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    Top 10 Reasons for Missing … and How to Prevent It

    Yes, there are always multiple reasons that are more realistic that can cause a pro to miss a shot, starting with the most common; their focus dipped even just slightly in that fraction of time. Pros are mere mortals just like the rest of us and will make mistakes too.
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    Top 10 Reasons for Missing … and How to Prevent It

    One of the biggest contributors to me missing early on was bad aiming and mainly caused by not properly lining up my shot when standing up and trying to aim after getting down on the ball. For the misses on crucial shots, it was pressure causing a lack of proper focus.
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    Refinishing a Scruggs

    Proficient Billiards all day any day. Scot is a magician.
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    The Octopus by Black Boar

    This is an amazing looking cue! One day, I will own one of Tony's cues.
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    Top 10 Reasons to Use an Open Bridge

    A glove should always be recommended no matter what. Without a glove, the shaft gets dirty and sticky from natural body oils and thus introduces more variable to your stroke. If you can avoid that for something that costs $20, why wouldn't you?
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    best cue you ever had or still have ???

    Just let it go, not worth it imo and only serves to derail the thread.
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    Common mistakes a lot of average players make.

    I agree. A big part of winning in 8 ball (and rotation) is recognizing when you can run out and when you need to try and plan out a run to setup a safety play.
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    Common mistakes a lot of average players make.

    Some additional ones I recalled watching a buddy play... Focusing too much about where the CB should/would go Standing up right after shooting to try and follow the shot Thinking that hitting hard makes you more accurate Not chalking after every shot (unless you use Taom chalk :cool:)
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    best cue you ever had or still have ???

    Wow... the last couple of pages have really derailed this thread into "ignore" territory. Also, after getting my Mezz back from Proficient Billiards, I have re-confirmed that my best personal cue to date is STILL the Mezz cue with an Ignite shaft.
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    Greatest living, active Cuemakers, three categories.

    Paul Drexler, Black Boar Jerry Powers, Chris Nitti, Keith Josey Too many to list
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    Top 10 Reasons to Use an Open Bridge

    The good things about closed bridge is they can provide people with a sense of security and they can help combat the urge to jerk up when shooting if your stroke mechanics aren't cemented yet.
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    Top 10 Reasons to Use an Open Bridge

    I personally have always favored using an open bridge myself, but like it was mentioned earlier in this thread I also shoot in a very low stance with the cue close to touching my chin. Part of it might have also been that I used to not wear a glove and hated talc powder, so using an open bridge...
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    When you can't get natural angle;.... do you use draw or follow?

    Probably some crazy follow that bounces from the straight nipple to the left nipple to send the cue ball all the way down long side for a straight shot on the 9.
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    When you can't get natural angle;.... do you use draw or follow?

    Assuming I am trying to make it, I would try to cheat the pocket with follow and a lot of right spin and try to position and try to get as close to the middle diamond as possible on a 2 rail bounce. That said, I would also consider eyeing a defensive play where I try to stick the cue as close to...
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    My personal gripe list buying on forums, or eBay.

    I would imagine having a mandated template that you have to fill out to sell/buy things by communities that dabble in the transaction of pool stuff would go a long way of shoring up quality.
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    Positive experience with Proficient Billiards

    I am not much for writing positive reviews (too lazy), but I feel like I have to for Proficient Billiards. So recently I scratched up the finish the forearm of my Mezz EC7-ES when I failed to notice the chalk beneath the cue when shooting. While it is by no means an "expensive" cue in the world...
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    Common mistakes a lot of average players make.

    Here are the ones I have noticed Not taking the time to line up your shot while standing Holding the cue too tightly when shooting
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    Clean Gleem - NEW 8 ball capacity ball cleaner/polisher

    Will using the spray method for the cleaner cause damage to the top wood in the long run? Thanks!
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    Clean Gleem - NEW 8 ball capacity ball cleaner/polisher

    How much is the 16 ball model?
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    Ball storage when not in use

    I wouldn't put it past those shifty folks!
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