certain speed to get where you need to be for your next...
Forum: Cue Reviews 08-31-2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,039
Posted By mikemosconi
I hear many folks here speak in very positive...

I hear many folks here speak in very positive terms about the stiff hit of their cue. I own a Gilbert and a Capone, and those shafts were usually termed "European taper" which, I suppose, resulted in...
Forum: Main Forum 08-30-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By mikemosconi
Even the biggest sports teams will try to scam...

Even the biggest sports teams will try to scam you. last year i was in NY in Sept. and bought two tix for a total of $300 to a NY Yankee game. Stub Hub. 1PM scheduled game, Game day it literally...
Forum: Main Forum 08-30-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,948
Posted By mikemosconi
Many Italians HAD to change their last names to...

Many Italians HAD to change their last names to get a job- NOT to SOUND more American - meaning it was NOT a question of appearing more acceptable it was a question of necessity. There was tremendous...
Forum: Main Forum 08-30-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By mikemosconi
Well, the internet coming of age like it has sort...

Well, the internet coming of age like it has sort of forced people to change their attitudes a bit about sharing information - they know now that most likely you can ge the info even if they will not...
Forum: Main Forum 08-30-2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,150
Posted By mikemosconi
Cues are usually in only one of three places -...

Cues are usually in only one of three places - right?- where you play, in your car, in your home. Where you play it is with you always unless you go to the bathroom ( that is when most cues are...
Forum: Main Forum 08-29-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By mikemosconi
This seems to make so much more sense to me for...

This seems to make so much more sense to me for any 8 or 9 foot table. 4X8 feet of lighting should be just fine. Anyone who ever tried a thin cut shot on the 8 ball near a cushion and a few feet...
Forum: Cue Reviews 08-29-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,293
Posted By mikemosconi
From my own 20+ years of experience with custom...

From my own 20+ years of experience with custom cues, this advice above is very, very good advice- you need to be CERTAIN of all the specs first- weight, length, balance points, shaft and butt...
Forum: Main Forum 08-29-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By mikemosconi
I am just not sure that one foot of width is...

I am just not sure that one foot of width is enough- 50 inches of width on a 9 foot table and 12 inches across of light- just not sure - maybe two and two so- 8 foot in length together and two feet...
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