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    Professional Lessons

    What was the best advice you received in a lesson that improved your pool ability?
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    Marco Island pool....?

    Going to Marco for a few days. Does anyone know where the closest pool hall, or public pool table is located?
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    Linen wrap-developing a groove

    My cue has a linen wrap, and it feels as if it is developing grooves where I hold it in my fingers. Has this happened to anyone else? Does linen develop grooves? How long should a linen wrap last, before needing replaced?
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    Break cues on 7' tables

    Watching some recorded events on YouTube, and I noticed players using their playing cue to break. Is a break cue needed on a 7' table?
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    Central Indiana APA tables

    This weekend was the Indiana APA Invitaitional. The venue was great. The competition was great. Playing on Diamon tables was great. As a Central APA player I believe we were at a disadvantage. We play on Valley tables, and a lot of the players at the event were from neighboring states, where...
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    the Derby City Classic, ESPN, and the Majors of Pool

    What does it take for ESPN to pick up the Derby City Classic? The Derby City Classic is a Major Pool Tournament. The Majors of Pool Tournaments (?) The Mosconi Cup=Ryder Cup The U.S. Open=The US Open The Derby City Classic=The Masters The World Cup of Pool=The British Open What say YOU!
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    Pocket Reduction on a Olhausen GC 3

    I'm looking to have my pockets reduced to BCA tournament standards on my table. The mechanic is using the Accu fast rail, and will cut to size the rubber. Any concerns I should have on the end product?
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    Pro Shop

    Are there any billiard pro shops? One thing that I haven't found is a place where you can demo a cue, or for that matter a table.
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    Grand Champion 3 pockets

    Olhausen has a new pocket for the GC3, but I believe it has a high back profile and it's not as low as the standard plastic bucket. Does anyone know if a Diamond bucket/pocket would be compatible with the Olhausen?
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    Olhausen "upgraded" pockets

    I have a Olhausen Grand Champion 3 pool table. The pockets/buckets on my table are plastic. Whenever you pocket a ball you get the plastic "clack" when a ball drops. I put 3 layers of felt in the bottom of the bucket, and I get a "thud" rather than a "clack", but it's still not what I want...
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    Cue Ball against the rail..

    One of the toughest shots for me is when the cue ball is up against the rail and the object ball is +1/2 table away. Are there any good lessons or drills out there that can help with this situation?:confused:
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    How to prepare for a tournament

    I'm a month away from a tournament, and I want to prepare for it so I can feel ready. My thought was to work on cue ball control drills, breaking, cut shots, and league play to get me ready. I also have a few friends over to play games against them during the week to gauge my progress. How do...
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    Where's Shane and Earl?

    I was looking at the brackets for the US Open and didn't see Van Boening or Strickland listed. Did these two not register to play in this event?
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    Happiness is....

    New Simonis felt on the Olhausen GC III, in the Garage Mahal!
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    Advice on Finding a League Team

    I'm trying to get onto a team for the Indianapolis APA league. I've posted on their League website as a player looking for a team, but haven't received any leads. I haven't been on a league before, therefore I have no handicap established. How do others get onto teams? Is there a "handicap"...