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Forum: Main Forum 08-25-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,778
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
Helena, Rest peacefully and be in a beautiful...

Helena, Rest peacefully and be in a beautiful place.
Forum: Main Forum 01-07-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 26,255
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
A couple of a few rooms that I liked were the the...

A couple of a few rooms that I liked were the the old California Billiards (in Santa Clara?) and the Circus Billiards in San Jose, California. There were several rooms that I liked.
Forum: Main Forum 01-07-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,465
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
I still see several extensions of this type being...

I still see several extensions of this type being sold on eBay.
However, today, I believe more players are going to the screw into the butt cap type when possible.
I have a similar style as in...
Forum: Main Forum 11-29-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 50,932
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
I agree that todays top players should play the...

I agree that todays top players should play the same table set up that Mosconi played.
However, they should also use the same type of pool cues and equipment that Mosconi used when he did the run.
Forum: Main Forum 10-30-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,188
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
I do not know how valid a statement about Earl is...

I do not know how valid a statement about Earl is that I read several years back. I believe.
I was reading some history about Earl and his earlier days. It was mentioned that he had a problem with...
Forum: Main Forum 06-11-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,291
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
Years ago, when I had people with lathes put on...

Years ago, when I had people with lathes put on my layered tips, I was always nervous about the friction heat. Even when using super fine sand paper to smooth the tip and ferrule seam or other...
Forum: Main Forum 02-28-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,886
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
Years ago, I tried a couple of different Meucci...

Years ago, I tried a couple of different Meucci Cues, made in the early 80s, because of the spin story.
It seemed to me that I did get more spin than my regular cue. The reason for this, I did not...
Forum: Main Forum 12-21-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,058
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
I use a small, very lightly damp, Mr Clean Pad....

I use a small, very lightly damp, Mr Clean Pad. It easily takes the chalk right off. I just wrap the pad around the ferrule and turn it or the shaft, One or two spins usually wipes it clean.Be sure...
Forum: Main Forum 12-17-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 132,992
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
Watch the one pocket match between Tony Chohan...

Watch the one pocket match between Tony Chohan and Chip Compton.
The first 3 games took just over (I believe) 8 minutes. The 4th game was longer. it took just over 3 minutes. Their whole match was...
Forum: Main Forum 11-16-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
From what I best remember, in their early days,...

From what I best remember, in their early days, Predator was just making their shafts to fit various brands of cues. One could contact Predator, tell the your cue make and model, and they would build...
Forum: Main Forum 11-11-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
i purchased 3 Predator Cues new from Predator in...

i purchased 3 Predator Cues new from Predator in 1996. The models were 96-3; 96-4; and 96-6. i did not see any ikon model designations in the catalog. There were 6 models if recall. When I purchased...
Forum: Main Forum 09-18-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,821
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
This is a common shot in one pocket. Been around...

This is a common shot in one pocket. Been around for quite awhile. You can or do not have to use english to make this shot as contact induced spin can work Try hitting the object ball as close to the...
Forum: Main Forum 08-31-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,790
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
Rules of one pocket indicates that is ok to take...

Rules of one pocket indicates that is ok to take an deliberate foul by touching the cue ball and failing to contact a rail or pocket a ball. HOWEVER, the rules state that to do so, a player MUST make...
Forum: Main Forum 08-29-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,790
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
Many years ago, I used to see this type of shot...

Many years ago, I used to see this type of shot to perform safeties, when the cue ball was extremely close to an object ball. One would use this type of motion to just tap the object ball. This was...
Forum: Main Forum 08-15-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
There are fluorescent bulbs for warehouse type...

There are fluorescent bulbs for warehouse type lighting and fluorescent bulbs for office work lighting. If your bulbs in the same fixture are glowing different colors, they are different types. The...
Forum: Main Forum 08-13-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,271
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
Areas that weather that makes people go in doors...

Areas that weather that makes people go in doors for recreation tend to do better for pool. In many areas,as in the west coast area, the pool room owners have to deal with very high rent costs, high...
Forum: Main Forum 08-13-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,705
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
Try a regular, plain Magic Eraser. Not a Magic...

Try a regular, plain Magic Eraser. Not a Magic Eraser that contains petroleum products or other chemicals. Use a SLIGHTLY DAMP Magic Eraser to wipe shaft, wrap and cue butt. If you get a lot of blue...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,508
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
Some times positioning of the cue ball in a...

Some times positioning of the cue ball in a certain position on the table, for shape, is necessary due to the lay out of the object ball. Like to see snooker or golf played on a 10/12 foot...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,508
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
If we all played without these"cheating aids',...

If we all played without these"cheating aids', the pro would probably "still" be much better than most of us.
Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
If i remember correctly, decades ago, the top...

If i remember correctly, decades ago, the top player have played the mentioned way and other variations using different pockets. Many times a player would play to an upper pocket as a spot to another...
Forum: Main Forum 07-11-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,145
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
Alcohol and drugs have damaged or ruined many...

Alcohol and drugs have damaged or ruined many great or potentially great pool players over the decades.
Forum: Main Forum 07-04-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 13,807
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
At Easy Street Billiards in Monterey, Calif.,...

At Easy Street Billiards in Monterey, Calif., they have one 9 foot table with 3 1/2 inch pockets. Many of the better players love to play on it. Some players like to practice their shot making on...
Forum: For Sale Items 06-17-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 97,012
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
Hi, Please send me 20 tips. If your PayPal...

Hi, Please send me 20 tips. If your PayPal address has not changed, I still have it from prior.
i will send payment for 20 tips at $3 each and $3 for shipping.
Thank you
Forum: Main Forum 06-10-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,489
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
All their tables are Rebco Brand

All their tables are Rebco Brand
Forum: Main Forum 06-10-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,489
Posted By Los Gatos Taki
Easy street is pretty nice. Monthly rates are...

Easy street is pretty nice. Monthly rates are $100 regular and #75 for seniors. Rate are currently $10 per hour until 6 pm and $14 after.
They just removed some 41/2 x 9 tables and replaced them...
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