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  1. Poolplaya9

    Big changes in FargoRatings

    Aaaah, no wonder I haven't been showing up the in the top 100 world list. Explains everything. And here I had been, always thinking I must not be...
  2. Poolplaya9

    object ball throw

    I had considered this argument, but when sticking to the vertical axis it's not just the speed of the shot and the dirtiness of the balls that you have to take into consideration as you mentioned, but you also have to judge for the amount of cut induced throw and adjust your aim accurately and...
  3. Poolplaya9

    object ball throw

    Good question, one I was discussing recently with someone. By staying on the vertical axis, you don't have to worry about squirt and swerve, but now you do have to worry about cut induced throw. By using true gearing english, you don't have to worry about cut induced throw, but now you do have...
  4. Poolplaya9

    Pressed triangle tips

    If someone wants to keep it cheap and wouldn't otherwise have any other use for a vice (everybody should have a vice though), I would think any C-clamp of the type below would work well as long as the jaw diameters are bigger than the tip and you keep the tip centered on both jaws...
  5. Poolplaya9

    Pocket size?

    For roughly 550 and below Fargo players who are not likely to improve much over time for whatever reason, 4.75 or 5 inch corner pockets might be the way to go. Too much tighter and you may find that it takes the fun out of it. For 550-650 players, 4.5 inch pockets strike a pretty good balance...
  6. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    Nope, kind of like you continuing to say it isn't when you know it is and after it was proven to you beyond all doubt. Both terms are fully appropriate.
  7. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    This is clearly a massive clueless moment for you. How is saying that it does the same job at picking winners as races to 8 even remotely similar to saying I like this format style? Look, we all brain fart from time to time, and when we realize it it is best to just acknowledge it and shrug it...
  8. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    Just because it can also be called a shoot out does not mean that it isn't also a set. It is clearly a set as well. Things can be categorized multiple ways at the same time, but you already knew that too.
  9. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    All I've defended is that it isn't horrible about picking winners, and that I find it hard to fault somebody for trying something new when the old has substantial history of not working well. Anybody that can read into that that I think this format is the greatest thing since sliced bread is...
  10. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    If you think it does a really poor job of picking the winners in comparison to a race to 8, you are clueless. If you think I have said that I like this format, you are clueless.
  11. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    A set as we have been using it is just more than one of something that is intended to go together. More than one spot shot, when there are intended to be four or more together as is the case here, is a set. More than one game of 9 ball, when they are intended to go together, is a set of 9...
  12. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    No involvement, and haven't posted anything that would give anybody the idea that I care about this tour any more than any other tournament, or even that I like it for that matter, so you probably shouldn't assume. My only purpose was to address the false notion that this format doesn't do a...
  13. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    Can you count? There is four of them, or more. More than one becomes a set, it just isn't a set of what you would preferred it to be a set of. What's you point, because it sure had nothing to do with my point? My point was that I think people have more reason to cry about breaks deciding...
  14. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    I know you know how to count, so you know as well as everybody else they are playing three races to four, although obviously the third set to four consists of shootout shots rather than traditional games (and if tied will actually continue past four for as long as it takes to break the tie)...
  15. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    The 790 is going to be the slight underdog in the races to four, and is going to be a slight underdog in a shootout, and even more of an underdog to win both a race to four and a shootout when they were already slight underdog in both. But that upset is going to happen sometimes, at roughly the...
  16. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    He is 15 years old and being actively coached by Tyler Styer. He has like 800ish games in the system but I'm guessing it is a case where he is improving at a pretty fast rate recently and so his Fargo would already lag behind his true speed in such case, and with that kind of robustness it...
  17. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    I didn't say that, nor do I think that, and have said so. What I think, because it is what the evidence shows so far, it the totality of the format is proving to pick the best players, and have the same amount of upsets, as race to 8 tournaments. As I stated before, it doesn't really matter...
  18. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    We don't have anything at this point to indicate that he is right, the best we have is that we have about the same results and the same amount of upsets as what a races to 8 tournament produces. Now there is some possibility that both could be true at the same time, but where the percentage of...
  19. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    I didn't say they didn't change how the game was played, but the reasoning, the purpose, what they are really trying to change, and did change, is the viewing experience. It is the viewing experience that is going to bring in or turn off fans, which is why they both changed the viewing...
  20. Poolplaya9

    Ohio Open, US PRO SERIES

    It is a set none the less. The third set could be a set of 8 ball, about as different as can be, but it is still a third set. It doesn't matter because they aren't playing each other only a single race to a minimum of four more difficult variations of the spot shot (and more as needed, I think...
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