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  1. nibrobus

    Floor covering for basement

    Hello! I am purchasing a new home which includes a large unfinished basement where I can finally fulfill my dream of having a poolroom. Just wondering if anyone had suggestions on the best bang for your buck floor covering for a concrete basement floor? I've done some research and due to...
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    8 Ball Break - Hitting the 2nd Ball

    Hey guys, just had a question for those of you who are proponents of hitting the 2nd ball on your 8 ball break (either ball behind the head ball). What english/spin do you like to use when using this break? I've heard just draw, low inside, and low outside from several different sources. It's...
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    Various McDermott Shafts + Viking Sneaky

    Hi guys, doing a friend a favor and posting some items for sale for him. 1. McDermott iPro Slim - $300.00 2. McDermott I3 - $210.00 3. McDermott G-Core - $175.00 4. Viking Sneaky (Maple into Maple) - $275.00 1. McDermott iPro Slim - $300.00 McDermott Quick Release Joint, 12.00mm with...
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    Variability of fundamentals in pool

    I was just thinking about how different people's playing styles in pool are compared to snooker and 3 cushion. Snooker players of course tend to have a very square stance, chin low/touching the cue, primarily open bridge even on power shots, and very deliberate (for lack of a better word)...
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    Cuetec Cynergy Maintenance

    Hi guys, probably a dumb question but I'm going to be purchasing a Cuetec Cynergy shaft in the near future and was wondering if you HAD to use rubbing alcohol to clean it, or will a damp rag suffice? The place I play only has swamp coolers (no AC) so it gets humid in there. I plan on using...
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    Standard Definition for Tips of English

    Hi guys, came across this diagram (taken from http://billiards.colostate.edu/threads/English.html) showing how many tips of english translates on the cue ball. I never really thought that people might have a different definition of what "1 tip" of english actually means. Turns out what I thought...
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    Ultraskin vs Sniper vs Kamui Tan

    Hey guys need a bit of advice on tips, appreciate your help as always. I recently purchased a new Mezz EC7-WMW about a month ago and my previous cue was an EC7-R. Old cue had the WD700 shaft and the new cue has the updated WX700 shaft, where the only difference is supposedly a new ferrule...
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    Pat Diveney Butt Dimensions

    Hey guys just wondering if anyone had the butt diameter/thickness on a Pat Diveney sneaky pete? I've heard his cues have a slimmer handle and no one around me has one for me to check out. Thanks in advance for the help!
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    Paul Mottey - 4 point Ebony on BE Maple

    For sale is a 2001 Paul Mottey that I used as my daily player for about 2 years. Cue has some finish dings and a chip in the butt sleeve finish. Both shafts have ivory ferrules. Only used 1 shaft as my playing shaft and it has been turned down to about 12.5 mm. The ferrule on that shaft looks to...
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    Taking down shaft - what grit to start with?

    I want to take down a shaft by approx .25 mm - what grit should I start with so I don't oversand the shaft? Thanks for your help!
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    Mezz vs Schon - cue tapers

    Looking at possibly picking up a Mezz cue and was wondering how they compare to Schon in terms of shaft and butt tapers. I was specifically interested in the WD700 shaft. Is the butt taper thicker/thinner in the handle area than Schon, longer or shorter taper on the shaft, etc.? Thanks for the help!
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    Varney bocote and curly maple - sale or trade

    Here's a 2009 Varney that was delivered in June and is lightly used, probably about a 1-2 months worth of play time. Looking to trade or sell for $500 obo (losing money on the deal). Ordered cue with the following specs: Woods: Bocote forearm and buttsleeve, curly maple handle Butt Weight...
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    ATTN Dealers WTB Centennials & Aramith case

    I'm looking to purchase a new set of Brunswick Centennials and the new Aramith carrying case with the shoulder strap. I'd appreciate it if any of the fine dealers on this site could PM me their best price for the two together. Thanks!
  14. nibrobus

    Butt sleeve/rings conversion?

    Quick question... Can you have just the butt sleeve and joint rings in a cue changed to a different design? I bought my playing cue used, but it's almost exactly what my ideal cue would look like and was wondering if this was possible. Thanks in advance for the replies!
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    Carolina Cues - Weight Bolt?

    I don't know what username the guys over at Carolina Cues post under, so I couldn't send a PM. Do any of you out there who own a Carolina cue know if they use a weight bolt in their cues? My bumper is screwed in with an Allen screw and I don't have an Allen wrench on hand to take it off...
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    2005 Judd Fuller - JT-1

    Weight: 19.3 Length: 58" Joint: 3/8 x 10 wood to wood Tips: 12.75 mm Nickel silver "fancy" rings Tulipwood handle Price: SOLD to cuehobby Cue was my main player for about 2 years and has a finish ding on the forearm, scuff and chip in the buttcap. The last photo shows the chip (couldn't get the...
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    2007 Carolina Customs Cue

    Weight: 19.5 Length: 58" Joint: 5/16 x 14 piloted stainless steel Tips: 12.75 mm 1 shaft is unplayed Ivory Hoppe Ring Textured leather wrap *Price: $450.00 + shipping (add 3% for Paypal) *Edit: Had a typo on the price when originally posted *Sorry, no trades on this cue - really need the cash...
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    2007 Jerry Rauenzahn Cue

    Weight: 19.5 Length: 58" Joint: 5/16 x 14 piloted stainless steel Tips: 12.5 mm 1 shaft is unplayed Ivory Ferrules Ivory Hoppe Ring sandwiched by nickel silver rings Ivory dashes with nickel silver joint rings Smooth leather wrap This cue has about a 1 - 2 weeks worth of play. I'm unloading all...
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    Winning Ugly

    Played a cheap set with a buddy from the poolhall tonight and won hill-hill. The thing about it is that I played horrible; I could barely control the cueball (which was scratching left and right). I even lost a game on 3 fouls when the cue ball managed to scratch 3 consecutive times, 2 of which...
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    Rotation Rules (Filipino Style)

    Hello, I was watching the Efren Reyes vs. Francisco Bustamante rotation exhibition match from Derby City and noticed a few things. I did a search for "official" rotation rules and what I found had few differences from the rules being played in the match: 1. If the shooter hooks himself and...
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