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  1. IbeAnEngineer

    Advice on Cue Tips

    Recently, I have been using Ultraskin mediums and like them a lot. They seem to be holding up real well and only cost 3-4 bucks.
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    Table Difficulty Factor (TDF) for measuring table "toughness"

    IbeAnEngineer - 9', 4.5", 1.0", 1.5" - 1.05 (GC 1)
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    Bludworth Dufferin = Confused

    I have seen one in the past.
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    Tip - what Flavor is everybody using these days

    Ultraskin Black in medium.
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    Earl

    Thanks for sharing the interview.
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    Funny Comment from a teammate on my cue.

    A teammate cracked me up Thursday night after league. This teammate plays with a light cue, <19 oz with a thin carbon fiber shaft, and to my knowledge has always used low deflection shafts. He picks up my cue (1980's Schon R-1 20oz with standard 13mm) and hits a few balls. After a few shots...
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    Let's talk chalk

    Blue Masters. Been using it for 35 + years and I am still happy with it.
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    OMEGA CUE CASE VS JB CUE CASE-

    We have a few of each in the family, (3) JB and (2) Acme so I will give you what I feel is a fair comparison. First, the ACME is more affordable than the JB Rugged by around 50%. In my opinion, the JB is the better constructed of the two. It feels heavier and more solid, as it should be, as...
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    Stolen cues alert! Lafayette LA last Monday night.

    Scott, you may want to contact the operators of any local pool leagues and let them know that your cues had been stolen, and you have a reward out. APA has leagues in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles. Lafayette is right in between those two. There are BCA leagues in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Lake...
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    How Does an APA 7 Go Down to a 6?

    Best of luck on getting your handicap dropped. Years ago, when I was still playing APA. I had a team mate who almost got killed in a motorcycle accident (Actually he did die a couple of times on the way to the hospital and once in the OR and they were able to bring him back). In any case, he...
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    Southwest Cue Wait

    I got on South West's waiting list in April 2003, They started my cue in Feb 2014, It was delivered in Jan 2015. I absolutely love the way it plays and will never sell it.
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    Laurie Franklin (Southwest Cues) just called....

    I play with mine and have been extremely satisfied with it. Took delivery of it 5 years ago. Enjoy your cue!
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    Flying with your cue

    When I travel with a cue. I use a baseball/softball equipment roller bag as my luggage. It has a hard bottom that protects the cue and compartment that is intended for bats to fit in which is just the right size for a hard case to fit in. The top section has enough room for several days...
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    Refinish or not?

    I had a C11 refinished by McDermott several years ago. They did very good work. Replaced the butt cap, refinished and rewrapped the cue along with another shaft.
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    any1 who owns a jacoby can do this measurement for me

    My wife's Jacoby, which was made by David Jacoby in 2003, has a diameter of 1.09"
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    Favorite player and least favorite player?

    I have two of each Favorite: first is Ralf S. (I try to pattern my game after his consistency and professionalism) or Alex P. (Ton of heart, inventive, and Entertaining). Least Favorite: Mika or Earl (due to demeanor)
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    Cue Question - Willie Elder brand?

    Hi all, Just got a text from a buddy at pool hall. He just picked up a cue with a clear plastic window in the butt that has Willie Elder's Finest in foil under the plastic ring. Don't have any pictures yet and was wondering if anyone here has an idea what he has based on the label in the but...
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    UPA League of Champions

    Hello All, I was approached this evening by someone who was recruiting players for the UPA League of Champions. Does anyone on the board have any input or had any experience with this league? I checked out their website and there was not a lot of specifics listed. Any info or experiences...
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    Need dimensions for metal rack to hold triangle on a GC II

    I currently have a and older GC table that is missing the metal rack that holds the triangle. Rather than ordering/ buying a replacement, I was going to fabricate one out of some 1/4" round bar that I have out in my shop. However, I need the dimensions. Could someone who has access to the...
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    Players Booted for Gambling?

    Just got home from BCAPL in Vegas. While out there I heard from 2 different people that some players were 86'd from the Riv/tournament area for gambling. Would have happened prior to Tuesday A.M. Did anyone actually see this?
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