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    Johnny Holiday

    FWIW, Johnny Holiday published three books: Position Play for Hi-Runs, in 1973 Encyclopedia of Pocket Billiards, in 1977, and Continuous Hi-Runs in 1984 Lou Figueroa
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    Lost and Found….Minnesota Fats movie

    Oh my, PT, what a find! Lou Figueroa
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    Mosconi cup to florida

    Like the thing says, it's from the Broadway musical "Book of Mormon." They're getting their mission assignments and guys are getting Japan, France, etc. while he dreams of Orlando. He gets Uganda. It's a long number and I just wanted to post up the Orlando reference. Lou Figueroa
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    Items taken to the pool hall getting weird.

    I have matched up many, many times and not-a-once has anyone objected to playing with a nice set of balls. If someone did make an issue of it I would switch to a house set. But to any decent player, playing with the nicer set is a no-brainer. Lou Figueroa
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    Items taken to the pool hall getting weird.

    I bring a set of balls to the PR. I have a few different sets, like Aramiths and Centennials. I also have several different CBs -- RC, measles, Diamond. And if I'm going to an event I try and play with the set that will be used. But other than that I take my own balls because I know they...
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    Cue Tip Size And Shape Effects

    lol, you can't just put that out there without providing some context. Lou Figueroa do tell
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    Cue Tip Size And Shape Effects

    No kidding. The following is a true story. (insert flashback music) It was a Friday night back in the early 70's at Town & Country Billiards in Daly City, California. As was my wont at that period in my callow youth, there I was hitting balls, instead of being out on a date or working on my...
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    Cue Tip Size And Shape Effects

    Well, as we’ve heard, differences in tip diameter are pretty much insignificant so you should be fine. Lou Figueroa
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    Heading to Louisville...

    Next week onepocket.org is holding a 1pocket tournament at Railyard. It’s a members only thing but there will be an open banks mini Thursday the 4th should you feel the need to donate to the local bumps specialists. Lou Figueroa
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    Unsigned Thomas Wayne

    I think ya'll might be being a bit tough on this one. I mean guys can figure out if a cue is a Balabuska, Szamboti, or Paradise without documentation, so why not a Wayne? And BTW, he's probably created some of the most remarkable cues ever made, such as Dem Bones and Celtic Prince. Lou...
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    I seem to recall reading a few years ago Stephen Hawking saying words to the effect that science would end up killing us all, AI, nuclear, biological, pool videos, lol. Just to lighten things up here’s a mad scientist running amucked. Lou Figueroa
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    Cue Tip Size And Shape Effects

    I think it's important to note that no one here is saying: “science” is a bad thing, nor has anyone said or implied knowing less = playing better. That's nothing more than an attempt at playing the victim with patently false statements. Lou Figueroa
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    Cue Tip Size And Shape Effects

    whoopsie, lol. Lou Figueroa
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    Cue Tip Size And Shape Effects

    I know Bob is a very competent player, I'm not so sure about others from the slide rule set. My point is that when it comes to pool, we shouldn't all automatically kowtow to the tyranny of science because pool ain't all about the science. To paraphrase Paul Feyerabend: science is incomplete...
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    Cue Tip Size And Shape Effects

    Where did I say or imply that? Lou Figueroa might wanna learn to read more carefully
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    Cue Tip Size And Shape Effects

    If it was all science the good doctor and his assistant would be playing in the MC. Lou Figueroa
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    Cue Tip Size And Shape Effects

    Many, many years ago, I won a big tournament. A few weeks later my tip, which had gotten pretty thin, popped off and I replaced it. I hadn't really paid much attention to its curvature but when it came off I took a close look at it and was surprised at its shape. It wasn't nickel and it...
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    Cue Tip Size And Shape Effects

    yeah but, sometimes, it’s the arrow. Lou Figueroa
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    Emily Frazer's Smile

    Maybe, per ID, it’s just the “great group of young good looking male pool players.” Lou Figueroa or maybe she doesn’t even lean thataway, lol
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    Cue Tip Size And Shape Effects

    I think anyone who has played a bit knows the shape of your tip makes a significant difference. What I have learned in my time on pool tables is that it's never a case of exactly a dime v exactly a nickel. Most often, tips take on slightly more complex shapes than the simple radius of a coin...
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