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  1. Banker Burt

    USA vs. World

    My name is Bart Mahoney. On another thread about 2007 vs. 2008 business performance, I was compelled to share some info about my position as the House/teaching Pro at Hardtimes, Sacramento. After personally speaking with a room owner from the east coast, who contacted me through the other...
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    Memorial service for Dave

    Christina wishes to share her deepest appreciation for all the support in her time of need. Services for Dave are at 2:00 pm this Thursday, July 5th, at the First Covenant Church in Oakland, Ca. The address is 4000 Redwood Rd. Directions - 580E from I80 take 35th Ave. exit turn left...
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    Different sized cue-balls

    It is becoming common knowledge that the many manufacturers of cue-balls apparently have no restriction of specifications about what size they should be made. Recently at a tournament we measured an aramith measle ball being used with Centenial object-balls. With the new set of balls the...
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    Eureka results?

    Just wondering if anyone could give results for the tournament in Eureka, CA this last weekend. I finished 7/8 but had to leave before it was over. It was a good field with allot of players playing well. Wished we could have stayed because the lunch spread put on by Ragg's and his staff was...
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    please switch shoes...

    To all IPT selected players - As a player looking from the outside, could you please stop (just for a second) and remember where you were before the IPT selected you. We were all one happy broke family of pool players. I know many a players who were selected and I am extremely happy for them...
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    Terry Stonier Memorial - March 18 & 19

    Just a heads up but the annual Jointed Cue Tournament is coming up. I didn't post this thread to help the turn-out because a 100 + players show up each year. This tournament started back in 1969 during the first year that "The Joint" was opened. It grew into a stellar money event back in the...
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    IPT and OUR sport's future

    I must get this off my chest! IPT & non-IPT cardholder facts - 1) All of the players, including myself that submitted a resume before the deadline, received an e-mail from the IPT stating that they were sorry that we were not accepted but we would be placed on an alternate list. If spots...
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    Best Lines You Ever Heard...

    It seems I remember a thread referring to "Best Poolroom Stories", but what about "Best One Liners"? Got any? Start with a situation, then follow with the line or lines used in relation to the situation (personal names or locations are not necessary, but could be used if in good taste)...
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    IPT Satellite Qualifiers

    Help me please. The following is just a rumor that I am interested to know more about. If any of you could help... I understand there was an IPT satellite qualifier tournament ran at the DCC. I was not there but I heard from a good source that 16 players put up 200.00 each vying for a paid...
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    calcutta vs. golf vs. pool

    Calcutta - A line or betting odds for gambling on a player Golf - a more predictable game, course vs. player vs. playing conditions Pool - a much less predictable game, course vs. player vs. conditions In any case, this thread is a spin off from John wanting to clear some air about his...
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    IPT 2007 Tour will be better

    Just my humble opinion but I think the cream will rise to the top 100 in 2006 and it will be an all out war qualifying for 2007. I seem to miss many names on the list, some that I personally know signed up for it. Guys like Billy Palmer, George Michaels, Dave Hemmah, Chris MacDonald, Amar Kang...
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    Free CB Lesson

    FWIW Entry level players?! Bridge-forms are the most difficult to develop for striking the cue-ball; let alone adding stance, grip, arm-positions, head-position, motion and then you gotta aim? It's like rubbin' your tummy, and pattin' your head (type thing), or driving a stick shift for the...
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    Cold rackers...

    The endless woes of the rack will never end, it's just not a perfect world. But with this said, add this factor to the game - what should we do to overcome those that purposely choose to "Cold Rack" their opponent? I call this phase One of the cheater's guide to winning. Yes we can check the...
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    Alias players in tournaments...

    Just curious about players that use an alias in tournaments, or in some way disquise their name (for whatever reason). My thought is, does this contribute to the shadyness of our sport, and frankly not help the image of those players that respect their name and the honor that goes with winning...
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    Hey Gang...?

    I just starting reading through the post - Instroke Insulation Test; had to stop. Some good information was presented and it does not appear to implicate anyone from stating the honest truth to the best of each posters ability and knowledge. The point of the test, to me, was to clarify proper...
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    A theory - Rules of Pocket Billiards...

    (Sorry about the length of this post, but the word RULE is big, therefore...) This subject seems to be the greatest non-addressed contraversy in our sport. I say this because of virtually every tournament I have played. Arguments accur regularly about good hits/bad hits, good racks/bad racks...
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    Is Billiards the toughest sport?

    I respect all professional athletes in their tenacity for excellence. I have played most bat and ball games my entire life, and at a fairly high level but not as a professional; with the exception of Billiards, and only because most of the open events around the country draw world class players...
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    Shaft Taper - poll results

    Thank you to those that voted. Although this post exposed many inner feelings between people on this forum, much more importantly it did reveal what sixteen of you felt was the most important parts of the shaft. The poll would only allow you to vote for one of the four parts of a shaft. This was...
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    Great people in our sport...

    With all due respect, I am going to try and help my recent post about "Shaft Taper", but with remeberence of those who have left us, and surely would have had something good to offer all of us, beyond our perrenial discussions. My heart goes out to those closest to Andy Grubb. i grew up in a...
  20. Banker Burt

    Shaft Taper...

    Thank you for viewing this post, and thank you to AZBILLIARDS.COM for offering this excellent venue to share information between ourselves. There are numerous postings on this forum, invaluable to the pool player. With this said, I would like to hear opinions about shaft taper, tip diameter...
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