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Forum: Main Forum Today, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By mikemosconi
Thanks, I didn't think people would recognize...

Thanks, I didn't think people would recognize John Vives from CT- when I moved up there from NY in 84 he was still playing but I remember being in a New Haven Ct room in the early 90s and there...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By mikemosconi
If you have ever seen chinese" leather " ...

If you have ever seen chinese" leather " products that are not really leather- this is the same concept with their "CF" shafts- ONLY from a distance could they seem to be the real deal. The internet...
Forum: Main Forum Today, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By mikemosconi
Well when I flashed down this page and see that...

Well when I flashed down this page and see that photo of Etta- there is a very strong resemblance to Fats- just look at the eyes, I mean, you can't miss the resemblance.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By mikemosconi
Fair enough:):)

Fair enough:):)
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By mikemosconi
On the website it says the deal was only good...

On the website it says the deal was only good till March 31 and they are not taking orders now anyhow.
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 798
Posted By mikemosconi
Every laid off worker in the US is now entitled...

Every laid off worker in the US is now entitled to their full state unemployment benefit PLUS $600 a week additional from the FEDS. So for many, they will make as much if not more than when they were...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 03:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 846
Posted By mikemosconi
Well you are correct on that - and so it changes...

Well you are correct on that - and so it changes the way you position for shots - from a side cut to a corner shot- especially in 14.1 where 90% of the game is side to corner- makes it really hard to...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 03:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,413
Posted By mikemosconi
Speaking of pool movies, when I moved to CT from...

Speaking of pool movies, when I moved to CT from NY in the mid 80s there was a guy who played some- name was John Kapusta- Polish guy who worked for UPS- Nice guy, fairly good stick, played back then...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By mikemosconi
HA HA - you must be fairly young! In the 50s and...

HA HA - you must be fairly young! In the 50s and into the early 60s Many pool rooms were located down or up- basement or second story. Rents were cheaper for larger commercial square foot ares in...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By mikemosconi
They are referred to as "Coffin Cases" for...

They are referred to as "Coffin Cases" for obvious reasons. 1960s to 70s. You will find a lot of older palmers come for sale with those cases. Great of shipping cues.
Forum: For Sale Items 04-02-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By mikemosconi
PM sent- Thanks, Mike

PM sent- Thanks, Mike
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 846
Posted By mikemosconi
Yes, maybe a Mosconi/Greenleaf tournament table ...

Yes, maybe a Mosconi/Greenleaf tournament table had 4 1/2 inch pockets- the pocket shelves were probably much more shallow than a Diamond. I played for 4 years on a 1920s Brunswick Madison 9 foot...
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 846
Posted By mikemosconi
OK, so there are hundreds of rooms opening over...

OK, so there are hundreds of rooms opening over the past several years- where? And hacks like me ( I guess) don't really know how to play- good for you! I am genuinely happy for you that anything...
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,413
Posted By mikemosconi
Well, that is EXACTLY what the character Cruise...

Well, that is EXACTLY what the character Cruise played was supposed to be; immature and needing mentoring! He was not supposed to be some street wise hood who already knew all the ropes. I think...
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 846
Posted By mikemosconi
I don't think my experiences are unique,...

I don't think my experiences are unique, especially to guys like me who supported this game in every way for YEARS- buying tables, custom cues, you name it! I had a Gold Crown in my home and played...
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 714
Posted By mikemosconi
Are you shooting marbles into those tight...

Are you shooting marbles into those tight pockets?:smile::smile: Beautiful JOB- just beautiful!! Congrats!!
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 846
Posted By mikemosconi
It was with the Diamond Tables for sure. Prior to...

It was with the Diamond Tables for sure. Prior to that , and according to specs that used to be in the BCA Handbook, not sure if they still are, corner pockets were supposed to 4 7/8 to 5 1/8. Not...
Forum: Main Forum 04-01-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By mikemosconi
What is the matter with people? The whole idea is...

What is the matter with people? The whole idea is for those with home tables to have some fun! So $100 prize should be motivation enough for a good time to be had by all. People who REALLY have money...
Forum: Main Forum 04-01-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By mikemosconi
I, too, use that same triangular visualization on...

I, too, use that same triangular visualization on all cut shots, and also a very noticeable pause in my final backstroke- my key is to "pull the trigger" right at the point where the visualization...
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 818
Posted By mikemosconi
For me it is all about FINAL FOCUS- if my game is...

For me it is all about FINAL FOCUS- if my game is off from what I know I can do- 90% of the time I am not completing that final transition from my backstroke to the cue ball with complete focus on...
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By mikemosconi
Too bad- it was a beautiful cue once that I...

Too bad- it was a beautiful cue once that I don't like the way it looks now with a double ivory joint- just an odd way to do a repair IMO- just looks so weird to me now.
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,856
Posted By mikemosconi
A lot of us DO right now. HA HA! but not really...

A lot of us DO right now. HA HA! but not really funny- I guess he is just keeping his mind occupied in these trying times for all- I can think of worse things to be thinking about than pool right...
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,856
Posted By mikemosconi
I have found myself moving to a lighter cue over...

I have found myself moving to a lighter cue over the years - now to something around 18.5 as being ideal for me. The more I think about it now, it was probably the increased speed of cloth and...
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,830
Posted By mikemosconi
Thanks! Great Humor during some dark times- good...

Thanks! Great Humor during some dark times- good to start these mornings with a laugh!
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By mikemosconi
Questions on current market value of ANYTHING are...

Questions on current market value of ANYTHING are simple to answer- if you or anyone else is willing to buy that cue for $350 today, then THAT is today's market value for that cue, period.If no one...
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