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    In One Pocket, what do you call it when....

    .... You play the cue ball safe, deep in the corner near your opponents goal pocket, without a feasible bank or kick shot? My brother and I have started calling that zone "the armpit." As in, "Man, you really put me in the armpit that time." Just curious if anyone has any other slang they use...
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    Cue evolution/age question

    My daughter gave me for Christmas two REALLY old one-piece house cues. The antique dealer told her they were traceable to the Nevada area, circa 1900(?). One is a four point splice; the other is a butterfly splice. One is stamped with a number 6, and the other is stamped with the number 14...
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    Any way to (export or) print all the posts to a thread?

    Is there any way to print all the posts to a thread with just a few clicks (i.e., without cutting and pasting each post)? This would be really helpful for certain threads.
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    A cautionary tale from a New Orleans suburb

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/arrest_made_in_fatal_metairie.html#cmpid=nwsltrhead (The penalty for manslaughter in La. is 0-40 years at hard labor. I don't know the people involved. They could be thugs, or decent folks who just got hot and made a lapse of judgment. No dispute...
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    A rare ending....

    In a close 8-ball game, I am on the eight, but the cue ball, the eight ball, and my opponent's last ball (the 9) are all (not quite) frozen to the short rail, in that order. I considered playing safe, but instead I took the risk: I shot the CB into the eight, and the eight into the nine. As...
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    Magic Rack: Great, provided...

    ... The balls are new and have not shrunk. The only problem is balls shrink over time, and you cannot get a nice rack with older shrunken balls. (Hmmm... it seems impossible to talk about pool without sounding dirty...) Seriously, I really like this rack, and surprisingly, it is thin enough...
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    Trick shots + stunning girl

    This was posted on YouTube back in 2011. I apologize if it is a repost. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gUlk3iPTyM Kinda hard to keep your head down on some of these shots.
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    OB Shaft question

    Does OB make a shaft that is not bored out on the end, or a shaft with less boring depth? I know that the difference between the OB-1 and the OB-2 is tip diameter and taper. ... And I know that the difference between the Classic and the Classic Pro is the tip diameter and the taper...
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    Spots on Balls

    The egg crate is cool. My version is easily washed. An old terrycloth towel ripped to four pieces and sewn in the middle forms eight legs.
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    Where to Play in San Diego?

    Looking for good tables, and good food is a plus. I will be downtown near the convention center. I saw Jolt'n Joes website, but there are lots of places and I will probably have time for only one. Your recommendations are valued and appreciated. THANKS!
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    Sincere clarification questions about Stan's CTE/ProOne method

    I bought the video. I still have questions. I could have PM'd Stan, but I thought I would ask the forum in case others could help me. I started a new thread because this is not a criticism or a debate, but a set of clarification questions. 1. I follow what Stan is saying about finding the...
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    Confused about the definition of "skid"

    Recent posts about Johnny Archer "blaming a table for skid" made me question my understanding of what "skid" is. I thought "skid" describes the OB deviating from the intended track to the pocket because of throw or cling with the CB. I thought it is called "skid" because, just after impact...
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    New Thread Posted Twice???

    My recent thread on inviting non-players to play posted twice. How did that happen? I did not do it. Mods: Please kill one of them.
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    Help rebuild pool - invite a non-playing friend to play

    My brother and I were meeting for coffee on Saturday mornings to shoot bull and discuss politics. One day, I suggested we have our coffee at a 24/7 pool hall I go to. Although I was not trying to "create a convert," after 5 weeks, I think he has "caught the bug," wanting to buy his own cue...
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    Help rebuild pool - invite a non-playing friend to play

    My brother and I were meeting for coffee on Saturday mornings to shoot bull and discuss politics. One day, I suggested we have our coffee at a 24/7 pool hall I go to. Although I was not trying to "create a convert," after 5 weeks, I think he has "caught the bug," wanting to buy his own cue...
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    Can anyone identify this movie?

    It's driving me crazy. John Wayne, a familiar character actor, and Martin Landau(?) in the background.
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    Is that akaTrigger....

    ... on the inside cover of the 2011 PoolDawg catalog? Just goes to show, if you use your photo for your AZB avatar, and you will become a celebrity in the pool world! I can't wait until some AZB posters make the BCA HOF. Cheers!
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    What is the name of this game?

    What is the name of the billiard game that employs t-shaped pegs in the middle of the playing field? Mr. Bond's avatar shows Sean Connery playing the game.
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    Recommended places to play in Vegas?

    I am traveling again. Wife won't join me to Vegas. So, I am looking for good food, good music, and good 9ftrs. I suspect Vegas has lots of good places. Any recommendations?
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