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  1. His Boy Elroy

    Jayson Shaw's 247 run

    I just finished watching Jayson Shaw's 227 run from the the Derby City Classic on YOU TUBE. It was interesting. I think about 3 times he found himself in a serious pickle and had to take considerable time thinking before pulling a rabbit out of a hat! For the rest of the 57 minutes though, he...
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    Hmmmm! Someone go teach Florian "Venom" Koehler how to shoot with T.O.I.

    I just finished watching a few of the guy's videos on YOU TUBE. I must have matured since the last time I watched those same videos. This time I concentrated on watching the shots and not the models. This, in turn, led me to a new appreciation of his ASTOUNDING skill! I recall reading that he's...
  3. His Boy Elroy

    Rules question

    So I'm playing on my G4 last night...just throwing 15 balls out there and banging them in. A ball I tried to make in the corner ratttled, then stopped on the lip. 2 minutes later I made a shot in the side, opposite the corner pocket with the ball on the lip. The ball I made in the side had some...
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    Curious observation about oldtimer's strokes

    There's another thread on the front page called, " Who's the best all - around player of all time." In post # 10 there's a link to an interesting article about Harold Worst. So after reading it I went over to YOU TUBE to see if I could catch a glimpse of his game. That's all I could catch...a...
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    The day Sister Norma inadvertantly purchased the Devil's greatest creation!

    In 1971, when I was 11, my aunt, Sister Norma passed away. Being a nun, she didn't have a whole lot, but my mom and her three siblings inherited what she did have. I remember my dad, a few times, broaching the subject of putting that money to what he thought would be fine use. I remember my...
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    Correction: balls do "rattle" in my pockets, but they don't "wobble"

    Correction: balls do "rattle" in my pockets, but they don't "wobble" Last week I started a thread titled "I love the pockets on my Gold Crown IV" I proceeded to inform the forum that I purchased a used GC 14 months ago and had the sub rails extended and the pockets tightened to 4-3/8" by a...
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    I love the pockets on my Gold Crown IV !

    Fourteen months ago I bought a used GC 4 with the standard 5 - 18 corner pockets. I learned on these forums about a top notch Chicago mechanic named Jeirimy Chambers. He extended the sub -rails, put in the same Artemis cushions found in Diamonds, and made the corner pockets 4 - 3/8.. While...
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    For God's sake, What do these GC slates weigh?

    Three guys from the used pool table dealership just delivered my Gold Crown IV. Two of them ( the biggest two) carried in the three pieces of slate. I think the only reason why the other guy didn't help was because maybe there was no room for him, or maybe there was nothing for him to grab, or...
  9. His Boy Elroy

    $200 for a billiard university diploma!!

    I'm a bit confused. I wish someone would help me out. What is Billiard University? Can I see it or touch it or taste it in some way? Is there any other way I can perceive what it could possibly be? Can someone describe this entity to me In a way where I could have just a fasmile of recognition...
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    Problem on the manage attachments page

    I'm a technical nit wit. I use an Ipad. I started a thread called "Vintage Minnesota Fats pool tables." To make a long story short, some folks want me to post photographs of my pool table in the thread. I don't own a smart phone. I found someone who does. She photographed the table and sent...
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    Vintage Minnesota Fats Tables

    Sunday I started a thread in the " Pool Table and Accessories" section. It went something like this: The other day during a discussion in the forums I mentioned that I played on a 1971 Minnesota Fats pool table. Not everyone was impressed. Seems tables with Fats name from the 70's up until...
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    Vintage Minnesota fats tables

    I posted this in the equipment forum a few days ago. it's gotten 75 views and 0 replies, so I'll post it here. I mentioned in a post that I play on a 1971 Minnesota Fats table. Not everyone was impressed. Seems from the 70's and still today, Fats tables were and are sold in department stores...
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    Vintage Minnesota Fats tables?

    I've told people in these forums that I have a 1971 Minnesota Fats table and they're not impressed. Seems these days tables named after Fats are sold mostly in department stores and the most expensive one goes for $1300. The one I play on my dad bought in 1971 at a dealership that sold Fats...
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    Problems drawing the ball on simonis 760

    I'm having problems miscueing on my draw shots. I've been drawing foe 42 years. I know how it's done. This miscueing started about about a year ago when I bought a few new cues that were of much better quality than what I had been using. I've been thinking maybe the tips were too hard, then I...
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    His Boy Elroy - Pool Eccentric: An Autobiography

    There's a thread over at the "Ask the instructor" Forum titled "Would like some ideas on playing better shape." That's what they talked about Monday until the middle of page 2 when I rudely interrupted and changed the subject. Without really intending to, I sat for 2 hours, collected my...
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    What tip is on my McDermott ?

    I'm running the risk of being thought of as a possible knucklehead by some of you, but that's alright. My screen name is a cartoon character. I'll estimate I've played pool for 10,000 hours of my life, but it's all been in my basement. I never read much about pool until I discovered these...
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    How much does pressure affect the pro's

    One thing I've noticed about these TAR broadcasts is how easily and nonchalantly these pro's pocket balls while chatting with the host. If some of these shots appeared in a televised match the analyst would inevitably say something like, "This one's a real tester. In a pressure situation like...
  18. His Boy Elroy

    Darren Appleton on snooker

    I'm a newbie and not allowed to post links yet, but Darren Appleton says on TAR podcast 36, about 30:30 minutes into it that if O'Sullivan and Bustamonte played pool on a nine foot table with snooker balls and snooker cues, that Bustamonte would come out on top. I'll assume, therefore, that he...
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