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  1. HomeBrewer

    Confused By the Caudron Update on the Korean Tournament

    I don't know what to make of this update from Caudron on who he's playing against. Is there really a guy in the tournaments who calls himself 'Hacker' and plays in a mask? And please don't tell me to use the 'search' feature for 'Korean hacker' before posting my question :)
  2. HomeBrewer

    Black Spot on Red Ball?

    I'm watching some of these YouTube videos of the 2021 Duke Challenge and the red ball appears to have a black spot on it, in addition to the white measle dots. The white dots make perfect sense to me, but I cannot imagine what purpose the black spot serves. Am I missing something obvious?
  3. HomeBrewer

    Neat Home Game

    Came across a cool video of Dani and Semih playing in one of their homes. I assume it's Semih's, since the table is of Turkish make and Dani does/did have his own brand. Home Game 2020 by 🇪🇸 Daniel Sanchez vs. 🇹🇷 Semih Sayginer at 3 cushion billiard. - YouTube
  4. HomeBrewer

    Deflection Question

    Watching the old Mcreery video someone mention in another thread, the shot at 10:30 got me wondering -- how much 'deflection' are we seeing in this shot? I suppose I ask from the perspective of a guy who has read all the high deflection, low...
  5. HomeBrewer

    Getting Serious About Some Systems

    I've decided to focus on learning some three cushion systems in a more dedicated way than I have previously, between the recent threads on systems here and the fact that a health issue will soon keep me confined to my home for several months in 2020 (with a 10' Gabriels in my billiard room --...
  6. HomeBrewer

    Virtual Games

    So, a couple years ago I saw an ad for a ceiling-mounted projector system that Caudron endorsed that let you laser-mark and recreate ball position to play against folks in another location. Kind of like the old chess matches by mail, I took it as. It got me wondering if any of y'all here would...
  7. HomeBrewer

    Art Thread From Recent Past?

    Does anyone remember the thread from this forum that had a link to several pages of billiards-related artwork? I recall really wanting to buy and frame some of them, and even thought I remembered posting a comment or two in that thread, but I can't seem to find it. I've tried searching and...
  8. HomeBrewer

    Different Disciplines - Different Tips?

    I need to have a tip put on a cue I bought from a forum member here. It's a small, light cue designed for straight rail, and it got me wondering -- do players use different tip hardness for different disciplines of carom? My primary 3 cushion Kilby cue came with Moori mediums that I love and...
  9. HomeBrewer

    Ball Size - What a Difference

    Goofy thread to start, but I found my old set of Aramiths I used to play English Billiards when I lived in New Zealand and Australia for a few years. Threw 'em on the Gabriels and WOW, what a difference! I sure didn't think they were so small at the time I was using them every day ...
  10. HomeBrewer

    How Often Do You Chalk?

    I'm sure this has been asked before, but with the ever-changing nature of equipment I'd like to ask again -- -- -- How often do you find yourself chalking your cue? In the past I regularly played cheaper cues, usually with LePro tips for cost savings. I chalked about as regularly with those...
  11. HomeBrewer

    Boston Players

    I'll be in Boston a few days the second week of May for work. Anyone around interested in meeting up someplace to hit a few? I don't really feel much like doing the whole 'dig through the Places to Play guides, hope something works' thing ... I just don't seem to have much luck with that...
  12. HomeBrewer

    Table Pads

    Thought I'd post a few photos of a custom set of table pads I bought from Heartland Table Pads out of Indiana. They were made and shipped within a week of my order, and the guy was real good to deal with, asking for specifics on the table dimensions so everything would be just right. It's 5...
  13. HomeBrewer

    If You Were to Start Learning an Artistic Stroke...

    So I've always wanted to try some of the artistic shots but never wanted to beat up anyone's table. Now that I have my own, I don't want to beat that one up either... What are your thoughts on using a 4x4" snippet from the old Simonis 300 that came off the table that Yura left with me as a...
  14. HomeBrewer

    Hanging Up Score Beads

    So I bought a set of score beads like we had in the room where I learned to play: But I don't have a light that I can hang them from in the way I've always seen it done. I have a traditional ceiling fan...
  15. HomeBrewer

    'New' Table Installed!

    So, I know it's probably just an exercise in repetition to say what a good job My. Yura does with installations, but the work he did for me yesterday delivering and setting up a 10' heated Gabriels was top-notch. Just a really great guy to work with, and happy to answer all my questions to...
  16. HomeBrewer

    Buying a Home - Cost Questions

    Hi All, My wife and I will be buying a home and I'm trying my best to hold out for one with space for a 10 ft. heated table. I understand it may be some time before I get the table itself, but want to have the space available all the same. I know I'm not the first to try (and maybe fail) but...
  17. HomeBrewer

    Experience Buying From RunOut Media

    Just wanted to post a quick review about my experience buying from RunOut Media. A few weeks ago the "What Would Efren Do" t-shirt caught my eye but I was curious about sizing, so I emailed at night to ask a question. I immediately got a helpful response and ended up receiving *both* sizes...
  18. HomeBrewer

    Snooker Table For Sale

    Just ran across this ad on the New Orleans section of Craigslist. I don't know anything more than what's included in it, but thought someone here might be interested to see a 6x12 snooker table for sale in Jackson, Mississippi:
  19. HomeBrewer

    Italian Billiard Table Photos

    Hey All, For anyone interested, I thought I'd post some pictures of the table I've been playing on for the last 10 days or so while staying at a friend's place in Italy because it's unlike any table I've seen before. Basically it's 9 feet long (though I'm sure you could get it in a 10) and...
  20. HomeBrewer

    Billiards in Rome or Naples, Italy?

    I've got a few days to kill in Rome and Naples Italy and would love to play some Italian pin billiards, or even just three-cushion. Anyone have *any* idea where to find some? Thanks.