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  1. BigRigTom

    Older Acme 9' Pool Table Questions

    This is the nameplate on the headrail. It is a beautifully made table and I am leaning toward keeping it for my self..... but then I have to commit to the cost of recovering it and then I will want NEW pockets, it may need NEW cushions and then also it will totally dominate my garage because...
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    Older Acme 9' Pool Table Questions

    Does anyone have knowledge of the Acme Pool Table? I'm trying to decide if I want to keep this table myself or possibly sell it.... and I'm not sure what it is worth. I believe it might be from the 1970's to 1980's and I have not been able to find it on the web .... at least .. not yet. :cool...
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    Trying to ID a cue I bought

    Using the clues supplied by Macguy I found a Viking cue with a VERY similar design. Check this out.
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    Trying to ID a cue I bought

    Thanks for that input Macguy! A couple of my friends suggested that process was probably used but they did not know who might have done it that way since it is so UN-orthodox and different than other known methods of good cue design. I just like the way it looks, myself and I like that it is...
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    Trying to ID a cue I bought

    Well ...."Hit Em Hard".... if you are right I guess I overpaid at $50 with the hinged case included....not that it is really that important to me. I bought it on a whim and as a sort of souvenir of my trip to a tournament out there...... then I hit a few balls with it and liked the feel enough...
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    A nice pawn shop find...

    Cool find! I'm jealous!
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    Trying to ID a cue I bought

    I purchased an unusual cue on a whim in a pawn shop in Bakersfield and I like it a lot. I am having the tip replaced and the shaft reconditioned and I started wondering about it's origin. Does anyone recognize this cue? Or does anyone maybe know who could have made it
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    This is for"dmgwalsh"

    I have not been posting on here for a while becaue I simply don't have the time I used to...this job is running me ragged! When I saw the comment about a NEW training video Then I saw you went to the talbe to run 50 and talk thru it.... well ... I had to look! Of course you realize now some...
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    A Big Happy Birthday To Mr Walsh

    Happy Birtthday Dennis! I had no idea it was your BD....I might have baked a cake! Well probably not a cake, but I would have gone out of my way to have bought you a cold beer. You have one on ice so next time I see ya, I plan to bring it out to ya! No one really knows how much help you have...
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    2010 AZ Straight Pool Challenge!

    Great Run Sasha! Now you should start doing that all the time according to John's story...he he ....seriously though...Congratulations!
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    Videos of BigRigTom Practicing 14.1

    Thanks StraightMan for the advise, it has already improved my game a little bit.....here is my next video where I break and run the 1st rack then things will go down hill....:angry: http://www.vimeo.com/12376726 Another note related to this thread.... I played on my APA 8 ball team last night...
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    Videos of BigRigTom Practicing 14.1

    A little back ground to give you guys a clue where I think I am in pool. I play in the APA as a Skill Level 6 in 8 ball and a 7 - 8 in 9 ball.(I made it to an 8 twice but fell back to 7 both times, am close to 8 again now.) I started playing 14.1 to improve my cue ball control and also my...
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    Videos of BigRigTom Practicing 14.1

    The table does look just like a Brunswick Centennial but is in fact made by Global Billiards in Gardena, California. My friend installs pool tables and I got a good deal on it from him when he replaced a bunch of Global Tables with those new Diamonds. This table plays GREAT! Thanks for the...
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    Videos of BigRigTom Practicing 14.1

    My table is in my garage and I installed 3 fixtures which each have 4 x 4' florescent light bulbs. They use those small t-8 20 watt bulbs so they are pretty bright without using a lot of power. I then have that APA table light which I bought from the APA League Operators here in Southern...
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    Videos of BigRigTom Practicing 14.1

    I just upgraded my Vimeo account so I could upload videos there. The 1st two I uploaded were of me practicing 14.1 As many of you already know, I have been trying to break my high run of 27!:angry::o http://vimeo.com/user3629565/videos I know.......I know....:o Any of you that have the time...
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    366 on video by JS

    Ditto what everyone else said. Now I will humbly go back to trying to break my high run of 27:angry::cool:
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    2010 AZ Straight Pool Challenge!

    Life has been a full time job the past few months but with the grace of God I will manage to hang of for a while. Still playing in the APA 8 ball, 9 ball and still chasing perfection by practicing 14.1 when I have the time and energy.....and still trying to break that damned 27 high of mine...
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    2010 AZ Straight Pool Challenge!

    Good job! 30 is my goal but I am still holding a 27 high, 30 will come someday for me too.:confused:
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    What would make a ball hang in the pocket?

    Chances are that the cue ball grazed the rail before the pocket. Sometimes it happens so slightly and so quickly you may think it did not touch the rail when actually it did. Look at Dr. Dave's high speed video of a ball rattling in the corner pocket and you will see what I mean. Here is a link...
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    85 again

    Bill! The key in this thread is in the Title and it is the word "again"! There are many of us would have to substitute the word "finally" if we ever ran a 85! We are all pulling for you to break that 100 and post it so get back to that table and quit your whinning about ONLY hitting 85...
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