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Forum: Main Forum 09-12-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,355
Posted By bobu5678
Call 9 ball

I've played in tournaments where the 9 ball has to be called. In a small local tournament this can be a good rule. If you have low level players, it prevents them from just slopping in the 9 ball,...
Forum: Main Forum 07-21-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,674
Posted By bobu5678
Age Limits

I don't know the exact law, but I believe if you are underage, you must be accompanied by an adult in New York. In NY typically pool halls are serving alcoholic beverages, that's where most of the...
Forum: Instructor Reviews 07-19-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,125
Posted By bobu5678
Listing of Instructors

I don't think any instructor would be "best", it depends on what your game is like, are you a beginner, or intermediate, or advanced, where you are, how much you can pay, etc.

What I would like...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 06-11-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,567
Posted By bobu5678
Mark on the Cue

I have a mark on my cue. At that Mark if I spread my hand out, between the pocket line, and the shooting line. If the distance is 1 hand, I have a 1/2 ball shot. If it's half of my hand width it's...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 06-03-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,895
Posted By bobu5678
Murphy's Law

"Babe" Cranfield said that there was luck involved. There where some shots where you wouldn't know what was going to happen, especially on the break, some ball could hit the cue for a scratch.
...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 05-23-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By bobu5678
Snooker is played for points

In Snooker, they are playing for points, the reds are 1 point, and the colored have different points. You always shoot a red and then a colored, after all the reds are sunk("potted"), then you "pot"...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 05-23-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,541
Posted By bobu5678
There was a 14.1 Tournament at Steinway...

There was a 14.1 Tournament at Steinway Billiards, in October, is that one being held or is this replacing it ?
I've seen that one for the last 2 years.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 05-20-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,062
Posted By bobu5678
Cranfield's 495 run was a exhibition in front of...

Cranfield's 495 run was a exhibition in front of a crowd. That's my understanding. He said the crowd was responding to his exhibition, so he just kept on going. I believe it was on a 4 1/2 X 9...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 05-19-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,062
Posted By bobu5678
Cranfield Runs

When I was in college I had seen Cranfield run out against a challenger. This is what I remember his style was: He would slam very hard into the rack, if any balls wound up way at the top of the...
Forum: Pool Tables and Accessories Reviews 04-05-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,883
Posted By bobu5678
Slate

Lakeside is quoting $695. I believe that before delivery costs.
Forum: Pool Tables and Accessories Reviews 04-05-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,883
Posted By bobu5678
Slate

If the price of Slate wholesale for a 9 ft table is $200, then you're right. The last time I checked, if you bought slate, for 1 9ft. table at retail, it could run $1000.
Forum: Pool Tables and Accessories Reviews 04-04-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,883
Posted By bobu5678
Concrete ???

I was thinking that concrete may work. Slate was being used on pool tables before concrete was common. The early concrete I don't think would work.

In the 1980's they came up with additives to...
Forum: Pool Tables and Accessories Reviews 03-19-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,883
Posted By bobu5678
Slate and Other Materials

I saw from another post, that stated some pool table manufactures are using materials other than slate for the bed. I've seen tables that use composite MDF type materials for home use, and they...
Forum: Main Forum 03-14-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 17,952
Posted By bobu5678
Reyes is great, but he doesn't play that much...

Reyes is great, but he doesn't play that much 14.1, I would go with Mike Siegal.
Forum: Instructional Material reviews 03-05-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,519
Posted By bobu5678
Steve Campana "Black Belt Billiards"

I was looking for Steve Campana's "Black Belt Billiards". I was having a hard time.

Turns out I was wrong. Steve's doing fine and had simply moved. I've got an order in. Thanks to Larry.
Forum: Instructional Material reviews 02-27-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,213
Posted By bobu5678
Position play

Try this drill. Put 3 balls on the table, start with ball in hand, and run them out. If you can do 3 go to 4, then 5. The better players typically look for trouble spots, and the look about 3...
Forum: Instructional Material reviews 02-27-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,935
Posted By bobu5678
Ray Martin's DVD

Ray Martin just covered beginner's stuff. I was hoping for him or someone else, to demonstrate the shots in his excellent book "The 99 critical shots in pool". If he would have covered this then it...
Forum: Main Forum 02-27-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By bobu5678
Weight of Cue

I've found that a heavier cue smooths things out. I want to practice with a lighter cue, then switch to a heavier cue for competitive games. With a lighter cue I can see more of my mistakes.
Forum: Main Forum 02-21-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By bobu5678
I used multiple shafts.

I have 1 butt, but I have 3 shafts. The shafts have different tip width's, and hard and soft tips. I find that a narrow tip lets me put on more spin. I've tried a hard tip, and medium tips. I...
Forum: Wanted 12-19-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By bobu5678
Thinner Butt

I am looking for a practice cue with a thinner butt. I currently use a cue with an 1"1/4 width. Back in the day I had a cue with a thinner butt maybe 1". If anyone knows a series or brand that is...
Forum: Cue Reviews 12-17-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By bobu5678
Looking for a thinner butt cue

I am looking for a thinner butt cue, nothing custom, for practice purposes. As I understand most cues have 1" 1/4 butt. I'm looking for maybe a 1". Are there any brands or series that have thinner...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 12-03-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,013
Posted By bobu5678
I learnt how to use beads, when back. They work...

I learnt how to use beads, when back. They work better than the Gold crown counters. It easy to see the score in total and for the current rack. Beads are the way to go.
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