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Forum: Main Forum 09-06-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By rikdee
[QUOTE=pt109;6741746]I came off a long break from...

[QUOTE=pt109;6741746]I came off a long break from pool in 1977...drove to Joe Farhat’s place just to be a spectator.
It fired me up to start working on my game again. Lot of champions there...Sigel...
Forum: Main Forum 09-06-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By rikdee
That is what I always heard, just burned out...

That is what I always heard, just burned out playing. I knew him enough to exchange greetings and watched him play many times at the Velvet Rail. At sixteen years old, his skill level at 14.1 was...
Forum: Main Forum 09-06-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By rikdee
This is an interesting list of players. I...

This is an interesting list of players. I remember most of them and a few I knew. Sunday mornings in the mid seventies, at the Cushion and Cue in Livonia, a number of good players would show up to...
Forum: Main Forum 08-16-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 672
Posted By rikdee
That is exactly right. Playing that form of...

That is exactly right. Playing that form of push-out is more stategic and involves careful thought at times. I was taught that variant of the game during the mid-70s by a pro in Lansing Mi. named Tom...
Forum: Main Forum 08-15-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 672
Posted By rikdee
We played whereby if you accept the shot, you...

We played whereby if you accept the shot, you accept the foul. So, shooting after a foul, you are on one.
Forum: Main Forum 07-24-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,709
Posted By rikdee
What a clinic from big Ko - wow.

What a clinic from big Ko - wow.
Forum: Main Forum 07-24-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,709
Posted By rikdee
Does the stream player have a full screen option?

Does the stream player have a full screen option?
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By rikdee
The first 18 pages of Daly's Billiard Book is...

The first 18 pages of Daly's Billiard Book is just simply fascinating to read and worth the price of a copy. The nineteenth century billiard masters were beyond amazing at what they did with the...
Forum: Main Forum 07-02-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By rikdee
And, a quite wristy motion. Contast to someone...

And, a quite wristy motion. Contast to someone like Filler who often uses a short backswing but little to no wrist motion on most shots. Both hit fully through resulting in great speed and direction....
Forum: Main Forum 06-26-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,657
Posted By rikdee
Always liked his posts. RIP

Always liked his posts. RIP
Forum: Main Forum 05-09-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,067
Posted By rikdee
Love my Littman. Fine craftmanship and very...

Love my Littman. Fine craftmanship and very secure shipping crate for damage free transportation. Lights my GCI perfectly. Couldn't be happier.
Forum: Main Forum 05-05-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,287
Posted By rikdee
. Guess I didn't know I needed a cue today....

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Guess I didn't know I needed a cue today. Ordered it, first cue purchase in twenty years. And, I really like dealing with PoolDawg - great service and customer care as I purchased a table cover...
Forum: Main Forum 05-02-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,277
Posted By rikdee
Littman lamp - can't go wrong wtih either. I had...

Littman lamp - can't go wrong wtih either. I had him make for me a basic design, black lacuered oak. I prefer a lamp to just blend in with the room and let my GCI be the star of the show. Couldn't...
Forum: Main Forum 04-19-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By rikdee
I played in EO tourneys in the Detroit area...

I played in EO tourneys in the Detroit area during the late 70s. It was always 10 attempts at running a max of 20 balls. Open break, BIH behind the head string. Balls made during each of the 10...
Forum: Main Forum 04-09-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,856
Posted By rikdee
Assuming your stroke is straight, your PSR is not...

Assuming your stroke is straight, your PSR is not setting your vison center over the shotline.
Forum: Main Forum 04-05-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By rikdee
+1 for Littman. Perfectly uniform LED light...

+1 for Littman. Perfectly uniform LED light pattern. I ordered one last fall, love it, easy install and beautifully built cabinentry.
Forum: Main Forum 03-31-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By rikdee
Parica's cue shaft appeared to be in the 14mm...

Parica's cue shaft appeared to be in the 14mm range.
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By rikdee
Or, seven pairs that each add to 15 + 15.

Or, seven pairs that each add to 15 + 15.
Forum: 14.1 Pool 03-25-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,205
Posted By rikdee
Saw Caras in exhibition at Michigan State...

Saw Caras in exhibition at Michigan State University billiard room the winter of 1972. I had with me a brand new Viking cue. Jimmy spied it, compimented the cue, and proceeded to shape the tip,...
Forum: Main Forum 02-21-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,351
Posted By rikdee
I'd choose the late 1800s to witness the further...

I'd choose the late 1800s to witness the further development of straight rail billiards from the mid 1800s and see the greats of that time, Jake Schaefer, Frank ives, and all the others. Fascinating...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 02-07-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By rikdee
I would definitely think that table would be...

I would definitely think that table would be early to mid 60s. My first GCI had the same design for ball storage box installation along with figure 8 nut plates, full length aluminum apron...
Forum: Main Forum 02-04-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By rikdee
The customary US and Imperial standard for slate...

The customary US and Imperial standard for slate is 168 lbs per cubic foot.
Forum: Main Forum 01-04-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By rikdee
I watched him play as a youngster in the mid to...

I watched him play as a youngster in the mid to late 70s at the Velvet Rail. He was already quite good, but at the time, a bit overshadowed by Mark Beilfuss. Both could be seen at the V/R quite...
Forum: Main Forum 11-23-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,744
Posted By rikdee
No, not a roll.

No, not a roll.
Forum: Carom Billiards 10-10-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
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...
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