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  1. RobMan

    Questions on Diamond "Pro Cut " Tables

    Medium speed, running English - 2nd Diamond. Corner five system. Humidity can certainly shorten it up and you need to compensate with speed, English, or moving down the Diamond aim - perhaps to 1.5. Used to play on a gold Crowns that on real humid days the aim point would move a full Diamond...
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    Not a fan really. I like my traditional Tournaments. But I get it; new products for new customers. The old guys like me can continue to purchase traditional sets. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Do you carry your own cue ball to pool halls??

    I keep a Measle ball in my pool case for all the reasons many have described already. I do take my set of Aramith Tournaments if I am planning on playing 14.1 (which is often) or 1P, as good racks are essential for both these games and worn/mismatched balls don't rack as well. I also have a...
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    Benefits of joining an APA league?

    Justadub dropping wisdom here. Well stated. After about a 20 year hiatus from playing, i joined my BIL’s APA team in 2008 or 2009. Bunch of landscapers enjoying an evening out, and we had an awesome time for about 4 years until everyone kind of went there separate ways. I was the only “player”...
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    Archer's Place, Marietta Ga...??

    I played regularly at MBC from like 2009 until they closed. Hated to see it go, but clearly it was mismanaged in the later years. As far as Archers - I went one time months ago - maybe 3-4 months after they opened - and that was all I needed. It is a sports bar with just two 9’ tables and then...
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    2023 AZ Billiards Straight Pool Challenge!

    33 today. 5+14+14 then jarred the break shot. Argh.
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    how are ya'll doing in league ?

    Haven’t played organized league in over a decade. Played APA (7/8) and some TAP for a few years from 2009-2012. Really play mostly 14.1 and a little 1P. Joined an 8B APA team this year. Fortunate to be 3-0 after going hill-hill against a 7 and a 6. Beat a five 5-1. We are lucky enough to play...
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    2023 AZ Billiards Straight Pool Challenge!

    25 here
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    The true beauty of 1 pocket is ....

    Of course this is Tony! And full cue no less. The exception that proves the rule! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    The true beauty of 1 pocket is ....

    I like this. It really is true. Simple. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Break shots

    Nice. I like the carom shot. Hit it well, but ALMOST scratched! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Shane Van Boening aiming system -WOW!!

    Wow! Reviving a nine year old post! Love it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Drop pockets or ball return?

    The pool room where I normally play has four pro-ams with a lot of one pocket action. A patron built some nice wooden ball holders and mounted to both sides of the return. Perfect for one pocket. But yes, it was an after market addition. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Review of The V-Rack

    The best part is the OP is from over four years ago and this rack is still $100. I bought one a mo th or so ago and it works very well. I specifically purchased it as I play a lot of 14.1 at the hall. This rack, along with a good set of balls, works. Wry well to ensure a great rack. Takes a few...
  15. RobMan

    What Non Traditional / Alternative Games and Sets Do You Enjoy and Play?

    American Rotation is a great game.
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    2022 AZ Billiards Straight Pool Challenge!

    Well I beat by 25 by four for a 29. After the 3rd break, last rolling ball froze up on the CB. Ugh. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Plastic Baggie Ball Cleaner Hack

    yup. I use this method as well. Read it here somewhere a number of years ago. Works very well.
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    J Flowers Aspirant Series Cue -- any thoughts? I have been thinking of upgrading to a carbon shaft and browsing through the litany of options. Saw this entire cure with a carbon shaft for $300 which is about $100 less that I have seen any carbon shaft alone...
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    Statement from The Legends of Pocket Billiards

    re: the highlighted sentence. Records of course are always compared historically; I mean that is what is done in any sport. There are always arguments about conditions, equipment, etc. That will not go away. Take golf -- clearly the quality of the equipment is dramatically different in...
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    Statement from The Legends of Pocket Billiards

    Of course Dennis will have to get his Visa situation fixed to do that here in the US. Hope he does. Totally agree about Filler's potential and your comment on tenacity. I would get so frustrated, I am sure I would break something!