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Forum: Main Forum 02-18-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Bob Jewett
A delaminated non-layered tip looks like an...

A delaminated non-layered tip looks like an accordion. It can puff up to twice its normal height if you pick at it.

If the tip does not look and feel solid right after installation, something was...
Forum: Main Forum 02-18-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By Bob Jewett
What tool do you use to shape them?

What tool do you use to shape them?
Forum: Main Forum 02-18-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,302
Posted By Bob Jewett
Only if all other things are equal. Like ability...

Only if all other things are equal. Like ability to play position and make cut shots.
Forum: Main Forum 02-18-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By Bob Jewett
I would go for half a ball higher or lower if you...

I would go for half a ball higher or lower if you are going to rack at the same end. That gets as far away as possible from craters in the rack area.
Forum: Main Forum 02-18-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By Bob Jewett
That was my suggestion also.

That was my suggestion also.
Forum: Main Forum 02-18-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bob Jewett
Before I search the webs, do you happen to know...

Before I search the webs, do you happen to know what Venmo's source of income is? They still have to pay their light bill.
Forum: Snooker 02-18-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Bob Jewett
They seem to have four full-sized tables. Is...

They seem to have four full-sized tables. Is that correct?
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-18-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Bob Jewett
Thanks for the link. I suppose you could call...

Thanks for the link. I suppose you could call that style "compact" or "very compact".

What I was interested to see was the result of that special rack they were using. On the break shot the wing...
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bob Jewett
The details are in the links already provided. It...

The details are in the links already provided. It takes some amount of training, but not beyond high school physics and geometry, to understand them.
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bob Jewett
The problem with using lay jargon is it doesn't...

The problem with using lay jargon is it doesn't really mean anything specific. "impact mass and rate" ... what the heck is that supposed to mean? You need to throw in "momentum", "tangential...
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,268
Posted By Bob Jewett
Cue Ball Kelly did it with a piece of chalk on...

Cue Ball Kelly did it with a piece of chalk on top of the ball and he threw the ball with his hand and the cue ball had to freeze to the object ball after five cushions. It was a mistake to give him...
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,130
Posted By Bob Jewett
This is clearly a false statement. I apologize...

This is clearly a false statement. I apologize for not noticing it before. In fact a flatter tip will give less spin for a given shaft offset from the center of the cue ball because a part of the tip...
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 23,571
Posted By Bob Jewett
I was sorting through my extra copies of the...

I was sorting through my extra copies of the National Billiard News and came across this issue with a relevant headline. (The previous owner of the copy is also remarkable.) I think this is the most...
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,130
Posted By Bob Jewett
I believe that both parts of that sentence are...

I believe that both parts of that sentence are false. Why do you believe they are correct?
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,130
Posted By Bob Jewett
The amount of energy lost in the tip is somewhere...

The amount of energy lost in the tip is somewhere around 10%. Harder tips lose less energy in general which is why break tips are sometimes phenolic.
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think this counts as a piqué. I learned how to...

I think this counts as a piqué. I learned how to play from Willie Mosconi and this was one of the shots he taught me fairly early on. Mike Massey normally takes the cue ball out to the third diamond...
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By Bob Jewett
I use a tool called "Cropper" to grab an image...

I use a tool called "Cropper" to grab an image from my screen. First I make the image the size I want on my screen. This allows me to avoid an actual photo editor. I place and stretch the Cropper...
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,268
Posted By Bob Jewett
It's already tomorrow somewhere.:cool: I'm...

It's already tomorrow somewhere.:cool:

I'm hoping for video.:thumbup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5A16ezUwhA
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By Bob Jewett
One solution is to kill two birds with one stone....

One solution is to kill two birds with one stone. Two pool events that will have cue vendors are within driving distance, more or less. The sooner is the International Open in Norfolk (300 miles) and...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 02-16-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,717
Posted By Bob Jewett
Is there anything specific you don't like in the...

Is there anything specific you don't like in the current rules of 14.1 or are you experiencing a general malaise and ennui?
Forum: 14.1 Pool 02-16-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,717
Posted By Bob Jewett
Danny, you need to keep up. The BCA no long has...

Danny, you need to keep up. The BCA no long has leagues and hasn't had leagues for over a decade.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 02-16-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,717
Posted By Bob Jewett
And so far as I know, it has been played that way...

And so far as I know, it has been played that way for 100 years. The only recent addition is the marking part.

The rules for the 1921 National Championship simply say "interferes with the...
Forum: Main Forum 02-16-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By Bob Jewett
If you don't care whether your sales images...

If you don't care whether your sales images disappear that may be a good way. If you are posting to a discussion or something of historical interest, it's a really, really bad way as others have...
Forum: Main Forum 02-16-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By Bob Jewett
Thanks for the link. I was very careful not to be...

Thanks for the link. I was very careful not to be at work when I viewed that. Nice, really nice.
:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
Forum: Main Forum 02-16-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 28,384
Posted By Bob Jewett
The range of dates was advertised but I'm not...

The range of dates was advertised but I'm not sure that the exact days were available more than 24 hours in advance. When I went to Easy Street to watch, I called a few days ahead to make sure John...
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