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    The PAUSE in pool stroke

    If I was actually thinking 'Set - Pause - Finish' every time I made a shot I wouldn't be able to make anything! After PSR I confirm my tip position on the CB (Set) I then switch my eyes from the CB to OB as I start my take away, intense focus on contact point of OB which takes about a second...
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    It’s a Billiard not a Carom!!!

    Technically every time the CB makes contact with the OB it is a kiss. If not how could there ever be a Double Kiss?
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    Poolmanis over analyzing angles and position.

    Like the way you analyze your game but you lose me on some of the angle numbers you’re throwing out there
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    Advice on Cue Tips

    I've been using LePro's for decades, don't plan on changing. They sit on top of my Predator 314-2 shafts which I don't plan on changing either. I can't remember the last time I had a miscue or needed more draw or spin, my problem has never been not having enough but to tame what I have. On 99.9%...
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    Revo size

    I see a lot of players go from their 13 mm wooden shaft to a 12.4 Revo. Why not the 12.9? Is this just a preference thing?
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    What is my best choice with fluorescent bulbs ?

    I think T8s and T12s are interchangeable and as long as you have single pin tombstones(sockets), if not you can change them, this is what I did. I contacted someone who has done a lot of Diamond lights, I had 4 T8, 8 foot fluorescents in my Diamond pool light. I got rid of the ballasts and...
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    2021 US Open Player List?

    Hoping to see Jason Klatt’s name on the list
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    Wasted chalk?

    Very simple. Just pretend that you accidentally knock it off the table and you’ll never see it again
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    Weird things players do .....

    I've read where some instructors will teach their students to lightly hold the butt end of a cue by having them hold a piece of chalk in their grip hand like you've seen
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    Weird things players do .....

    This is the finger trap thingy I'm talking about. I've seen some players use it on every shot but it looks like Kevin Cheng only uses it on the break. At 47:50 into video.
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    Weird things players do .....

    I never tried to give him advice, even stated that if it ups someone's confidence who am I to change it. Just having a conversation over a beer and a lot of players like to tell you why they do things whether you ask or not. I liked watching Jimmy Moore and wish I could have watched some matches...
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    Weird things players do .....

    I've seen the swooping across the ball, and a pro who would use what looked like the old finger trap between the fingers of his bridge hand instead of a paper towel to slide the cue through. Interesting stories, Thanks!
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    Weird things players do .....

    I watched an old guy practicing the other day and he wasn't that bad a player, but I noticed that when he practiced his draw shots he would move his grip forward on the cue and drop his elbow following the stroke. I talked to him about it later and he said that when he was younger an old...
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    Stats -- Frost vs. McGrath 7-Foot 8-Ball Race to 80, August 2021

    I've played Bobby many many times. Rack’s on the Rocks used to be called RJ’s and when I’d go in on a slow day Bobby and I would play friendly sets of races to 7 for $20 since we all knew each other . I grew up playing Bobby senior, Al Heet and Judex James
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    You are all missing the boat!! Ned Morris cues are the best playing cues I've (and my buddies) played with!

    I have two cues that I play with and one that I retired years ago. I play with a Schon and a Pechauer, but bot have Predator shafts that are interchangeable 5/16 x 14.
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    Wool socks............

    Sometimes I can’t sleep so I get a cup of coffee, weird but it helps me sleep, throw on a pair of wool hunting socks and head for my Gold Crown in the basement. It feels like I’m walking in a cool dry comforter, love them! Nothing like starting at 3 am, in underwear and socks(sorry for the...
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    suppose you had $5K to spend on pool...

    I would put new rubber and cloth plus a couple tweaks on my GC IV. Forget what it’s called but have the slate dragged with a slab of granite before the bed cloth is laid
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    A great shot that ALMOST worked!

    Diagram 2 is similar to my layout except the CB was frozen to the head rail and the 1 ball was about 6 inches farther away with balls blocking the right hand corner. I could have easily rolled to a safety putting the CB behind the balls on the right but sometimes you just have to go for it. It...
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    A great shot that ALMOST worked!

    My opponent breaks in 9 ball and leaves the CB frozen to middle of the head rail. The 1 is one ball to the left of center table just past the side pockets. I could of played safe or pushed but it was only a $5 game and I'd had a couple of beers. The 2 ball was sitting a little to the left of the...
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    Nick Varner Interview

    I’ll never forget it, I was practicing alone on the 9 foot table closest to the entrance in Peoria, IL. A man walked in and stopped next to my table and when I looked up it was Nick Varner. I said “Mr Varner” and he extended his hand asking to speak to the owner. I walked him to the bar and...