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Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 02-15-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By skipbales
:) Just happy to have my table "perfect" for...

:) Just happy to have my table "perfect" for what I agreed to pay in the first place.
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 02-15-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,285
Posted By skipbales
Resolution

I don't know if anyone is interested but I got my table fixed yesterday so thought I would post the solution.

I didn't realize all 3 pieces of slate had shims. I assumed only the low ones would...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 02-02-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,285
Posted By skipbales
I have been told by two technicians it is...

I have been told by two technicians it is possible to shim the slate from underneath without dis-assembly. The correct way to to take it apart, level the slates but a small adjustment can be done...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 02-01-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,285
Posted By skipbales
The unfixable pool table

I recently had my Beach 8 ft pool table Leveled, new Simonis cloth, new bumpers and new pockets installed. I was told the installer had many years experience and was one of the best.

The center...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 01-02-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,365
Posted By skipbales
Thanks Scott. I think my stance was the issue. ...

Thanks Scott. I think my stance was the issue. My back foot was on the shot line but it was the center of my foot. Using the toe gives me the clearance I need. Sometimes you start with a thought...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-29-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,382
Posted By skipbales
Thanks Bob. I like that. Your answer is clear. ...

Thanks Bob. I like that. Your answer is clear. That is all I am looking for, is input. You don't think it has enough value to make it worth an investment in time. If I can get clear input like...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-27-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,382
Posted By skipbales
Hey Bob. Good advice. Tor Lowry has a form to...

Hey Bob. Good advice. Tor Lowry has a form to log trouble shots on. He calls it "being your own pool coach". I have 4 pages (6 to a page) or trouble shots. :cool: I set them up and work on them...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-27-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,382
Posted By skipbales
I didn't intend that to be critical in any way or...

I didn't intend that to be critical in any way or disrespectful. I was just pointing out it was a drill with a specific goal in mind which required a certain hit. The Constant speed idea isn't...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-27-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,382
Posted By skipbales
So to go back to the subject. I assume you are...

So to go back to the subject. I assume you are saying you vary the speed and don't make any attempt to use a constant speed?

The problem with this forum is every topic quickly evolves into...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-26-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,382
Posted By skipbales
Thanks Randy. You like it and use it. What...

Thanks Randy. You like it and use it. What percentage of your shots do you think get hit at this speed? Do you alter your patterns based on keeping that consistent stroke? You know, like instead...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-26-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,382
Posted By skipbales
The caveat here is "send the cue ball softly". ...

The caveat here is "send the cue ball softly". This is a drill with a stated goal, not a playing situation. In most playing situations there are many ways to do things and many types of position...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-26-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,382
Posted By skipbales
Not -1 -1* the %of ball hit so -1*50% = 50% of...

Not -1 -1* the %of ball hit so -1*50% = 50% of 16 = 8. Or in this case 60% = 6

As I said it is about a 60% hit so 40% left after collision is about right. ;)

That little * after the 1 was...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-26-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,644
Posted By skipbales
Everyone loves a close shot on the money ball. ...

Everyone loves a close shot on the money ball. :) Even me, and I am not a pro.

As to what a pro would do it seems the American Pros seriously favor the corner pockets but the Filipinos and...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-26-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,644
Posted By skipbales
2 in the side has the largest position window but...

2 in the side has the largest position window but you have to hit the cue ball a lot harder so, to me that equals things out. A simple stun or even partially rolling cue ball hit softly pretty much...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-26-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,365
Posted By skipbales
Thanks Joey!! I have that video and do that...

Thanks Joey!! I have that video and do that drill from time to time. Bert Kinister has a more extreme drill where he starts the cue ball from the corner pocket, maybe 2" from the pocket, goes to...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-24-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,382
Posted By skipbales
Mystery of the 16 diamonds vs. what he lays out...

Mystery of the 16 diamonds vs. what he lays out is solved. It is 16 diamonds less "impact". He mentions this once at the very beginning. He doesn't go into figuring out the effect of "impact" in...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-24-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,382
Posted By skipbales
No, he actually has cut out shaped like arrows. ...

No, he actually has cut out shaped like arrows. He lays them out end to end and each one is the length of a diamond. It seems like a pretty soft hit to me but that is what he does. Of course it is...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-24-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,382
Posted By skipbales
Constant Speed Storke

Do any of you instructors teach the concept of maintaining a constant stroke speed wherever possible? Have any of you long time players been trained in this, and if so, do you use it?

I was first...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-19-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,365
Posted By skipbales
Thanks Island Drive. Merry Christmas to you too....

Thanks Island Drive. Merry Christmas to you too.

Balance and stability solid clearance on long stroke is my issue. Stick bumps my chest on the back swing. I think I have it figured out see my...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-19-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,365
Posted By skipbales
Hey Fran Merry Christmas!! I see your point and...

Hey Fran Merry Christmas!! I see your point and believe I was on a wrong track worrying about upper arm position all together. Here is what I discovered please tell me what you think.

I...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-19-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,365
Posted By skipbales
To be clear, how are you measuring 4 diamonds? ...

To be clear, how are you measuring 4 diamonds?

for Draw two diamonds to the cue ball and two diamonds back would be a 4 diamond draw as the draw wears off due to drag on the way to the object...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 12-18-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,619
Posted By skipbales
If you were in my area I would spend some time...

If you were in my area I would spend some time working on this but that is what it would take. It is probably a good system but without a hands on instructor I don't think I can take advantage of...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 12-17-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,619
Posted By skipbales
As always, thank you for the input. I see it as...

As always, thank you for the input. I see it as you describe. I was looking for some kind of visual improvement or simplicity. Actually I kind of like little Mike's "Split the Difference" system. ...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 12-16-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,619
Posted By skipbales
I can see that Stan gets pretty technical. I am...

I can see that Stan gets pretty technical. I am not sure it is worth it to me to get that involved in an aiming system. I will try the 3 simple ones but whatever I use for aiming my delivery system...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 12-16-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,619
Posted By skipbales
Hey Patrick, is that because they can't agree on...

Hey Patrick, is that because they can't agree on what it is? I have found 3 different versions plus one way too complicated one.
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