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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 10:18 PM
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Posted By Bob Jewett
That principle would say that a pyramid would...

That principle would say that a pyramid would have volume = height*base_area/2 but it's actually height*base_area/3.

There is a general formula that works for lots of solids which is
Volume =...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,454
Posted By Bob Jewett
I signed up for a month due to the general...

I signed up for a month due to the general uncertainty around everything.

It was hard to see on their site that they covered snooker. Maybe I was looking in the wrong place. Now that I have an...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 09:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,454
Posted By Bob Jewett
I believe the previous rule actually was that the...

I believe the previous rule actually was that the players were warned and if no progress was made in three shots after the warning, there would be a rerack. That way no one -- for example the player...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 06:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,454
Posted By Bob Jewett
Under the "free ball" rule, if your opponent...

Under the "free ball" rule, if your opponent commits any foul, and you are snookered on every legal target ball (usually all reds) you may declare any ball on the table to be on for that shot. For...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-12-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,951
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think we know very little about the mechanics...

I think we know very little about the mechanics (kinesiology) of the game and it would be great if some research team took up the task.

We know quite a bit about the physics of the game but...
Forum: Main Forum 08-12-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Bob Jewett
So, if your opponent is playing a soft safety and...

So, if your opponent is playing a soft safety and just gets the one ball to a cushion and it freezes, you're going to tell him he didn't get a cushion.

I think that will lead to an interesting,...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-12-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,951
Posted By Bob Jewett
The current world 3C champion believes that a...

The current world 3C champion believes that a single stroke is sufficient. I agree with him.

Of course, if you think of a variety of strokes, and that helps you prepare for various shots as...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 08-12-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Bob Jewett
Not exactly old-style classic, but it is Efren...

Not exactly old-style classic, but it is Efren classic.
Forum: Main Forum 08-12-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Bob Jewett
I was just thinking about this last week while I...

I was just thinking about this last week while I was watching a match. Maybe have a contest to identify people in the audience. I'm sure there are a lot of AZBers I couldn't recognize by face. There...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 08-11-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,137
Posted By Bob Jewett
Duckie, I am absolutely certain that nothing I...

Duckie, I am absolutely certain that nothing I have to say will ever be of any benefit to you. I'm just letting you know so you don't have to waste your time in the future pointing out to me that...
Forum: Main Forum 08-11-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Bob Jewett
I was doing a lot of sitting in a match with...

I was doing a lot of sitting in a match with Thorsten Hohmann. Does that count?

Well, not that much sitting. He ran 100-and-out in about 24 minutes.
Forum: Main Forum 08-11-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,454
Posted By Bob Jewett
How many players during Hendry's run had a ton of...

How many players during Hendry's run had a ton of centuries in a season? Could the competition be a little stiffer now?
Forum: Main Forum 08-10-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 796
Posted By Bob Jewett
An "English eight ball" table, also called...

An "English eight ball" table, also called "blackball", may be what you need. For this purpose it looks just like a snooker table with rounded pockets. They seem to come in both 7-foot and 6-foot...
Forum: Main Forum 08-10-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,040
Posted By Bob Jewett
The last time I tried a chlorine-based product on...

The last time I tried a chlorine-based product on a set of pool balls, it made them turn purple. If anyone tries that, please let us know how it turns out. I think mine eventually recovered.
Forum: Main Forum 08-10-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Bob Jewett
Here is part of Matchroom's announcement from...

Here is part of Matchroom's announcement from four days ago (August 6th, 2020):

The 2020 US Open Pool Championship, originally scheduled for April 13-18, 2020 and postponed due to the Covid-19...
Forum: Main Forum 08-10-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bob Jewett
Gerald Huber (GreenFeltguy)...

Gerald Huber (GreenFeltguy) (https://forums.azbilliards.com/member.php?u=81428) hasn't been on the site for two years. Here's the book:

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Forum: Main Forum 08-10-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bob Jewett
Maybe on average but the extremes are...

Maybe on average but the extremes are similar.:wink:

Because carom tables have faster cloth they have to be more level or the players would scream. On a pool table, you can reduce the roll-offs by...
Forum: Snooker 08-10-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 11,402
Posted By Bob Jewett
If you had told me earlier I could have sent you...

If you had told me earlier I could have sent you some yellow squash and some romaine lettuce both of which were excess producers. Sorry, not Rocket which the innerwebz tells me is "fresh, tart,...
Forum: Main Forum 08-09-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bob Jewett
Except the carom table had Simonis 300 or...

Except the carom table had Simonis 300 or equivalent.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-09-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,951
Posted By Bob Jewett
I think anyone who thinks they actually hit up on...

I think anyone who thinks they actually hit up on the cue ball needs to look at one picture from the side taken when they think they are doing that.

But to actually answer your rhetorical...
Forum: Main Forum 08-09-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By Bob Jewett
Is this the thread? They seem to have erased the...

Is this the thread? They seem to have erased the offer. Personally, I think it would be better if sellers could not delete or edit the original post. Maybe add to it would be OK.
...
Forum: Main Forum 08-09-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By Bob Jewett
I assume that means you did not personally know...

I assume that means you did not personally know the member you contacted who said that Charmaine was legit. It is fairly easy to get accounts here. Just get three or four and give yourselves lots of...
Forum: Main Forum 08-09-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,454
Posted By Bob Jewett
He must have brushed the top of the brown with...

He must have brushed the top of the brown with his stick on the wild follow-through. I didn't see the brown move, and neither did the ref, but Liang may have felt the contact.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 08-09-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Bob Jewett
Bruni saw that the cue ball was going to scratch...

Bruni saw that the cue ball was going to scratch and he smashed it into the pocket with his cue stick.

In some tournaments like the last several US Open 14.1 tournaments, touching the cue ball on...
Forum: Main Forum 08-09-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 796
Posted By Bob Jewett
Here is your room with a 60-inch set of buffer...

Here is your room with a 60-inch set of buffer zones around the walls. That will allow a 2-inch backstroke with a 58-inch cue. Those are 6-foot and 5-foot rulers.

The playing surface has to fit...
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