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    Premier League Pool (PLP) 6-13 March2023, Leicester- Earl makes his debut !

    Yes, I have to agree. Shaw's post match and trophy presentation behavior was pathetic. SFR played amazing pool (how 'bout that 2 ball in the final rack) and Shaw couldn't bring himselft to express anything positive about his performance. Yet, he would have expected his butt kissed if he had...
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    Experiments in looking at the cueball while delivering the stroke.

    I'm pretty much the same. Standing, I sight the contact point on the OB. My only slight difference is I allow my mind's eye to set me over the shotline (without conscious input) and trust it to determine the corresponding contact point on the CB to strike the already identified point on the...
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    Experiments in looking at the cueball while delivering the stroke.

    You hit the key words: Discipine, Concentration and Focus. And, as I'm sure you know, playing or practising like that is hard work. I find 30 or 40 minutes in full concentration, staying with my PSR on every shot is not easy to do. Yet, to do it demands serious focus and concentration IMHO, it...
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    Experiments in looking at the cueball while delivering the stroke.

    Absolutely correct. IOW, all aiming is completed before the bridge hand hits the cloth. Then, ensuring the stroke motion is coming through precisely straight. Slight pause, and watch the delivery stroke return to the intended CB point of contact. In my method, I also confirm my right elbow is...
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    Low deflection stroke

    Reading this entire arcane discussion, my conclusion is simply that pool is pretty much an art form, implied physics notwithstanding.
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    International 9-Ball Schedule

    Agree, I'm not springin' $20 for three matches. $12.95 for a day was steep enough.
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    What do you do when you're lost?

    Post #23 touches on thiis: don't communicate in words. That allows your conscious mind to interfer with the process of playing. Communicate only with "pictures". Your mind already knows how to do this. Instead, just feed it a picture of what you want to happen and trust the process. Simply...
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    Anyone tried shaping their tips to account for all the mushrooming/flattening that'll happen in its lifetime?

    For years I've placed the new tip on a hard surface and give it a few light taps with a hammer. Seems to eliminate the mushroom/flattening issue. Then, mount, sand and shape to preference. Maintain as requried.
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    Bert Schrager

    Burt made two cues for me, one in 1976 and the other a year or two later, each with two shafts. The first one was a merry window in birds eye maple. The second was coco bola with four faint ebony points. Both cues had ivory joints and ferrules with irish linen wraps. i paid about 130 for the...
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    My take on the 3 rail shot and why, in my opinion, it's one of the most important shots in pool...

    Bob, if the OB is placed on the foot spot, what is the starting point fo the CB?
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    Hard copy version of "Controlled Aggression"?

    Ready buyer here.
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    What's The Shot? 14.1

    My intial 10 sec glance was to play the nine with controlled speed into the cluster. Having read all comments, I remain with that choice.
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    Centennial Restored

    pocket noise - try wedging a small piece of carpet or cork between the pocket and the apron.
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    Centennial Restored

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    WORLD POOL CHAMPIONSHIP (6-10 June2021) Champion $50K

    Thanks, I'll take a look.
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    WORLD POOL CHAMPIONSHIP (6-10 June2021) Champion $50K

    Thanks, but when I login, don't see this tab. Selecting POOL, I only get a long page of archived matches.
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    WORLD POOL CHAMPIONSHIP (6-10 June2021) Champion $50K

    I just registered with - but how do I access the feed?
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    Two Shot Foul

    Yeah, that's no doubt the case. Now dead, but (IMHO) it was a skilled twist to what is played today.
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    Two Shot Foul

    Yes, that is the way I learned to play 2 foul: we'd say, "if you accept the shot, you accept the foul." IOW, if you played from your opponen's push, you are on one foul.
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    Two Shot Foul