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  1. Jude Rosenstock

    Want to improve? This is how. Part 1

    Hi. It's nice to see people are still reading these posts I made over a decade ago! I'm mostly on Facebook now with groups PIND and Proving Grounds but I'll try to make it a point to visit azbilliards more often!
  2. Jude Rosenstock

    Should I open a pool room?

    And here comes the curmudgeonly attitude. Blah, blah, blah, curse, insults. Okay...
  3. Jude Rosenstock

    New Predator Table

    I agree. I'm a big fan of beads, especially the ones meant for 14.1. When they're installed well (like, on a metal rod), it offers a very satisfying feeling when you get to flip a bead to score your wins. Rail counters are far less satisfying and it's harder, as a spectator, to follow what's...
  4. Jude Rosenstock

    How much space for backstroke?

    This is your best answer. I'm like Bob here. In my opinion, given the choice, you want a lot more room. The best home room set-ups I've seen always have tons of space, to the point where you don't even have to ask the question, "will this table fit?" Every person buys a table for a different...
  5. Jude Rosenstock

    Should I open a pool room?

    I think we're just focusing on different aspects of this. I'm here to talk about management and you're talking about themes. That's cool but I don't understand why you would reply to *my* comment then.
  6. Jude Rosenstock

    New Predator Table

    Well, we're gonna see how they play starting tomorrow. I'm still very curious to see what the price point is but I'm betting they'll be right in line with the Diamond Pro/Am, which will be a bit disappointing. I think a table manufacturer could be very successful if they built a Tournament...
  7. Jude Rosenstock

    Should I open a pool room?

    It's just more complicated than that. I've played in dozens of poolrooms over the years and no two are alike. Being "retro" is a nice theme. I've always enjoyed it. But, success isn't found in themes. It's about constantly trying to monetize every square foot of your space while remembering...
  8. Jude Rosenstock

    Should I open a pool room?

    Those are all solid ideas but the truth is, there isn't a single winning formula. In my opinion, you want to double down on your pool experience while remaining flexible with your other ideas. You need a good and young team of employees who can feed you ideas on how to become/remain a staple...
  9. Jude Rosenstock

    New Predator Table

    Wow, I hadn't heard of SAM tables in decades. When the infamous Chelsea Billiards in NYC changed ownership, there was some discussion about moving to SAM tables. They ended up selling off the Gold Crown 3s in favor of black Gold Crown 4s, probably because Brunswicks were known for being a bit...
  10. Jude Rosenstock

    Should I open a pool room?

    Opening a poolroom on its face is not a good or bad idea. However, there is a reason why some poolrooms thrive while others struggle. In fact, two of New York's most successful rooms occupy locations of prior poolrooms that had gone under. I think, the key to success is understanding that...
  11. Jude Rosenstock

    JB CASES favorite pool pics

    I looked at a few other photos. My suspicion is, this was a serious, yet kinda new hobby for her. I don't think she was much more than novice approaching intermediate speed. That said, none of this surprises me one bit. When I lived in NYC, it was not unusual to see celebrities playing pool...
  12. Jude Rosenstock

    JB CASES favorite pool pics

    If you google "Janice Joplin billiards", you'll find a few other photos. I think they're all taken in someone's home (not a poolroom).
  13. Jude Rosenstock

    Questions about switching to carbon fiber

    Ugh, so being respectful is not something you do. Yes, I live in a state where it gets to be 105 degrees for months at a time and yes, occasionally I leave my cues in my car. At big tournaments, one's choices can often be limited. The idea that you can have shafts that don't warp is appealing...
  14. Jude Rosenstock

    Questions about switching to carbon fiber

    Have a nice day.
  15. Jude Rosenstock

    Questions about switching to carbon fiber

    Okay buddy... :rolleyes:
  16. Jude Rosenstock

    Questions about switching to carbon fiber

    No, you're just stubbornly refusing to admit some basic truths here and I'm tired of talking about it.
  17. Jude Rosenstock

    Questions about switching to carbon fiber

    I think you're missing my point. We're only observing this as pool players. I would be fascinated to see some real scientific data. Like, I highly doubt 20 mph is the threshold for when wood flexes. It's probably less. And it's probably different for maple than it is for purple heart. It's...
  18. Jude Rosenstock

    Questions about switching to carbon fiber

    This is where we begin to go outside our pay grade. Energy transfer is huge but we're only observing this as pool players. I would be curious to see how much a wood shaft flexes at 5 mph, 10 mph, 15, mph, 20 mph, and 25 mph and then see what happens with CF. My suspicion is, wood flexes very...
  19. Jude Rosenstock

    Questions about switching to carbon fiber

    Well, it doesn't really matter. You can play with a wood cue all you want. It doesn't change the fact that carbon fiber is a superior material and the benefits of it aren't just specific to better players. There are practical advantages *everyone* can enjoy.
  20. Jude Rosenstock

    Women's 14.1 High Run

    One of my personal favorite examples of this is the creation of a key ball. 9ball players routinely run balls where they sit. In fact, you're taught to not move balls unless you have to. GREAT 14.1 often means manipulating the layout so you can have a routine end-pattern and the very best...
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