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  1. philly

    An Open Letter

    Good for you. I remember your posts and their content. Curious what caused your 180. The proof will be in the pudding.
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    Missed the money ball. Why?

    It can be a head game. Run all the balls and miss the money ball. Call it lack of focus, doubt in your mind, or whatever. All I know is that it is not supposed to happen that way but it does. If you have never missed with ball in hand please raise your hand.
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    New Carom Roo.- Chantiy, VA

    I know you're going to love it in there. Hope you're well. Happy Thanksgiving.
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    Manning Cues?

    Heath is a good man. Have used Manning Cues a few times. Can't go wrong with them.
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    revo...a bangers perspective

    Both, open and closed. Of course I only notice the difference with the closed bridge but I am not going to alter my style of play and use only an open bridge because of the shaft when I can comfortably use either bridge with my maple shafts.
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    revo...a bangers perspective

    Nope. 12.25 with a very long taper. The radius of the shaft did not bother me. It was more the hit and the taper as it felt a little too conical to me. It felt heavier too. I weighed them both out of curiosity and the Revo was heavier.
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    Best template rack?

    I purchased a Perma Rack a couple of months ago but hav not set it up yet. How do you like it?
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    revo...a bangers perspective

    Purchased a Revo 11.8. Just couldn't get completely comfortable with it. Changed the tip out to a hard pressed Triangle and it felt a little better but couldn't get used to the taper either. I went back to my maple shafts and will not look back. Will be selling the Revo soon.
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    Official Azbilliards Tip Diameter Poll

    I voted 12.5 simply because 12.25 was not an option, which is what I use. Wood shafts, long taper.
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    What do you do when you're lost?

    Don't know how long you have been playing serious pool. If it has been a while then there is not a shot the you haven't made before. A good thing to remember.
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    What do you do when you're lost?

    Usually fundamentals. Possibly a slight twist of the wrist or coming out of the shot almost imperceptibly is enough to be off. Think about pocketing the ball instead of worrying about missing the ball.
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    American 14.1 Straight Pool Championship (Oct 24-29), Norfolk, Winner $10K

    Hitting those balls with a stiff high 7 iron was like watching a bird flutter through the air. Even when balls changed I always looked for the softest feeling ball. Stopped playing golf about 15 years ago and don't even remember why. Got back into pool after a 40 year lay off from playing pool...
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    American 14.1 Straight Pool Championship (Oct 24-29), Norfolk, Winner $10K

    Love to see the pros play with the exact clubs Bobby Jones played with. Those blades had a sweet spot the size of a dime. My first set of clubs were Maxfli Australian blades. Persimmon woods came with the set. Years later when my game was off I would take out those Australian blades for a...
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    Best value billiard balls (Aramith Regulation Size Crown Standard)?

    I get it. Whatever works for you.
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    Best value billiard balls (Aramith Regulation Size Crown Standard)?

    Colors are right. Numbers are ugly and they look cheap. JMHO. https://www.ozonebilliards.com/product/dynaspheres-pool-balls-bronze As compared to these: https://www.ozonebilliards.com/product/premium-belgian-aramith-pool-balls JMHO
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    Best value billiard balls (Aramith Regulation Size Crown Standard)?

    Don't like the look of the black either. Call me a traditionalist if you like. I actually like the colors of "classic balls." Pretty sure the pool ball makers are just creating a market and they obviously have been successful judging by this thread. After all how many times in your lifetime do...
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    Best value billiard balls (Aramith Regulation Size Crown Standard)?

    Call me out of date but not a fan of the look of the Dynaspheres. Just not pleasing to my eye. I'll play on a table with any set if I must but if I have a choice the Dynasphere look is a no for me and given how long a set of pool balls can last, over time, even the most expensive set is a bargain.
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    American 14.1 Straight Pool Championship (Oct 24-29), Norfolk, Winner $10K

    Excellent post and well explained. The world's top players today are surgeons on the table. They practice, practice, practice. They have to. The competition is that tough nowadays. The old timers, if they were coming up today would adjust to the new conditions and still be world beaters. The...
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    Best value billiard balls (Aramith Regulation Size Crown Standard)?

    Buy the Aramith set that looks most pleasing to your eye. Even if you go top of the line at around $400, think about how long that they will last you. Almost forever. Any set you buy will be a bargain over time.
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    shaft diameter

    12.25 long taper maple shaft.
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