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Forum: Main Forum 01-30-2020, 12:07 PM
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Posted By realkingcobra
Was the subject of this thread the game, or ball...

Was the subject of this thread the game, or ball size? You have shown nothing to support your claim that pool was played with 2 5/16" balls, yet I have shown that American pool was and has always...
Forum: Main Forum 01-29-2020, 11:40 PM
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Posted By realkingcobra
The*first pocket billiards*championship was...

The*first pocket billiards*championship was played in 1878 with the dominant form of the*game*being*American*Four-Ball*Billiards. Professional players became so well known that cigarette cards were...
Forum: Main Forum 01-29-2020, 11:38 PM
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Posted By realkingcobra
Eight-Ball was*invented*shortly after 1900;...

Eight-Ball was*invented*shortly after 1900; Straight*Pool*followed in 1910. Nine-Ball seems to have developed around 1920. While the term "billiards" refers to all*games*played on a billiard table,...
Forum: Main Forum 01-29-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By realkingcobra
Bob, sold sizes don't back up your claim to...

Bob, sold sizes don't back up your claim to American pool being played with 2 5/16" balls. Brunswick sold balls of ALL sizes because they sold tables for ALL kinds of different games played, Russian...
Forum: Main Forum 01-29-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,892
Posted By realkingcobra
Pool games evolved over the years into what we...

Pool games evolved over the years into what we play today for the most part, but what didn't change was that American pool was played with 2 1/4" balls back then, as well as today, although the cue...
Forum: Main Forum 01-29-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,892
Posted By realkingcobra
Nope, 8 ball was the first pocket pool game,...

Nope, 8 ball was the first pocket pool game, started with 2 1/4" balls before 1911. The 2 1/4" was the accepted size of the balls for American pocket pool. Only ball to vary in size later on was the...
Forum: Main Forum 01-29-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,892
Posted By realkingcobra
Cue ballsfrom (left to right): Russian...

Cue ballsfrom (left to right):

Russian pyramid*and*kaisa—68*mm (​2*11⁄16*in)Carom—61.5*mm (​2*7⁄16*in)International*pool—57.15*mm (​2*1⁄4*in)British-style*pool (large) —56*mm...
Forum: Main Forum 01-29-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,892
Posted By realkingcobra
Shows the ball sizes....what games were they used...

Shows the ball sizes....what games were they used in??
Forum: Main Forum 01-29-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,892
Posted By realkingcobra
I've been working on pool table for over 38...

I've been working on pool table for over 38 years, Valleys built way back in the early 60's even. I'm going to say this one last time, NO 1973 or ANY other Valley table since the time they were first...
Forum: Main Forum 01-29-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,892
Posted By realkingcobra
American pool has always been played with 2 1/4"...

American pool has always been played with 2 1/4" balls.
Forum: Main Forum 01-29-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,892
Posted By realkingcobra
https://www.homeleisuredirect.com/pool_tables/buyi...

https://www.homeleisuredirect.com/pool_tables/buying-advice/what-are-the-differences-between-english-and-american-pool.html
Forum: Main Forum 01-29-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,892
Posted By realkingcobra
Sorry, don't know where you're getting your...

Sorry, don't know where you're getting your information from, but 7ft Valley bar tables were never designed for balls of any other size than the 2 1/4" balls, not in America.
Forum: Main Forum 01-26-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By realkingcobra
Brunswick 7fts???

Brunswick 7fts???
Forum: Main Forum 01-25-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,127
Posted By realkingcobra
Yes, I made those with Jay, but I didn't show my...

Yes, I made those with Jay, but I didn't show my glue down system on the Valley, Jay showed his way. The stretch indexing in the GC1 is my system but without control of the glue, I didn't want to...
Forum: Main Forum 01-22-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,127
Posted By realkingcobra
If I held my breath until you called me, I'd be...

If I held my breath until you called me, I'd be dead by now...LOL
Forum: Main Forum 01-20-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,127
Posted By realkingcobra
That glue down is not the method I use. I hope to...

That glue down is not the method I use. I hope to finish my training DVDs within another week or so, just need the time to get the recording done.
Forum: Main Forum 01-18-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,619
Posted By realkingcobra
Put the bowl down and take 4 steps back. You wait...

Put the bowl down and take 4 steps back. You wait 6 months to post this BS....WOW! Second, what makes you think you could HIRE my services in the first place? I guarantee you, you don't have enough...
Forum: Main Forum 01-17-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By realkingcobra
That all depends on if there's a buyer, and what...

That all depends on if there's a buyer, and what color of cloth they want. The repare bill is going to come to $6,000, and since I hate snooker rails, I'll even convert it to a pocket pool table...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 01-16-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,490
Posted By realkingcobra
Then you have a newer model of the GC1. But to...

Then you have a newer model of the GC1. But to keep it all original, you should reinstall the original cloth as well, wouldn't you think?
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 01-16-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,490
Posted By realkingcobra
There's no value in the hardware for a GC1, and...

There's no value in the hardware for a GC1, and rust is just that, rust. It's never been used as a protective finish...LOL

When you start seeing all the foot rails I've seen from screwing the ball...
Forum: Main Forum 01-14-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,043
Posted By realkingcobra
You really should cut down the length of those...

You really should cut down the length of those extruded aluminum moulding hanger brackets, into 2 pieces per section, 3 pieces on the head rail skirt. Then they're much easier to mount as Brunswick...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 01-11-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By realkingcobra
Flat is fine, as long as the slates can't bounce...

Flat is fine, as long as the slates can't bounce up and down during transportation.
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 01-10-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,490
Posted By realkingcobra
1/4" × 20 × 2" machine screws and matching...

1/4" × 20 × 2" machine screws and matching threaded inserts.
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 01-10-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,490
Posted By realkingcobra
I don't use wood screws to mount the ball try to...

I don't use wood screws to mount the ball try to the frame, or to the bottom of the rail. I use the same aluminum used to mount the skirts, to mount the ball tray. To mount the ball tray, I convert...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 01-10-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,490
Posted By realkingcobra
Now you can see the 2 blocks after I rebuilt the...

Now you can see the 2 blocks after I rebuilt the ball tray.
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