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Forum: Carom Billiards 10-10-2019, 11:58 AM
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Posted By rikdee
Hoppe is a great study for many reasons. I have a...

Hoppe is a great study for many reasons. I have a beautiful copy of both the
the book Bob linked and a copy of Billiards As it should be played from Reilly & Lee - 1941 which features lots of good...
Forum: Main Forum 10-09-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,423
Posted By rikdee
Just curious, how much does your blue clicle QB...

Just curious, how much does your blue clicle QB weigh?
Forum: Main Forum 10-05-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By rikdee
[QUOTE=jeephawk;6490073]Brunswick's website lists...

[QUOTE=jeephawk;6490073]Brunswick's website lists a 8 "home" "option" at 44X88 for the Anniversary when looking though the archives. Assume that's accurate but just going by the info there for...
Forum: Main Forum 10-03-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,957
Posted By rikdee
At most any point of contention: Yes. Slower...

At most any point of contention: Yes.

Slower cloth does require a higher average speed of stroke. Higher speed, more mechanically induced stroke error.
Forum: Main Forum 10-02-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,488
Posted By rikdee
Back in the 70s I played in a straight pool...

Back in the 70s I played in a straight pool league at Thunderbowl in Allen Park MI. One of the guys was a Kirby salesman who eventually talked me into buying one at a favorable price discount. Never...
Forum: Main Forum 09-30-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,326
Posted By rikdee
Do you have a link for the Blue Circle ball?

Do you have a link for the Blue Circle ball?
Forum: Main Forum 09-24-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 16,263
Posted By rikdee
Yes, this is a catalog from which one could have...

Yes, this is a catalog from which one could have purchased the listed parts back in the day and is distinct from the service manual which apparently Trent did not post.
Forum: Main Forum 09-24-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 16,263
Posted By rikdee
As an original copy, the service manual also...

As an original copy, the service manual also included parts / fastener descriptions within the body of its text.
Forum: Main Forum 09-24-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 16,263
Posted By rikdee
A copy is available (or at least it used to be)...

A copy is available (or at least it used to be) on the Chicago Billiard Museum site, just run through the menu to find the doc. Or, I think Trent may have posted a copy of the manaul; he did for...
Forum: Main Forum 09-24-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 16,263
Posted By rikdee
While you are going to the limits on the restore,...

While you are going to the limits on the restore, ensure you place the small wooden blocks on the flange end of the short plastic skirts where they attach to the bottom of the ball storage box. This...
Forum: Main Forum 09-15-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By rikdee
Yes, for many years I have "pre-conditioned"...

Yes, for many years I have "pre-conditioned" LePro tips: Place on a firm surface and tap lightly, two or three times, with a hammer. Then mount and trim once.
Forum: Main Forum 09-05-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By rikdee
Correct in terms of cushion profile: nose to nose...

Correct in terms of cushion profile: nose to nose the playing surface should be 50 x 100 inches assuming a 9 foot table. The brand of cushion or their playing charateristics are separate issues.
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-28-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,314
Posted By rikdee
Yes, in other words, the pocket points...

Yes, in other words, the pocket points themselves, if struck by a ball, play a bit inconsistent and unpredictable. Shots that are actually played into a pocket point will be guess work at best.
Forum: Main Forum 08-03-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 16,263
Posted By rikdee
I think Ken Hash sells reproduction "AR 6100"...

I think Ken Hash sells reproduction "AR 6100" stickers.
Forum: Main Forum 08-02-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By rikdee
I've had used cloth dry cleaned and worked quite...

I've had used cloth dry cleaned and worked quite well.
Forum: Main Forum 07-20-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,752
Posted By rikdee
100% agree. If talking about pocketing, tighter...

100% agree. If talking about pocketing, tighter pockets notwithstanding, top players simply hit the ball straighter on average. Stroke mechanics, not pocket dimensions, is fundamental to higher skill...
Forum: Main Forum 06-19-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,620
Posted By rikdee
Tom was at that time the house pro at a room down...

Tom was at that time the house pro at a room down the street from the Rail called the Hall of Fame which is where I first met him. Later he started his "School for Straight Pool", which included on...
Forum: Main Forum 06-19-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,620
Posted By rikdee
I'm sure I would have watched him in that very...

I'm sure I would have watched him in that very tounament as I never missed a Farhat event in those days. I cannot recall any specific memenories of him yet I certainly remember the name. Along with...
Forum: Main Forum 06-19-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,620
Posted By rikdee
Yes, watched him play many times at the Velvet...

Yes, watched him play many times at the Velvet Rail. A 14.1 player of incredible skill at just 16 years old. One tournament weekend I saw him beat both Joe Balsis and Irving Crane as if he was at the...
Forum: Main Forum 06-17-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,620
Posted By rikdee
Watched him play a number of times at Joe...

Watched him play a number of times at Joe Farhat's Velvet Rail in Lansing Michigan during the late 70s. Could run big packages at 9 ball or run a hundred in straight pool at the drop of a hat. Very...
Forum: Main Forum 06-05-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,687
Posted By rikdee
Yes, Hopkin's Q skill game is great practise when...

Yes, Hopkin's Q skill game is great practise when played just as you describe without all the special rules that apply if playing as a competitive game. Very challenging as it demands lots of...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 05-30-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,229
Posted By rikdee
The original Brunswick installation manual spec's...

The original Brunswick installation manual spec's (4) #10 x 3/4" round head wood screw.
Forum: Main Forum 04-02-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By rikdee
This technique was clearly illustrated in the...

This technique was clearly illustrated in the book entilted, The Game of Billiards by Clive Cottingham copyright 1964. It was the first pool book I ever bought (circa early seventies) and a technique...
Forum: Main Forum 03-06-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,695
Posted By rikdee
I believe they had many old records destroyed in...

I believe they had many old records destroyed in a fire - maybe 60s/70s - not sure. Not much computer action then, most records would have been paper or microfilm. I was told this back in the late...
Forum: Non Pool Related 02-04-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,392
Posted By rikdee
Precise and well stated.

Precise and well stated.
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