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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
The third pedal is, of course, the reverse pedal....

The third pedal is, of course, the reverse pedal. And the throttle lever is on the steering column. There will be some number of boomers who have no idea what I'm talking about.

Bob <-- has ridden...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By Bob Jewett
And it's been a real thing since the AOLers...

And it's been a real thing since the AOLers arrived. ;)
That was a while ago. Does AOL even still exist?
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By Bob Jewett
At 72 I remember it as if it were yesterday. If...

At 72 I remember it as if it were yesterday. If only I could remember what day it is today.:confused:

I believe his screen name at the time was PoolKiller. Later I believe it was pocketpoints. It...
Forum: 14.1 Pool Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,889
Posted By Bob Jewett
Exactly. I still remember a safe I played...

Exactly.

I still remember a safe I played in Terry Stonier's room in Sacramento in a nine ball tournament about 1976. I leave Napa Jack by the right foot pocket and the four ball on the same side...
Forum: Main Forum 05-28-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By Bob Jewett
I would go with Travis Trotter's strong...

I would go with Travis Trotter's strong suggestion and use a Cuetec. You can't go wrong by following Travis.:thumbup:

But I believe the ultimate goal should be to use the RAM shot more than once...
Forum: Main Forum 05-28-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 908
Posted By Bob Jewett
Or sign up on https://matchroom.live/home for...

Or sign up on https://matchroom.live/home for official videos from Matchroom. It's free. And they are starting to do some live streaming. They have all of the Mosconi Cups from 2018 and 2019 and a...
Forum: Main Forum 05-28-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 908
Posted By Bob Jewett
A small detail: the table is not old. It looks...

A small detail: the table is not old. It looks nearly new. It is the cloth that is old.

As mentioned above, the cloth is not the responsibility of the streamer; it is the room's responsibility....
Forum: Main Forum 05-28-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 837
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think the 3-rail return is more sensitive to...

I think the 3-rail return is more sensitive to table conditions than most 1-rail no-english kicks.

As for why use running follow on the shot, I think that is going to give you the most consistent...
Forum: Main Forum 05-28-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By Bob Jewett
Beginning June 1st, matchroom.live will be...

Beginning June 1st, matchroom.live will be streaming Champions League snooker matches live. This will be free in the Americas. They will have two matches streamed at a time. See...
Forum: Main Forum 05-27-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,201
Posted By Bob Jewett
And what I was getting at was that the thinness...

And what I was getting at was that the thinness of the cut makes a large difference to the difficulty of the shot when the cut gets up in the 60-degree range. Like doubles the difficulty and...
Forum: Main Forum 05-27-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 837
Posted By Bob Jewett
The third diamond to get to the corner works on...

The third diamond to get to the corner works on pool tables when the cloth is brand new and slippery. I think that HR has a lot less of the brand-new slip. On carom tables, three usually works to get...
Forum: Main Forum 05-27-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Bob Jewett
The different colors on the ball are different...

The different colors on the ball are different batches of resin. In most modern cast phenolic higher-end balls, the color is solid except the white eye goes all the way through the ball. The numbers...
Forum: Main Forum 05-27-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,201
Posted By Bob Jewett
On the thinner hit, the actual physical margin of...

On the thinner hit, the actual physical margin of error is smaller. You have to be much more accurate on thin cuts than full hits. Otherwise, all the shots below would be of the same difficulty. I...
Forum: Main Forum 05-26-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,201
Posted By Bob Jewett
By what factor is the difficulty of the thin side...

By what factor is the difficulty of the thin side pocket bank increased because it requires a much thinner cut than the straighter cross-corner bank?
Forum: Main Forum 05-26-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,377
Posted By Bob Jewett
Or not, depending on what you want to do with the...

Or not, depending on what you want to do with the cue ball. Evidently Jayson felt plain follow was the best for him -- I'm sure he didn't take any liberties with the final shot of a perfect, very...
Forum: Main Forum 05-26-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,377
Posted By Bob Jewett
There's lots of info on Dr. Dave's site.

There's lots of info on Dr. Dave's site.
Forum: Main Forum 05-26-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,377
Posted By Bob Jewett
Good shooting and thanks for the video. I...

Good shooting and thanks for the video.

I think your shot is actually harder than Jayson's. Look where his cue crosses the diamonds. Also, I believe his object ball is entirely below the last...
Forum: Main Forum 05-26-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,201
Posted By Bob Jewett
On that shot, extreme inside will reverse on the...

On that shot, extreme inside will reverse on the end rail and the cue ball will go back to the same side rail. Is that what you mean?
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-26-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By Bob Jewett
Related to which is a variation of snooker we...

Related to which is a variation of snooker we called "wild pink".

Usually you have to make a 1-point red before you can play a higher-value color. In the variation, you can play the pink (6) at...
Forum: Main Forum 05-26-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Bob Jewett
Brunswick has not made balls for a long, long...

Brunswick has not made balls for a long, long time so far as I know. Centennials have been around since the 1960s or so. The were made by Hyatt at the start.

The balls were not intentionally made...
Forum: Main Forum 05-26-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,201
Posted By Bob Jewett
Well, it seems to me that along the line he was...

Well, it seems to me that along the line he was shooting, the natural path is two cushions to the corner pocket, or close to it. Or maybe he was worried about some other scratch or the kiss which he...
Forum: Main Forum 05-26-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 837
Posted By Bob Jewett
I would describe that as a fine result,...

I would describe that as a fine result, especially if you keep your cloth and balls clean. On dirty, old cloth, you have to shoot to 2 on pool tables. On one table I play on, you have to shoot to 1...
Forum: Main Forum 05-26-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,201
Posted By Bob Jewett
If you're going to calculate percentages and...

If you're going to calculate percentages and relative pocket sizes and margin of error, you need to include the cut angle. Shoot a spot shot from the jaws of a head pocket. Now shoot the spot shot...
Forum: Main Forum 05-26-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,614
Posted By Bob Jewett
My solution is a free screen-grabber program...

My solution is a free screen-grabber program called "Cropper". Something similar may be on your system already. It grabs any part of my screen I select into an image file. I don't have to use any...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-26-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By Bob Jewett
If you want to work on your stun shots, you could...

If you want to work on your stun shots, you could allow all six pockets. Or maybe require all six.:grin-devilish: That would help with drop-pocket tables.
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