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    How much louder is a break cue than using a regular cue for breaking?

    The missus can (sometimes) tolerate me breaking with one of my house cues I keep around for friends when they come over, but I am worried that if I get a proper break cue with a phenolic tip it will be much louder. Can those of you with break cues please let me know? I play at home, not in a...
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    Recommendations for mechanic to help level a table in NYC

    The mechanic who installed my table disappeared and isn't returning messages. So I can't ask him to come by and re-level the table. (may have been settling or faulty shims under slate edge). Are there any recommendations for mechanics in the NYC area who would be willing to level only (no...
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    Recommendations for mechanic to help level a table in NYC

    The mechanic who installed my table disappeared and isn't returning messages. So I can't ask him to come by and re-level the table. (may have been settling or faulty shims under slate edge). Are there any recommendations for mechanics in the NYC area who would be willing to level only (no...
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    Pool mechanic etiquette - guy's coming to back to fix an uneven table a few months later since he guarantees his work - do I tip?

    Paid a mechanic $500 to install my table a few months ago (no move, just install/level). He said he does a one-year guarantee on the level. A few months later there are some areas where the table is definitely not level. Probably floor settling a bit. We are scheduling time for him to come back...
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    Is my table not even or is my slate f***ed up?

    https://streamja.com/7ay3R Got this Brunswick GC1 installed three months ago by a reputable mechanic. I've been noticing some weird roll issues. Finally tried to test it using the three-frozen ball method to avoid any english. What is throwing me off is that the uneven-ness is super obvious...
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    Brand new unopened spray can of Quick Clean table cleaner for $10 shipped OBO

    I bought it, realized I don't need it since I vacuum my table. Amazon doesn't take returns so I am selling.
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    Critique my stroke - video analysis

    I posted recently about not hitting it straight consistently enough and was told that video analysis is the best bet. Here is my video from two angles. Just from looking at this I see a few minor things - not sure if they are problems: Dropping the elbow a bit. Follow-through could be longer...
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    What are possible reasons I am not hitting the ball straight?

    1) It isn't eye dominance. I know this because I line up a straight shot, I know where to aim, and after I hit the cue ball I can immediately see that it is not traveling toward the center of the OB but rather on line to hit the OB left-of-center, for example. In other words, I know where to...
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    Burn marks on cloth

    I just got a table in August with new Proform worsted wool cloth, which is supposedly pretty good although not Simonis. Three months in and I've noticing quite a few burn marks (light spots) on the fabric. I tried cleaning with a vacuum and damp cloth but no luck in getting rid of them. Is...
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    Can I just leave my personal cue in an upright wall cue rack (instead of in a case)?

    Half the fun of having my own table is less fuss to play. Is there really any benefit of taking apart my cue and storing it in a case after every play at home? Can I just keep it permanently in upright position in the wall rack at home next to my table? Assuming that will be fine but want to get...
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    Cloth cleaning questions

    1) Can anyone recommend a handheld vacuum that won't pull cloth? So much info in previous threads that my head is spinning. I don't want a Shop Vac, I want something small. Links appreciated. 2) Can I use a Simonis X1 on ProLine ProForm worsted wool cloth? I know Simonis says to just use with...
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    Open bridge joint pain in base of thumb

    Has anyone had this? After even an hour of playing, I get joint pain in the base of my thumb. I think from the pressure of pushing my thumb against my index finger to form the open bridge slot for the cue. It doesn't really hurt while I'm playing but rather it lasts for days after. I got this...
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    Can anyone recommend a mechanic in the NYC area?

    Need to install a Brunswick Gold Crown 1. I have all the parts, it is just disassembled. Anyone reputable in the NYC area? Thanks.
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    Gold Crown Vinyl Table Cover

    Anyone have one for sale? Edit: Looking for brown for a 9 footer.
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    Standard Gold Crown 1 Pockets

    I am buying a GC1, it comes with standard pockets and original Monarch rubber, which I think are pretty wide (4.75-5)? I am relatively new to the game and not good by any means - probably an APA 4/5. Does it make sense to stick with these pockets for a few years until I get better and then try...
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    How "risky" is it to move an already disassembled pool table without a professional?

    How "risky" is it to move an already disassembled pool table without a professional? Not talking about disassembling (would have pro). Not talking about assembling (would have pro). Literally pick up disassembled table, put into a U Haul, drive 2 hours, unload into home, and then have a pro...
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    Tables on hardwood

    Has anyone owned a pool table on hardwood WITHOUT a giant rug that extends 5 feet beyond the table in every direction? If so, what has been your experience with floor damage from cue/object balls that inadvertently fly off the table? My table will be in the middle of a large room and not sure...
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    Adding triangular frame support blocks to GC III?

    Hi - did you end up ever getting the iron supports and how hard did you find it to install?
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    How hard is it to refinish the chrome castings on a Gold Crown?

    I want to refinish them to copper - the metal castings at the pockets and on the round feet. Can I do this myself? Does it require taking apart the entire table to do it or can it be done while the table is still assembled? Would you recommend a pro?
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    Do I really need a 60"+ light for a 9 foot table?

    Or is 40-48" good enough? There is a difference between ideal and good enough, and I am trying to understand where that line is. Thanks
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